Tora! Tora! Tora! details
|Formats:||U DVD, PG Blu-ray|
|Starring:||S Yamamura, Eijir Tono, Joseph Cotten, Ned Wertimer, James Whitmore Jr., Koreya Senda, Tatsuya Mihashi, Martin Balsam, Takahiro Tamura, E.G. Marshall, Jason Robards|
|Directors:||Kinji Fukasaku, Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masu|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Tora! Tora! Tora!
|Run time:||2 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2001|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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worth a watchBy Jacqui Cheng from London, England , 09 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Tora, tora, tora is worth a watch, especially if you have been to Hawaii. I believe that it is pretty unbias account the attack of Pearl Harbour in WWII, without the usual interception of a soapy war romance. It shows two sides of the story: the Japanese depiction and the American depiction, which most Hollywood movies fail to adopt.
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Excellent historical film.By Antiquary (52 reviews) from Aberdeen , 30 Jun 2010Even before the action starts - and there's plenty superbly-filmed action sequences when it does - this film holds your unswerving attention by the realistic and superbly-acted dialogue scenes depicting the military and diplomatic build-up to the attack on Pearl Harbour. You can't but feel a grudging admiration for the daring and skill of the Japanese in their perfectly-executed attack, and a grudging schadenfreude at the realisation that with more alertness and less negligence on the American side the disaster could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. A classic among war films - unreservedly recommended.
tora!tora!tora!By a customer from Melton Mowbray , 26 Nov 2009this was aother great film to watch
ExcellentBy Luckyluke (74 reviews) from London , 17 Oct 2009This is an excellent depiction of the attack on Pearl Harbour. The actual attack sequences are breathtaking. Except for the fact that the Japanese sequences are sub-titled and your attention is distracted by reading them, I've given it a 4star.
A must see for any war film fan.By Crispin (38 reviews) from London , 16 Mar 2009'Tora! Tora! Tora!', the Japanese forces code word to attack the Americans at Pearl Harbor, tells the tale of the events, political arrogance and also how new war strategy such as control of the skies influenced the build up of dragging America into the Second World War. The film makers are very delicate in how they bring forward the story, making sure every influential character is clearly identified and how their decisions each played their part in the build up to that fateful day, making 'Tora! Tora! Tora!' feel like an answer to 'The Longest Day'.
One must forgive the basic effects of this film but considering the techniques at the time, they work very well and the actual attack itself is refreshing to watch as there are no computer graphics to make it feel over the top.
This is a must see war film classic that holds no punches in giving the true and overall picture of how American arrogance and incompetence, and Japanese Imperial greed led to the clash of two nations in the Pacific in World War II.
Historical ReconstructionBy Jeffery Parkes from Argyll, Scotland , 13 Apr 2007'Tora! Tora! Tora!' is a solid recreation of the build-up to the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor and the attack itself. If it had been a less tragic event it would have been farcical. The Americans' total lack of preparedness, despite plenty of warnings, and the stupid decisions taken - ie, parking all their planes close together, thus providing an easy target - is an incredible fact of historical record. The film shows both sides most convincingly, with the Japanese segments being acted and directed by Japanese. Their dialogue was subtitled, adding a reality to the proceedings. Good performances and good direction. Well worth renting.