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The Great Escape

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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: John Sturges
Year: 1963
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: ACTION, War
Cast: Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, James Garner, Steve McQueen
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: May 12, 2020
Runtime (minutes): 172

SKU: CC3145BD Categories: , , ,

Description

 

One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that also includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
• Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence
• New interview with critic Michael Sragow
• “The Great Escape”: Heroes Underground, a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there
• The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones, a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen’s character in the film
• Return to “The Great Escape,” a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen’s son, Chad McQueen
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

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