Special ed. - Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
Video — 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops ; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.