|Flags of Our Fathers (HD DVD, 2007, 2-Disc Set, Special Edition) (HD DVD, 2007)|
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Excellent movie. I had seen it before, but wanted my own copy. It was just as good the second time. I'm sure it will be great again next year. I can only hope that when young people watch a movie like this, they recognize the sacrifices that were made for them, including death.
In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six soldiers raise their flag on the top, the picture become a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds of war, bringing hope to desolated people, and making the three men heroes of war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulties to deal with the image build by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. Clint Eastwood paints a thought provoking piece on heroism and war-propaganda. This movie tells three stories: first it is the WW II battle of Iwo Jima where thousands of soldiers (Japanese and American) died 'conquering' that island. Some of the movie is graphically violent and shows the dark side of war, and the effects war has on our returning soldiers. The story is realistic and very compelling by not glorifying war.
GREAT MOVIE TOP RATED A TO SEE DVD WILL WACH IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND SO WILL YOU THIS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION OF WAR DVDS
Excellent movie that is based on fact and tells the little-known story about the men who were involved in the flag-raising on Iwo Jima in World War II. This film was very authentically done and well-acted. Seeing this was a learning experience for me, as I previously wasn't aware of the controversy as to which Marines were involved in the raising. Lots of action, but also a film that makes you appreciate our freedoms, and the sacrifices that our servicemen made in defense of them.
This one of the greatest war movies I have ever seen.
It is part of our heritage,a must see for every patriot.
This movie will become an all tome favorite.
The whole family can enjoy this one.