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Tora! Tora! Tora!

(DVD - 2006 )
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Tora! Tora! Tora!
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A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view.
Title: Tora! Tora! Tora!
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Edition: 2-disc special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (144 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Settings menu includes THX Optimode audio and video settings assistant.
Special features (disc 2): "History behind the lens Tora! Tora! Tora!: A giant awakes" documentary of the historical facts behind the film (90 min.); "Hollywood Backstories: Tora! Tora! Tora!" AMC making-of featurette (22 min.); "Movietone news" film clips of events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, including "First Pictures of Jap Attack on Hawaii" (2 min.), "Now it can be shown" (9 min.), "A year of war since Pearl Harbor" (7 min.), "War with Japan" (7 min.), "U.S. declares war on Japan" (5 min.), "First pictures of Navy attack on Jap Islands" (3 min.), "Jap cities were bombed by U.S. Army planes" (1 min.), "President honors 'Jimmy' Doolittle for raid on Japan" (3 min.), "War reports of the United Nations" (2 min.), "Doolittle's raiders, who bombed Tokyo, mark anniversary" (1 min.), "Behind-the-scenes" production still gallery; "Production gallery" of cast and set stills; original theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Special features (disc 1): Optional commentary by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stuart Galbraith IV; "Day of Infamy" documentary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (20 min.); original theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Program notes on container insert include an essay by film critic and historian Tom Weaver.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
Based on the books: Tora! Tora! Tora! / by Gordon W. Prange, and: The broken seal / by Ladislas Farago.
Summary: A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view.
Audience: MPAA rating G.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, USA, 1970: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (A.D. Flowers, L.B. Abbott).
Local Note: 6 53 76 118 133 138 148 156 167 172 173 175 211
Alternate Title (Original Script): トラʺトラʺトラ
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents ; an Elmo Williams-Richard Fleischer production ; screenplay by Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima ; directed by Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasaku ; produced by Elmo Williams ; Japanese sequences directed by Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku
Credits: Directors of photography, S[h]insaku Himeda, Masamichi Satoh, Osami Furuya, Charles F. Wheeler ; editors, James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring, Inoue Chikaya; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Performers: Martin Balsam, Soh Yamamura, Joseph Cotten, Tatsuya Mihashi, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Takahiro Tamura, Eijiro Tono, Jason Robards.
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 4.1 surround (English), Dolby surround (English), Dolby Digital mono (French), anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1).
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
In English or dubbed French; with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Hawaii Drama. Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Historical films.
Adventure films.
Historical films.
War films.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
Publisher No: 2234075
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Dec 19, 2011
  • hendrikhols rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a very good production for its time, and the historical accuracy is good...if you like history you'll probably like this.

May 03, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

B+ DVD

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