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White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
White Light/Black Rain The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Actors: Harold Agnew, Dr. Shuntaro Hida, Kiyoko Imori, Morris Jeppson, Lawrence Johnston
Director: Steven Okazaki
Genres: Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 26min

Studio: Hbo Home Video Release Date: 09/23/2008 Rating: Nr


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Actors: Harold Agnew, Dr. Shuntaro Hida, Kiyoko Imori, Morris Jeppson, Lawrence Johnston
Director: Steven Okazaki
Creators: Steven Okazaki, Atsuko Shigesawa, Jason Cohen, Jules Greenberg, Kathleen Sullivan, Michael Wilson, Robert Richter
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2007
Original Release Date: 08/06/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 08/06/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 11/15/2009...
Necessary viewing. Graphic. Horrifying. Brutal. Heartwrenching. Personally, after viewing this film, I don't understand how anyone could reasonably argue that these bombings saved more lives than would have been lost if the war had continued. I am opposed to war in general. This documentary only reinforced my view. This work powerfully confronts the viewer with the horrendous consequences of nuclear armament. The insanity that prevailed in 1945 and led to the use of atomic weapons must never be permitted to raise its ugly head again.
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Movie Reviews

Incredible heart-wrenching production
Granolatx | Houston, TX United States | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If anyone ever says to you, "ah, just drop a nuke on them." Or, if any policy maker ever says, "What we need are tactical nuclear weapons", then they haven't seen nor understand the real horrors not of being killed, but surviving an atomic blast. Instantaneous disintegration is the easy part of this discussion. This is a movie from the survivors point of view that should be shown to all Americans, especially anyone who thinks nuclear war is a game to be won. The effects of these bombs in August, 1945 are still with the survivors today. I never stopped to think what life must be like with your skin burned off, or the side of your face sheered away, or skin dangling like string from your body. You may not be able to watch this documentary all the way through as you see U. S. Army footage of the actual horrors of these blasts, but when you return to the TV after having cried, you will leave with a deep understanding that nuclear weapons are one of the scientific advances the human race should never use again."
Been There
B. Grant | Indian Wells, CA | 08/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an extra ordinary documentary. I have been to ground zero in Hiroshima and it was one of the most moving experiences in my life. An excellent piece with unbelievable fairness. Show this to your children."
A horribly touching documentary.
C. Harrigan | Brooklyn, NY, USA | 08/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've cried every time I have seen this. The atomic bombing of Japan becomes personalized when the very few survivors tell their stories. This documentary truly shows you the destructive capability many countries have now amassed, and why we should never use it."