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Title Windtalkers [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents a Lion Rock production ; a John Woo film ; produced by John Woo [and others] ; written by John Rice & Joe Batteer ; directed by John Woo

Publ Info Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition Director's edition
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT D743.23 .W56 2003    AVAILABLE
 Salve Videos  PN1997.W5588 2003 DVD  Discs 1&2    DUE 09-11-14
 Salve Videos  PN1997.W5588 2003 DVD  Disc 3    DUE 09-11-14
Descript 3 videodiscs (approximately 153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Note Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
Contents Disc 1: Feature film: director's cut with over 20 minutes of new footage -- Disc 2: Beyond the story: explore the true story of Navajo Code Talkers and retrace their journey from Marine recruits to decorated heroes -- Disc 3: Behind the scenes: get an inside look at the making of this epic adventure-- from the actors' rigorous training to the filmmakers' sweeping battle recreations
Note Special features: Disc 1: Personal on-camera introduction by John Woo; 3 feature-length audio commentary tracks: "Behind the scenes" with filmmakers John Woo and Terence Chang, "In the trenches" with actors Nicholas Cage and Christian Slater, "Navajo insights" with actor Roger Willie and Navajo consultant Albert Smith; original theatrical trailers ; Disc 2: Historical documentary "The Code Talkers: a secret code of honor"; WWII tribute piece "American heroes: a tribute to Navajo Code Talkers"; "The music of Windtalkers" featurette ; Disc 3: Battle sequence multi-view of four key action scenes; four fly-on-the-set scene diaries; "Actors' boot camp" featurette; behind-the-scenes photo gallery; John Woo biography pages
Director of photography, Jeffrey Kimball ; editors, Steven Kemper, Tom Rolf ; music, James Horner ; production designer, Holger Gross ; special make up effects, Kevin Yagher
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1, 16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround, NTSC
English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby stereo. surround) dialogue, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned
Nicholas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt, Martin Henderson, Roger Willie, Frances O'Connor, Christian Slater
MPAA rating: R, for pervasive graphic war violence and for language
A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is the one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy
LC subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean -- Drama
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Drama
Indian code talkers -- Drama
Navajo Indians -- Drama
Cryptography -- Drama
United States. Marine Corps. -- Drama
Feature films. lcgft
War films. lcgft
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Woo, John, 1948-
Rice, John
Batteer, Joseph
Cage, Nicolas, 1965-
Beach, Adam, 1972-
Stormare, Peter
Emmerich, Noah
Ruffalo, Mark
Van Holt, Brian, 1969-
Henderson, Martin, 1974-
Willie, Roger, 1964-
O'Connor, Frances, 1967-
Slater, Christian
Lion Rock (Firm)
MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Alt Title Wind talkers
Beyond the story
Behind the scenes
ISBN 0792855698
ISBN/ISSN 027616885739
Music # 1004522