Tora! Tora! Tora! Finally coming to Blu-Ray in December

20th Century Fox just sent me the news that they’re finally bringing the classic war film, Tora! Tora! Tora!, onto the HD format. Releasing on December 6th to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack (which if you haven’t seen the movie, that’s what it’s about).  Here’s the release with the details:

Tora! Tora! Tora! Blu-ray book

Re-live the story of one of America’s darkest moments through superb visuals and a double sided narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The classic film TORA! TORA! TORA! comes to Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 6th. The winner of the 1970 Academy Award® for Best Special Effects TORA! TORA! TORA! was nominated for four more Oscars® including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound.  Experience TORA! TORA! TORA! through the superb visual quality of Blu-ray for the first time.

Starring Martin Balsam (All The President’s Men), James Whitmore (The Shawkshank Redemption), Jason Robards (All The President’s Men)andJoseph Cotton (The Third Man, Citizen Kane) TORA! TORA! TORA! showcases the attack on Pearl Harbor in dazzling detail.

The TORA! TORA! TORA! Blu-ray book includes the extended “Japanese Cut” containing 10 minutes of previously unreleased footage and rare photos from the Fox Archives – a collector’s dream.

Tora! Tora! Tora! Blu-ray: (Catalog #2273443 U.S. / Canada)
Street Date: December 6, 2011
Pre-book Date: November 9, 2011
Screen Format: 2.35:1 
Audio: English 4.0, French Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: Rating is G
Total Run Time: 145 Min

Like I said, it’s always awesome when classic films finally make the switch to the HD format.  This way they’ll be even better preserved for the generations to come.


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