Four stars (R)
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase
Clint Eastwood’s companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers looks at the 1945 battle for the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view. The grim, moving story is a reminder that, regardless of the issues involved in a war, the vast majority of the forces on both sides are just soldiers doing their jobs and dreaming of returning home. In Japanese with subtitles. 141 minutes.
DVD INFO: The two-disc special edition includes a making-of feature, cast interviews, plus featurettes.