The Civil War

Published 2015
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"Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive -- and defining -- conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one."--Back of container.

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[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2015]
6 videodiscs (approximately 11 hr.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm)
4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0
widescreen (16x9) 24 fps
video file DVD video Region 1
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
Ken Burns' The Civil War [DVD]
Civil War (Television program)
Title from disc surface.
Originally broadcast on television by PBS as a television mini-series in 1990.
"Fully restored"--Box.
Special features: Making The Civil War: 25 years later; Restoring The Civil War; Complete high definition Shelby Foote interviews; Shelby Foote interview (2002); Remembering The Civil War: interview with Ken Burns; The Civil War in the classroom. Collector's booklet with bonus historical information and a letter from Ken Burns.
Editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; restoration producer, Daniel J. White ; restoration associate producer, Christopher Darling.
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; 5.1 surround (Discs 1-5), 2.0 stereo (Disc 6).
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").
Disc 1: Cause (episode 1) 1861
disc 2: Very bloody affair (episode 2) ; Forever free (episode 3) 1862
disc 3: Simply murder (episode 4); Universe of battle (episode 5) 1863
disc 4: Valley of the shadow of death (episode 6) ; Most hallowed ground (episode 7) 1864
disc 5: War is all hell (episode 8) ; Better angels of our nature (episode 9) 1865
disc 6: Special features (ca. 225 min.).
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