Monday, December 10, 2012
Review: Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora! (the title takes it name from the Japanese signal to attack) is a remarkable film, not only because of its historical accuracy, but also because of its solid acting, amazing special effects, and a dramatic tension that leaves the viewer sizzling. The DVD release has a very high quality picture and comes with a twenty minute documentary. This film is a must have for any World War II buff, with the caveat of some bad language. The large scale destruction, however, is not terribly bloody or gory, so that helps it's case.
Fun fact: The air commander of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsuo Fuchida (portrayed in the film by Takahiro Tamura), eventually became an evangelical Christian, traveling all over the United States to tell his story.
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