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Rocketboy
08-15-2006, 02:57 PM
October 20th.
Directed by Clint Eastwood.
A Japanese (I think) Trailer (http://www.filmwad.com/out.phtml?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwwws.warnerbros.co.jp%2Fi wojima-movies%2Ftrailer%2F)
IMDB page. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0418689/)


Looks really good!

JimJamBonds
08-15-2006, 11:40 PM
Awesome! I didn't realise it was coming out so soon (I thought it was later in the year)

El Chuxter
08-15-2006, 11:47 PM
Hopefully CASH's "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" will figure into this somehow. I can hear that song a billion times, and it still rips my heart out.

Tycho
08-20-2006, 03:31 AM
I'm looking forward to this one as well.

I'm full on into my World War movie mode, and this film and Flyboys sit very well with me.

Rocketboy
09-08-2006, 11:16 PM
New trailer (http://www.military.com/) (on the right side of the page).
Wow!
Reading the book right now and I love it. Can't wait to finish it and can't wait for this movie!

Tycho
09-09-2006, 12:44 AM
Awww heck yeah! Thanks for sharing that.

What a trailer!

JimJamBonds
09-09-2006, 12:54 AM
WOW! Great trailer!!!!!!!!!

JimJamBonds
10-08-2006, 11:24 PM
I saw the traier for Flags before Flyboys and dang does it look good! It seems like it will stay truthfull to the book so its not just about the flag being raised. I'll be seeing this one fo' sure!

Rocketboy
10-21-2006, 12:34 AM
Wow, really great movie.
I said going in if it was half as good as the book, then it would be a incredible movie and it was.

I really think I have a new favorite war movie.
:thumbsup:

Also, now I'm not sure what the best movie I've seen this year is: this or The Departed.

El Chuxter
10-21-2006, 12:24 PM
Is "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" playing over the end credits?

That's the only way I'll watch this movie.

Tycho
10-21-2006, 12:29 PM
Why Chux? You like war (justified ones that is - like if the Decepticons were trying to take over earth and Optimus Prime had to stop them.)

WWII was justified because Hitler, and in the case of FOOF (great accronym for the movie, isn't it?) the Emperor of Japan was trying to take over a significant portion of the world.

WWII does not equal Vietnam or Iraq.

El Chuxter
10-21-2006, 12:31 PM
It's a joke. I want to see this, but (as with most movies) will probably wait for it to be on TV.

"The Ballad of Ira Hayes" should be the end credit music, though. And it should be timed so that the screen goes completely black when he yells, "And his ghost is lying thirsty in the grave where Ira died!"

General_Grievous
10-21-2006, 02:09 PM
Wow, really great movie.
I said going in if it was half as good as the book, then it would be a incredible movie and it was.

I really think I have a new favorite war movie.
:thumbsup:

Also, now I'm not sure what the best movie I've seen this year is: this or The Departed.

I'll take your word on it, RB. Most of the reviews I've heard have been mixed, so I was waiting for one of you guys to praise it. Guess I'll have to check this one out.

JimJamBonds
10-22-2006, 12:07 AM
... the Emperor of Japan was trying to take over a significant portion of the world.

Yes and now, while the Emperor was "in charge" the military were the ones really pulling the strings in Japan at the time.



"The Ballad of Ira Hayes" should be the end credit music, though. And it should be timed so that the screen goes completely black when he yells, "And his ghost is lying thirsty in the grave where Ira died!"


The song is not mentioned in the book so there would be ZERO point to having that song play over the credits. The movie is about all six flag rasiers not just Ira. (actually its about James Bradley figuring out what his father had had a role in ((the war not the flag)) all those years ago.)

Slicker
10-22-2006, 12:18 AM
Thank you for the Japan clarification JJB. Also you, even though they suck at war in general, one can't forget the Italians. They were also waging a war to take over large areas of the globe (albeit the useless parts in Africa).


I think I'm gonna go and see this tomorrow...alone. Whatever. It'll still be a damn good movie!

JimJamBonds
10-22-2006, 12:27 AM
one can't forget the Italians. They were also waging a war to take over large areas of the globe (albeit the useless parts in Africa).

What's wrong with Kenya or the Sudan?


I think I'm gonna go and see this tomorrow...alone. Whatever. It'll still be a damn good movie!

I'll probably be doing the same after work one day next week.

