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Windtalkers

 

USA 2002, 134 minutes
Dir. John Woo
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Action/Adventure / War

Topics: Period 1940s.

 

Aroview: Based on a little-known chapter of WWII – the use by the US army of Navajo Indians for their ‘unbreakable’ language to help win various battles in the Pacific.

A strange mix of Nic Cage histrionics, hurricane-level battle-scenes and dir. Woo’s windy sentiments about unrequited buddy-dom. In some ways more honest than others of its ilk (WE WERE SOLDIERS), but essentially an opportunity for a pounding depiction of the Battle of Saipan.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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