Coming in right after my review of the UK region 2 release, here we have the Japanese region 2 edition of the Darryl F. Zanuck epic, “The Longest Day”.
Based on the book by Corneilus Ryan, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and featuring, well, just about all of the “action” stars of the 60's, The Longest Day is a classic war movie as well as a technically brilliant achievement.Covering the momentous events that took place on D-Day 1944, the movie opens in the days beforehand. With the allied troops preparing for the Normandy invasion and fending off the effects of being in a state of constant readiness whilst they wait for the weather to break. Meantime the movie chronicles the activities of the German troops and the indigenous locals of occupied France.
So the question is; how does this version compare with the UK region 2 edition?
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