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Back to 1942 [Blu-ray]
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If you do not like reading subtitles, STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOVIE. THIS IS A MOVIE YOU MUST READ, UNLESS YOU SPEAK CHINESE. It is 2-1/2 hours long, so watching it and reading it at the same time is challenging at times and I did pause the disc and go back a few times just to catch everything - there are many scenes where incredible scenes are unfolding but you're busy reading the text so you can't fully appreciate what's going on. I personally don't mind doing that, but if it bothers you, then that's something to consider.
The story is just what people have said, so I'll not rehash that - it is a horrifying and tragic chapter of WWII history that has been completely glossed over and forgotten, but perhaps thanks to this remarkable film, it will get some long overdue attention. The roles played by Adrien and Tim Robins are bit parts, so their contribution to the movie is minimal, which is also great for me, personally, because I don't particularly care for either of them. Anybody could've played their parts and the movie would've been just as good - the Chinese characters carry this film and they are OUTSTANDING.
The CG work on the aerial attack scenes is slightly sub-par compared to most modern movies and has a bit of a video game look to it, but I've seen much worse - and that is the only thing I can even halfway criticize this film for.Read more ›
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Only watched about 15 minutes of it....just didn't like how it was directed story told. Don't recommend it.Published 19 days ago by Larry D
A very good presentation of the evil a government can do to its own people. This travesty did not need to happen! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip H. Ness
Movie was good, price from Amazon was good as well. You cannot beat Amazon prime! Back to the movie I did not know as much about the history of China during WWII. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James. Backus
This is an historical-biographical movie about events in China early in 1942 and was made by and for, and will be of actual interest to, or understood solely by the Chinese people. Read morePublished 6 months ago by derck a. gordon
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