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Gods And Generals
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Letscher, Frankie Faison, Jeremy London, William Sanderson, Kali Rocha, Stephen Spacek, Brian Mallon & Bruce Boxleitner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
The movie, audio commentary track by producer/director Ronal Maxwell and historical advisors Keith Gibson and James I. Robertson, Jr.; and special features are spread onto both sides of the DVD (the the disc is mislabeled as having the complete feature on Side A and Special Features on Side B), with supplements on Side A including an introduction by Ted Turner; and two music videos: Bob Dylan

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23413
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sustained battle sequences
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Dual Layer (DVD18)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 219
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/15/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ronald F. Maxwell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A prequel to "Gettysburg" (1993) and based on the novel by Jeff Shaara, "Gods And Generals" takes place during the early years of America

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture, spread across both sides of the disc, exhibits slightly soft images that complement the Civil War setting of the film. While hues can be well balanced with accurate fleshtones, the color palette tends to be a bit understated and

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