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Title The great escape / Mirisch Company presents ; screen play by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett ; produced and directed by John Sturges.
Publication [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (172 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
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Series The Criterion collection ; 1027
Criterion collection ; 1027.
System Req DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; monaural or 5.1 surround.
Note Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Title from title frame.
Cast Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Angus Lennie, Nigel Stock, Robert Graf, Jud Taylor, Hans Reiser, Harry Riebauer, William Russell, Robert Freitag, Ulrich Beiger, George Mikell, Lawrence Montaigne, Robert Desmond, Til Kiwe, Heinz Weiss, Tom Adams, Karl-Otto Alberty.
Credits Music, Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; art director, Fernando Carrere ; film editor, Ferris Webster.
Note Based on the book by Paul Brickhill.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
New, restored 4k digital transfer.
Summary 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.
Contents disc one. [Feature film] -- disc two. [Special features].
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Note 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; on insert, an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley.
Subject 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.
Escapes. (OCoLC)fst00915129
Prisoners of war. (OCoLC)fst01077227
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Genre Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Prison films.
War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Addl. Author Sturges, John, 1910-1992, film director.
Clavell, James, screenwriter.
Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982, screenwriter.
Fapp, Daniel, director of photography.
Bernstein, Elmer, composer (expression)
Webster, Ferris, 1912-1989, editor of moving image work.
Carrere, Fernando, art 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.
Stock, Nigel, actor.
Graf, Robert, 1923-1966, actor.
Taylor, Jud, 1932-2008, actor.
Reiser, Hans, 1919-1992, actor.
Riebauer, Harry, 1921-1999, actor.
Russell, William, 1924- actor.
Freitag, Robert, 1916- actor.
Beiger, Ulrich, 1918-1996, actor.
Mikell, George, 1929-2020, actor.
Montaigne, Lawrence, 1931- actor.
Desmond, Robert, 1928-2002, actor.
Kiwe, Til, 1915-1995, actor.
Weiss, Heinz, 1921-2010, actor.
Adams, Tom, 1938-2014, actor.
Alberty, Karl Otto, 1933- actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Brickhill, Paul. Great escape.
United Artists (Firm), film distributor.
Mirisch Company, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Addl. Title Container of (work): Great escape (Motion picture)
Great escape: heroes under ground.
Real Virgil Hilts.
ISBN 9781681437187
Standard # 715515245913

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