A Moving 5-Disc Collection of Clint Eastwood's Tribute to Soldiers on Both Sides of Battle.
|Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood cuts open the heart of war and reveals the souls of men on both sides in a landmark dual film project hailed by critics as his masterpiece. Flags of Our Fathers is a riveting chronicle of U.S. heroes on the front lines of battle and in the headlines at home, while Letters from Iwo Jima reveals the untold stories of the fierce Japanese fighters who rallied against awesome American forces. This 5-Disc Commemorative Collector's Edition includes the Special Editions of both films, plus the compelling Bonus Disc Heroes of Iwo Jima.|
Includes: Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Heroes of Iwo Jima.
"[Flags] ...a powerful, important and, in the end, profoundly poignant movie... Ken Fox, TV Guide
"[Heroes] A graphic, intense and absorbing depiction...highly recommended. Mark Zimmer, Digitally Obsessed!
"[Letters] ...the peak achievement in Eastwood's hallowed career. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"[Flags] Clint Eastwood has crafted a bold and meticulous epic. Richard Corliss, Time
Editor's NoteClint Eastwood's two World War II epics--LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA and FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS--are packaged together for this release. Please see individual films for synopsis information.
Letters from Iwo Jima - DVD
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/11/2007 5:12 PM
|In his landmark book of military history The Face of Battle, John Keegan did something extraordinarily rare for his field when describing a battle -- he didn't just tell us how many forces fought in what manner at a certain time, he told us what it was like for those soldiers. Keegan knew it wasn't just important to know how British archers defeated the French knights at Agincourt, but also that prior to the epic battle the British had been waiting for their better-armed and horse-mounted enemy, on foot, in several inches of deep mud, freezing from the cold and aching with hunger from a lack of food. Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima has just such a similarly humane touch about it....read the full review|
Letters From Iwo Jima - DVD
By: TV and Film Guy Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/21/2007 5:17 PM
|The film centers on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe), a general recently arrived on the island of Iwo Jima, who has the task of preparing his troops for the upcoming battle against American forces. Kuribayashi has an advantage in his planning that many of his troops lack -- he spent several years in the United States and thus understands more of the U.S. psyche than do his compatriots. ...read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Clint Eastwood - [Flags, Letters] Director|
|Gene Hackman - [Heroes] Narrated By|
|Lauren Lexton - [Heroes] Director|
|Golden Globe, Clint Eastwood, [Flags] Best Director - Motion Picture|
|Golden Globe, Letters from Iwo Jima, [Letters] Best Foreign Language Film|
|Golden Globe, Clint Eastwood, [Letters] Best Director - Motion Picture|
|Oscar, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman, [Letters] Best Achievement in Sound Editing|
|Oscar, Clint Eastwood, [Letters] Best Achievement in Directing|
|Oscar, Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, [Letters] Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|Oscar, Clint Eastwood, et. al., [Letters] Best Motion Picture of the Year|