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Flags Of Our Fathers: 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray

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  • Additional Details
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: R
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 132 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Dreamworks Video
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Ryan Phillippe , Adam Beach , Jesse Bradford , Paul Walker , Barry Pepper , Jamie Bell , Robert Patrick , Ken Watanabe , John Slattery , Neal McDonough , Melanie Lynskey , Sean Moran
  • Genre: War
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    An Introduction by Clint Eastwood
    Words on the Page
    Six Brave Men
    The Making of an Epic
    Raising the Flag
    Visual Effects
    Looking into the Past
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 2006
For 70,000 marines this was more than a turning point of World War II: it was the defining moment in their lives.

From two-time Academy Award®-winning director Clint Eastwood, Flags Of Our Fathers boldly explores the complicated nature of heroism, courage and patriotism in the harrowing true story of four Marines who fought the bloody battles at Iwo Jima during World War II and how a single photo emerged as one of the most evocative icons of the 20th Century.

In this 2-disc special edition of the epic The New York Times calls "a sweeping spectacle," Clint Eastwood reveals his passion for his subject in an exclusive interview along with carefully crafted special features that give an inside look at the making of this modern classic.

Flags Of Our Fathers is the must-own companion to Letters From Iwo Jima. Experience one of the most dramatic moments in history, right in your own home.

February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory.

Flags of Our Fathers is based on the bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers, which chronicled the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company. Bradley’s father, John ''Doc'' Bradley, was one of the soldiers pictured raising the flag, although James never knew the full extent of his father’s experiences until after the elder Bradley’s death in 1994.

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