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Tora! Tora! Tora!

If you're interested in sharing a piece of military history with your children, a la Hollywood, yet are concerned about the extreme violence in many newer war epics, Tora! Tora! Tora! may be the perfect alternative. A joint effort between American and Japanese filmmakers, the movie recounts the events leading up to the WWII attack of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec 7, 1941. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 145
Theater Release: 22 Sep 1970
Video Release: 06 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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If you are looking for another film that chronicles military decisions behind the scenes, try 13 Days—a portrayal of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This story was put to film again in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Tora! Tora! Tora!

Blu-ray Release Date:  6 December 2011

Tora! Tora! Tora! releases to Blu-ray on December 6, 2011. This version includes the extended “Japanese Cut” containing 10 minutes of previously unreleased footage and rare photos from the Fox Archives.

DVD Notes: Tora! Tora! Tora!: 2-Disc Special Edition

DVD Release Date: 23 May 2006

Tora! Tora! Tora! blasts onto DVD in a 2-Disc Special Edition. Director Richard Fleisher and Japanese film historian Stewart Galbraith offer an audio commentary, which supports the amount of factual information contained in the movie. The inclusion of two documentaries provides even more historical background, as well as actual footage of the attack (a few mild profanities were noted). Film buffs will also appreciate the featurette AMC Backstory: Tora! Tora! Tora!, a behind-the-scenes stills gallery, ten Fox Movietone News clips, and the theatrical trailer. The 2006 DVD release features spectacular color and a Dolby Digital 4.1 soundtrack that puts it on par with current new releases. Audio tracks are available in English, French and Spanish, with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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