Rent Midway (1976)

3.4 of 5 from 73 ratings
2h 6min
Rent Midway (aka The Battle of Midway) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda lead an all-star cast in 'Midway', interweaving the dramatic personal stories of the men who fought one of the most important battles of World War II. Just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway sounded its furious thunder in June 1942, which became the turning point of the Pacific for the United States. Featuring breakthrough war footage, Midway conveys the powerful reality and epic sweep of a nation's defining battle.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Walter Mirisch
Voiced By:
Paul Frees
Writers:
Donald S. Sanford
Aka:
The Battle of Midway
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/05/2005
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Midway
  • The Sounds of Midway
  • Additional Scenes
  • The Score of Midway
  • "They Were There" Documentary
  • Photograph Montage
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Midway'
  • The Score of 'Midway'
  • Sensurround: The Sounds of 'Midway'
  • They Were There: Hosted by Charlton Heston
  • Scenes Shot for the TV Version
  • Photograph Montage
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Midway

A good war film in the classical Hollywood tradition - Midway review by PJ

Spoiler Alert
24/11/2019

The film (1976) describes what happened at the Battle of Midway, during World War II, in the Pacific Ocean. The Imperial Japanese Navy had been undefeated until that point and out-numbered the American naval units by 4 to 1, but the US carrier force prevailed over the Japanese. Midway came to be seen as a revenge strike by America after Pearl Harbour and a turning point in the war. The film stars Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda.

The film has been criticised for being overlong, predictable and not that memorable. I tend to disagree. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a good war film. It gives a good idea of how the battle was fought and will interest you, more particularly, if you are interested in WWII, war films and military strategy. It gives an interesting insight into the way decisions are made at crucial moments, up and down the chain of command, depending on the information available, and to what extent luck and timing can be decisive in naval warfare -- and in war in general.

Overall, I would certainly recommend this movie.

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