We Just Found The Tora Tora Tora Trailer, And It’s Still A Great Watch
This Might Bring Some Of You Back.
This may blow some of your minds but, Tora Tora Tora! came out over 56 years ago. A classic for warbird enthusiasts, some of you might have watched it when you were kids. Others later, when you were a bit older.
The quick preface without giving anything away (although we ASSUME all of you watched this movie if not multiple times) is as follows. Very dramatic and true to form for those times, the story is based on the events that led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the United States imposed an embargo on raw materials on Japan due to increasing tensions, Japan felt like they had no choice but to launch a preemptive strike.
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”-Isoroku Yamamoto
One neat fact we found while dusting off the books is that no A-list actors from that time were cast for the movie. Not because of the budget, but for a really neat reason. Big star names draw lots of attention, but the directors and producers wanted to keep the focus on the story. In retrospect, they did a phenomenal job.