Japan's War in Colour

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Overview

Using rare and, in some cases, never before seen color footage, this documentary examines World War II from the perspective of the Japanese. The film also utilizes original letters and diary entries written by Japanese soldiers and civilians during the war. Japan's War in Color looks to present both the innocent and the guilty parties involved in what was culturally touted as a Holy War, and examine the effect it had on all of their lives.
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Overview

Using rare and, in some cases, never before seen color footage, this documentary examines World War II from the perspective of the Japanese. The film also utilizes original letters and diary entries written by Japanese soldiers and civilians during the war. Japan's War in Color looks to present both the innocent and the guilty parties involved in what was culturally touted as a Holy War, and examine the effect it had on all of their lives.
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Special Features

The last bomb-a 35 minute U.S. government film, which includes reconstruction and original colour footage.; Exclusive colour footage showing the battle for Iwo Jima, the devastation caused to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the dropping of atomic bombs, and scenes from post-war Japan. ; Restoring film- a segment illustrating the complex process to restore film to its original quality.; The Power of Sound - a piece on composer Chris Elliott with extras revealing the importance of sound and a sample of five original Chris Elliott tracks.; Interactive maps.; The diary of a Japanese soldier; A photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 603497047321
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Rhino Theatrical
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,513

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Cox Voice Only
Technical Credits
David Batty Producer
Stewart Binns Executive Producer
Richard Clemmow Executive Producer
Chris Elliott Songwriter
Steve R. Moore Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Japan's War
1. Pre-Titles Sequence [2:04]
2. The March of Militarism [9:01]
3. War In China [9:46]
4. A Nation At War [4:17]
5. Total War [10:59]
6. The Turning Point [1:49]
7. The Home Front [2:35]
8. No Surrender [7:19]
9. Atrocities [2:08]
10. Kamikaze [5:35]
11. Okinawa [8:29]
12. Japan Under Seige [4:08]
13. Final Defeat [7:06]
14. Prisoners Of War [2:19]
15. The Start Of The Occupation [6:23]
16. The Aftermath [10:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Japan's War
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Extra Features
      The Last Bomb
         Play
      Montages
         Iwo Jima
         After The Bombs
         Post-War Japan
      Restoring Colour Film
         Play Restoration Montage
         Multi-Angle Comparison
      Stills Library
      Diary Extract
         Read Diary
      Maps
         Pre War
         1942
         March 1944
         October 1944
         August 1945
         Key Places
      The Power Of Sound
         Chris Elliott Biography
         The Power Of Music
            Saipan Sequence
               Play Saipan Sequence
            Kamikaze Sequence
               Play Kamikaze Sequence
         Music Samples
            Farm Workers
            Build to War
            Gearing Up
            Midway
            Nagasaki
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles for deaf and hearing impaired: Turn On
      English subtitles for deaf and hearing impaired: Switch Off
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