The Great Escape (DVD, 1963)

The Great Escape (DVD, 1963)
The Great Escape (DVD, 1963)

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The Great Escape (DVD, 1963)

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The Great Escape (DVD, 1963)

A stirring example of courage and the indomitable human spirit, for many John Sturges's The Great Escape is both the definitive World War II drama and the nonpareil prison escape movie. Featuring an unequalled ensemble cast in a rivetingly authentic true-life scenario set to Elmer Bernstein's admirable music, this picture is both a template for subsequent action-adventure movies and one of the last glories of Golden Age Hollywood. Reunited with the director who made him a star in The Magnificent Seven, Steve McQueen gives a career-defining performance as the laconic Hilts, the baseball-loving, motorbike-riding "Cooler King." The rest of the all-male Anglo-American cast--Dickie Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, James Coburn, and Gordon Jackson--make the most of their meaty roles (though you have to forgive Coburn his Australian accent). Closely based on Paul Brickhill's book, the various escape attempts, scrounging, forging, and ferreting activities are authentically realized thanks also to technical advisor Wally Flood, one of the original tunnel-digging POWs. Sturges orchestrates the climax with total conviction, giving us both high action and very poignant human drama. Without trivializing the grim reality, The Great Escape thrillingly celebrates the heroism of men who never gave up the fight. --Mark Walker

Condition:
Brand New: An item that has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s sealing 
Country/Region of Manufacture:
United States
Custom Bundle:
No
Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment
Season:
N/A
Case Type:
Tall/DVD Case
Type:
Movie
Features:
Behind The Scenes Featurette, Captioned, With Subtitles, Widescreen
Distributor/Studio:
MGM (Video & DVD)
Region:
1
Runtime:
172
UPC:
027616668028
Release Year:
1998
Actor:
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Jame
Language:
English, French
Movie/TV Title:
The Great Escape (1963 film)
Subtitle Language:
English, French, Spanish
Format:
DVD
Region Code:
Region 1
Rating:
NR
Director:
John Sturges
Genre:
Action & Adventure
Leading Role:
James Garner, Steve Mcqueen
Edition:
Holiday O-ring Packaging