Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo DVD

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$19.98
Heroic and True!
The top-secret World War II mission that sent America's hopes soaring.

Coaxing a hulking Mitchell B-25 into the sky from a short, 500-foot carrier runway on a bouncing sea is dangerous. Tougher still is doing it with a full bomb load. But for Lt. Col. James Doolittle (Spencer Tracy) and the crewmen of 16 B-25s, that just the start of the mission.

Academy Award-winning Best Special Effects recreate the squadron's low-altitude, "hedge-hopping" sweep over Japan in this suspenseful saga of the attack that bolstered U.S. morale during the bleak early days of the Pacific war. The intensive training, the daring bombing run, the subsequent forced landings in China and the perilous trek to safety: all the valiant touchstones of the true-life raid are captured in a beloved classic whose other stars include Van Johnson, Robert Walker and Robert Mitchum.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 138 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Cast: Spencer Tracy , Van Johnson , Robert Walker , Phyllis Thaxter , Scott McKay , Robert Mitchum , Don Defore , Stephen McNally , Louis Heydt , Leon Ames , Paul Langton
  • Genre: War
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Pete Smith Specialty Short Movie Pests
    Vintage Passing Parade Short A Lady Fights Back
    Classic Cartoon Bear Raid Warden
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1944

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4.9

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4.9

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  • Engaging characters (15)
  • Informative (11)
  • Original (10)
  • Great cinematography (8)

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5.0

Exceptional Acting

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  • Caused Further Research
  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
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    The story was engaging.

     
    5.0

    great war movie

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    from west linn, or

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      I love WWII movies, and this is another classic

       
      5.0

      Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

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      from Fleetwoos, NY

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      • Engaging Characters
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        The film was very entertaining. Action packed and very well performed.

         
        4.0

        Would recommend this to any friend OR ENEMY.

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        from Illinois

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        • High Production Value
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          Spencer Tracy an Johnson bring to life the courage, bravery, and sacrifice that the greatest generation showed. We need to be reminded by more pictures like this.

           
          5.0

          A true classic...

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          from Lebanon,Ohio

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            It is added to my personal video library. I have watched this film many times and wanterd to own it...

             
            5.0

            Great Movie

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            from Oklahoma City,Okla.

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              I just like the movie.

               
              5.0

              Gift

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              from New York, NY

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                Perfect gift for my husband.

                 
                5.0

                Great movie! Just as I remembered it.

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                from Huntsville, Texas

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                  A great addition to my collection on classic films.

                   
                  5.0

                  History made alive.

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                  from Kirkland, WA

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                    A great visual history lesson.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A top notch WWII movie.

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                    from Indianpolis, IN

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                      A dramataztion of the first Bombing of Japan in 1942 and the cooperation of different military arms to perform this objective. Also see "Destination Tokyo" the Navy's roll to get some of the intellegence before the bombing. Afterward, see "The Purple Heart" as this is the followup of the bombing. Japan thought it's Island Nation was inviolate - this attack proved them wrong.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Acting; Gripping Story

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                            Historical event portrayed with considerable Hollywood romance; however, Spencer Tracy is at his best as the leader of a marvelous cast to tell it all. It is difficult for us, in this day and age, to remember that China and the U.S. were allies. The Chinese cast was superb. I wish the young generation was exposed to these movies so they could realize that the Great Generation refers to freedom-loving people of a nationalities.

                             
                            5.0

                            Tracy, Van Johnson are among the best.

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                            from Allentown, PA

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                                Great acting, true, emotional.

                                 
                                5.0

                                i would watch this movie over and over

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                                from tulsa ok

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                                  have loved this movie sonce I was a pre-teen. I am 69 urs old and still feel the same

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  about true WW11 heroes

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                                  from st. petersburg, fl

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                                  • Engaging Characters
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                                  • Historical
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                                    The great thing about this movie is the history behind it. These are events not being taught in school. We should know our history a lot better.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GREAT FILM

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                                      GREAT FOR HISTORY LESSON FOR KIDS

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      great

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                                        great to review or learn history and a relaxing experience.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Heroic and true epic of World War II.

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                                          I was alive when World War II started in 1941 and thought this was an excellent film.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          great classic ww 2 movie

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                                              great film about world war two starring several future movie stars. shows the persevernece of the united states as a whole and also the individual, as evidenced in van johnson's character.

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Classic Adventure of an Historical Event

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                                                Great story of Dolittle and his men on their historic flight to turn the war. Absorbing story and realistic special effects for the day. I saw one of these B25's at a museum and it's amazing they got off the aircraft runway and accomplished their goal. This movie is a must see.

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Excellent story of Doolittle's raid

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                                                  A great true story with great actors

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