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Also new are two commentary tracks, one with Maxwell and executive producer Ted Turner and one with the director and two historical advisers. Three featurettes, ranging from 14 to 22 minutes long, were part of the original video release in 2003. They include a portrait of the ultra-devout Confederate general Stonewall Jackson; details of the lengths to which the filmmakers went to make the film as authentic as possible; and "Journey to the Past," a making-of piece in which Maxwell and actress Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy, discuss the issue of slavery and its depiction in the movie. --Sam Graham --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
Way too many stilted speeches. The writer was obviously overly impressed with the words these people spoke. A poor representation of the human element of this historical event.Published 19 months ago by Scott Wallace
I loved Gettysburg and both these books, but I don't think I have disliked a sequel (or prequel?) more than this one. Gettysburg felt like a 90 minute film- it flew by. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rob Campbell
This is a long and detailed period film, lots of talking and lots of action, clocking at 4.5 hours.
The actors all give great and committed performances. Read more
I am only adding my review to the many already submitted in the hope that the average review rating comes down from 3 stars. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2009 by Mr. R. Hippman
They should have titled this film 'Gods and General' as it focused primarily on Stonewall Jackson.
After seeing such films as Glory, I had high hopes for this movie. Read more
Glory was a great civil war film, it had characters with character, it had a story with a story, it had a believable premise. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Ken Irvin
Save your $ and just watch the excellent "Gettysburg" again. This one is simply terrible, almost painful to watch. If this was an accurate portrayal of Gen. Read morePublished on July 8 2004