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Other Formats:  Great Escape (1963) Widescreen DVD

Release Date: 5/7/2013
Original Release: 1963
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray
NOTE: Special equipment is required to view 3-D Blu-rays; will otherwise display in 2-D
Length: 172 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Rating Reason: (Reason unavailable)
UPC: 883904228479
Studio: MGM

Directed by: John Sturges
Featuring: Angus Lennie, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, Donald Pleasence, Gordon Jackson, James Coburn, James Donald, James Garner, John Leyton, Jud Taylor, Nigel Stock, Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen
Categories: Action/Adventure, Action, Classic, Prison/Prisoners, True Story, World War II, Recommended, Escape, Essential Cinema

Great Escape Blu-ray Disc Description
John Sturges's dramatization of the true story of a group of British, American, and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made. A host of big-name stars meshes beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humor, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.

The German high command has filtered out all of the allies' most talented escape artists and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. But as soon as they arrive, the prisoners, led by Steve McQueen as the rebellious Virgil Hilts, begin work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger "Big X" Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties. For more than a year, 600 prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army. THE GREAT ESCAPE, based on the book by Paul Brickhill, featuring many key scenes (McQueen's motorcycle chase, McQueen tossing the baseball against the cell wall, Bronson sliding on his chest in the tunnel) that are simply unforgettable.

DVD Features
Note: Audio commentary by director John Sturges, cast & crew
8 featurettes including The Untold Story, The Real Virgil Hilts & more!

Dual Layer
Widescreen - 2.35
Audio:
DTS - English, French, Spanish
DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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