"Pearl Harbor" brings history to life in this epic motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer that became a worldwide blockbuster hit when it was released in 2001. This two-disc set features realistic sound effects and stunning visuals that make viewers feel as if they are sitting right in the middle of one of America's greatest tragedies. Based on the real-life catastrophe that hit an American naval base in Hawaii, this drama centers on the U.S. entrance into World War II through the eyes of a lovely nurse and two young pilots who have been best friends since childhood. Director Michael Bay fills "Pearl Harbor" with memorable scenes, including his epic, 30-minute action sequence of the base's destruction to the desperate love triangle that develops between the three main characters. Starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jon Voight, and Mako, this historical drama pulls viewers into the horror of that day of infamy. This two-disc set include widescreen formatting, closed captioning, Dolby Digital surround sound, and a plethora of bonus and behind-the-scenes features. "Pearl Harbor" is 183 minutes long and is rated PG-13 for the strong war themes and mature romance scenes., Director Michael Bay (ARMAGEDDON, THE ROCK) uses a tragic romantic triangle to set the stage for the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in this epic tale of love, loss, and patriotism. When Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale), a beautiful Navy nurse, meets dashing ace Army fighter pilot Rafe (Ben Affleck), the two fall madly in love, only to be separated abruptly when he is called upon to help fight the war in Europe. Unforeseen circumstances lead Evelyn into the arms of Danny (Josh Hartnett), another fighter pilot and Rafe's best friend since childhood. In the meantime, the Japanese military is planning the surprise early morning raid on Hawaii that will pull the United States into World War II. Spectacular special effects vividly recreate the attack in devastating detail as bombs explode, torpedoes shoot through the water, and bullets fly, shaking tranquil Pearl Harbor to its core. Bay deftly captures the patriotism and the loss of innocence of the young men and women who were suddenly thrust into the war. Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin and Mako also star in this tribute to both the fallen and the survivors of one of the most horrific tragedies ever to occur on American soil.
- Edition: Widescreen; 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
- Film Country: USA
- Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound, THX Sound
- UPC: 786936164282
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"...The aerial combat is thrillingly executed, and Mr. Bay has clearly mastered some tricky war-picture techniques..."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (05/25/2001)
"...Bay's staging is spectacular but also honorable in its scary, hurtling exactitude..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (06/01/2001)
"...A blockbuster entertainment that has passion, valor and tremendous action..."
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas (05/25/2001)
"...Featuring an excellent turn by Jon Voight....It's an extravaganza worth seeing..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (05/25/2001)
"...The film combines razzle-dazzle pyrotechnics with high-grade visual effects..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (05/28/2001)