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Telling the story of the famous WWII battle from a Japanese perspective, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is a companion piece to his own Flags of our Fathers. And, to a certain degree, it's a better film.
I have to ask myself: If "Flags of our Fathers" was supposed to be an indictment of the media for helping the Iraq war along, then is this film comparing the Japanese that bombed us at Pearl Harbor to the Fundamentalist Muslims that attacked the Trade Cen
Along with Eastwood's comments, talking among other things about the difference between US and Japanese soldiers, the special edition contains A&E's excellent docu, Heroes of Iwo Jima, narrated by Gene Hackman, about the photograph and its aftermath.
The second disc on the DVD includes two great featurettes one on the characters in the film and the other a look at how Eastwood made the film happen with the key players involved and directing a cast in a foreign language.