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Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
A combo effort with Red Sun, Black Sand

16 August 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Warner Bros

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In an unusual move, Warner Brothers has combined trailer footage from both of Clint Eastwood’s Iwo Jima movies into one big reel.

If you head on over here to Warners’ Japan site, you’ll be able to check out the trailer, which features material from both Flags Of Our Fathers, Clint’s look at the American side of the battle for the crucial island during World War II and Red Sun, Black Sand, which tells the story of how the Japanese defended the place for 40 days. Red Sun, by the way, might be changing its name to Letters From Iwo Jima, though there's no word on whether that's just for Japan or everywhere.

With the likes of Neal McDonough, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker and Jesse Bradford in Flags and Red Sun featuring Ken Watanabe as real-life general Tadamichi, both films look to be the sort of epic drama that gets award voters hot under the collar. We’ll all know for sure once Flags arrives in cinemas this December.

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RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: Bobby197]I'm humble enough and noble enough to accept when some one has beaten me..I concede. But I did read it in a Japanese newspaper (in Japanese) albeit one with nationalistic leanings. Well if you're in Japan I'm rather envious because that means you'll be getting to see both movies before UK audiences do (likely US audiences as well). Btw, the US trailer for Flags Of Our Fathers debuts in US cinemas and online tomorrow for just three days exclusively at military.com. More

Posted by cold lands at 21:30 on 07 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: cold lands L: Bobby1975 L: cold lands L: Bobby197 So when Clint Eastwood came to Japan he visited with the Gov. Tokyo, one Mr. Ishihara, a staunch nationalist with an insane hate for the Chinese and Koreans, so Clint promised mr.Ishihara that he would not portray the Japanese army negatively..so expect shit loads of soft lighting and camera angles to make Tojo's boys look extra noble. Eastwood didn't say any such thing. Ishihara asked him to respect the war sites on Iwo Jim More

Posted by Bobby1975 at 17:19 on 01 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers
I'm very excited by this film and it's sister film Red Sun, Black Sand and can't help but think this is a very bold step for Eastwood.   I'm expecting Flags Of Our Fathers to be very brutal in its visuals as we've come to expect from war films ever since Spielberg all shell shocked us with Saving Private Ryan but rather than being another by the numbers war film or even a recruitment film (like John Wayne's Sands of Iwo Jima used as a propaganda piece by the Marine Corp during Vietnam) More

Posted by Timon at 17:17 on 01 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: Bobby1975 L: cold lands L: Bobby197 So when Clint Eastwood came to Japan he visited with the Gov. Tokyo, one Mr. Ishihara, a staunch nationalist with an insane hate for the Chinese and Koreans, so Clint promised mr.Ishihara that he would not portray the Japanese army negatively..so expect shit loads of soft lighting and camera angles to make Tojo's boys look extra noble. Eastwood didn't say any such thing. Ishihara asked him to respect the war sites on Iwo Jima which is where scenes More

Posted by cold lands at 16:05 on 01 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
Yet Another War Is Hell Movie?     Yes I agree. We havent had enough "War Is Quite Fluffy and Lully Really Isnt It, In Fact It's A Chance To Travel The World And Play Tricks On Your Commerades While Laughing And Eating Ice Cream On The Beach At Weymouth" movies.   Idiot. More

Posted by UTB at 10:51 on 01 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: cold lands L: Bobby197 So when Clint Eastwood came to Japan he visited with the Gov. Tokyo, one Mr. Ishihara, a staunch nationalist with an insane hate for the Chinese and Koreans, so Clint promised mr.Ishihara that he would not portray the Japanese army negatively..so expect shit loads of soft lighting and camera angles to make Tojo's boys look extra noble. Eastwood didn't say any such thing. Ishihara asked him to respect the war sites on Iwo Jima which is where scenes for both More

Posted by Bobby1975 at 09:24 on 01 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: Bobby197 So when Clint Eastwood came to Japan he visited with the Gov. Tokyo, one Mr. Ishihara, a staunch nationalist with an insane hate for the Chinese and Koreans, so Clint promised mr.Ishihara that he would not portray the Japanese army negatively..so expect shit loads of soft lighting and camera angles to make Tojo's boys look extra noble. Eastwood didn't say any such thing. Ishihara asked him to respect the war sites on Iwo Jima which is where scenes for both movies were shot. Pleas More

Posted by cold lands at 17:24 on 31 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
I'm gonna get political on ya'll for a sec. I'm a Brit that lives in Japan and I have to say it never ceases to amaze me how little Japanese people know about WWII. There is continuing controversy between Korea,China and Japan about what Japan puts in their history books for children. Many people under the age of forty here know little about what the Japanese army did in Asia, the reason being, in their school history books they write such things as 'Japan went into to Manchuria and South East More

