The Civil War [videorecording] American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns.
Contributor(s): Burns, Ken | Burns, Ric | Dewhurst, Colleen | Fishburne, Larry | Freeman, Morgan | Irons, Jeremy | Jacobi, Derek | Robards, Jason | Waterston, Sam | Shaw, Bruce | Axton, Hoyt | Ward, Geoffrey C | McCullough, David G | PBS Home Video.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, , c1990Edition: Full screen version.Description: 5 videodiscs (700 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415702470.Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Military art and science -- History | Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 | Historical television programs | Documentary television programs | Television mini-series | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America -- History, Military
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Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1990.
Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered.
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").