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THIS IS A STAGGERINGLY GREAT FILM: 5-STARS AREN'T ENOUGH
on February 18, 2013
... This amazing film richly deserves more stars. John Woo produced; very aspect,superb. Seems he put more into this film than all his other box office sensations. Actors are right-on, cinematography stunning, all emotions hit viewers hearts and minds. It's the most authentic film I've EVER seen. (M'wife and I collect and study film; so far, over 4,000!).
Writing is perfect, though there're few words (subtitles, all else in original languages) to tell this huge story (the adage 'Less is More' pertains) I've seen Warriors of the Rainbow five times and each time I find more to see, study and feel. I'm sure I will see it again and again.
This reviews the short DVD version is fine. But BluRay is the best way to see it. There are 5-6 versions - go for the longest time you can find, about 4.5 hours. No padded extensions, legitimate details on characterizations, motivations and plot concepts.
Acting is inspired and intense. Actors seem real indigenous natives or Japanese soldiers.
Please see this movie. You'll finish WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW raving its praises too.
Simply said (finally) it's the greatest movie I've ever seen.