Letters from Iwo Jima Movie

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Who's Involved:

Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Ryo Kase, Nobumasa Sakagami, Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Shido Nakamura, Nae Yuuki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Robert Lorenz, Takashi Yamaguchi, Yuki Matsuzaki, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Iris Yamashita

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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The story of the Battle of Iwo Jima, which took place in the winter of 1945, from the Japanese perspective.

Letters from Iwo Jima Plot: What's the story?

Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them, Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe). With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat.

In an effort to explore an event that continues to resonate with both cultures, Clint Eastwood was haunted by the sense that making only one film, "Flags of Our Fathers", would be telling only half the story. With this unprecedented dual film project, shot back-to-back to be released in sequence, Eastwood seeks to reveal the battle of Iwo Jima--and, by implication, the war in the Pacific--as a clash not only of arms but of cultures.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Letters from Iwo Jima?

  1. This is a companion film to Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Letters from Iwo Jima?

A look at the Letters from Iwo Jima behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Clint Eastwood last directed Richard Jewell and The Mule.


Clint Eastwood
Robert Lorenz
Steven Spielberg

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Production Timeline: When did the Letters from Iwo Jima come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Letters from Iwo Jima Release Date: When was it released?

Letters from Iwo Jima was released in 2007 on Friday, January 12, 2007 There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Arthur and the Invisibles, Stomp the Yard and Pan's Labyrinth.
United States
January 12, 2007
January 12, 2007

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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