Japan's War in Colour DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 151 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Cast: Brian Cox
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    The Last Bomb 35-minute U.S. Government Film
    Exclusive color footage of atomic bomb devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Restoring Film - The complex process of returning film to its original quality
    The Power of Sound Documentary on composer Chris Elliot
    Interactive Maps and Photo Stills Gallery
    Diary of a Japanese Soldier
    Photo Gallery
  • Release Date: 2003
It has been widely assumed that the Japanese made no color films before the arrival of American forces in 1945. In recent years, however, scholars have discovered rare color footage from Japan dating back to 1931. This enlightening documentary offers a new perspective on Japanese culture, featuring footage from Manchuria in the early 1930s, domestic Japanese scenes in the years leading up to war, and films of the brutal occupation of Shanghai in 1941. The special features presented here include excerpts from the diary of a Japanese soldier, color shots of the devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and much more.
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