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Heroes of Iwo Jima
Heroes of Iwo Jima
Actor: Gene Hackman
Director: Lauren Lexton
Genres: Television, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2001     1hr 34min

Heroes of Iwo Jima — The image of US marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima is the most reproduced photograph in history. The image became an icon and a symbol for the American commitment and fighting spirit. It lifted the ...  more »


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Actor: Gene Hackman
Director: Lauren Lexton
Creators: Lauren Lexton, Mark Baum, Arnold Shapiro, Camie Holmes, Nancy Gunn
Genres: Television, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Television, Biography, Military & War, Military & War
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/30/2001
Original Release Date: 06/17/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 06/17/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Image that will last forever...
Charles W. Adams | Adel, Iowa USA | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This extraordinary documentary reviews the two famous flagraisings on Iwo Jima in context with the heroic deeds of the United States Marines in their struggle to capture the island in February and March, 1945. Producers were extremely fortunate that the Marines signal corps filmed the invasion of Iwo Jima in color, leaving a wealth of footage to edit with interviews conducted at the turn of the century, as well as, key interviews filmed in the 1980s. One important feature that places this documentary above many that are aired on cable television are snapshot/photo inserts. During the narration, interviews, battle scenes, etc., the filmmaker inserts recognizable photos of the key historic personalities (flagraisers) as they're being discussed and/or quoted.Viewers who have read James Bradley's bestseller, "Flags of Our Fathers," have the opportunity to see a couple of comments by author's father, filmed in 1985. Of course, Joe Rosenthal who snapped the famous flagraising, actually the second of what was two famous flagraisings that occurred atop Mt. Suribachi during the fifth day of the battle. Highly recommended for any and all documentary and World War II DVD collections."
Iwo Jima Should Always Be Remembered
Mr. David W. Calcott | Sydney Australia | 10/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have just finished viewing Heroes Of Iwo Jima and was deeply moved by
such an outstanding documentary . I live in Sydney Australia ,down under,
and have always shown a great interest in American Service Men with their
campaign's during the second world war . This would have to be one of the
best scripted and visual viewing I have ever seen . I thoroughly give it
five stars (it deserves more ) and every American and Australian home should purchase a copy , for the suffering and misery these men had to
endure . I mention Australian homes as we were comrades in arms at earlier
Pacific Locations . Please everbody , acquire a copy of this , it is very
compelling viewing . What more can I say , except , God Bless America
Heroes of Iwo Jima
rdkoos | Cottage Grove, Minnesota United States | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is wonderful, intense, and emotional.
I had read the book "Flags of Our Fathers" and felt James Bradley had done a exceptional job with keeping the un-educated reader interested in the true element of war. I then decided to purchase this movie, so I could have the faces with the history. For many who may not understand the couragious acts of these men, Gene Hackman, keeps the natoration, easy to follow,and with the utt-most repect. I can appreciate the actual footage, along with the veterans stories of that give a honest, tearful, and emotional journey into the past. A must have, for any History collector. Even one, which the school room should make part of their history agendas. Harsh but reality."