Saving Private Ryan – Special Edition (2 Disc Set)
Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Saving Private
Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, is an unforgettable film achievement that
has had a profound and lasting impact throughout the world.
Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with
World War II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men
embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take
his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), 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
Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own
answer – and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour,
decency, and respect.
- " Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece. It cements Steven
Spielberg's reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era.
" – Rex Reed
- " An old-fashioned war picture to rule them all – gripping, utterly
uncynical, with viscerally convincing and audacious battle sequences.
" – Peter Bradshaw
- " [Saving Private Ryan] accomplishes something I had been taught was
most difficult – making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that
doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat. " –