Posted by Bobby1975 at 16:00 on 31 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
i know where your coming from,but i never stated that i wanted and americanised brit movie,thats your presumption!there are plenty of british directors that are up to the job.i was thinking mabey Neil Marshal of dog soliders fame and the excellent decent would do a splendid job,after all we don't need hollywood to make a good horror movie do we?or what of ridley scott(alien,thelma and louise,kingdom of heaven and a little known war flick served by the name of BLACK HAWK DOWN)who the americans s More

Posted by danbo1138 at 22:17 on 30 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: danbo1138 looks pretty impressive,although is'nt it about time to give the brits a go in a decent war movie??world war two(yes we were in that)falklands,or mabey a gulf war flick???ote] I'm all for that but tales of British heroism shouldn't be Hollywood's responsibility (if that's what you're implying). These are our stories, from our culture and we should be the ones making them. If we don't we've got nobody to blame but ourselves. The hypocritical 'criticisms' of Private Ryanini More

Posted by cold lands at 18:27 on 30 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
agreed,i want to see an S.A.S movie perhaps set in afganistan or summat that would be cool,after all they are the best More

Posted by danbo1138 at 23:58 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: danbo1138 looks pretty impressive,although is'nt it about time to give the brits a go in a decent war movie??world war two(yes we were in that)falklands,or mabey a gulf war flick???ote] I totally agree with you.It's about time the Brits were celebrated as heroes in war movies again.I think it was /b]who suggested a new Of Britainon some other thread,that would be great,or ein overdue... More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 23:30 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
looks pretty impressive,although is'nt it about time to give the brits a go in a decent war movie??world war two(yes we were in that)falklands,or mabey a gulf war flick??? More

Posted by danbo1138 at 22:48 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
  Thanks Mr C.I did not mean it to be as strong as it was but I find that lump "everyone in the same basket" log mentally highly inflammatory and dangerous. Broad statements like that start conflicts but do not resolve them. The arguement was pitifully weak-if you wish to go for an industry that makes billions out of the death of human beings try the Arms manufacturers.I'm sure the person concerned will find somebody there to listen to his constructive opinion,he can even start a More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 21:58 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
L: Dances with Weasels     Well I'd rather watch a war movie than be in one. Believe me. My father, who never went to the cinema but went to war as an eighteen year old asked me if he could watch  "Saving Private Ryan." He was not on the landings but was in the glider assaults.He fought for six months before being shot several times in the legs and then was saved from bleeding to death by German medics who bandaged him and left him under a tree with More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 20:42 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Another War is Hell movie?!
    Well I'd rather watch a war movie than be in one. Believe me. My father, who never went to the cinema but went to war as an eighteen year old asked me if he could watch  "Saving Private Ryan." He was not on the landings but was in the glider assaults.He fought for six months before being shot several times in the legs and then was saved from bleeding to death by German medics who bandaged him and left him under a tree with a packet of cigarettes.He co More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 13:33 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
Very impressive.Spielberg has a lot to answer for after Saving Private Ryan though,as this is yet another bleach-bypass,washed-out War movie.A minor quibble though,and Eastwood is on fire these days.Should be a humdinger. More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 12:36 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
L: Mozza Pretty impressive.  Is there a plan to release them both at the same time or something? hey plan to release them within a month of each other. More

Posted by Phil_the_korpse at 21:28 on 19 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
Pretty impressive.  Is there a plan to release them both at the same time or something? More

Posted by Mozza at 15:13 on 17 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
ery visually impressive and your description of the book sounds like this could be film of the year. More

Posted by Dave B at 13:30 on 17 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Flags Of Our Fathers Gets A Trailer
Looks extremely impressive and having read the book I know full well that i] is a combat movie in the manner of Private Ryanactually an incredibly grim and harrowing account of how three men became caught up in the patriotic mythology surrounding the famous photo of the flag-raising and how that affected their lives. It's about the anguish felt by the survivors of Iwo Jima and how that can only be understood by other soldiers and the unbridgeable gulf between the horrific reality they experien More

Posted by cold lands at 00:12 on 17 August 2006 | Report This Post

Another War is Hell movie?!
Well they'll keep making them until our society is shaken out of apathy and actually realises what Hell has been unleashed upon the world and does something about it, rather than simply switch off the news because it puts them off their dinner. On the other hand, if war is so terrible, why don't these multi-billion dollar studios do something practical instead of making films about such tragic events? Hotel Rwanada, Pearl Harbour, Syriana, Apocalypse Now and all that other stuff- yes I lum More

Posted by DGE Fuller at 18:46 on 16 August 2006 | Report This Post

Yet ANOTHER "War is hell" movie
There have been far too many "war is hell" films since Saving Private Ryan.....we KNOW war is hell, its been drilled into us so often by hacks who've never experienced it. Its just getting boring now. More

Posted by oki9Sedo at 17:40 on 16 August 2006 | Report This Post

WOW!
Looks simply amazing! I can't wait for another piece of Clint masterpiece! More

Posted by CloneWarGeneral at 11:28 on 16 August 2006 | Report This Post

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