'Gettysburg: Director's Cut' & 'Gods and Generals: Extended Director's Cut' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM PST by

Warner commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a pair of Ronald F. Maxwell directed epics in Blu-ray digibooks this May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers has slated 'Gettysburg: Director's Cut' and it's prequel, 'Gods and Generals: Extended Director's Cut' for Blu-ray on May 24.

'Gettysburg' - Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. Two great armies will clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, the fate of "one nation, indivisible" hangs in the balance. Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Richard Jordan and more play key roles in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels, filmed at actual battle locations and rigorously authenticated down to the boots.

'Gods and Generals' - A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how campaigns unfolded from Manassas to the Battle of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film Gettysburg explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but each release will be a two-disc digibook and 'Gettysburg' will include: Commentary with Ronald Maxwell; Map Gallery; "The Battle of Gettysburg - 1955 Doc";"The Making of Gettysburg"; Interview Gallery; "On Location"; and "Behind the Scenes of Nuremberg - The Story."

'Gods and Generals: Extended Director's Cut' will include: New Commentary; New Intro by Ted Turner and Ronald Maxwell; Music Video; Journey to the Past The Authenticities of the Film; The Life of Thomas" Stonewall" Jackson; and Visit Virginia.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $34.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Gettysburg: Director's Cut' and 'Gods and Generals: Extended Director's Cut' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under May 24.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Gettysburg: Director's Cut (Blu-ray)
Gods and Generals: Extended Director's Cut (Blu-ray)
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