Picture from Letters from Iwo Jima

During WW II, American troops invaded the island of Iwo Jima, which was under the guard of a Japanese army general (played by Ken Watanabe). Based on the book "Picture Letters From Commander-In-Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, this movie tells the story of the battle from the Japanese perspective.

Letters from Iwo Jima

The MPAA has rated Letters From Iwo Jima R for graphic war violence.

Release Date: 20 December 2006

DVD Release Date: 20 March 2007

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film's synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

During WW II, American troops invaded the island of Iwo Jima, which was under the guard of a Japanese army general (played by Ken Watanabe). Based on the book Picture Letters From Commander-In-Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, this movie tells the story of the battle from the Japanese perspective.

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Frequent portrayals of graphic violence and disturbing scenes.

- Gory war violence with detailed depictions of wounds and injuries.

-BPortrayal of corpses and suicide with some detail.

Language:

Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing and vulgar expressions

The BC Film Classification Board notes: Letters From Iwo Jima was originally classified as 18A with an advisory for Òexplicit violence.Ó Following a reconsideration request by Warner Bros Canada, the filmÕs original classification was varied to14Awith an advisory for Òviolence; gory scenes.Ó

Of Special Note:

The movie Flags of Our Fathers tells the story of the same battle as Letters from Iwo Jima-- only from the American Point of view. Both films were directed by Clint Eastwood, and were filmed at the same time.

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