Tycho
10-22-2006, 12:54 AM
Thank you for the Japan clarification JJB. Also you, even though they suck at war in general, one can't forget the Italians. They were also waging a war to take over large areas of the globe (albeit the useless parts in Africa).
I think I'm gonna go and see this tomorrow...alone. Whatever. It'll still be a damn good movie!

I'll possibly wind up going alone myself. No biggee. It's not like I talk to anyone during a movie.

As to Africa, I bet you I could invade and hold on to the Sahara Desert all by myself - for as long as I live too. (Which might be 30-45 minutes out there in that desert.) Anyway, I don't see anyone foolish enough to try and stop me :crazed:

Blue2th
10-22-2006, 07:36 AM
Turns out this is the Pacific war movie that Spielberg was working on. Though he produced it and Eastwood directed. I'll be seeing this soon. I also heard they were going to do the same story from the Japanese point of view. Probably release it on DVD as a companion (that's speculation) Flyboys came and went in like one week, so I missed that dammit! Now I'll have to wait for the video. :ninja:

Tycho
10-22-2006, 10:06 AM
Really? I meant to see Flyboys again on the big screen. It was such a good movie. I better get my butt into the theater to do so (for both movies) as historical movies don't seem to have a lot of staying power these days.

General_Grievous
10-22-2006, 10:22 AM
I saw this last night. I thought it was pretty good. IMO, it was no "Saving Private Ryan", but it was still pretty damn good. I was very impressed with the actor who portrayed Ira Hayes. I even got misty-eyed when Ira cried with Mike's mother. But I think this is among the best WWII movies I've seen.

El Chuxter
10-22-2006, 11:58 AM
The song is not mentioned in the book so there would be ZERO point to having that song play over the credits. The movie is about all six flag rasiers not just Ira. (actually its about James Bradley figuring out what his father had had a role in ((the war not the flag)) all those years ago.)

No, but any chance to put a Johnny Cash song in a film should be taken advantage of. I'm disappointed in Mr Eastwood.

Rocketboy
10-22-2006, 04:49 PM
Diappointing opener for Flags of Our Fathers.
Expected to place #1, looks like it will end up at #3, with only $10.2 Million
:(
http://www.comingsoon.net/boxoffice/2006/oct20.php


I also heard they were going to do the same story from the Japanese point of view. "Letters from Iwo Jima" will be released on February 9 (which I'm assuming will probably just in time for the DVD of "Flags of Our Fathers")

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=16026

Letters from Iwo Jima
Release Date: February 9, 2007
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Clint Eastwood
Screenwriter: Iris Yama****a
Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Nobumasa Sakagami, Takashi Yamaguchi, Nae Yuuki
Plot Summary: "Letters From Iwo Jima" revolves around the real-life Japanese General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, played by Ken Watanabe, who battled American troops for 40 days on the small island of Iwo Jima. It is the companion piece to Eastwood's other Iwo Jima film, Flags of Our Fathers.


Edit: Gotta love that auto-censor! :D

JimJamBonds
10-29-2006, 11:26 PM
AWESOME!!!!

Wow what a great flick! Best movie I've seen in a long time for sure. During the ending credits they show pictures that were taken during the battle and I've NEVER been part of a showing where the entire audience stays untill the last credit is shown (and is totally quite). It doesn't make war glorious, it shows the struggle and the loss, it also shows how the picture of the flag raising was used to help fund the war.

Very good and if somebody out there is thinking about seeing it I say GO!

I can't wait until Feburary when Letters from Iwo Jima comes out!

2-1B
11-04-2006, 06:50 PM
It was alright.

JimJamBonds
11-05-2006, 09:47 AM
It was alright.

ALRIGHT!?!?!?! Please don't tell me that you also think Borat was better!

2-1B
11-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Two completely different animals, it's pretty hard to compare Borat and Flags.

Flags was alright. One of the things that bothered me was how it got all sentimental at the end with the guy apologizing to his kid for not being a better father...um, where did that come up earlier in the movie? :confused: It was too left field for me, I'm sure the book has more in depth on that but if they didn't have time for it in the movie they should have left out the schmaltz altogether.

JimJamBonds
11-05-2006, 02:05 PM
Two completely different animals, it's pretty hard to compare Borat and Flags.

