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Format: DVD
Sku: 40149645
UPC: 024543013174
UPC 14: 00024543013174
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The incredible attack on Pearl Harbor as told from both the American and Japanese sides.
The bombing of pearl harbor is presented from both the american and japanese viewpoints with some fantastic action scenes.

"Well-documented and realistic...  VideoHound's Golden Moview Retriever
"Well-made film...  Leonard Maltin

Editor's Note
A Japanese-American co-production, director Richard Fleischer (SOYLENT GREEN) and two Japanese directors put together this ultrarealistic account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as presented from the perspectives of both nations, as diplomatic tensions rise between the two countries. While the Japanese military plans its attack on American military installations, the American forces nearly stumble into a much greater calamity due to a series of errors and mistakes. As the two sides plunge closer to war, the tension escalates until the final, spectacular air raid, the most realistic ever filmed. This ITA award winner has a fabulous cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, James Whitmore, and E.G. Marshall.

Features

Video Features DVD, Special Edition, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/25/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 149 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1970
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2001317
Video UPC UPC: 00024543013174
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jason Robards, Jr.
Video Cast Info Martin Balsam
Video Cast Info Joseph Cotten
Video Cast Info Soh Yomamura
Video Cast Info Richard Fleischer, et al. - Director
Video Cast Info Osamu Furuya, et al. - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Inoue Chikaya, et al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Otto Lang - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Day, et al. - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Larry Forrester, et al. - Screenplay

Awards


Oscar (1971)
Video Award Name L.B. Abbott, A.D. Flowers, Winner, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
   Video Award Name Carl Biddiscombe, et al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
   Video Award Name Osamu Furuya, et al., Nominee, Best Cinematography
   Video Award Name Inoue Chikaya, et al., Nominee, Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Herman Lewis, et al., Nominee, Best Sound

American Cinema Editors, USA (1971)
   Video Award Name Inoue Chikaya, et al., Nominee, Best Edited Feature Film

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...The film glories in its Panavision sweep, from its full-length shots of battleships at sea to its artfully composed formations of Japanese fighter planes..." 06/08/2001 p.54

New York Times
"[The] film now seems strikingly modern and mature." 05/23/2006 p.E5

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] scrupulously authentic recreation of the build-up to Pearl Harbor..." 02/01/2007 p.124

Uncut
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he work of seasoned pulp directors Richard Fleischer and future BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY man Kinji Fukasaku keeps things taut." 02/01/2007 p.106

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 8 of 10
Events leading up to (well-staged) Pearl Harbor attack, from both American and Japanese points of view. Well-documented screenplay shows major and minor blundering on both sides, then recreates attack with frightening realism. Well-made film creates incredible tension. Oscar-winning special effects. - Leonard Maltin

VideoHound's Golden Moview Retriever 7 of 10
The story of events leading up to December 7, 1941, is retold by three directors from both Japanese and American viewpoints in this tense, large-scale production. Well-documented and realistic treatment of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into WWII; notable for its good photography...

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Robards,Jason
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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