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Saving Private Ryan: 60th Anniversary Edition: 2 DVD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
Saving Private Ryan: 60th Anniversary Edition: 2 DVD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

Saving Private Ryan: 60th Anniversary Edition: 2 DVD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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The Saving Private Ryan D-Day 60th Anniversary Edition is a poignant and powerful homage to the soldiers of World War 2. This epic film is now presented as a 2-disc DVD set, featuring all-new, never-before-seen added value. Winner of five 1998 Academy Awards, including Best Director, Steven Spielberg's unforgettable film achievement has had a profound and lasting impact throughout the world.

The story begins with World War 2's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as it follows a squad of American soldiers who embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

Special Features
* Introduction from director Steven Spielberg
* 'Looking Into The Past': Steven Spielberg explains the research, the screenplay and his intentions
* 'Miller And His Platoon': Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and the cast introduce the characters they played
* 'Boot Camp': memories from the participants about the intense boot camp under the supervision of military advisor Dale Dye
* 'Making Saving Private Ryan': a look at the production, costumes and photography
* 'Recreating Omaha Beach': how the famous opening battle was constructed
* 'Music And Sound': information from the Oscar-winning team who scored the film
* 'Parting Words': Spielberg and Hanks conclude on their respective experiences
* Interactive menu
* Scene access

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Is it really 60 years since this was released?

good find, only on about this edition at work today.

bresslaw73;4363055

Is it really 60 years since this was released?



lol - only seems like a 10 or so years ago !

Tom Hanks is looking very good for a 103 year old

I think Shaving Ryans Privates was better

Just to state what I assume is the bleedin' obvious, presumably this DVD was issued in 2004 - the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

Excellent production. I recall the D-Day veterans saying at its release that the famous opening scenes (the assault on Omaha Beach) were an accurate representation. Poor b*****ds, what an ordeal they suffered that day to liberate Europe. We are forever in their debt.

Heat added for a good deal, thanks OP.

mighty fine deal, especially as its the DTS version! voted HOT.

Great film for 20 minutes, which was hugely spoiled from there on in, not least by Tom Hanks trying to get an Oscar. He should have quit after Big.

darrenwooly;4365930

mighty fine deal, especially as its the DTS version! voted HOT.



Indeed, I waited ages and paid through the nose as I wanted the DTS version that our 'friends' across the ocean were raving about.

hot deal! Grab it before it's gone!

Making money out of war. Is there nothing DVD companies won't do to double dip on DVDs to make

Its just a film, with Tom Hanks from The Burbs

Nobody had to die to make it.

Apparently they used real animal (cow) carcasses to shoot into to get the realistic sound effects of a bullet going into meat!

This obviously sold well! If they still have some left 5 years after it was released.

EricHitchmo;4366997

Making money out of war. Is there nothing DVD companies won't do to … Making money out of war. Is there nothing DVD companies won't do to double dip on DVDs to make Its just a film, with Tom Hanks from The BurbsNobody had to die to make it.



Yeah thats right, we should never make films of actual events where people died, ever! Awesome film, and makes most people appreciate what our forefathers did for the allies.

GeorgeOghani;4369403

Yeah thats right, we should never make films of actual events where … Yeah thats right, we should never make films of actual events where people died, ever! Awesome film, and makes most people appreciate what our forefathers did for the allies.



The comment was directed not at the film, but at the fact that this was reissued on the basis that it is the 60th anniversary D-Day, which is a cheap and deplorable marketing tactic.

If they must reissue all DVDs with new extras in order to double dip and make more money, they could at least not pretend that this film is marking its 60th anniversary, no - that anniversary would be the actual real war, and not Tom Hanks getting muddy in a field.

Mmmmm "How shall we commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day? Yeah lets sell more DVDs and make money from it, we can even do it again every 10 years"

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EricHitchmo;4406739

The comment was directed not at the film, but at the fact that this was … The comment was directed not at the film, but at the fact that this was reissued on the basis that it is the 60th anniversary D-Day, which is a cheap and deplorable marketing tactic. If they must reissue all DVDs with new extras in order to double dip and make more money, they could at least not pretend that this film is marking its 60th anniversary, no - that anniversary would be the actual real war, and not Tom Hanks getting muddy in a field.Mmmmm "How shall we commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day? Yeah lets sell more DVDs and make money from it, we can even do it again every 10 years"



I got your point, and synical as it is. I think you are bang on the money.

I don't think its me who is being cynical. Its their marketing that is cynical. I was genuinely shocked when I noticed that they had pulled that stunt.

Again, I'm not moaning about the offer. If you want it, get it, but even if I liked the film (from what I've heard, I probably won't once I get to it), I would never consider even accepting this item if someone gave me it for free.
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