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To mark its 30th an­niver­sary, direc­tor Ed­ward Zwick’s mem­o­rable, true Civil War drama is mak­ing its de­but in the 4K Ul­tra HD format. The first of Den­zel Wash­ing­ton’s two (to date) Os­car-win­ning per­for­mances is a ma­jor high­light of the film, which re­counts the story of the first all-black vol­un­teer mil­i­tary unit. Matthew Brod­er­ick and Cary El­wes play the un­likely, Bos­ton­bred lead­ers of the sol­diers, with Mor­gan Freeman as the sergeant who does much to unite all the mem­bers of the com­pany while they face chal­lenges from both Union and Con­fed­er­ate troops. The movie also earned Acad­emy Awards for cin­e­matog­ra­phy (by Fred­die Francis) and sound; An­dre Braugher and John Finn also are among notable cast mem­bers. ★★★★ (R: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray)

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