Saving Private Ryan [Sapphire Series] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Saving Private Ryan [Sapphire Series] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
, Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore
, Matt Damon
Matt Damon
, Edward Burns
Edward Burns
Steven Spielberg
Saving Private Ryan [Sapphire Series] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Saving Private Ryan [Sapphire Series] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
, Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore
, Matt Damon
Matt Damon
, Edward Burns
Edward Burns
Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2010
UPC: 0097360748451
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Dreamworks Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Language: English
Time: 2:49:00
Sales rank: 5,487

Special Features

Looking into the past; Miller and his platoon; Boot camp; Making Saving Private Ryan; Re-creating Omaha Beach; Music and sound; Parting thoughts; Into the breach: Saving Private Ryan; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer; Shooting war

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Capt. Miller
Tom Sizemore Sgt. Horvath
Matt Damon Pvt. James Ryan
Edward Burns Pvt. Reiben,Actor
Barry Pepper Pvt. Jackson
Adam Goldberg Pvt. Mellish,Actor
Vin Diesel Pvt. Caparzo
Giovanni Ribisi T/4 Medic Wade
Jeremy Davies Cpl. Upham
Ted Danson Capt. Hamill
Paul Giamatti Sgt. Hill
Dennis Farina Lt. Col. Anderson
Joerg Stadler Steamboat Willie,Actor
Max Martini Cpl. Henderson
Dylan Bruno Toynbe
Daniel Cerqueira Weller
Demetri Goritsas Parker
Ian Porter Trask
Gary Sefton Rice
Julian Spencer Garrity
Steve Griffin Wilson
William Marsh Lyle
Marc Cass Fallon
Markus Napier Major Hoess
Neil Finnighan Ramelle Paratrooper
Peter Miles Ramelle Paratrooper
Paul Garcia Field HQ Major
Seamus McQuade Field HQ Aide
Ronald Longridge Coxswain
Adam Shaw Delancey
Rolf Saxon Lieutenant Briggs
Corey Johnson Radioman,Soldier on the Beach
Loclann Aiken Soldier on the Beach
John Barnett Soldier on the Beach
MacLean Burke Soldier on the Beach,Soldier on the Beach
Aiden Condron Soldier on the Beach
Paschal Friel Soldier on the Beach
Shane Hagan Soldier on the Beach
Paul Hickey Soldier on the Beach
Laird MacIntosh Soldier on the Beach
Brian Maynard Soldier on the Beach
Martin McDougall Soldier on the Beach
Mark Phillips Soldier on the Beach
Lee Rosen Soldier on the Beach
Andrew Scott Soldier on the Beach
Matthew Sharp Soldier on the Beach
Vincent Walsh Soldier on the Beach
Grahame Wood Soldier on the Beach
John Sharian Corporal
Glenn Wrage Boyle
Crofton Hardester Senior Medical Officer
Martin Hub Czech Wermacht Soldier
Raph Taylor Goldman
Nigel Whitmey Private Boyd
Sam Ellis Private Hastings
Erich Redman German No 1
Tilo Keiner German No 2
Stephan Cornicard Jean,Jean
Michelle Evans Jean's Wife
Martin Beaton Jean's Son
Anna Maguire Jean's Daughter
Nathan Fillion Minessota Ryan
Leland Orser Lieutanant DeWindt
Michael Mantas Paratrooper Lieutenant
David Vegh Paratrooper Oliver
Ryan Hurst Paratrooper Michaelson
Nick Brooks Paratrooper Joe
Sam Scudder Paratrooper No 1
John Walters Old French Man
Dorothy Grumbar Old French Woman
James Innes-Smith MP Lieutenant
Harve Presnell General Marshall
Dale Dye War Department Colonel
Bryan Cranston War Department Colonel
David Wohl War Department Captain
Eric Loren War Department Lieutenant
Valerie Colgan War Department Clerk
Amanda Boxer Mrs. Margaret Ryan
Harrison Young Ryan as Old Man
Kathleen Byron Old Mrs. Ryan
Rob Freeman Ryan's Son
Thomas Gizbert Ryan's Grandson
John Williams Composer
Raffaello DeGruttola Goldman
Stephan Grothgar German #3/Voice on Bullhorn
Tom Siezemore Actor
Adam Goldbreg Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director,Producer
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Robert Rodat Screenwriter
Frank Darabont Screenwriter
Mark Gordon Producer,Director
Gary Levinsohn Producer,Director
Ian Bryce Producer,Director
Priscilla John Casting
Denise Chamian Casting
Ian Corbould Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Carol McAulay Special Effects
Jeff Clifford Special Effects
Mark Meddings Special Effects
Melvyn Pearson Special Effects
Simon Crane Stunts
Ronald Judkins Sound Mixer
Bonnie Curtis Producer
Allison Lyon Segan Producer
Lori Arnold Special Effects
Sandina Bailo-Lape Sound Effects
Christopher Barrick Sound Effects
Sara Bolder Sound Effects
Lisa Chino Sound Effects
Matt Colleran Sound Effects
Michael Bartlett Special Effects
Andy Bennett Stunts
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