The Dirty dozen

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2006
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Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Drama.
Military missions -- Drama.
War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2006
Edition Blu-ray, Widescreen.
Other Titles Dirty dozen.
Contributors Hyman, Kenneth, 1928- producer.
Johnson, Nunnally, screenwriter.
Heller, Lukas, 1930-1988, screenwriter.
Aldrich, Robert, 1918-1983, director.
Marvin, Lee, actor.
Borgnine, Ernest, 1917-2012, actor.
Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003, actor.
Brown, Jim, 1936- actor.
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989, actor.
Jaeckel, Richard, 1926-1997, actor.
Kennedy, George, 1925-2016, actor.
Lopez, Trini, actor.
Meeker, Ralph, 1920-1988, actor.
Ryan, Robert, 1909-1973, actor.
Savalas, Telly, 1924-1994, actor.
Walker, Clint, 1927-2018 actor.
Webber, Robert, 1924-1989, actor.
Nathanson, E. M., 1928-2016. Dirty dozen.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Robert Webber.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English, French or Spanish, with English, French, or Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.
The dirty dozen runs for 149 minutes while The dirty dozen: next mission runs for 95 minutes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features: Bonus movie: "The dirty dozen: next mission", the 1985 sequel with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel reprising their original roles; commentary by cast members Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Stuart Cooper and Colin Maitland, producer Kenneth Hyman, original novelist E.M. Nathanson, film historian David J. Schow and veteran military adviser to movies Capt. Dale Dye; introduction by Ernest Borgnine; 2 documentaries: "Armed and deadly: the making of 'The dirty dozen'" and "The filthy thirteen: real stories from behind the lines"; "Marine Corps combat leadership skills"--Vintage recruitment documentary featuring Lee Marvin; vintage featurette "Operation 'Dirty dozen'"; theatrical trailer.
System Details Blu-ray Disc; 1080p high definition; widescreen (1.75:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), 5.1 (French), 1.0 (Spanish).
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Description 1 videodisc (244 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419844504
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