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Title Letters from Iwo jima.

Published Neutral Bay, N.S.W. : Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia [distributor], [2007]
©2007

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 1632  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Store DVD  791.4372 LETT MJ28    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (134 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes "Y14665" -- Case-slip.
Based on the book "Picture letters from Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi.
Special features include the making of film, casting sessions, theatrical trailers, commentaries and interviews.
Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Entertainment and Dreamworks in 2006.
Credits Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg ; story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Iris Yamashita ; directed by Clint Eastwood.
Performers Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki and others.
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 Censorship rating: MA15+
System notes DVD ; Region 4.
Language notes Japanese, English Audio Descriptive Service ; subtitles, English, Arabic, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Portuguese, English for the hearing impaired.
Other author Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Lorenz, Robert (Robert B.)
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Yamashita, Iris.
Kuribayashi, Tadamichi, 1890 or 1891-1945. "Gyokusai Sōshikikan" no etegami.
Haggis, Paul.
Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia.
Subject Kuribayashi, Tadamichi, 1890 or 1891-1945.
Japan. Rikugun -- Military life -- Drama.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 -- Drama.
Letter writing, Japanese -- Drama.
Feature films -- Japan.
War films.
Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan) -- Drama.
War films.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.