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Harrowing realism - The finest war film ever made,
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This review is from: Saving Private Ryan - 2 Disc Special Edition [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
The first 20 minutes of this stunning Blu-Ray DVD depict the D-Day landings with such harrowing reality that it leaves the viewer exhausted, both mentally and physically - I almost felt as if I had been there. This DVD shows us that the realities of war are grim and bloody, horrifying and unforgiving, and that even just being there took more courage than many of us will ever have to find in our easy peacetime lives. For me, it gives an illustration of both the raw courage of the combatants, the strong sense of dutythat drove them on, and the futility and waste of it all. A fantastic film, harsh, gritty, and awful - But I am glad I found the resolve to watch it. The picture is deliberately grainy in places, to give a vintage newsreel effect, and the punishing and explosive soundtrack adds to the vivid 5.1 surround sound reality, and make "Saving Private Ryan" a gripping and immersive experience to watch. Buy this DVD, and you will add the finest war film ever made to your collection - But it's not for the faint hearted!