The great escape
DVD
2020
2 available of 5 items

The Great Escape is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the Nazis gather all their most devious and troublesome POWs and place them at a new prison camp, which was designed to be impervious to escapes. Immediately, the prisoners develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Richard Attenborough is the British soldier who masterminds the whole plan, and who commands his motley squad--featuring Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel--through the construction of the tunnels and, eventually, their escape.

Item Details
Series:
Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 1027
Criterion collection ; 1027 DVD.
Subjects:
Brickhill, Paul. Great escape -- Film adaptations.
Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Fiction.
Prisoners of war -- Poland -- Żagań -- Fiction.
Stalag Luft III -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Fiction.
Genre:
Action and adventure films.
Epic films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
War films.
Other Authors:
Attenborough, Richard, actor.
Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003, actor.
Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982, screenwriter.
Clavell, James, screenwriter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Donald, James, 1917-1993, actor.
Garner, James, 1928-2014, actor.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc., production company.
McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980, actor.
Pleasence, Donald, actor.
Sturges, John, 1910-1992, film director, film producer.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Brickhill, Paul. Great escape.
ISBN:
9781681437187
Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Description:
2 videodiscs (172 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not Rated.
Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Based on the book by Paul Brickhill.
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc.
Special features: 4K digital restoration; Audio commentaries; Interviews; Trailer; Essay and more.
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; art director, Fernando Carrere ; film editor, Ferris Webster ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
In English with English subtitles ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Contents:
Disc 1. The great escape (DVD).
Disc 2. Bonus disc (DVD).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC3146DD
Link to PAC
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