Reedited from beginning to end with amplified scenes and an added subplot, this all-new 2-Disc Extended Director's Cut of Ronald F. Maxwell's Gettysburg prequel restores his original vision of the fierce allegiances and combat of the early American Civil War. From Jeffrey M. Shaara's bestseller, this commemorative release coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the North/South conflict incorporates an hour of footage never seen before. The story of actor and future Presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth (Chris Conner) is newly integrated throughout the narrative alongside the legendary heroism of Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), "Stonewall" Jackson (Stephen Lang) and Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall). And the battle of Antietam is now included along with the fateful clashes at Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
Chris Conner,Jeff Daniels,Robert Duvall,Stephen Lang,Mira Sorvino,Bruce Boxleitner
An unforgettable story of the Civil War, from the Director of "Gettysburg". Adapted from Jeff Shaara's heralded best-selling novel, a dramatic look back at America's bloodiest conflict. A moving portrayal of a nation divided, the film illuminates heroes from both sides of the war, and encompasses 158 speaking roles and thousands of battlefield 're-enactors'. Gods and Generals vividly brings to life not only the Civil War's legendary leaders, but also the soldiers, the families, and the citizens who were left behind.