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Windtalkers (Ultimate Edition) (Blu-ray) R

Honor Was Their Code.
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 6, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: MVD Marquee Collection
  • Note: Audio commentary with director John Woo and producer Terence Chang
    • Audio commentary with Christian Slater and Nicolas Cage
    • Audio commentary with actor Roger Willie and real-life Navajo code talker consultant Albert Smith
    • "The Code Talkers-A Secret Code of Honor" (23:12)
    • WWII tribute piece "American Heroes: A Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers" (9:00)
    • "The Music of Windtakers" (4:30)
    • Four Fly-on-the-Scene Diaries (23:37)
    • "Actors Boot Camp" featurette (15:05)
    • Behind the scenes photo gallery
    • Windtalkers theatrical teaser and original theatrical trailer
  • Director's Cut
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten32%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 168

Spilled50%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 66,852
Rating: 3/5 -- This is the kind of film where you think you can predict everything that's going to happen upon the first shot and you spend the rest of the film praying that you're wrong. But it's fun getting there. Full Review
Film Threat
Dec 6, 2005
Replete with Cage's finest angsty acting and John Woo's requisite concerns of friendship and rivalry in the face of violence. Full Review
Film4
Sep 19, 2008
...What makes Woo such a fascinating director is his rock-solid conviction...
Premiere
Jul 1, 2002
The screenwriters struggle to integrate the coded transmissions with the action, and the flamboyant set piece battles feel like so much empty rhetoric. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
...The performances are perfectly palatable...
Box Office
Jul 1, 2002
...Woo comes through with the voluminous action scenes fans have come to expect....WINDTALKERS is capably made and certainly impresses in carrying its length...
USA Today
Jun 14, 2002
[N]ever less than heartfelt. The harrowing combat scenes sensibly eschew balletic beauty.
Sight and Sound
Apr 1, 2006

Product Description:

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.

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  • UPC: 760137150084
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