Flags Of Our Fathers/letters From Iwo Jima, Blu-ray

Flags Of Our Fathers/letters From Iwo Jima [Blu-ray]

Based on real events

Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Takashi Yamaguchi

Format:
Blu-ray 
Distributor:
Warner Home Video 
Release date:
18 May 2009 
Category:
War 
EAN:
5051892001946 
Catalogue number:
BDY24605 
Language:
English 
Country of origin
United States of America 
Colour:
Colour 
Certificate
15

Description

Two war dramas directed by Clint Eastwood. 'Flags of Our Fathers' (2006) is based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers. In February 1945, even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory. 'Letters from Iwo Jima' (2006) is based on the book 'Picture Letters from Commander in Chief' by Tadamichi Kuribayashi. The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favour the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff.

Also by Clint Eastwood, Takashi Yamaguchi and Yoshi Ando

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