Key battles of America's Civil War thunder across the screen in two richly scaled, rigorously authentic, powerfully compelling epics based on acclaimed historical novels by Michael Shaara. The tide of the war changes during three fierce days of combat at Gettysburg [Disc 1], the gripping saga of the tactics, command errors and sacrifices behind the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Gods and Generals [Disc 2] reveals the spirited allegiances and fierce combat of earlier Civil War struggles, framing its tale with the fateful clashes at Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. These sprawling films remind us of the people, passions and heroism that fanned the flames of a country at war with itself.]]>
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I cannot recommend these movies highly enough. They are GREAT films for every American to view at least once so that they understand how terrible the Civil War really was. Very entertaining and not to be missed.
Gods and Generals follows the stories of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin and Stonewall Jackson but is mostly the story of Stonewall Jackson and his leadership and religious beleifs. This is a wonderful folm shot on location with many reenactors and brilliant acting, a fair depiction of both sides and real poetry in the language.
Gettysburg covers the three day battle that is seen as deciding the war and concentrates on Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and Joshua L. Chamberlin and his main company. A brilliant film full of tragedy and love.
Seth J. Frantzman
The second film, 'Gods and Generals' gives us a quasi-intimate view into the lives of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson. It is extremely well-acted and perfectly executed. Stephen Lang shines as Jackson and Robert Duvall is magnificent as General Robert E. Lee. Stephen Lang returns as General Pickett. The strategy, drama and action of the battles pull the viewer in without any problems. The ideological reasons for the secession war are presented with much emotion and passion. What does become apparent is the blindness of both sides as to the truths which are evident through history. This is a fantastic historical war film.
Whether a Civil War buff or not, the battle scenes are epic and totally gripping. Both are films that we have enjoyed immensely and would recommend without hesitation.
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Good collection, nice story of how the war was perceived by the participantantsPublished 2 months ago by Rodger G
I read the books first. The movie did an excellent portrail of the characters in the book. Gettysburg was well done beginning with the Union Cavalry general realizing the value of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jon Wayne
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