March 7, 2018
Saving Private Ryan, the five-time Oscar winning World War II epic directed by Steven Spielberg, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo release on May 8 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Saving Private Ryan’s five Academy Awards included an award for Spielberg for Best Director. It also won two Golden Globes, Best Director and Best Motion Picture—Drama, and was named by the AFI as one of its 100 greatest American films. The film stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Ted Danson, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Paul Giamatti and Barry Pepper.
The film’s realistic recreation of the D-Day invasion is rendered in 4K Ultra HD with four times the resolution and more than double the number of colors available with full HD. The release also boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room (along with the original English 5.1 Dolby Digital mix), as well as Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), which delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.
The 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo pack includes the film on both 4K Ultra HDand Blu-ray Disc, access to a digital copy, and a second Blu-ray with more than three hours of previously released bonus features that offer viewers a look at the real-life events that inspired the film and behind-the-scenes footage.