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The Civil War [videorecording] / American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns.

The Civil War

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Main DVD 973.7 Civil 5 discs (Text) 31307019514894 Movies - Non Fiction Checked out 10/22/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415702470
  • ISBN: 9781415702475
  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (700 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1990.
Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.
"88582"
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The cause, 1861 ; DVD special features -- disc 2. A very bloody affair ; Forever free, 1862 -- disc 3. Simply murder ; The universe of Battle, 1863 -- disc 4. Valley of the Shadow of Death ; Most hallowed ground, 1864 -- disc 5. War is all hell ; The Better angels of our nature, 1865.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
Summary, etc.:
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD format ; 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered; full screen version.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America > History, Military.
Military art and science > History.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television mini-series.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.

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