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Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks (left) and Matt Damon as Private Ryan (center). Image courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

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Saving Private Ryan Returns to UK Big Screens for D-Day 75
The epic Spielberg story of US Troops landing in Normandy has been newly remastered in 4K for release on June 6

Published on May 22, 2019

It has been confirmed that Steven Spielberg's 1998, Oscar Winning film, Saving Private Ryan, has been newly remastered in 4K and will return to cinema screens in the UK to coincide with commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The film follows a band of American soldiers, led by John H. Miller (played by Tom Hanks) as they seek out a paratrooper named Private Ryan (played by Matt Damon), the last surviving of 4 brothers, to bring him back to the United States. The story's backdrop is the Allied invasion of Normandy, and famously featured an opening scene of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach, a scene which Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern described as having been "Captured, rather than re-created", emphasizing the authenticity and raw portrayal of the experience that troops experienced on the Normandy beaches.

The film's return to the big screen is set for June 6, the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Cinemas across the UK will be screening the 4K remaster on June 6, with others having extended runs up to June 12. To see full details on venues and screening times, check out www.parkcircus.com/film/109846-Saving-Private-Ryan.

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