Tora! Tora! Tora!

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill it with resolve.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )

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Tora! Tora! Tora! is the way movies should be. It is probably one of the best World War 2 movies along side Das Boot. The movie shows the attack on Pearl Harbor from both sides of the coin. We follow the Japanese navy as it puts the political pieces in play, prepares to strike and finally as it attacks in one of the largest surprise attacks of all time. We see heros battle bureaucracy as America tries to prepare for such a strike but ultimately fails. Still, heros are born out of this fire and only with the strength of resolve was America able to win in the largest war of all time. The DVD does an excellent job with a 16x9 enhanced picture and remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There were no extras, but the quality of the movie more than makes up for it. At 144 minutes, this isn't a short movie, but while I normally find myself spanning movies over a couple of nights, I watched this from beginning to end. It is easily one of the best movies I have ever seen. Do not miss it.