The Longest Day Tora! Tora! Tora!

  |  Buy to Own: 06/06/2005
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of classic World War II dramas. In 'The Longest Day' (1962) an all-star international cast headed by John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda retells the events of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and, despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. 'Tora! Tora! Tora!' (1970) is a blockbuster covering Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Told from the perspective of both the Japanese and the Americans, it draws upon the talents of four different directors - including Richard Fleischer and Kinji Fukasuku - and, at a cost of $25 million, was one of the most expensive movies ever made.