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Midway [Blu-ray] [1976]

  • SKU: 8237537
  • Release Date: 06/04/2013
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 23)

    Special Features


    • The making of Midway
    • The score of Midway
    • Sensurround: the sounds of Midway
    • They Were There: hosted by Charlton Heston
    • Scenes shot for the TV version
    • Photograph montage
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Midway
    An expensive war epic, Midway emulates The Longest Day and Tora! Tora! Tora! in attempting to re-create a famous World War II battle from both the American and Japanese viewpoints. The 1942 battle of Midway was the turning point of the War in the Pacific; the Japanese invasion fleet was destroyed, and America's string of humiliating defeats was finally broken. Though the battle itself was sufficiently dramatic to fill two films, Midway also has plotline involving the mixed-race relationship between Ensign Garth (Edward Albert), son of Navy Captain Matt Garth (Charlton Heston), and Haruko Sakura (Christina Kokubo), a Hawaiian girl of Japanese descent. The real-life personages depicted herein include American Admirals Nimitz (Henry Fonda), Halsey (Robert Mitchum) and Spruance (Glenn Ford), and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto (Toshiro Mifune, his voice once again dubbed by Paul Frees, whom Mifune personally selected for the job). For its original road show release, Midway was offered in the "Sensurround" process, which electronically shook and vibrated the audience's chairs during the battle sequences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charlton Heston
      Charlton Heston - Capt. Matt Garth
    • Henry Fonda
      Henry Fonda - Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
    • James Coburn
      James Coburn - Capt. Vinton Maddox
    • Glenn Ford
      Glenn Ford - Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance
    • Hal Holbrook
      Hal Holbrook - Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dramatization of a Major Battle in the Pacific

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      dsldr
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      Video dramatizes the battle for Midway Island in June 1942. Actual video from the battle and clips used in Tora, Tora, Tora are mixed with footage produced for the movie. The video features a cast of characters both stars in their own right at the time of filming, such as Henry Fonda, Charleton Heston, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford and up and comers like Tom Selleck, Christopher George, James Shigata and Steve Kanaly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing war/action film.

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      Pyramids
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      I think that "Midway" was one of the greatest classic war films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite films. I really enjoyed all of the action and personal drama that kept this film very entertaining and enjoyable. I also think that this film had a really great cast, plot and personal storylines as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One Of My Fav WWII Pacific Theatre Movies

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      BRich
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      This movie is a classic - a true favorite. wish the quality of the presentation could be better when they transferred it to Blu-Ray, but it still was one I had to add to my collection.. I can olny hope that someday they improve on the movie quality and re-release it - until then, this is the best available.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie

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      FlyingTard
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      Historical and action packed. Mostly based on history (some sub-plots are fiction) - showed how the US really "got lucky"" at Midway - tides of war. It also showed how important cryptographic intelligence was and how it gave us the edge... great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding!!

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      JW30
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      This is my favorite WWII movie. So many great actors!! The director used actual war footage clips. This is a great movie. So many brave men fought & died for our freedom. This movie does a wonderful job portraying this!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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      DevilDog
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      This is a older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife, who has not seen it, can watch it anytime we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice historical based movie.

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      Alex
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      If you remotely enjoy WW II history, the is a good one. Some fictional players (Heston's character), but overall a good summary of the Midway Battle.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      Iraqibob

      This movie is a dramatic account of what happened during the Battle of Midway (June, 1942). From a historical perspective, this film is very accurate, yet entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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