Tora! Tora! Tora! (Blu-ray)
The incredible attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 8, 2012
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Note: Commentayr by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stuart Galbraith IV
- Day of infamy documentary
- History vs. Hollywood - Tora! Tora! Tora!: a giant awakes
- AMC backstory: Tora! Tora! Tora!
- Behind-the-scenes gallery
- Production gallery
- Fox movietonews
- Original theatricla trailer
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 4.0 - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore & Jason Robards|
|Performer:||Sô Yamamura, Ned Wertimer, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takahiro Tamura, Eijirô Tôno & Koreya Senda|
|Directed by||Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku & Toshio Masuda|
|Edited by||James E. Newcom, Pembroke Herring & Inoue Chikaya|
|Screenwriting by||Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni & Ryuzo Kikushima|
|Composition by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Art Direction by||Jack Martin Smith, Richard Day & Taizoh Kawashima|
|Produced by||Elmo Williams|
|Director of Photography:||Charles F. Wheeler, Sinsaku Himeda, Osami Furuya & Masamichi Satoh|
Academy Awards 1970 - Best Special Visual Effects: Not Applicable
...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...
Both overall director Richard Fleischer and his Japanese counterparts do a dull job, and the monotonously low-key tone of scene after scene almost suggests that each was filmed without a sense of ultimate slotting in the finished form. Full Review
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] scrupulously authentic recreation of the build-up to Pearl Harbor...
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.
Rating: 2/5 -- As history, it seems a fairly accurate account of what happened, although it never much bothers its head about why. As film art, it is nothing less than a $25-million irrelevancy.
New York Times
Rating: 4/5 -- Displaying an uncharacteristic even-handedness for Hollywood, this Japanese-American production is certainly the epic equal of Pearl Harbor, while consistently maintaining an almost unimpeachable honesty with its dual perspectives. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Prior to "Tora!" movies showing the attack were jingoistic propaganda; afterwards, the attack was an excuse to indulge in Hollywood's fascination with American self-loathing. Full Review
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.