The great escape

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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.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 1027.
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Drama.
Prisoners of war -- Drama.
Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Drama.
Escaped prisoners of war -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Prison films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, N.Y.] :The Criterion Collection,2020
Edition Two-DVD special edition, Widescreen.
Other Titles Great escape: heroes under ground.
Real Virgil Hilts.
Great escape.
Contributors Clavell, James, screenwriter.
Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982, screenwriter.
Sturges, John, 1910-1992, film producer, film director.
McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980, actor.
Garner, James, 1928-2014, actor.
Attenborough, Richard, actor.
Donald, James, 1917-1993, actor.
Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003, actor.
Pleasence, Donald, actor.
Coburn, James, actor.
Messemer, Hannes, actor.
McCallum, David, 1933- actor.
Jackson, Gordon, 1923-1990, actor.
Leyton, John, actor.
Lennie, Angus, 1930-2014, actor.
Bernstein, Elmer, composer (expression)
Brickhill, Paul. Great escape.
Mirisch Company, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Angus Lennie.
Other Contributors Music, Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Ferris Webster.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Based upon the book by Paul Brickhill.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Special features: 4K digital restoration; commentary soundtrack with Bruce Eder, John Sturges, Elmer Bernstein, Robert E. Relyea and Bud Ekins (1991); commentary soundtrack with Steven Jay Rubin, Robert E. Relyea, James Coburn, James Garner, David McCallum, Donald Pleasance, Jud Taylor, Fernando Carrere, Bud Ekins, and Hillard Ekins (2003); The Great escape: heroes under ground (directed and written by Frankie Glass; 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, and actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor); trailer; an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley.
System Details DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; 5.1 surround.
Description 2 videodiscs (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
ISBN 9781681437187
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