Windtalkers (2002) (Blu-ray)

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) pervasive graphic war violence, and language

Overview

WINDTALKERS begins quietly--with widescreen aerial shots of clouds that gradually clear to reveal the beautiful mesas of Monument Valley. A bus collects Navajo volunteers Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) and Charlie Whitehorse (Roger Willie). It's 1943, and the U.S. has developed an indecipherable secret military code based on the Navajo language. Yahzee and Whitehorse are to be trained as code talkers.

Then John Woo's Pacific war film erupts into violence, with a savage battle that has one survivor, Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage). Badly wounded and feeling guilty at the loss of his companions, Joe recuperates in Hawaii where he is helped by a sympathetic nurse (Frances O'Connor). Joe disguises his hearing loss and he is promoted as Yahzee's battlefield bodyguard. Ordered to "protect the code at all times," Joe must prevent Yahzee from being captured. At first, Yahzee and Whitehorse, whose bodyguard is Ox Henderson (Christian Slater), are subjected to prejudice--particularly from Rogers (Noah Emmerich). But when the unit is shipped to Saipan, the Marines begin to appreciate the code talkers.

Director Woo has created a powerful drama. The visceral battle sequences are strikingly filmed and there is fine acting from Cage, Beach, Willie, Slater, Emmerich, and Frances O'Connor, who portrays the poignancy of love in uncertain times.
Theatrical Release Date 2002
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) pervasive graphic war violence, and language

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    135
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    NTSC
    Keep Case
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Widescreen - 2.39
    Audio:
    5.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish, French (Parisian)
    Subtitles - Spanish, French - Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Trailers: High Definition Theatrical Trailers
  • Release Date
    05/19/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2002
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    pervasive graphic war violence, and language
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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Premiere 07-01-2002 "...What makes Woo such a fascinating director is his rock-solid conviction..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life 06-01-2002 "...There are plenty of intricately choreographed battle scenes in WINDTALKERS, but action meister Woo also finds the complicated humanity in this offbeat tale of American friendship and obsession..."
Entertainment Weekly 06-14-2002 "...A fascinating Woo movie....WINDTALKERS is a fresh contribution to the cinematic literature of American WWII movies from a Chinese born-director with a flair for the imagery of spiritual battle..."
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