Target for Tonight

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Target for Tonight is another first-rate wartime documentary drama from the prolific writer-director Harry Watt, the onetime Robert Flaherty assistant whose talents truly blossomed under the guidance of master propagandist John Grierson. This 48-minute film details the experiences of a single Royal Air Force bomber and its courageous crew, all played by actual members of the RAF. After guiding the viewer through the various ground-crew stations, strategy centers and map rooms, director Watt enters the bomber itself as the crew gears itself for another mission over Germany-one which ends almost before it begins when the plane is hit with machine-gun flack (a truly frightening sequence). Though the screenplay is obviously a composite of several missions, the film's irrefutable authenticity is stamped on every frame. Target for Tonight was not only the film that "made" Harry Watt's reputation, but it also served as the prototype for all the British WW2 "semi-documentaries" to come. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
9/21/04 
Studio
Classic Pictures
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 -- Pre-1954 Standard (4x3)
Length
2 hours, 30 minutes
Sound
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • PCM Stereo
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Video Features
  • The Mosquito as Pathfinder & Bomber
  • Raid on Berlin
  • Raid on Roermond
  • Raid on Schweinfurt
  • Attacks on Enemy Ports
  • Attacks on Submarine Pens
  • Raids on Dutch Targets
  • German Railway Network Attacked
  • B-17s Raid Hamburg
  • On a Wing & a Prayer
Number of Discs
1

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