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Gettysburg DVD

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From executive producers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott comes a special about the battle that changed the course of the Civil War and the future of the Nation.

"The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." Abraham Lincoln's iconic Gettysburg Address frames this epic, feature-length HISTORY special, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. GETTYSBURG looks at this battle from a visceral new perspective, that of the everyday soldiers who fought there, in a confrontation that changed the fate of our nation. Stripping away the romanticized veneer of past treatments, this special conveys new information and honors the sacrifice of those, both North and South, who fought and died there.

Raw, immersive and emotional, this groundbreaking event puts viewers inside the three-day battle where over 50,000 men paid the ultimate price.

Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Costumes, Nonfiction Special, Sound Editing, Writing, Special Visual Effects for A Miniseries.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 94 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
  • Cast: Ridley Scott
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2011

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14 Reviews
4.1

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The History ChannelGettysburg DVD
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (12)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Great cinematography (11)
  • High production value (11)
  • Original (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (9)
  • Perfect gift (5)
  • Adult viewers (4)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (6), Avid moviegoer (4), Casual viewer (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

gettysberg

By captain50

from Clarksville TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about this product:

just ok

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GETTYSBURG RELIVED

By KENNETH E. LANGLOTZ JR

from SAN FRANCISCO, CA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift
    • Special Needs
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    A RELIABLE ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE CIVIL WAR'S GREATER BATTLES PRESENTED IN TRUE HISTORY CHANNEL FORM. WELL DONE!!!!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very informitve

    By Shado

    from Australia

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about this product:

      I have seen quite a few docos on Gettysburg The Springfield rifle etc . This one was different it followed the battle plan and how the South Almost won the Battle Don't want to give away to much info get it and Watch it with some Civil Wars History Buffs

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      History Channel Does it Again. Wonderful

      By ajdrag1

      from poughkeepsie NY

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        Great acting. I thought I knew about the Battle of Gettysburg, until I saw this film. I bought it mainly for my children to learn about the battle. Great film.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Don't judge a DVD by its cover

        By nobody

        from MA

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I really did not get a chance to sit down and watch and what I did see it was boring.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent but not Perfect

        By Dr. Greg

        from Springfield, IL

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

        • Neeed More Leadership Exa

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        I would have liked to see more examples of major leaders in the battle such as Chamberlin on Little Roundtop and the swinging gate charge, on the Stuart coming late to the battle.
        Other than that, it was very interesting and informative.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gettysburg done the right way

        By Brent

        from Crisfield, Maryland

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • schools

          Comments about this product:

          I have reenacted for 25 years and it is so disappointing to see History channel(????) make historical shows that are inaccurate or not researched enough to come anywhere close to how or what a Civil War era soldier shoulh look or act like.
          I was VERY suprised to see a special with the effects and over all dedication to accurcy in the show. The action was very well done.There were no fat soldiers running around yelling "ye Haw" The best seen to date for a mainstream documentary.

          Brent Conner
          Crisfield, Maryland

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          left me wanting more.

          By Big Jim

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value

          Cons

          • Not What I Expected

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          I understand that it is hard to cover a three day battle w/a 90 minute video, but...to do a Gettysburg DVD w/o mention of Chamberlin and Little roundtop is an odd choice. The title should be "Stories from Gettysburg" as this video clearly does not try and tell the entire story of the battle.

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Kind of History

          By Karebear The Great

          from Plano, Texas

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Travel

            Comments about this product:

            I get so tired of history documentaries that focus only on kings, presidents and generals, so I was awed and delighted by "Gettysburg". It gave me chills as it zoomed in on individual soldiers--everyday people who left their homes and families only to be torn apart, both physically and emotionally--and made me feel as if I were on the battlefield right next to them. My heart raced with the men as they charged into battle and my body shook with the cannoneers' as the vibration of the firings tore them apart. The exhaustive research that went into the making of this film must have taken years. I can only hope that everyone sees this and becomes acutely aware, as I did, of the horror and heartbreak of war. If they can, then perhaps we will think twice before entering into it again.

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best Documentary on Gettysburg EVER!

            By Dan in North East

            from Erie County PA USA

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

            • Missed Slave Rts in NWPA

            Best Uses

            • schools

            Comments about this product:

            Movies and documentaries like these fail to mention what went on in my part of Pennsylvania. Erie County in Pa. is one of the most historic places in American History and we never even get mentioned. Ever. Our Great State doesn't either.

            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really,Realy, Realy bad video clip there

            By Mary H.

            from Lancaster, SC

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              You've really got to redo your video clip! Sound and vidio were so messed up I didn' know what I was seeing or hearing.
              I did give you a good word on Facebook. I really enjoyed the program. But one of your commenters was right. RETURN TO YOUR ROOTS and get back to actual HISTORY.

              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Most realistic documentary yet!

              By Tiberius

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift

                Comments about this product:

                Gettysburg was a battle that many people disregard, but this video does a great job highlighting the importance of the battle. They approached Gettysburg with a very specific eye. They focused not on Lee, Meade or Chamberlin but on relatively unknown soldiers. I won't mention them here but their stories are compelling and tragic. What also made this film great is the realism portrayed. For the first time I felt that I was looking at an actual portrayal of the battle. My comment might sound weird when I say that the film didn't take place at the real Gettysburg, but they made it work. Overall Gettysburg was a great film, but don't look for a real in-depth look at the battle. The light is very specific and focuses on the views of various soldiers. The only exception was Pickett's charge which the film did well.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                hat's off to the reinactors....unbelieva

                By frenchfusil60

                from garden city, mi

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original
                • This revealed facts i nev

                Cons

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                    facts regarding battle i didn't know and i have an great interest in american civil war history. as a vietnam vet sort of took me back

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just an awesome view of the battle.

                    By JohnnyK

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                    • Can't think of any

                    Best Uses

                    • Civil War history buffs

                    Comments about this product:

                    Seriously. This special gave me an entirely new view of the battle, and I've watched a lot of Gettysburg documentaries in my time.

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