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Under The Flag Of The Rising Sun
Genre: Foreign

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Tetsuro Tamba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjiro Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi & Kanemon Nakamura

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with subtitler Linda Hoaglund, a six-minute interview with Sadao Yamane, and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Home Vision Entertainment
(Catalog Number): UND 040
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kinji Fukasaku
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Twenty-six years after the end of the war, Mrs. Togashi (Hidari) is still trying to clear her husband's name. Executed for desertion, his widow doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture exhibits a dated looking picture, with colors that appear slightly undersaturated. Still hues can be well balanced considering the aged appearance. Images are generally sharp, though some scenes are softly focused or slightly smeared. The black-and-white scenes exhibit a generally good gray scale that is nicely contrasted. The source element is revealing of some grain and minor dirt. Overall the picture can be generally satisfying. (Suzanne Hodges)

With dated fidelity and consistent popping and humming, the Japanese Dolby