Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List) teams with another Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), to tell the theunforgettable story of the World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima in an epic two feature film story. On both sides, tens of thousands of men show countless acts of courage, endure grueling agony and sacrifice their lives in a battle that only one army will win. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland--Letters from Iwo Jima. The companion to this film, Flags of our fathers, tells the story of the same battle from the American side.