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Fox WW2 Classics SEs in May

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three World War 2 Special Edition Classics for 23rd May 2006. Priced at $19.98 SRP each are…

Patton (Special Edition) - A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of it's Oscars went to George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and Flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmanoeuvred Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well insight and poignancy, his own volatile personality was one enemy he could never defeat.

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.20:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround & Stereo 4.0
  • French and Spanish Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Introduction and Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery Accompanied By Audio Essay on the Historical Patton

Disc 2:
  • History Through the Lens: "Patton: A Rebel Revisited"
  • Patton's Ghost Corps
  • Documentary "The Making Of Patton"
  • Production Still Gallery Accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's Complete Musical Score
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Tora! Tora! Tora! (Special Edition) - "Tora! Tora! Tora!" is the Japanese signal to attack - and the movie meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the events leading up to it. Opening scenes contrast the American and Japanese positions. Japanese imperialists decide to stage the attack. Top U.S. brass ignore it's possibility. Intercepted Japanese messages warn of it - but never reach F.D.R.'s desk. Radar warnings are disregarded. Even the entrapment of a Japanese submarine in Pearl Harbor before the attack goes unreported. Ultimately the Day of Infamy arrives - in the most spectacular, gut-wrenching cavalcade of action-packed footage ever. You'll see moments of unsurpassed spectacle and heroism: U.S. fighters trying to take off and being hit as they taxi; men blasted from the decks of torpedoed ships while trying to rescue buddies; savage aerial dogfights pitting lone American fliers against squadrons of Imperial war planes. It's the most dazzling recreation of America's darkest day - and some of her finest hours.

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 & 4.1 Surround
  • French Mono
  • Commentary by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stewart Galbraith
  • Documentary: Day of Infamy

Disc 2: Extras
  • TORA! TORA! TORA!: A Giant Awakes
  • TORA! TORA! TORA! (21:00)
  • "Movietone News: The 1st Pictures of the Attack"
  • "Movietone News: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • "Now It Can Be Shown"
  • "Movietone News: A Year of War Since Pearl Harbor"
  • "Movietone News: War with Japan"
  • "Movietone News: U.S Declares War on Japan"
  • "Movietone News: 1st Pictures of Attack on Japan Islands"
  • "Movietone News: Jap Cities Were Bombed By U.S. Army Planes"
  • "Movietone News: President Honors ""Jimmy"" Dolittle For Raid on Japan"
  • "Movietone News: War Reports Of The United Nations"
  • "Movietone News: Doolittle's Raiders, Who Bombed Tokyo, Mark Anniversary"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Longest Day Theatrical Trailer
  • Patton Theatrical Trailer

The Longest Day (Special Edition) - This special collector's commemorative edition has been issued in honor of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of France, which marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3,000,000 men, 11,000 planes and 4,000 ships, comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen.

The Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour recreation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes, and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two 1962 Oscars® (Special Effects and Cinematography), The Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 2.20:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 & DD4.0 Surround
  • French & Spanish Mono
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • Historical Commentary
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Patton Trailer & Tora! Tora! Tora! Trailer

Disc 2: Extras
  • A Day To Remember
  • Longest Day: A Salute to Courage
  • Backstory - The Longest Day
  • D-Day Revisited
  • Richard Zannuck on The Longest Day
  • till Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Patton Trailer
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! Trailer

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