'Pearl Harbor' DVD shows war's horrors

Posted on Aug 15, 2001

“When a DVD of the director’s cut of the successful yet critically bombarded war epic Pearl Harbor reaches store shelves on Jan. 15, perhaps it should be retitled “Michael Bay’s Retribution.” An R-rated version of the story behind the Japanese air attack that launched U.S. involvement in World War II will be contained in a deluxe three-DVD set ($39.99). It’s the one Bay wishes could have played in theaters. When Harbor opened in May, he expressed regret that the horrors were muffled by a mandated PG-13, the family-friendly rating required by his agreement with Disney. He said then, ‘I would have liked to have made this movie more violent.'”

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