Mr. Gross liked Borat better


Flags was alright. One of the things that bothered me was how it got all sentimental at the end with the guy apologizing to his kid for not being a better father...um, where did that come up earlier in the movie? :confused: It was too left field for me, I'm sure the book has more in depth on that but if they didn't have time for it in the movie they should have left out the schmaltz altogether.

Actually that isn't even brought up in the book as far as I can remember. In the book you learn that John Bradley was involved in many things, PTA etc. and owning the funeral home kept him very busy so in that sense he wasn't around but it wasn't like he was a deadbeat dad.

2-1B
11-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Actually that isn't even brought up in the book as far as I can remember.

Interesting, that's probably the fault of Paul Haggis and his work, then.

The guy who was giving Junior Bradley the story about when his dad got shot...did we see him lose his arms in battle or did that take place off screen? I couldn't remember.

JimJamBonds
11-05-2006, 11:50 PM
Interesting, that's probably the fault of Paul Haggis and his work, then.

Also made up and added to the movie was the men taking fire after raising the flag on Mt. Sirabachi (sp?).


The guy who was giving Junior Bradley the story about when his dad got shot...did we see him lose his arms in battle or did that take place off screen? I couldn't remember.

I don't really know, we never got a name for that fellow (as far as I can remember).

2-1B
11-06-2006, 01:32 AM
That was another problem with the movie then, who was that guy?

JimJamBonds
11-07-2006, 11:36 PM
That was another problem with the movie then, who was that guy?

I don't know whom it was specifically but it was a vet of the battle of Iwo Jima. James Bradley interviewed those that were involved in the battle of Iwo Jima and who knew his father.

Slicker
11-11-2006, 01:31 AM
I just got back from FINALLY seeing this and I must say that it was a damn good movie. The CG was great and the aerials shots of the armada were breathtaking. My favorite shots from the movie were the ones involving the Corsairs flying by the ships.

All in all one of my top 5 war movies and a definite buy on DVD.



I've NEVER been part of a showing where the entire audience stays untill the last credit is shown (and is totally quite).I had the same thing happen in my theater. No one even stirred once the pictures started showing.






Also, just today the prices of a ticket went up to $9 per ticket.
Then they wonder why people download movies illegally.:rolleyes:

Rocketboy
11-16-2006, 04:58 PM
Great news for the 15 people that saw Flags of Our Fathers. The 2nd companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima, is getting it's release date pushed up from February 9 to December 20!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577



Eastwood's Letters to Arrive Early
Source: Variety (http://www.variety.com/)
November 16, 2006


Warner Bros (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577#). is moving up the release date of Clint Eastwood's (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577#) Japanese-language Letters From Iwo Jima (http://comingsoon.net/films.php?id=16026) -- the companion film (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577#) to Flags of Our Fathers (http://comingsoon.net/films.php?id=11983) -- from February 9 to December 20.

Variety says the new release (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577#) date puts "Letters" up for awards consideration, with Warners planning to make the film available to critics groups and guilds in its limited run.

The movie (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577#) will open in Los Angeles and New York, and possibly in San Francisco.

Paramount is distributing "Flags" in the U.S., where it has grossed $31 million at the box office. Warners is distributing the film overseas, where it has taken in more than $13.3 million.

Warners has worldwide distribution rights to "Letters."

Tycho
11-16-2006, 06:00 PM
I'm going to try and see it this weekend or next week. I have to coordinate with my brother and that's been hard.

JimJamBonds
11-17-2006, 09:46 AM
Great news for the 15 people that saw Flags of Our Fathers. The 2nd companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima, is getting it's release date pushed up from February 9 to December 20!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17577

SWEET! Thanks for the info RB!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

2-1B
11-18-2006, 02:51 PM
JimJam I want in on that Letters viewing...maybe do a double header with Rocky 6 ?

JimJamBonds
11-25-2006, 06:26 PM
JimJam I want in on that Letters viewing...maybe do a double header with Rocky 6 ?

As much as you probably won't believe my saying this.... sure! (when you say "double header" are you talking along the same way we saw Tenacious D/For Your Consideration? ;)

Rocketboy
01-30-2007, 12:51 AM
Anyone planning on getting the DVD nextweek (Feb 6) may want to wait.

