The Great Escape (2-DVD Collector's Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: James Garner & Steve McQueen Director: John Sturges
Put a fence in front of these men...and they'll climb it...
The Great Escape (2-DVD Collector's Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones"
    • Audio Commentary: Cast & Crew
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "THE GREAT ESCAPE: Heroes Underground"
      2. "THE GREAT ESCAPE: The Untold Story"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Trivia Track
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    • Stills/Photos

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...THE GREAT ESCAPE is the finest, all-out entertaining movie from that pot of World War Two, multi-star films..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Premiere - 06/01/2004
"[ESCAPE] features lush European landscapes, an infectious score, and McQueen's iconic motorcycle antics."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/28/2004
"[With] strong performances by actors as varied as Donald Pleasence and Charles Bronson..."

Plot Keywords:

Action | Classic | Escape | Essential Cinema | Prison / Prisoners | Recommended | True Story | World War II

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 8, 1963.
  • Shooting location: Bavaria, Germany.
  • Donald Pleasence, the Forger, was an RAF wireless operator during the war, serving time in a German POW camp after his Lancaster was shot down.
  • Walt Floody, the actual Tunnel King, was a technical adviser on the film.
  • The famous barbed-wire scene that made Steve McQueen's career was done by his friend, stuntman Bud Elkins, with one of the Triumph 600s used in the film.

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  • UPC: 027616905710
  • Shipping Weight: 0.41/lbs (approx)
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