DVD - 2011
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Gettysburg will strip away the romanticized veneer of the Civil War and present the engagement in a new light: a visceral, terrifying experience with everything on the line. At its core, this is the story of the soldiers on the ground, not the generals who commanded from behind the frontlines. Compelling CGI and powerful action footage place viewers in the midst of the fighting, delivering both an emotional cinematic experience.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : A & E Home Video, [2011]
ISBN: 9781422942369
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Scott, Ridley


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Yemina12220 Dec 14, 2019

Learned new things which is always exciting (battlefield nurses were men until the Civil War; dying anonymously was a fear for these soldiers as dog tags hadn't been invented yet). However, for me, the play-by-play of the actual battle was of no interest. If you are intrigued by troop movements, strategy, the battle itself - you will love what I did not!

May 02, 2012

Gettysburg ----- DVD. An excellent, riveting production depicting the turning point in the US civil war. This was the pivotal point in the hostilities between the Union Armies of the North and the Southern Confederacies forces of the South. This was a battle that almost didn’t happen; forces from both sides stumbled across each other and then re-enforced each other until the stage was set for the largest battle ever in the western hemisphere. The re-created action; the smoke;, the dust; the troops on both sides shredded is overwhelming in its re-enactment. New weapons, put into use for the first time are depicted, their destructive power explained with detail. The carnage, the bloodletting, the dismembered bodies may be more than you wanted to see. An excellent video, explained by experts as the battle unfolds on the screen. This is the civil war in absolute detail.

aaa5756 Jan 31, 2012

Truly a really great movie. A must see for all. A++ DVD

Jan 30, 2012

For someone like myself who knows little about the war between the States this was an informative and fairly easy- to-follow evocation of the horror of civil war and of this battle in particular. The dramatised sequences look very authentic and the use of aerial photography, maps etc is effective. My only gripe is the occasional exercise in sentimentality: two individuals die alone, yet their dying words are recited to us. Otherwise, great stuff.

Oct 03, 2011

A good documentary about the biggest battle ever fought on North American soil and the great turning point of the Civil War. Feature film director brothers Ridley and Tony Scott are among the producers of the documentary, which uses reenactors interspersed with historian and expert commentary. The program sheds light on parts of the battle that tend to get overlooked, such as the fight at Culp's Hill, while not paying as much attention to parts that are often highlighted in other sources, such as Little Round Top. It features multiple points of view, both commanders and foot soldiers, and the program's quite graphic, so obviously it's not for everyone.


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Oct 03, 2011

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Oct 03, 2011

Violence: Graphic violence of a warfare nature


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