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Title Letters from Iwo Jima [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production ; produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; directed by Clint Eastwood.

Imprint Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Letters    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Essential Eastwood director's collection.
Essential Eastwood director's collection.
Note Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi and book editor Tsuyoko Yoshido.
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.
Cast Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki.
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; for graphic war violence.
System Details DVD, widescreen format.
Language In Japanese and English dialogue, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 2007: Oscar - Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman).
Golden Globes, USA, 2007: Golden Globe - Best Foreign language Film.
Subject Japan. Rikugun -- Military life -- Drama.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 -- Drama.
Letter writing, Japanese -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Feature films.
War films.
Historical films.
War -- Feature.
Historical -- Feature.
Feature films.
War films.
Historical films.
Added Author Eastwood, Clint, 1930- Director. Production personnel.
Lorenz, Robert. Production personnel.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946- Production personnel.
Yamashita, Iris. Screenwriter.
Haggis, Paul, 1953-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Ninomiya, Kazunari.
Ihara, Tsuyoshi.
Kase, Ryo.
Nakamura, Shido.
Watanabe, Hiroshi, 1971-
Bando, Takumi.
Matsuzaki, Yuki.
Yamaguchi, Takashi.
Ozaki, Eijiro.
Kuribayashi, Tadamichi, 1890 or 1891-1945. "Gyokusai Soshikikan" no etegami. English.
Yoshido, Tsuyoko.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Dreamworks Pictures.
Malpaso (Company)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419889257
Standard No. 883929098156
Music No. 3000030441 Warner Home Video

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