Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Four months after the hostilities of WWII officially ceased Capt Sakae Oba (AKA The Fox) and a loyalist band of Japanese soldiers entrenched themselves on Mt Tapochau and continued fighting a guerrilla campaign Meanwhile a US officer determined to flush out him out of his mountain hideaway sets about his seemingly simple objective Strengthened by several hundred civilians who refuse to enter camps or follow suicide directives Oba and his people fight on unable to come to terms with an unthinkable defeat With epic battle scenes reminiscent of Tora! Tora! Tora! Battle of the Pacific is a classic war movie told from both Japanese and American perspectives
Hideyuki Hirayama directs this adaptation of the novel by World War Two veteran Don Jones about the Japanese defence of the island of Saipan. Captain Sakae Oba (Yutaka Takenouchi) is stationed on Saipan when American forces invade in June 1944. Retreating into the jungle, he assembles a ragtag band of Japanese fighters and leads them into a guerrilla war. Making their base on the island's highest point, Mount Tapochau, the guerrilla fighters continue their resistance even after Japan's surrender in August 1945.
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