Paramount and Dreamworks Home Entertainment have released the full details on the May 4 debut of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan on Blu-ray Disc.
As we previously confirmed, Saving Private Ryan is being slotted into Paramount’s prestigious Sapphire Series line. The feature film will be on one disc and the bonus features on a second.
Over three hours of bonus features from the previously released DVDs have been ported over but none will be offered in high definition. Only a pair of trailers will receive the HD treatment and there appears to be no newly created features for this release.
- 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)
Tech specs include 1.85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
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