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Gods And Generals (2003, original release: 2002)


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MoviesDVD/DRAMA/GODSDue 03-11-15
Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2003
Description:  1 videodisc (219 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0790772620, 9780790772622,
Language:  English

Based on the novel by Jeff Shaara

Double-sided disc includes widescreen film and special features (side A) and widescreen film and special features (side B)

Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002

Jeff Daniels (Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain), Stephen Lang (General Stonewall Jackson), Robert Duvall (General Robert E. Lee), Mira Sorvino (Fanny Chamberlain), Kevin Conway (Sgt. Buster Kilrain), C. Thomas Howell (Sgt. Thomas Chamberlain), Matt Letscher (Col. Adelbert Ames), Frankie Faison (Jim Lewis), Jeremy London (Alexander 'Sandie' Pendleton), William Sanderson (General A. P. Hill), Kali Rocha (Anna Morrison Jackson), Stephen Spacek (Capt. James Power Smith), Brian Mallon (General Winfield Scott Hancock), Mia Dillon (Jane Beale), Karen Hochstetter (Roberta Corbin), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Martha), Bo Brinkman (Major Walter Taylor), Billy Campbell (General George Pickett), David Carpenter (Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy), John Castle (Old Penn), Alex Hyde White (General Ambrose E. Burnside), Robert Easton (John Janney), Joseph Fuqua (Col. J. E. B. Stuart), Lydia Jordan (Jane Corbin), Sean Pratt (Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire), Malachy McCourt (Francis P. Blair), John Prosky (General Lewis Armistead), Bruce Boxleitner (General James Longstreet)

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain leaves behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Native Virginian Gen. Robert E. Lee is forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised, and leads the Confederate army. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson -- a man of great religious faith -- believes in a higher authority leading him and his men to certain, pre-ordained fates, also serves in the defense of the Confederacy. The film follows Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee from the declaration of war through the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for sustained battle sequences

DVD, double-sided disc; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions

DVD-ROM and online features on Side B require: installation of the InterActual player (included), PC with DVD-ROM drive (will not work on a Mac), Microsoft Windows 98SE or higher operating system, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, internet access

In English with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned

Foreword and credits -- An offer declined -- Virginia responds -- Answering the call -- A son's choice -- Train with the bayonet -- Only the black flag -- Ol' Tom fool -- Thy will be done -- Manassas: A stone wall -- Yell like fury -- We must never forget -- The Chamberlains -- The Jacksons -- 20th Regiment -- No shortage of enemies -- First brigade -- Burnside's decision -- All that we are -- Open hearts -- From his daughter -- Good soldiers -- Fredericksburg erupts -- Mistress of the house -- We who are about to die -- Fellow Irishmen Side A: Feature film. (113 min.); Special features: Introduction by Ted Turner (3 min.); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Music videos: Bob Dylan's "Cross the Green Mountain" (3 min.); Mary Fahl's "Going home" (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)

Not yet our time -- Line of battle -- Hell at the front -- Battlefield silence -- Wanting to die free -- How horrible is war -- Orders and signs -- Compared to what? -- All the daddies -- Well with us -- Trading -- The General's lady -- "The Bonnie Blue Flag" -- Duty and consequences -- No excuse for slavery -- Crying for them all -- Family reunion -- Jackson's next mission -- Sneaking up on the enemy -- Surprise at Chancellorsville -- Night ambush -- Lost arms -- Lemonade and love -- Commander's prayer -- Crossing over -- Coda and end credits Side B: Feature film. (106 min.); Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Featurettes: Journey to the past (22 min.); The authenticities of the film (13 min.); The life of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson (15 min.); Visit Virginia (30 sec.); DVD-ROM special features include InterActual Player, links to original website with extensive production and historical notes, interactive activities, Civil War links, and more [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access]

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