FORMAT: PAL REGION: 4
BLACK & WHITE. RUNNING TIME: 105 MINS.
REVIEW: Marine Corps Sergeant John M. Stryker is a tough guy with an even tougher job – turn a Platoon of raw recruits into a combat-ready fighting machine. He pushes them mentally and physically to their limits – with discipline, hard work and sometimes his fists – and they hate him for it, especially Ptc. Conway (John Agar), the son of Stryker’s former CO. Soon Stryker’s lessons and their courage are put to the test in a costly skirmish, but the worst is yet to come in one of World War 11’s fiercest battles, the taking of Iwo Jima. Actual combat footage and the famous flag-raising scene on Mt. Suribachi highlight this gripping human drama of heroism and conquest, brought to life by a superb supporting cast and Wayne in one of the finest performances of his career.