Midway - Collector's Edition (1976)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Edward Albert
James Coburn Capt. Vinton Maddox
Henry Fonda Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Glenn Ford Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance
Charlton Heston Capt. Matt Garth
Hal Holbrook Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
Christina Kokubo Haruko Sakura
Monte Markham Cmdr. Max Leslie
Toshiro Mifune Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Robert Mitchum Adm. William F. Halsey
Ed Nelson
Robert Wagner Lt. Cmdr. Ernest L. Blake
Movie Details
Genre War
Director Jack Smight
Producer Walter Mirisch
Writer Donald S. Sanford
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 132 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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 marriage 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. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192122026
Chapters 18
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles Arabic; Danish; Dutch; English; English for the hearing impaired; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Italian; Norwegian; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen