Pearl Harbor Gift Set

Pearl Harbor Gift Set

5.0 2
     
 

Touchstone Pictures' big-budget summer historical epic Pearl Harbor is paired up with a National Geographic special on the making of the film in this special-release DVD set. The three-disc Pearl Harbor Gift Set includes the two-disc 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the film as well as the aforementioned, one-disc NationalSee more details below

Overview

Touchstone Pictures' big-budget summer historical epic Pearl Harbor is paired up with a National Geographic special on the making of the film in this special-release DVD set. The three-disc Pearl Harbor Gift Set includes the two-disc 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the film as well as the aforementioned, one-disc National Geographic Video: Pearl Harbor -- Beyond the Movie.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
As oversized and sleek as a vintage Cadillac, this sprawling World War II epic directed by action-specialist Michael Bay is an old-fashioned melodrama retrofitted with all the high-tech special effects money can buy -- think Saving Private Ryan crossed with Titanic. Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer always dish out disaster and mayhem with style, but in Pearl Harbor they also add a healthy helping of romance. The story, which unfolds in Hawaii as Japan prepares for its fateful attack on the American fleet, follows two young farm boys turned ace fighter pilots (Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett), who find their lifelong friendship challenged when they both fall in love with the same beautiful young nurse (Kate Beckinsale). The characters -- unfailingly earnest, sentimental, patriotic, and heroic -- are a deliberate throwback to an earlier, less complicated era of American moviemaking. "We may lose this battle, but we’re gonna win this war," says Alec Baldwin, portraying the famed airman Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle with definitive bombast. "You know why?" he asks, pointing to Affleck and Hartnett. "Because of them." Pearl Harbor is that kind of picture; and one with plenty of retro Hollywood glamour on display, too. The three stars -- Beckinsale, with her ruby-red lips and Veronica Lake hairdo; the young men, all broad shoulders and rippling muscles -- never look anything less than gorgeous, whether dodging bombs or posing in period bathing suits against surging surf. The high point of the film, of course, is the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and here Bay truly excels. State-of-the-art cinematography and effects make for a thrilling and harrowing extended sequence that plays like a mini disaster movie. It brings the horror of America’s first "Day of Infamy" vividly to life. Viewed in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, Pearl Harbor, for all its gloss, resonates and moves in ways that Bay and Bruckheimer probably never could have imagined when they made it.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
UPC:
0786936166460
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering]
Time:
3:02:00

Special Features

National Geographic documentary: Beyond The Movie: Pearl Harbor ; Journey To The Screen: The Making Of Pearl Harbor; a never-before-released Pearl Harbor newsreel; National Geographic 60th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Commemorative Map; DVD-ROM featured "Definitive Bibliography" with hyperlinks to the best Pearl Harbor websites on the Internet; The Army Nurse and Japanese Relocation Camps

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pearl Harbor
1. Tennessee, 1923 [:05]
2. The European War [:26]
3. Playing Chicken [4:10]
4. Looking For Trouble [:17]
5. Medical Examination [3:31]
6. A Nose For Champagne [2:20]
7. Pickup Lines [5:54]
8. Saying Goodbye [:03]
9. Flying Towards War [3:18]
10. Messages [3:14]
11. The Battle of Britain [7:41]
12. A Fight For Respect [3:29]
13. Remembrance [3:43]
14. Time to Move On [2:15]
15. Confusion [3:09]
16. Pearl Harbor at Sunset [:43]
17. Spine Tingling Feeling [2:55]
18. "I'm Alive" [4:11]
19. Fight at the Hula House [:34]
20. December 7th [4:54]
21. Hostility Imminent [1:43]
22. First Strike [2:05]
23. Aifrield Attack [:55]
24. A Call to Arms [:04]
25. Trapped [2:53]
26. Hospital Chaos [1:18]
27. Takeoff [1:46]
28. Airborne [4:22]
29. Shooting Back [4:20]
30. Aftermath [4:03]
31. Declaration of War [3:56]
Disc #2 -- Pearl Harbor
1. Retaliation [:05]
2. Flying Out [:26]
3. Mission Briefing [4:10]
4. Lightening the Load [:17]
5. Tip of the Sword [3:31]
6. Launch Now! [2:20]
7. The Enemy's Backyard [5:54]
8. Empty Tanks [:03]
9. Pinned Down [3:18]
10. Sacrifice [3:14]
11. Home [7:41]
12. Danny [3:29]
13. End Credits [3:43]
Disc #3 -- Pearl Harbor
1. Program Introduction [3:35]
2. Japan/U.S Relations [2:10]
3. The Eagle Squadron [5:52]
4. Yamamoto's Plan [3:16]
5. Code Breakers [5:00]
6. "A Complete Surprise" [3:42]
7. Sunday Morning [3:18]
8. Heroism [4:51]
9. American Pilots [3:14]
10. Courage and Carnage [4:28]
11. Striking Back: The Doolittle Raid [9:19]
12. A Look Back [3:27]
13. End Credits [:31]

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >