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Buy DVD UK: The War – A Ken Burns Film DVD

DVD Details

  • Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
  • Number of Disc: 6
  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Starring: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks
  • Studio: PBS
  • Release Date: 2020

What’s it about

In extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

THE WAR, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of the so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

This epic 14-hour series focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for any town in the United States that went through the war s devastating years.

Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and often harrowing journeys into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbours, as well as the country they helped to save for generations to come.

This documentary is a must-watch for fans of Ken Burns and will appeal to anyone interested in World War II.

Includes a special featurette on the making of THE WAR, additional interviews and deleted scenes, making it a real collector s item.


Ken Burns is one of the eminent documentary makers of the last 50 years, directing and producing some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Awards and Nominations: twelve Emmy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, two Oscar and one BAFTA nominations.
Named the most influential documentary maker of all time by Real Screen Magazine.
Ken Burns is also the acclaimed director of several best selling documentaries including THE CIVIL WAR, PROHIBITION and THE DUST BOWL.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Exclusive Deleted Scenes, Additional Interviews and Bonus Video Making THE WAR.

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