Thanks to a reader named Jeff, who did some searching on Germany’s Amazon website, he discovered that the Gods and Generals Director’s Cut (or Extended Cut as it is officially being being labeled) is scheduled for a May 27 release, with pre-ordering available now. However, this cannot be found on the American version of the website, nor is their a picture of the DVD cover yet available, except for this tiny image on iTunes (another find by a reader):
You can see a different design, which includes Lang as Jackson, Duvall as Lee, and Daniels as Chamberlain, with what appears to be a shot from the deleted Antietam footage pictured below. The one thing I do not understand is why Jackson gets the smallest amount of space, considering he has the most screen time in the movie. Oh well, it’s not that important anyway. I guess this is the last bit of evidence needed by the doubters as to the legitimacy of the highly anticipated director’s cut of the film. All that we really wait for now is the official announcement from Warner Brothers. Being less than three months away, I would imagine a press release to surface shortly, where hopefully we will learn of more details.
That’s all for now. Hopefully everyone had a good weekend.
EDIT: It does appear to be on the American website as well (per a reader known as “Gettysburg Resident”), but with the same information as the German one. Now that I am actually able to read the wording (understanding their language does not apply to my many talents) it appears that only a Blu Ray is available at this present time. I hope that a DVD will pop up at some point, though, because to be only put out on Blu Ray will ruin many chances of this film being able to be shown in a classroom setting, because schools have not become that technologically advanced. There is mention of a book packaged with it, so that should be a very interesting addition.
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