Item Details

The Civil War [videorecording]

a film by Ken Burns
Format
Video; DVD
Director
Ken Burns
Performers
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston ... [et al.].
Release Date
1990
Run Time
700 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • "A production of Florentine films and WETA-TV; producers, Ken Burns and Ric Burns; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns; editors, Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw and Tricia Reidy; narration, David McCullough."
  • Videodisc release of a1990 television mini series.
  • Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction"-- Commentary track by Ken Burns -- additional interviews Ken Burns, filmmaker; Shelby Foote, writer; George Will, writer; Stanley Crouch, writer; Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, musicians -- Inside the Civil War: the people, the places -- Civil War challenge -- Ken Burns: making history -- A conversation with Ken Burns
Related Title
Civil War (Television program)
Awards Note
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer).
Contents
  • Disc 1. Episode one : the Cause (1861), DVD special features
  • Disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862)
  • Disc 3. Simply Murder, the Universe of Battle (1863)
  • Disc 4. Episodes six and seven : Valley of the Shadow of Death, Most Hallowed Ground (1864)
  • Disc 5. Episodes eight and nine : War is All Hell, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865)
ISBN
0780638875 (set)
Credits
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Published
Hollywood, CA : PBS Home Video c2004.
Publisher no.
88582 PBS Home Video
Description
5 videodisc (ca. 700 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD format ; 5.1 stereo surround sound.
Technical Details
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