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