The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD & Blu-ray

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THE WAR, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history. This epic 15-hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns that ... More
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THE WAR, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history. This epic 15-hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns that went through the war’s four devastating years.

The Emmy® award-winning documentary THE WAR explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective by following so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in history. This epic film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns taking the viewer through their personal and harrowing journeys, painting vivid portraits of how the war altered their lives.

Episodes include…
- A Necessary War
- When Things Get Tough
- A Deadly Calling
- Pride Of Our Nation
- Fubar
- The Ghost Front
- A World Without War

Special Features include…
- Making of The War
- Commentary Track
- Deleted Scenes
- Interview Outtakes

This program contains mature content, including graphic imagery, and strong language that may not be appropriate for more sensitive viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Producer: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2006
Rating: TV-14
Director: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
Narrator: Keith David
Actors: Tom Hanks
Talent: Tom Hanks
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs:
Length: 900 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

"Ken Burns's 14-hour epic on WW2 may be fall's top event." -Adam Buckman, THE NEW YORK POST

"...a brilliant piece of work from Burns... 'The War' should be a hit." -Tim Goodman, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"When it is shown beginning September 23rd on PBS, many will call it a masterpiece." -Mike McDaniel, THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

"An overwhelming portrait of ordinary humans being pushed to extremes. Even when the world descends into darkness -- which happens quickly at the movie's start -- the spark of humanity persists." - Peter Carlin, THE OREGONIAN

"A towering film. Ken Burns's finest work. America's best documentary filmmaker has vividly captured the very best generation of Americans. Just as the men and women of World War II answered the call and saved the world, Ken Burns has created a monument to their sacrifice and bravery." -Brian Williams, ANCHOR AND MANAGING EDITOR NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

"Ken Burns is one of the great cinematic artists of our time." -Rod Dreher, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

"A new masterpiece...The War promises to be an unforgettable experience and could well rival Burns's breakthrough landmark The Civil War in its simple yet profound artistry and universal appeal." -TV GUIDE

"One reason we're excited about 'The War' is simply because of how good it is. In my opinion, it's not only the best thing Ken Burns has done since 'The Civil War,' it's the best thing he's done ever." - David Bianculli, NPR "Fresh Air" and the DAILY NEWS

" 'The War' will be just about the best documentary... ever seen about the Second World War." - Adam Buckman, NEW YORK POST

"It's hard to believe 17 years have passed since the Civil War documentary came out, but 'The War' is sure to capture the nation's attention as much as that milestone project." - DENVER POST

"The film received a standing ovation from the World War II Conference crowd, which actually cheered the news that the documentary runs to 14 hours." - NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE

"There was barely a dry eye in the house when Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson played host to a special screening." - WASHINGTON TIMES"


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