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Title Letters from Iwo Jima [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Dreamworks Pictures ; a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; story, Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis ; screenplay, Iris Yamashita ; producers, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg ; director, Clint Eastwood.
Publication Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
Copyright date ©2007
Edition Two-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby
video file region 1
Call # DVD JPN
System Req DVD, region 1; Dolby digital, surround.
Note In Japanese; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi.
Videodisc release of the 2006 motion picture.
Widescreen presentation.
Special features included.
Cast Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki.
Credits Director of photography, Tom Stern ; editors, Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; music, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens ; costume designer, Deborah Hopper ; production designers, Henry Bumstead, James J. Murakami.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Subject Japan. Rikugun -- Military life -- Drama.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 -- Drama.
Letter writing, Japanese -- Drama.
Feature films.
War films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan) -- Drama.
Addl. Author Kuribayashi, Tadamichi, 1890 or 1891-1945. "Gyokusai Sōshikikan" no etegami. English.
Yamashita, Iris.
Haggis, Paul.
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Lorenz, Robert (Robert B.)
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Ninomiya, Kazunari.
Ihara, Tsuyoshi.
Kase, Ryō, 1974-
Nakamura, Shidō.
Watanabe, Hiroshi.
Bando, Takumi.
Matsuzaki, Yuki.
Yamaguchi, Takashi.
Ozaki, Eijiro.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
Malpaso (Company)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
ISBN 1419845268
9781419845260
Standard # 085391112921

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