Rent Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

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2h 14min
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Synopsis:
From Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood comes the untold story of the Japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of Iwo Jima itself, the unprecedented tactics of General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai) and his men transform what was predicted to be a swift defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat. Their sacrifices, struggles, courage and compassion live on in this taut, gripping film.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Iris Yamashita
Others:
Paul Haggis, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

2007 Oscar Best Sound Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
09/07/2007
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/07/2007
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of Letters From Iwo Jima
  • The Faces of Combat: The Cast of Letters From Iwo Jima
  • Images from the Frontlines: The Photography of Letters From Iwo Jima
  • November 2006 World Premiere Coverage at Budo-kan in Tokyo
  • November 2006 Press Conference
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Letters from Iwo Jima

Clint Eastwood is the god of Film Making - Letters from Iwo Jima review by CP Customer

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18/08/2007

Anyone who loves Clint Eastwood will love this. Try and watch both his movies in the same day to feel for the films. One dispointment of the film is being in Japanese but it is a great film.

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top film - Letters from Iwo Jima review by CP Customer

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02/06/2008

watched the 'flags of our fathers' last yr and new about this 'companion' film,made at the same time telling the japaneese side of the

Iwo jima battle,was very reluctant to bother,specialy as the first 'clint eastwood' directed us version was not too good,but this was a great supprise, excellent film, people you can understand and real people, very well acted,and filmed,far better than the usa slant on the battle as that was more about the guys who hoisted the flag in the famous picture!

even with subtitles( that I dont like) this was a sleeper of a film, get it out and watch,wont be dissapointed, cgi also good in the action/battle scenes,best clint eastwood film for yrs,without clint too!!

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Surprisingly sympathetic - Letters from Iwo Jima review by Pete W

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21/07/2008

A good quality film which seeks to get beneath the skin of the Japanese defenders of Iwo Jima, from the perspective of officers and soldiers. The portrayal of the Japanese is sympathetic, showing them as brave soldiers, even if some of them feel that the sacrifice they are being asked to make is pointless. A good cast deliver solid performances. Be prepared however as practically the whole film is in Japanese.

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