'Saving Private Ryan' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM PST by

Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning masterpiece is coming to Blu-ray this May, and now it has been fully detailed.

As previously reported, Paramount is bringing 'Saving Private Ryan,' starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, and Matt Damon, to Blu-ray as part of the Sapphire Series on May 4.

The Two-Disc Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: An Introduction: Director Steven Spielberg discusses his interest in WWII and how it led him to make the film; Looking Into the Past: Steven Spielberg explains the research done for the film, the evolution of the screenplay and his intentions; Miller and his Platoon: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and other cast members introduce the different characters and how the actors worked together; Boot Camp: Memories from the cast about the intense boot camp they went through with Captain Dale Dye; Making Saving Private Ryan: Steven Spielberg and his collaborators discuss the look of the film, the production design, the costumes and the photography; Re-creating Omaha Beach: A look at how the filmmakers re-created this historical event; Music and Sound: Discussion with the team that edited, scored and brought sound to the film; Parting Thoughts: Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks share their final thoughts on the experience of making the film; Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan: A 25-minute documentary with the cast and crew; Shooting War: Tom Hanks hosts and narrates this documentary on WWII combat photographers in Europe and the Pacific theater of war; Theatrical Trailer (in HD); and Re-Release Trailer (in HD).

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Saving Private Ryan' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 4.

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Saving Private Ryan (Blu-ray)
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