From the comingsoon.net review:

Unfortunately, there are no bonus features included on this DVD. If I had to guess, I would expect that they'll include bonus features on some two-pack with "Letters From Iwo Jima (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/dvdreviewsnews.php?id=18613#)http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/inline_icons/mag-glass_10x10.gif." You may want to wait for that and make it a double feature.
I'm buying it anyway.

JimJamBonds
01-30-2007, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the intel there RB, I'll probably buy it anyway.

Rocketboy
03-24-2007, 10:54 AM
Davisdvd.com reported this a few days ago.
As expected:

Flags of our Fathers
DreamWorks Home Entertainment will release Flags of our Fathers: Special Collector's Edition on May 22nd. The first half of director Clint Eastwood's two-picture ode to The Battle of Iwo Jima arrives with a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Bonus materials on this new two-disc set include an on-camera introduction by Eastwood and the featurettes "Words on the Page," "Six Brave Men," "The Making of An Epic," "Raising the Flag," "Visual Effects" and "Looking Into the Past. Retail will be $34.99. Also look for HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc editions with 1080p transfers and identical bonus materials for $39.99 each.Even though I expected a Flags and Iwo Jima set, this is a definite double-dip for me.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
03-28-2007, 05:33 PM
artwork is up. I'm DEFINATELY buying this. Any word on Iwo Jima? still need to see it.

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/flags-of-our-fathers2.html

Rocketboy
03-28-2007, 10:57 PM
Haven't seen anything on a release date for Iwo Jima yet, but that Flags cover is nice.

JimJamBonds
04-01-2007, 10:41 PM
Nice! I hope they don't do the same with with Letters... that being release a single disker and then a couple of months later a 2 disker.

2-1B
04-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Nice! I hope they don't do the same with with Letters... that being release a single disker and then a couple of months later a 2 disker.

Right, just like they aren't doing with 40 Year Old Virgin...oh wait. lol

JimJamBonds
04-03-2007, 12:18 AM
At leat they waited a couple of years to do it! With FooR it was only a couple of months.

On a side note I tried to find a release date for Letters from Iwo Jima and I couldn't find one, I was shocked to find out it only grossed 13.6 million!

Rocketboy
04-03-2007, 10:11 AM
Iwo Jima had a pretty limited release. I'm guessing part of the reason was because Flags didn't do as well as expected.

Rocketboy
04-03-2007, 10:51 AM
From DavisDVD (http://davisdvd.com/news/dvd.html):

Letters From Iwo Jima
Warner Home Video has announced Letters From Iwo Jima for release on May 22nd. Director Clint Eastwood's Japanese take on the WWII battle arrives as a two-disc special edition with a 2.40:1 anamorphic transfer, along with Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 and English subtitles. Extras will include "Red Sun, Black Sand: Making of Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Faces of Combat: The Cast of Letters from Iwo Jima" featurettes, footage from the November 2006 World Premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo and November 2006 Press Conference, still gallery and trailers. Also look for HD-DVD and Blu-ray editions day-and-date. Retail is $34.99, $39.99 and $34.95, respectively.May 22 is also the same day as the 2 disc Flags of our Fathers.



And even better news:


Also available on May 22nd is a five-disc Commemorative Collector's Edition which includes Warner's Letters From Iwo Jima, DreamWorks' Flags of our Fathers and the documentary Heroes Of Iwo Jima. Retail is $49.96.5 Discs! Awesome! I nearly bought the fifth disc Heros from Iwo Jima a few times at Best Buy.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-03-2007, 04:40 PM
nice!! I might be these flicks, but i'm not sure. I'm afraid I would buy them and they would just sit on my shelf and gather dust. I don't even remember when the last time that i watched SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. We'll see. I'll DEFINATELY rent Letters though. :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
04-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Awesome thanks for the great news there RB!


Iwo Jima had a pretty limited release. I'm guessing part of the reason was because Flags didn't do as well as expected.

I can understand the limited release initially but after it got the Oscar nomination I would have thought they would have had a wider release.

Rocketboy
04-04-2007, 05:37 PM
I can understand the limited release initially but after it got the Oscar nomination I would have thought they would have had a wider release.But that would have made sense!

JimJamBonds
04-05-2007, 12:39 AM
But that would have made sense!

Although maybe they did it just didn't work out or something although I doubt it! I wonder how it did in Japan?

2-1B
04-05-2007, 10:18 PM
It bombed.