DVD - 1997
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1997.
Edition: Widescreen and full screen versions.
ISBN: 9780800177966
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 sides : ca. 117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Jan 13, 2018

A great exposition of one of the first African-American Union regiments in the Civil War. Denzell Washington won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his cynical portrayal of an runaway slave who decides to fight against the Confederate army. The film also won Oscars for the best cinematography and best sound. I just happen to have been reading Leon F. Litwack's Pulitzer Prize winning book "Been in the Storm So Long," which describes a multitude of slave-holders and African-Americans, slave and freeman, living during the times of the Civil War. This film includes a wide spectrum of African-Americans both in the war and those observing the war from their plantations and the portraits seem to match many described in the book.

Jun 30, 2017

Great movie great acting battle scenes are tremendous !!! Morgan Freeman. Denzel and Cary Elweys are execptional. Graet for the whole family and school children

Nov 19, 2016

This was a really good movie!

DebAK Jul 09, 2013

What a wonderful, inspiring movie. A joy to watch. Spoiler: just beware of the tragic end of this movie!

Feb 23, 2013

A superb cast and a heroic true story get lost in the truly corny and completely unnecessary musical score. Ugh. This movie deserved better. Fine battle scenes.

mrsgail5756 Nov 05, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

aaa5756 Oct 26, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Aug 31, 2012

The total deaths of the American Civil War are 625,000 while those of the Second World War are 418,500 Americans.
If you view the film, you can easily understand why so many people died in the Civil War.
Slavery has been totally abolished since, but the States hasn't learned the lesson yet, and it has been involved in so many wars and conflicts ever since.
Why is that?
It is probably because the States is to spend 711 billion dollars for defence in 2012, which is 41% of the world military expenditures.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

i luvvvvv is soooooo much!!!!!!!!

dhanshaw123 Jan 09, 2012

Just watched this for the first time and now I see what all the buzz was about (awards). Great, moving movie.

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aaa5756 Feb 13, 2013

Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?
Why yes did you write that song?
No I shoveled it. Curly

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: I mean, what's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Colonel Robert G. Shaw: I see.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: I ain't fightin' this war for you, sir.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: He a weak white boy, and beatin' on a nigger make him feel strong.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Rawlins: He's just a boy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: I didn't win though.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: I run for President.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Sharts: What ya doin' since then?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.

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Dec 18, 2015

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Captain Robert Gould Shaw leads a company of Union soldiers from a Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in an attack on Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862

Apr 04, 2011

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.


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Apr 04, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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