Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

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1998 M Depicts graphic and realistic war scenes.

The mission is a man.

Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan is an unforgettable film achievement that has had profound and lasting impact throughout the world. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Director, the film also captured Oscars for Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound and Sound Effects Editing. More than 70 critics (including those at Time magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly) and critics' groups in New York, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Great Britain named the film Best Picture of the Year, while the Los Angeles, Toronto and Broadcast Film Critics honoured it with both Best Picture and Best Director awards. In addition, Spielberg received his third Directors Guild of America Award, the American Legion "The Spirit of Normandy" Award, a USO Merit Award from the USO of Metropolitan Washington, as well as the highest civilian public service award from the Department of the Army. Selected for more than 160 Top Ten lists, Saving Private Ryan's other honours include Golden Globes for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director, the Producers Guild of America Award and ten nominations from the British Academy Film Awards. Saving Private Ryan was the top-grossing motion picture of 1998. Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surround by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

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163 minutes
1999 Golden Globes
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Fatso Top 100
Rated #23 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hebrew, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English dts 5.1

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 1.78:1
English, English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

37 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by Wazza41

This is reference quality Bluray!The images are incredible,the picture is so sharp you can almost count the sand grandules of the beach.On the DVD release the conversation(yelled)the soldiers had whilst... Read more

2.5 by jmf

Oh dear - I'm clearly not your average filmgoer. I really didn't much like this movie with its ridiculously melodramatic and poorly acted prologue and epilogue. As for the body of the movie - the... Read more

5 by Dean & Nat

After watching this for the 3rd time I'm still blown away by the realism of this film with excellent visual effects. I absolutely hate war as a whole but the art of this film still impressed me. My... Read more

4 by MarkD

Sets the standard by which all future WW2 movies will be judged. Several scenes move me to tears every time. Well cast, very well acted.

5 by chickletducks

A most excellent and powerful movie. Long, but necessary for the epic-ness. See it at least once in your life time.

2 by xaalaax

Was well filmed but lacked accuracy. Historical facts were forsaken for flashy hollywood appeal. The events were too Americanised for my liking and the Germans portrayed in an unfair light. At no point... Read more

4 by Jetstream

Well staged & acted portrayal of war. Shows no glory as I suspect in war there is none. But does graphically show the downside in the first 20 minutes which sets you in the right frame of mind to then... Read more

5 by nickyb

Ausome movie. Truley heart felt. The scenery and backgrounds used are amazing and truley enhance the feelings portrayed in the movie.

4 by detn8a

Awesome depiction of the great war with great graphic's on top of all that.

Well worth a watch AAA+++

5 by manny

This movie portrayed the horror of war and heroism. They need to rescue a soldier who's all brother died in action. Recommended to watch.