PRICE FOR PEACE"Life affirming" Joe Rubi, NEW YORK POST "Demands to be seen." Robert Bianco, USA TODAY
"A hard uncompromising look at the Pacific side of World War II." Irv Letofsky, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A classy effort filled with mesmerizing archival footage." Steven Oxman, DAILY VARIETY
"A sweeping tale of heroism and torment." Glenn Garvin, THE MIAMI HERALD
"Tribute to the approximately 120,000 U.S. service people who died in the Pacific." THE TAMPA TRIBUNE
The film focuses on America's involvement in the Pacific during WWII, and is now available on DVD by DreamWorks as part of the "Saving Private Ryan" box set.
Price for Peace chronicles the unforgettable events in the Pacific Theater of WWII. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the American occupation of Japan in 1945, this feature-length documentary depicts the strength and courage of America’s youth, while examining how these brave men and women dealt with being thrust into this tremendously brutal chapter of world history.
The film includes interviews with war veterans, both American and Japanese, from all branches of the military. It features testimony from medics, nurses, dog handlers, as well as Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned at internment camps in the United States. The film also includes a first hand account of the tragic impact of the atomic bomb on Japanese citizens. Among the veterans who appear is Zenji Abe, a Japanese veteran who flew the mission to bomb Pearl Harbor, and retired General Paul Tibbets who flew the mission to bomb Hiroshima.
This feature documentary focuses on America’s involvement in the Pacific during WWII, and premiered on NBC as a Memorial Day special hosted by Tome Brokaw. The film is currently available on DVD, and is also included with “Saving Private Ryan” on the WWII Collection DVD box set. The DVD includes an introduction by Steven Spielberg, the original NBC introduction by Tom Brokaw, and a featurette about the war dogs and their handlers in the Pacific during WWII.
“Price for Peace” was produced in association with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was founded by Stephen E. Ambrose.