Pearl Harbor-60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (Blu-ray)

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on 12/17/2014

Wanted to start improving our DVD collection now that we have a BlueRay player. Excellent movie.

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Set against the backdrop of boxing at the naval academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending annapolis becomes a reality.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 203390716
UPC 786936724745
UPC 14 00786936724745
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/27/2011
Rating Rating
Fighter Pilots
Love Story
Love Triangle
Military (Usa)
Pearl Harbor (WWII)
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note Director Michael Bay (ARMAGEDDON, THE ROCK) uses a tragic romantic triangle to set the stage for the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in this epic tale of love, loss, and patriotism. When Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale), a beautiful Navy nurse, meets dashing ace Army fighter pilot Rafe (Ben Affleck), the two fall madly in love, only to be separated abruptly when he is called upon to help fight the war in Europe. Unforeseen circumstances lead Evelyn into the arms of Danny (Josh Hartnett), another fighter pilot and Rafe's best friend since childhood. In the meantime, the Japanese military is planning the surprise early morning raid on Hawaii that will pull the United States into World War II. Spectacular special effects vividly recreate the attack in devastating detail as bombs explode, torpedoes shoot through the water, and bullets fly, shaking tranquil Pearl Harbor to its core. Bay deftly captures the patriotism and the loss of innocence of the young men and women who were suddenly thrust into the war. Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin and Mako also star in this tribute to both the fallen and the survivors of one of the most horrific tragedies ever to occur on American soil.
New York Times "...The aerial combat is thrillingly executed, and Mr. Bay has clearly mastered some tricky war-picture techniques..." 05/25/2001 p.E14
USA Today "...[Featuring] an excellent turn by Jon Voight....It's an extravaganza worth seeing..." 05/25/2001 p.1E
Variety "...[The film] combines razzle-dazzle pyrotechnics with high-grade visual effects..." 05/28/2001 p.17-28
Entertainment Weekly "...Bay's staging is spectacular but also honorable in its scary, hurtling exactitude..." 06/01/2001 p.59-60
Los Angeles Times "...A blockbuster entertainment that has passion, valor and tremendous action..." 05/25/2001 p.1
Michael Bay
Josh Hartnett
Ben Affleck
Kate Beckinsale
Cast & Crew
Alec Baldwin - Actor
Ben Affleck - Actor
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Actor
Ewen Bremner - Actor
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Jennifer Garner - Actor
Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer
John Schwartzman - Cinematographer
Jon Voight - Actor
Josh Hartnett - Actor
Kate Berckinsale - Actor
Michael Bay - Director
Randall Wallace - Writer
Roger Barton, et. al. - Editor
Scott Gardenhour - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 5345003
UPC 00786936724745
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 183 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Nominee (2002) Golden Globe, Hans Zimmer, Best Original Score - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Diane Warren, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Grammy, Diane Warren, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media,MTV Award, Kate Beckinsale, Best Female Performance,MTV Award, Josh Hartnett, Best Male Performance,Oscar, Eric Brevig, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects,Oscar, Diane Warren, Best Music, Original Song,Oscar, Peter J. Devlin, et. al., Best Sound
Winner (2002) MTV Award, Pearl Harbor, Best Action Sequence,Oscar, Christopher Boyes, George Watters, II, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review To think of uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and action director Michael Bay is to be reminded of popcorn-and-eye candy trifles like The Rock and Armageddon - movies where flashy special effects and lobotomized scripts are arguably assets. The pairing of Bruckheimer and Bay does not provoke thoughts of a serious epic set against a grand, historical backdrop - and Pearl Harbor illustrates why this is the case. It's a mystery why, with $135 million being spent on this motion picture, a few dollars couldn't have been lavished on the screenplay. The writing (credited to Braveheart scribe Randall Wallace) isn't just mediocre - it's embarrassingly bad. This movie has more howlers than the average comedy - and all of those lines are, of course, unintentionally funny.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review ...a superb reenactment of Japan's Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of a sizable portion of the U.S. Pacific fleet in Honolulu, an engaging love story and a remarkable evocation of a time when Americans virtually overnight pulled together to begin the grueling process of turning a military catastrophe into eventual triumph...The film's immense cast and crew...blend artistry and technology to create a blockbuster entertainment that has passion, valor and tremendous action...The film is sustained by a grand theme: innocence lost.
Reviewer Kevin Thomas
ReviewRating 10
Product Attributes
Actor Affleck,Ben
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Joe Leydon, San Francisco Chronicle An unabashedly old-fashioned and irony-free wartime romance...
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...the best piece of popular entertainment to come along in years...

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