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Author: Director: Ken Burns

This is another "must-have" for every Civil War buff's library. Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. The Civil War 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. The 150th Anniversary Six Disc DVD set includes never-before-seen special features including new interview with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote interview outtakes, and a bonus 16-page collector's booklet featuring a selection of photos and battle details.

Author: Director: John Gray

The Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine C.S.S. Hunley, , during the siege of Charleston of 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel in war. This movie also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat. This movie has some great historical detailing and, along with the special effects, the human drama and heroism element, there is the intriguing use of flashbacks, and the filmmakers’ refreshing decision to leave the story politically neutral and not toss in an anti-Confederate slant.

Author: Director: Victor Fleming

While not really a history reference, this classic movie certainly gives one the "feeling" for the time period. How can you not want to own Gone with the Wind?


Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time.

Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives.

In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.

Special Features

Includes Digital HD UltraViolet™ so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. MUST ENTER REDEMPTION CODE BY 9/30/17 TO REDEEM DIGITAL HD ULTRAVIOLET OFFER. HIGH DEFINITION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES. See "UltraViolet Details" section below for details. DOES NOT INCLUDE iTUNES FILE, BUT IS COMPATIBLE WITH iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD TOUCH AND MOST ANDROID DEVICES. INCLUDES COLLECTIBLE MUSIC BOX AND HANDKERCHIEF, PLUS STUNNING 36-PAGE BOOK – Join Acclaimed Fashion Designer Austin Scarlett in Exploring the Monumental Fashion of the Film, the Historical and Cultural Events That Inspired It, and the Continuing Influence of Scarlett O'Hara and Her Unforgettable Gowns on Contemporary Designers Two all new Featurettes: · Old South/New South · Gone with the Wind: Hollywood Comes to Atlanta Also includes: · Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer · The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV Special) (Narrated by Christopher Plummer) · Restoring a Legend - Chronicles the Film/ Video restoration Process · 1939 Premiere Newsreel · 1940 MGM Historical Short "The Old South" · 1961 Premiere Newsreel · International Prologue · Foreign Language Version Sample Scenes · Trailer Gallery - 5 trailers · Cast Profile - Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond · The Supporting Players - Cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble · Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year - Narrated by Kenneth Branagh · Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On --> Explore the legacy of the most beloved film through illuminating interviews, footage and visits to historical sites, events and museums. · Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1980 WBTV Special · Existing Special never before seen on home video release


Author: director Edward Zwick

(Mastered in 4K) (Single-Disc Blu-ray + Ultra Violet Digital Copy) --The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

This movie is one of those "have to have" items in any Civil War library and really, if you're a history buff, it's a great movie!

Author: Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

Gods and Generals is a 2003 American film based on the novel Gods and Generals by Jeffrey Shaara. It depicts events that take place prior to those shown in the 1993 film Gettysburg, which was based on The Killer Angels, a novel by Shaara's father, Michael. The film stars Stephen Lang as Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Daniels as Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and Robert Duvall as General Robert E. Lee.

It was written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, who had previously written and directed Gettysburg in 1993.

The film centers on the life of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, the God-fearing and militarily brilliant yet eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson, while on a night ride with his staff to plan the next day's battle, is accidentally shot by his own soldiers in May 1863 while commanding at the Battle of Chancellorsville. It also follows Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Winfield Scott Hancock. Chamberlain is a Maine college professor who is appointed a Lieutenant Colonel and becomes second-in-command of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The film prominently features the Battles of Bull Run (1st Manassas), Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

The film's original running time clocked in at nearly 6 hours (much like the original running time of Gettysburg). The longer version featured the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) as well as an entire plot following the American actor and future assassin John Wilkes Booth and his colleague Henry Harrison (from Gettysburg). The re-edited version is said to be MUCH superior to the widley panned theatrical release. Anyway, if you're a student o fthe Civil War, you need this movie.

Author: Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

[Note: When you click the link, it takes you to a place with numerous options, such as DVD, Wdiescreen DVD, BluRay, etc. Just an FYI] The film follows the plot line of Killer Angels. The focus on the first day is on John Buford, who selects the battlefield. The focus on the second day is Joshua Chamberlain's defense of Little Round Top. The focus on the following evening is on preparation for and the execution of Pickett's Charge. James Longstreet is the major focus of those scenes.

This war drama depicts one of the biggest events of the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. The massive three-day conflict begins as Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Martin Sheen) presses his troops north into Pennsylvania, leading to confrontations with Union forces, including the regiment of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels). As the battle rages on and casualties mount, the film follows both the front lines and the strategic maneuvering behind the scenes.


Author: Directed by John Frankenheimer

Andersonville is an American television film directed by John Frankenheimer about a group of Union soldiers during the American Civil War who are captured by the Confederates and sent to an infamous Confederate prison camp.

The film is loosely based on the diary of John Ransom, a Union soldier imprisoned there. Although certain points of the plot are fabricated, the general conditions of the camp accurately match Ransom's descriptions, particularly references to the administration of the camp by Captain Henry Wirz. His line on escaping prisoners is very similar to the book, "The Flying Dutchman [Wirz] offers to give two at a time twelve hours the start".

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