Midway

Edition no. 245

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Licensor
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Directed by: Jack Smight

Recreating the famous sea battle between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, Midway finds director Jack Smight (Airport 1975) confidently handling epic battle scenes and a stellar cast which includes Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Wagner. Midway is presented here with a wealth of extras.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA Mono , English 3.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50
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Supplements

  • Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2021)
  • The Guardian Interview with Robert Wagner (1983): archival audio recording of the film and TV star in conversation with Joan Bakewell at the National Film Theatre, London
  • They Were There! (1976): Charlton Heston presents this archival documentary featuring interviews with three combatants who survived the battle
  • The Making of ‘Midway’ (2001): documentary short looking at the film’s production
  • Sensurround: The Sounds of ‘Midway’ (2001): a look at the film’s use of the Sensurround audio system
  • The Score of ‘Midway’ (2001): film composer John Williams discusses his work on the film
  • Selected scenes from the extended TV version
  • The Battle of Midway (1942): Oscar-winning documentary directed by John Ford relaying the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen
  • New video essay by film historian Tag Gallagher on John Ford’s acclaimed documentary
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall, archival articles on the film and the events that inspired it, an overview of critical responses, and film credits

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