Letters from Iwo Jima [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production
DVDs | Warner Home Video | 2007 | Two-disc special ed. ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD L pt.1-2 WORLD (JAPANESE)) plus 1 more
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, .
Two-disc special ed. ; widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki.
Producers, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg ; story, Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; screenplay, Iris Yamashita ; director, Clint Eastwood ; director of photography, Tom Stern ; editors, Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; music, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi and book editor Tsuyoko Yoshido.
Academy Awards, 2007: Best achievement in sound editing.
Golden Globes, 2007: Best Foreign language Film.
MPAA rating: R; for graphic war violence.
Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat.
Special features: "Red sun, black sand: the making of Letters from Iwo Jima:" led by Clint Eastwood, take an inside look at the creation of the film with many of the key players involved who brought this epic film together; "The faces of war: the cast of Letters from Iwo Jima:" cast members introduce the characters they portray in the film; "Images from the frontlines: the photography of Letters from Iwo Jima" world premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo; press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
MW, 5-07; 8-07(add)
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