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PHE Press Release: Saving Private Ryan (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 12 2010 - 05:14 AM



STEVEN SPIELBERG’S ACCLAIMED FILM ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME 
 
saving private ryan

Critically-Acclaimed Film Makes Its Highly-Anticipated Blu-ray Debut May 4, 2010 as Part of Paramount’s Prestigious “Sapphire Series” 


   HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Steven Spielberg’s critically-lauded WWII epic SAVING PRIVATE RYAN will make its long-awaited high definition debut when it arrives on two-disc Blu-ray May 4, 2010 as the latest addition to Paramount Home Entertainment’s exclusive “Sapphire Series.”  One of the top 10 most anticipated releases on Blu-ray according to Amazon.com, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, a DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures co-production, won five Academy Awards®, including Best Director (Steven Spielberg), and two Golden Globes®, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture—Drama, and was named by the AFI as one of its 100 Greatest American Movies.  Boasting a stellar cast headed by Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Ted Danson, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Paul Giamatti and Barry Pepper, the film is widely considered one of the greatest war films ever made and was hailed by critics and audiences alike throughout the world.
   The SAVING PRIVATE RYAN two-disc Blu-ray includes over three hours of bonus features that take viewers into the past for a look at the real-life events that inspired the film and behind-the-scenes to explore the challenges of bringing that past to life.  The film is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital along with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Special features are presented in standard definition except where noted HD:



  • An Introduction—Director Steven Spielberg discusses his interest in WWII and how it led him to make the film.
  • Looking Into the Past—Steven Spielberg explains the research done for the film, the evolution of the screenplay and his intentions.
  • Miller and his Platoon—Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and other cast members introduce the different characters and how the actors worked together.
  • Boot Camp—Memories from the cast about the intense boot camp they went through with Captain Dale Dye.
  • Making Saving Private Ryan—Steven Spielberg and his collaborators discuss the look of the film, the production design, the costumes and the photography.
  • Re-creating Omaha Beach—A look at how the filmmakers re-created this historical event.
  • Music and Sound—Discussion with the team that edited, scored and brought sound to the film.
  • Parting Thoughts—Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks share their final thoughts on the experience of making the film.
  • Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan—A 25-minute documentary with the cast and crew.
  • Shooting War—Tom Hanks hosts and narrates this documentary on WWII combat photographers in Europe and the Pacific theater of war.
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  • Re-Release Trailer (HD)

  • About Paramount Home Entertainment 
    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.




    SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Blu-ray – Sapphire Series
    Street date:   May 4, 2010
    Pricing:  $39.99 U.S.
    Runtime:  169 minutes
    U.S. Rating: R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language


    Canadian Rating: 14A 

     

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    #2 of 24 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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    Posted February 12 2010 - 05:15 AM

    You can preorder the title here

     

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    #3 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff Robertson

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    Posted February 12 2010 - 05:15 AM

    See you on the beach.




    #4 of 24 OFFLINE   Chris_T

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    Posted February 13 2010 - 01:26 PM

    Already preordered.  Can't wait.

    #5 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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    Posted February 14 2010 - 07:01 AM


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    The film is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    Oooooooh.  I can only imagine.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


    There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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    #6 of 24 OFFLINE   AaronMK

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    Posted February 14 2010 - 07:12 AM

     Price is a bit steep, but if it is like the other Sapphire series releases, it will come down closer to the release date.  In that case, it looks like a great release, with great special features.

    Can't wait!!


    #7 of 24 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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    Posted February 16 2010 - 06:32 AM

    It might also come w/ a $10 upgrade rebate (like the other previous Sapphire Series releases) for those who don't mind cutting out the UPC proof-of-purchase from the back cover.

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    #8 of 24 OFFLINE   WillG

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    Posted February 16 2010 - 07:38 AM


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    It might also come w/ a $10 upgrade rebate (like the other previous Sapphire Series releases) for those who don't mind cutting out the UPC proof-of-purchase from the back cover.

     

    Like the one I sent in for "Forrest Gump" months ago and still have not received?

    STOP HIM! He's supposed to die!

    #9 of 24 OFFLINE   RobertR

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    Posted February 16 2010 - 07:57 AM



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    Like the one I sent in for "Forrest Gump" months ago and still have not received?
    I got mine for Braveheart.


    #10 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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    Posted February 20 2010 - 12:52 PM

    Hmmmm.  Amazon has just bumped the pre-order price from $24.99 to $25.99.

    There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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    #11 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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    Posted February 20 2010 - 01:35 PM



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

    Hmmmm.  Amazon has just bumped the pre-order price from $24.99 to $25.99.
     
    I expect the price to change again as we get closer to the release date.  Personally, I'm thinking of getting the UK release which is one week earlier and it's slightly cheaper with the shipping costs included.





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    #12 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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    Posted March 06 2010 - 01:15 PM

    Price has just dropped back down to $24.99 from a high watermark of $27.99.

    There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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    #13 of 24 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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    Posted May 06 2010 - 01:30 PM

    Is there a rebate included or no?

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    #14 of 24 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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    Posted May 06 2010 - 01:38 PM

    No rebate, but both Amazon and Best Buy are currently selling it for $19.99.

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    #15 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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    Posted May 06 2010 - 01:44 PM

    I got lucky.  I swore I had preordered it at 22.99 from Amazon.  When it didn't come on Tuesday I discovered I had never actually ordered it and the price was down to $19.99.  I just finished watching it.  I forgot how powerful it was.

    #16 of 24 OFFLINE   Rick Thompson

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    Posted May 07 2010 - 12:29 AM

    I picked it up yesterday at Best Buy for $19.99. It was one of the rare times when Best Buy actually was. Even Wal-Mart was $5 higher!


    #17 of 24 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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    Posted May 07 2010 - 12:32 AM



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

    I got lucky.  I swore I had preordered it at 22.99 from Amazon.  When it didn't come on Tuesday I discovered I had never actually ordered it and the price was down to $19.99.  I just finished watching it.  I forgot how powerful it was.
    With Amazon's pre-order guarantee you still would have paid $19.99. I was automatically credited $3 by Amazon on my order for this reason.


    #18 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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    Posted May 07 2010 - 12:34 AM



    Quote:
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    With Amazon's pre-order guarantee you still would have paid $19.99. I was automatically credited $3 by Amazon on my order for this reason.
     
    Same with me.





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    #19 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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    Posted May 07 2010 - 05:30 AM



    Quote:
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    With Amazon's pre-order guarantee you still would have paid $19.99. I was automatically credited $3 by Amazon on my order for this reason.
     
    Thats good to know with this title.  There have been some titles recently where the price drops on Tuesday so it is no longer a "pre-order" so you don't get the difference.


    #20 of 24 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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    Posted May 07 2010 - 09:18 AM

    Oh now that's just rotten. I've noticed that a lot of the price drops on Amazon recently have been coming on Tuesday, as opposed to the days before release. If that's how they're getting around their pre-order price match policy, that stinks! (note: this hasn't happened to me yet, just speculating based on patterns I've seen with regards to timing of recent price drops and Adam's comment)
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    Thats good to know with this title.  There have been some titles recently where the price drops on Tuesday so it is no longer a "pre-order" so you don't get the difference.


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