Ken Burns - The War (6-DVD)

Ken Burns - The War (6-DVD)
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Format:  DVD  (6 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 15 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 20, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: PBS
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13
The best documentary series this country has produced. Full Review
Sacramento News & Review
May 24, 2019
So rich in conception and so rewarding in execution that it almost redeems the promise of the medium. Mr. Burns and his associates have translated the materials of history into television drama of an epic order. Full Review
New York Times
May 24, 2019
Groundbreaking in its style and haunting in its imagery, and in readings by such actors as Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman and Sam Waterston, the miniseries manages to personalize Civil War history better than any film before or since. Full Review
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
May 24, 2019
An extraordinary, encyclopedic study of the bloody battle between the states. Documentarian Ken Burns has woven together an engrossingly detailed narrative, interviews with historians, an amazing collection of archival photographs Full Review
People Magazine
May 24, 2019
Burns, his brother Ric and longtime writer and collaborator, Geoffrey C. Ward, accomplished exactly what Burns had always intended -- a visceral, deeply felt film on a long-distant war that lived on in hearts and minds. Full Review
May 24, 2019
Much copied since, the style gives a poignant power to events from the past. Full Review
Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 24, 2019
Rating: 10/10 -- With simple narration and still photographs, Burns is able to evoke joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. It's a singular achievement, beautifully composed and profoundly moving. Full Review
May 24, 2019

Product Description:

After tackling the truly American subjects of jazz and baseball, award-winning documentarian Ken Burns returns to our country's military history with THE WAR. His acclaimed 1991 series, THE CIVIL WAR, was devoted to the War Between the States, while this 2007 production pays the same amount of care and attention to World War II. Rather than keeping THE WAR on the frontlines, Burns and his fellow director Lynn Novick also explore life on the homefront in four towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota. Keith David, who also lent his baritone to KEN BURNS' JAZZ, narrates this documentary series, while actors such as Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Lucas, and Adam Arkin give readings of historical accounts of those who fought on the other side of the world, as well as those who were fighting in their own way back home.


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  • UPC: 841887019477
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