Winner of Five Academy Awards®
Including 'Best Director, ' Steven Spielberg


Available To Own For The First Time Ever

Both VHS and DVD Include Bonus Programming Featuring:
  • Exclusive Steven Spielberg Message
  • Interviews With The Stellar Cast
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • GLENDALE, CA -- A "Special Limited Edition" of the most honored film of 1998 and winner of five Academy Awards® including "Best Director," Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan makes its highly anticipated debut on home video and DVD on November 2-- available to own for the first time ever. An unforgettable film achievement, Saving Private Ryan received wide acclaim from audiences nationwide during its theatrical release. The top grossing film of 1998, Saving Private features a stellar cast of talent, headlined by two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, Edwards Burns, Academy Award® winner Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore. The "Special limited Edition" of Saving Private Ryan, on both VHS and DVD, features a special message by world-renowned director Steven Spielberg, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. In addition, the Saving Private Ryan DVD-- one of the year's most highly-anticipated DVD releases and a constant presence on DVD consumers' most wanted lists --also features specially created interactive menus, two original theatrical trailers, cast and crew biographies and production notes.

    Hailed as the best motion picture of 1998 by more than 70 film critics and critics groups across the country and appearing on more than 160 'Top 10" lists, Saving Private Ryan was bestowed with many prestigious awards and honors. In addition to the five Academy Awards, the film's accolades include Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Director; The Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director; New York Film Critics Circle and Chicago Film Critics awards for Best Picture; Los Angeles Film Critics and the Broadcast Film Critics awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Additional honors include an American Legion "The Spirit of Normandy" Award to Steven Spielberg as well as the highest civilian public service award from the Department of the Army.


    Director's Message: A specially created message from two-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg during which he discusses the significance of D-Day and the National D-Day Museum. Behind-The-Scenes Featurette: A segment titled "Into The Breach" offers an insightful look behind-the-scenes of the production and includes compelling interviews with the cast and crew members discussing the intense personal impact they experienced while making this extraordinary film.


    DreamWorks Home Entertainment continues its award-winning tradition of delivering the highest standard of excellence in DVD product with the release of the Saving Private Ryan DVD. In addition to the director's message and the behind-the-scenes featurette included on the VHS, the Saving Private Ryan DVD also will feature:
    • High-Quality Digital Telecine Transfer: Utilizing C-Reality, a state-of-the-art digital transferring process, the DVD boasts the highest quality resolution and imagery. Audiences can witness this powerful film in the most vibrant format for the home viewing experience.

    • Additional Content: Other bonus material includes two original theatrical trailers, cast and crew biographies and the production notes.

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