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Sands Of Iwo Jima / Flying Tigers


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SANDS OF IWO JIMA - John Wayne catapulted from Hollywood leading man to All-American hero with his Oscar-nominated performance as Sgt. Sryker, a hard-nosed Marine sergeant who must mold a company of raw recruits into a combat-ready fighting machine. Feared by many and hated by all, Stryker's training is soon put to the test in a full-scale assault against the Japanese on Iwo Jima - an infamous battle that will live forever in one of cinema's most famous scenes, the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi. FLYING TIGERS - They were the terror of the sky, a small daring band of American mercenaries who soared into battle against the Japanese in defense of China's freedom. They were aces, adventurers and heroes, America's hottest fighter pilots - THE FLYING TIGERS! Possessing unmatched skill and bravery, Jim Gordon (John Wayne), the Tigers' commander, is the top gun of China's skies. But he faces a battle on the ground when his good friend Woody Jason is suspected of recklessly causing the death of a fellow pilot and is accused of stealing Jim's fiancee. Jim's fight to retain his respect for Woody while maintaining the solidarity of his pilots is an explosive battle of courage and heroism that lights up the sky with action!

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  • Actors: John Wayne, John Agar, John Carroll, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker
  • Directors: Allan Dwan, David Miller
  • Writers: Barry Trivers, Harry Brown, James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet
  • Producers: Edmund Grainger
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
  • Run Time: 210 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N4SHW6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,445 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sands Of Iwo Jima / Flying Tigers" on IMDb

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One of the finest films made!
Ralph Richards
This being a double feature with Flying Tigers makes it even better.
Rebecca Rinard
It's great to be able to get DVDs of these old classics.
David L. Kline

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Lee Taylor VINE VOICE on March 4, 2007
This is really great, a double feature of John Wayne's World War II classics. Both of these movies are favorites of mine and have a common theme. John Wayne is the the leader trying to develop the men of his command. Flying Tigers is the hotshot fighter pilot movie. Can John Wayne tame a hotshot pilot who is out for his own glory? John Carroll is great as the flamboyant hot shot who learns his lesson the hard way, at the cost of another's life. Sands of Iwo Jima is a classic that way an Oscar nomination for Wayne. Can he reach the son of an officer and friend? Can he find a way to make John Agar grow up? This features used actual footage to add to the realism. This is a bargain, get it now!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Webb on June 17, 2008
John Wayne's best of the best war movies, Sands Of Iwo Jima, Flying Tigers, showcase the Duke at his take charge military best. Sands Of Iwo Jima, a prime example of fighting men in action, featuring real World War II footage, and as you're watching this film you think about joining the Marines, when they're raising the American Flag on top of Mt. Suribachi. John Wayne was nominated for an Oscar for the role of Sgt. Stryker, the tough no-nonsense Sgt...Flying Tigers, another piece of war history- U.S.A. aiding China against Japan, in which World War II started shortly afterwards, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The basic scenario-The Duke is Gordon in command of this independent flying unit of expert gung-ho pilots playing it for keeps, always keeping tabs on their daily Zero kills. This Republic Pictures dvd is remastered, black and white like the original films at a reasonable price, can't beat two John Wayne classic war films on one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert T. Lukomski on July 7, 2008
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Easily two of Wayne's finest films. If you like John Wayne, you should buy this 2-DVD set. The film quality is great, very clear. There are 2 separate DVDs in one case. Both films are very entertaining on a few levels. The storyline/plot is interesting and causes the viewer to want to find out how it concludes, the characters are multi-facetted and believeable, and the action scenes in both films are very well done. I heard that they used actual WWII combat footage for some parts of the Sands of Iwo Jima, but I can't confirm if this is correct. Often you'll see companies putting one great film packaged with a not so great film, but in this case, both movies in the set are winners. You can't go wrong with this 2-DVD set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin D. Bolgar on June 18, 2012
First a great value , for two good war movies.
They Were Expendble is the better (more memorable) film of the two.

It is my understanding that PT's did not sink any war ships during WWII.
A fib in this film that omitted would have told the better story.
I think the film is too long and that director John Ford really
beat the theme of expendabilty to a fine mash.
Flying Leathernecks is a good war movie, plenty of action,
and inteligently left the romance on the home front unlike another film I
recently purchased, The Hunters.

PS One reviewer complained of getting only one disk, the product description lists two.There is one movie on each side of my one disk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Worldhit1 on May 24, 2010
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This is the corp at it's best! Anyone that see's this film will watch it over and over again. John Wayne did more for America and it young men back then. On other person and or film shown what The Marine Corp is about. We place God 1st Country 2nd And our live last! American's watch this film and maybe you can see what they Died for! Most americans forget why we have such a diverse country---FREEDOM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael D. Wilbanks on May 17, 2009
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What more can I say? A must have for any serious fan of the "Duke". Excellent war footage mixed in with studio footage. You almost feel as if you were right there during shooting.
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In Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne plays Sgt. Stryker, a tough, mean instructor who takes a collection of recruits and is ordered to make them combat ready. Among the trainees is John Agar who plays the son of Wayne's former dead commander. Wayne's idea of the commander was that he was the greatest Marine to ever exist and the son a sorry excuse for a Marine. In between their days of training the movie focuses on the soldiers as they drink, fall in love, and fight. They take part in the battles of Tarawa which has excellent scenes of combat with some being real and includes the only piece of actual combat film of Japanese soldiers in combat against Marines. Finally Agar and Wayne come to an understanding and Agar finds he is more like his father than he thought.
Flying Tigers is strictly make believe, but based on the famous Flying Tiger squadron of American mercenary pilots fighting for China before the U.S. entry into the war. Wayne plays the commander of this collection of patriots, get rich quick, egomanaics, and flers for the honor of flying pilots. At the same time he is having a relationship with a nurse. The film was made during the war and was strictly for propoganda, but has excellent combat footage and a fair story line.
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By Ralph Richards on December 14, 2011
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One of the finest films made! This definately beats anything that has been put out today. It gives the definate air of being there as our men hit The sulfur island of Iwo jima. John Wayne was spectacular. This is still a must see. If you have seen "Flags of Our Fathers" and liked it, then you will love Sands of Iwo Jima.
I got this item in a timely manner as always with Amazon and would always trust them to send the item that was discribed. five stars on the quality of movie, five stars on the delivery and five stars all they way around!
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