Midway [Blu-ray] [1976]

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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


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

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