Saving Private Ryan / Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Mutual Film Company ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by Robert Rodat ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce ; produced by Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn.
DVD | DreamWorks Home Entertainment | 1999 | Widescreen
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1 videodisc (2 hr., 49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Special Limited Edition -- container.
DVD, dual layer, region 1; 5.1 digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, Harve Presnell, Bryan Cranston, David Wohl, Nathan Fillion, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Hurst, Maximilian Martini, Leland Orser.
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; film editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; production designer, Tom Sanders ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; co-producers, Bonnie Curtis, Allison Lyon Segan.
Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private 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? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
MPAA rating: R.
Academy Awards, 1998: Best Cinematography (Janusz Kaminski); Best Directing (Steven Spielberg); Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn); Best Sound (Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald Judkins); Best Sound Effects Editing (Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns).
Golden Globe Awards, 1999: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Ian Bryce); Best Director - Motion Picture (Steven Spielberg).
Special features: Exclusive message from Steven Spielberg -- Saving Private Ryan: "Into the breach" (25 min.) -- 2 theatrical trailers -- Production notes -- Cast and filmmakers' bios.
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