Jeff | 01/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To clear up any confusion, this Amazon.com listing is for the Collector 4-pack DVD documentary series "Pearl Harbor." -This is not the movie starring Ben Affleck.-
This collectors edition contains six documentaries over 4 discs, filmed mostly in black and white:
"December 7th" + "The Fleet That Came to Stay" - Lt. Cmdr. John Ford skillfully blends action with studio shots in an OSCAR-winning look at the tragic events of December 7, 1941, while genuine combat footage depicts the invasion of Okinawa.
"Memories of War" - Fifty years after Japan brought the U.S. into World War II, former adversaries meet for the first time in friendship at a retrospective symposium - a unique anniversary tribute to the brave men on both sides.
"Payoff in the Pacific" - Originally shown in two parts on the U.S. Army's documentary series "The Big Picture," this chronicles the war in the Pacific as seen by the men who fought it, from Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender.
"Pearl Harbor Payback" - The Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor united all Americans against a common foe, and from that day forward they spared nothing in order to mobilize against the menace that continued to threaten them in the Pacific. Also included are "Target Tokyo," a 1945 documentary narrated by Ronald Reagan, which follows the first bombing raid on Tokyo by B-29 Superfortress, and another WWII short film, "Air War against Japan."
"Appointment in Tokyo" - Featuring enemy film taken from captured Japanese newsreels, this 1945 documentary depicts MacArthur's long struggle to fight his way back to the Philippines, after his enforced evacuation, and beyond to Japan.
Love this movie...
Ever Learning | TX United States | 12/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure there have been remakes and remakes but this is one we can't get enough of, it pulls at heart-strings every time we see it not just for the romantic aspect of it but for the suddenness that this tragedy hit our country and it helps remind us of how ill-prepared we really were, and naive to boot."
CrankyOldWoman | Seattle | 11/06/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Amazon reviewer indicates this is the Ben Affleck/Josh Hartnett movie. Viewers say it is a documentary and so does the heading over the page. I am not buying it if no one can figure out what the heck these four DVD's are about!
Amazon has screwed up yet again. All those good sales are going to their head, not their brains. I will admit - I AM confused!"