It’s one of the films we’ve been waiting for on Blu-ray and it’s headed for release on Paramount’s Sapphire Series this coming May 4. Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore are just part of an all-star cast in a film that paved the way for the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” and the upcoming “The Pacific.” The Blu-ray release of Saving Private Ryan will be a two disc set loaded with extras including interviews, narration and documentaries. Unfortunately all extras are in standard-def, but a couple of trailers will be in HD. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1 at 1080p and audio will be DTS-HD Master 5.1. The film will join other Sapphire Series labeled films such as Braveheart and Forrest Gump. See full extras details below:
Saving Private Ryan Special Features
- 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)