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"YAMATO" the movie

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Jens Knudsen, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Jens Knudsen

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    Youtube, the best place to see the mightiest BB of al times in action.
    Too bad the movie will probably stay in Japan and never be exported. (who cares about japanese movies without Godzilla). And even if it is exported, the changes i'll find the movie in belgium are 0.000000
     
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    its strange that tyhe japanese continued to build yamamoto while it was already quite apparent that the battle ship was finnished as a player by 1941...kinda like spending all ur money on a great suite of armor for a knight when the feild was occupied by matchlocks and pikes
     
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    US (and others) were still building BB's at that time as well and ofcoarse it's keel was laid down in 1937....maybe that has got to do with it as well
    IJN only built 2 of them and third was converted to an aircraft carrier.
    On the other hand Iowa's were used even till the Gulf war (shelling in Korea and Vietnam) so altough maybe not the queen of the seas anymore they were not completly useless!
     
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    :grin:

    Yamato was the ship, Yamamoto was the Japanese fleet admiral
     
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    yes joop ,battleships can be used for coastal barrage if one has complete air supremecy ...but for the japanese to finnish yamoto as a battleship in 44,45 seems pretty silly, no?
     
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    Yamato was comissioned at december '41 and Musashi at august '42. They were both launched '40.
     
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    ok notmi..i didnt realize they came off the ways early in the war....i guess they prolly spent the war waiting for the black fleet at the straights of tsushima....
     
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    Does anyone know where I can get a copy?
     
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    They were carefully kept out of combat until 1944. Why, no one seems to know, unless it was fear of a loss of prestige if they were sunk.
     
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    They were pretty much useless when it became clear that carriers could easely deal with battleships. Yamato was send on a suicide mission in a desperate attempt to sink some of the american invasion ships off okinawa.

    The only time that they could be used in combat was at the night fights near Guadalcanal where carries had no vallue but for some reason they were never used.
     
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    Today I was shopping at local DVD-store and found this Yamato-movie for a bargain. Bought it, althought it had a scary adverticing logo: "Titanic meets Pearl Harbor", and watched it.

    Now, I liked the story, it is told with flashbacks, memories of one of survivors. Main characters of this story are the ship, of course, but also normal soldiers, mainly AA-gunners, not officers nor politicians.
    Movie gives a good view about Japanese mental and attitude to this war. It also gives a glimpse of notorious discipline of Imperial Japanese Navy. But still it tells about friends in arms, despite different ranks.
    It also tells how men feel about that last mission, not everyone were too happy about kamikaze-mission without any kind of aircover.

    Battle sequences were, well, bloody, there was bucketloads of blood on the walls and decks after air attacks. Also those battle sequences were very chaotic, just as they probably were IRL from normal soldiers point of view.

    Now some negative points: I got annoyed with those guns, most of the time those AA-guns didn't recoil at all when shooting! Also in some battlescenes CGI was a bit too obvious and also aircrafts moved a bit weird...
    And I was also a bit disappointed, this DVD didn't got surround-sounds, they are quite must for warmovies today. Also translator was a bit lost with correct terms and managed to goof up dates. Some typographical errors were included too. I wonder if anyone actually proofwatched that?

    I think I need to watch it again in sometime soon as I got a bit lost with supporting actors, maybe because they all wore same uniforms?

    All in all, it was worth buying for a naval and movie buff.
     
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    From not being available at all, the Yamato movie turned up for the modest price of 49,- NKr ( two cokes and a bag of chips ). The cover was Swedish and advertised it as 'the battle which decided World War II' ( :-? ), but the Norwegian subtitles was not bad at all for a war movie ( maybe we have the same edition, Notmi? Mine has subtitles in Finnish as well ).

    I allready had my expectations turned down a bit from friends of mine who had seen the movie before me, but I still got a bit dissapointed.
     
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    Is the movie in English, or in Japanese with English subtitles?

    Oh and by the way I watched "Are We Done Yet" last night. It was awesome!
     
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    Skua: Probably yes, mine had finnish, swedish, danish and norwegian subtitles. Cover was different, mine had finnish cover.
     
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    Then I guess you could say that the cover was "Finnished". :wink:
     
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    Yeah and if you come here in finland and police catch you from speeding, your driving license will also be Finish :D
     

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