Fighting Sullivans, The

VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern   (1944) / Region All
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Commemorative Edition

This is the movie that inspired Saving Private Ryan. It's the true story of five brothers who fought and died together when their ship, the American cruiser Juneau, was sunk in the South Pacific during World War II. The Fighting Sullivans is something more than a worthy tribute to a pair of small town parents and the five sons they lost when the Juneau blew up in a battle off Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. It is a heartwarming slice of Americana that will fill in the background of any number of Americans on the fighting front. The audience's awareness of the news in store by the Sullivan family adds considerably to the film's effect. The Fighting Sullivans generates emotion strictly on it's own terms and without bidding for tears. This Commemorative Edition marks the 63rd anniversary of the sinking of the Juneau.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 17 2005
  • Production Year 1944
  • Empire SKU 770111
  • UPC Code 089859844027
  • Studio  VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Disc 1
New Digital Transfer
Original Theatrical Trailer
Actor Photo Gallery
Actor Bios

Disc 2
A Tribute To The Sullivan Brothers:
   · Service Records Of The Sullivans
   · Family Photo Album
   · Letters To The Navy
   · A Letter From Joseph
   · A Letter From Franklin D. Roosevelt
   · The Freedom Flag
The Grout Museum

The U.S.S. Juneau:
   · The Last Muster List (with a reading of Lt. Roger W. O'Neill's last action report)
   · Eyewitness Account by Victor Gibson (from the 1988 5 Sullivan Brother's Convention Center Re-Dedication Ceremony)
   · Memorials
The Survivors:
   · Interview with Frank Holmgren (the last living survivor)
   · Speeches by Wyatt Butterfield and Lt. Cmdr. Lester Zook (from the 1988 5 Sullivan Brother's Convention Center Re-Dedication Ceremony)
   · List of Survivors

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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