The true story of seventy-six allied airmen who plot a massive escape from Stalag 3, a maximum security prison in World War II.
Great escape (Motion picture).
1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
video file region A
Target Audience Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Based on the novel by Paul Brickhill.
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, wide screen 2.35:1.
Essay by critic Sheila O'Malley in container.
Features: 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" (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" (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" (1993) program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen's son, Chad McQueen; trailer.
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson.
This is a Blu-ray disc made for Blu-ray disc players and will not play in standard DVD players.
For private home use only.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Criterion collection ; 1027.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 1027
Subjects:Brickhill, Paul -- Film adaptations.
Prisoners of war -- Poland -- Drama.
Stalag Luft III -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Drama.
Genre:Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:Attenborough, Richard, actor.
Garner, James, 1928-2014, actor.
McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Brickhill, Paul. Great escape.
Sturges, John, 1910-1992, director, producer.