Glory is one of the great war
movies of all-time. The moving saga of the 54th Army Regiment of the Union
Army, the first Civil War regiment formed of black soldiers, Glory glimpses history
through a perceptive lens.
Edward Zwick does a brilliant job in mustering the best from his
actors. There are many stand-outs in the ensemble cast led by Matthew Broderick as Colonel
Robert Shaw, commander of the 54th. Denzel Washington seethes with passion as
Trick, a black soldier who has seen the lash and provides a unique insight into the
futility of war in a special scene with Broderick after the 54th has tasted
This is James Horner's best score, worthy of comparison with some
of the classic scores of vintage Hollywood. Horner's music soars with the spirit of the 54th
without resorting to banal manipulation. The recurring theme which integrates into many of
the musical passages is fine and worthy of the repetition.
Denzel is fire and ice
in Glory. ©Columbia Tristar
Glory is a spectacular DVD. Everything
you could expect from the medium is delivered in this impeccable Columbia Tristar
presentation. The color is a brilliant explosion of red white and blue. The many images of
the flag are saturated perfectly. Images are very sharp and film-like. The anamorphic
transfer preserves maximum information for widescreen televisions and projectors. The new
Dolby Digital 5:1 mix is simply spectacular. Battle explosions are dynamic and
directional. Canon blasts soar over your head perfectly. Glory is reference material all
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