Father of the Kamikazee

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Inspired by the tragic true story of Kamikaze pilot Onishi Takijiro, director Kosaku Yamashita's historical drama follows the wartime experiences of the respected admiral who attempted to force America into considering a negotiated peace during World War II. Warfare is raging across the globe, and as a Japanese defeat begins to appear inevitable, conflicted pilot Takijiro hatches a radical strategy to make America reconsider their aggression towards Japan. Unfortunately for Takijiro, his bold decision would have ...
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Inspired by the tragic true story of Kamikaze pilot Onishi Takijiro, director Kosaku Yamashita's historical drama follows the wartime experiences of the respected admiral who attempted to force America into considering a negotiated peace during World War II. Warfare is raging across the globe, and as a Japanese defeat begins to appear inevitable, conflicted pilot Takijiro hatches a radical strategy to make America reconsider their aggression towards Japan. Unfortunately for Takijiro, his bold decision would have devastating consequences for the entire world.
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Special Features

Image gallery; Program notes; Theatrical trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2009
  • UPC: 737187011511
  • Original Release: 1974
  • Source: Animeigo
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 3:19:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Koji Tsuruta
Kinya Kitaoji
Akira Kobayashi
Bunta Sugawara
Tsunehiko Watase
Technical Credits
Kosaku Yamashita Director
Chuji Kinoshita Score Composer
Taizo Kusayanagi Original Story
Shigeru Okada Executive Producer
Koiji Shundoh Executive Producer
Ken Tsukakoshi Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Father of the Kamikaze
1. January 1942 [6:27]
2. Opening Credits [2:32]
3. The Pacific War [1:48]
4. October 1944 [5:57]
5. Ministry of the Navy [4:07]
6. Kodama Yoshio [1:56]
7. A Shrine in Fukuoka [1:39]
8. MacArthur Returns [:52]
9. Clark Field [1:41]
10. A New Strategy [2:01]
11. The Soldier's Opinions [4:10]
12. Seki Yukio [4:29]
13. Onishi's Speech [1:55]
14. Cebu Air Base [1:05]
15. A Fateful Song [1:54]
16. Sharing a Canteen [3:35]
17. The Leyte Gulf [5:53]
18. The Shikishima Squadron [5:14]
19. Results on the Mission [2:44]
20. More Suicide Attacks [7:04]
21. Onishi's Real War [3:07]
22. A Talk on the Beach [3:53]
23. April 1945 [3:17]
24. Onishi's Greatest Fear [5:20]
25. Borrowing a Plane [8:44]
26. May 1945 [5:43]
27. Japan's Options [6:44]
28. Cleaning up the Mainland [2:58]
29. Japan's Economy Crumbles [3:41]
30. Onishi and Kozono [3:08]
31. A Wedding [4:51]
32. Names of the Fallen [6:45]
33. June 1945 [8:18]
34. August 6th, August 9th [8:10]
35. Kozono's Statement [2:41]
36. August 12th - 13th [4:03]
37. August 14th [9:17]
38. Japan's Longest Day [8:17]
39. August 16th [7:00]
40. The Evening Primrose [7:30]
41. August 21st [1:01]
42. A Farewell Note [4:12]
43. August 26th [1:51]
44. Present-Day [4:00]
45. Onishi's Final Act [1:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Father of the Kamikaze
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   Chapters
   Subtitles
      Yellow Subtitles: Full Subtitles
      Yellow Subtitles: Dialogue Only
      White Subtitles: Full Subtitles
      White Subtitles: Dialogue Only
      Captions Only
      No Subtitles
   Extras
      Notes Index
         Koji Tsuruta Bio
         Japanese Military Personnel
         Program Notes
         The Legacy of the Kamikaze: Modern Suicide Attacks in the New American Century
         Profile and Motivation: Pathology, Idealism, and Religion
         Japanese Credits
      Images
         Color Images
         Black & White Images
         Original 1974 Movie Poster
      Interactive Map
         Manchuria
         Sakahalin Island
         Kurile Islands
         Iwojima
         Okinawa
         Southern Map
            Taiwan (Taiman Air Base)
            Saipan
            Tinian
            Yap
            Palau Islands
            Rabual
            Fort Lae
            Guadalcanal
            Port Moresby
            Philippenes
      Trailers
         Father of the Kamikaze: Trailer One
         Father of the Kamikaze: Trailer Two
         Japan's Longest Day
         Battle of Okinawa
      DVD Credits
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