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Saving Private Ryan

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Saving Private Ryan
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The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Dreamworks Home Entertainment ; Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Home Video, [2004], c1998.
Edition: D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative ed.
ISBN: 1417006919
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (169 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Maybe Spielbergs best film. Did he do schindlers List? War is hell, and he depicted it very well.
If you have never been in battle, thank God for your luck, timing, age, etc. Get down on your knees and praise God, for sparing you the nightmare of war.
This administration however, is very close to starting another campaign due to it's poor foreign policies. I except another war in my lifetime, and I'm an old man.

Jun 06, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Today is June 6, 2014, which means D Day was 70 years ago today. My thoughts are with all those who died that day and their families. All those who served but were disabled, my thoughts are with you as well. We are fortunate that Private Ryan is a great movie and a memorial in its own way by telling the story of these men. If you have a father or mother that served in World War II, like I do, then today is a good day to give them a hug or to think good thoughts of them in heaven.

15 minutes into this, I had to shut it off. It make me queasy. Too violent and too bloody and gory.

wonderful performace, awesome fighting scene, love it.

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of Steven Spielberg's best films.

Perhaps Spielberg will do a follow-up film. Perhaps set in Viet Nam. I have a title for Steven also,, title it "Napalming private Nguyen". I don't think it will earn mega box office for Steven though, he's gotta have that, right, or else his bankers won't line up behind his big spash efforts.

Jul 05, 2012
  • de_grammont rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent film made by Spielberg. It's interesting that Spielberg rarely makes a bad movie, the most recent Indiana Jones not withstanding.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i luv this movie and rlly enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 19, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is "Sound Freak" approved!!!!!!

Mar 30, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I only have a few war movies in my collection. But i must say that this film is very,very good. So if your reading this..PLAY THIS ON YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!! If you want the audio and visual experience of war then this DVD is for you. When those brave soilders land on the beach. All HELL BREAKS LOSE!! I have found no other war movie that comes close to the audio and visual effects that brings the war to your home like 'Saving Private Ryan". HomeTheater Systems are suppose to give you an audio and visual experience of what the actors are going through. Putting you there next to them feeling what those soldiers are going through. I cannot say enough about this film. I give this amazing movie 5 stars!!!!!! FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! A very large bowl of popcorn,patato chips,pretzels,cheese doodles,nachos,mixed nuts,and rootbear.

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Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Private Reiben: Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Private Jackson: Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Miller: Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Private Jackson: Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Miller: Yeah. Go on.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Private Jackson: Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Miller: Well, by all means, share it with the squad.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Private Jackson: Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gen. George C. Marshall: I have a letter here, written a long time ago, to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston. So bear with me. "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln."

Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Miller: "The Statue of Liberty is kaput" - that's disconcerting.

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Jan 24, 2012
  • badwolf18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

badwolf18 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 60

Sep 20, 2011
  • wezbuz98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wezbuz98 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

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Sep 20, 2011
  • wezbuz98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This Title contains Coarse Language.

Jun 13, 2008
  • Ringwood rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 22, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They struggle against dug-in German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire, which cut down many of the men. Captain John H. Miller, the company commander of Charlie Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of soldiers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach.
In the United States War Department in Washington, DC, General George Marshall is informed that three of four brothers in the Ryan family have all died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all three telegrams on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. After reading to his staff Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, Marshall orders that Ryan be found and sent home immediately because of the Sole Survivor Policy

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Jun 24, 2013
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Saving Private Ryan: Facts and Trivia

Facts and trivial tidbits about Saving Private Ryan. Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod: "Taps v2" (incompetech.com) This video is of an informative/educational nature. No monetary gains are made on my behalf. If anything, it serves as promotional for the original content creators (free publicity).

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