Film: YAMATO (DVD)
Japan's newfound love for nationalistic military thrillers continues with this moving true story of the crew of a doomed warship, the Yamato. On April 6, 1945, the largest battleship ever constructed, and its crew of nearly 3000 men, was dispatched on a suicide mission to stop allied forces from taking Okinawa. Never reaching her final destination, the Yamato was besieged by close to 400 U.S. aircraft. After sustaining 8 bomb and 10 torpedo hits, this huge warship capsized and sank some 200km from Okinawa. She remains there to this day. Yamato tells the story of all involved in that fateful mission - those who survived, those who waited patiently at home for word from their loved ones, and the thousands of men who died aboard the mighty vessel. Featuring a fine ensemble cast, led by Shido Nakamura, star of Neighbor #13 and Fearless, and a majestic score from renowned composer Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away), the film is a thrilling retelling of one of the pivotal moments of Japan's WWII campaign. Yamato is one of the most powerful battle films we have seen in a long time.
IMA carries much of the equipment seen in this film: not the film's props, but the actual equipment used by the soldiers depicted in the film!
Director : Junya Sato
Cast : Takashi Sorimachi, Shidou Nakamura, Kyoka Suzuki
Region Code : 3
Video : NTSC, Colour
Screen Format : Widescreen 16:9
Audio : Japanese, Cantonese (DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles : English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
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