Midway

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • UPC: 025192112041
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 9,405

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Capt. Matt Garth
Henry Fonda Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
James Coburn Capt. Vinton Maddox
Glenn Ford Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance
Hal Holbrook Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
Toshiro Mifune Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Robert Mitchum Adm. William F. Halsey
Robert Wagner Lt. Cmdr. Ernest L. Blake
Christina Kokubo Haruko Sakura
Monte Markham Cmdr. Max Leslie
Kevin Dobson Ensign George Gay
Glenn Corbett Lt. Cmdr. John Waldron
Gregory Walcott Capt. Elliott Buckmaster
Phillip Richard Allen
Dabney Coleman Capt. Murray Arnold
Larry Csonka Cmdr. Delaney
Erik Estrada
John Fujioka
James Ingersoll
Dale Ishimoto Vice Adm. Moshiro Hosogaya
Robert Ito
Steve Kanaly
Lloyd Kino
Clyde Kusatsu
David Macklin
Kip Niven
Bennett Ohta
Dennis Rucker Ens. Mansen
Tom Selleck
Sab Shimono
Conrad Yama Adm. Nobutake Kondo
Michael Richardson
Kurt Grayson
Cliff Robertson Cmdr. Carl Jessop
Robert Webber Rear Adm. Frank J. "Jack" Fletcher
Ed Nelson Adm. Harry Pearson
James Shigeta Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo
Biff McGuire Capt. Miles Browning
Christopher George Lt. Cmdr. C. Wade McClusky
Edward Albert Lt. Tom Garth
Yuki Shimoda
Seth Sakai
Alfie Wise
Beeson Carroll
John Bennett Perry
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Richard Hashimoto Asst. Director
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Jack McMasters Special Effects
Walter Mirisch Producer
Leonard Peterson Sound/Sound Designer
Donald S. Sanford Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Jr. Cinematographer
Robert Swink Editor
Walter Tyler Art Director
Frank J. Urioste Editor
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    INCOMPLETE MOVIE VERSION

    Would give it 5 stars if the whole thing were there!!! Certainly a turning point in the war in the Pacific, Midway was a monumental battle that is inspiring to all those who study history. The movie does a very good job of accurately depicting most of the battle scenes and superb performances by the likes of Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford, and of course, Charlton Heston, make this a real keeper for the video library. The DVD bosts bonus scenes from the network television version, but buyer beware! You may be familiar with the network version that is, in fact, the full length movie. This DVD or VHS that is 2 hrs, 12 min is NOT the full movie! It is missing approximately 45 minutes of scenes showing the Battle of the Coral Sea which happened about 3 weeks before Midway that ARE in some versions. I have written the movie producers twice complaining about it, but alas, I, like you, am a peon who is ignored. I was even dumb enough to buy it on DVD and VHS thinking I would get the whole thing. Wrong! If enough people would write and DEMAND the full version of the movie (which I have recorded from network TV, so I KNOW it exists), maybe they would make it! ??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Terrific Historical movie

    This movie is the perfect way to watch history

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Battle of Midway-1970's Hollywood Style

    The battle of Midway was an important turning point in the Pacific during World War II. There was enough human drama to go round, without having a contrived love story taking up precious flim. The internment of Japanese-Americans was a horrible blight in American history. The love story between the navy flier (Edward Albert) and the Japanese-American woman (Christina Kokubo), could have been made into its own feature film. The movie barely scratches at the loss of an entire navy torpedo squadron based off the USS Hornet, and the effect that had. Other film flubs are the use of documentary footage shot during World War II, spliced in with footage taken from the movie "Tora Tora Tora". To me if your going to make a film on war, any war it has to be visually and historically accurate. The footage shot to represent Midway Island, looked like 100 feet of California beach. That was suppose to represent all of Midway Island. As for the performances, Charlton Heston's over the top performance is what you would expect from him. Henry Fonda's performance as Admiral Nimitz was very good, and enjoyable to watch. The other actors, seemed a little stiff in their performances (some had very little dialogue). If you do not know anything about the battle of Midway, this would be a good starting point, but I suggest reading about it and also look for documentaries about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2001

    Great film of an important point of WW II

    This is a wonderfully done film about a key point of World War II,and the all star cast makes it better.Without any big push for special effects or rush of story,this film puts the battles of Coral Sea and Midway on the screen in a great way.There is an important ''plot'' to follow(being the factual events) and it is done right.The sideline stories of a love relationship and family members being in the navy together were widespread in wartime back in the 1940's,but the true meaning of the battles is what really wins out.Charlton Heston and the rest of the cast deliver excellent performances and live up to the storyline(and history).The film is longer than a regular theatrical release,but that gives it the right amount of time to present as many details as possible.A great film for any World War II historian,any war buff,any history archivist,any fan of the cast,or anyone who wants to sit back and watch a true classic.We all knew the ending,but how it got to that point is something to respect and this picture does that.A great job.

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