Papillon PG

The greatest adventure of escape!
Papillon
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 31, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Vintage Featurette: The Magnificent Rebel

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 48,671
Papillon is too lifeless, too long and too late. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 17, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Classic prison-escape movie has intense peril, violence. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Aug 28, 2018
A rousing drama of endurance, opportunism and friendship under fire. Full Review
Denver Post
Aug 3, 2007
With Schaffner unable to find the necessary perspective to prevent the film from becoming unevenly episodic, it ends up looking as if it were tacked together by at least three different directors. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Papillon was not a complicated man but his experiences changed him almost beyond recognition, and McQueen does a good job of portraying the survivor, broken in body, but not in spirit. Full Review
The Spectator
Sep 23, 2015
Director Franklin J. Schaffner has succeeded in making a two-and-a-half-hour film that seems like six. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 23, 2015
Rating: A+ -- This consummate prison-break epic features Steve McQueen's greatest transformation of character creation over the course of his estimable film career. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Sep 6, 2015

Description by OLDIES.com:

They called him Papillon, meaning "butterfly." If only he had wings to go with the name. Unable to fly, Henri Charriere virtually willed himself free. He persisted until he did the impossible: escape Devil's Island. Based on Charriere's bestseller and shot in Spain and Jamaica, Franklin J. Schaffner's film of Papillon united two stars at key career junctures. After a decade of fine work in The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles and Bullitt, Steve McQueen found in Charriere another ideal tough-guy role. Coming off The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy and Little Big Man, Dustin Hoffman again distinguished himself as Dega, Charriere's scruffy friend.

Product Description:

One man sentenced to life in the French prison system refuses to give up trying to escape even when transferred to the prison colony on Devil's Island. Despite years of degradation and horror, the undying spirit of "Papillon" never dies. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Dramatic Score.

Plot Synopsis:

Papillon, a prisoner relegated to the squalid confines of a notorious South American penitentiary, maintains he's innocent of the crime for which he's doing time: murder. His cell-mate, Dega, however, is a counterfeiter whose guilt is unquestionable. Though he's a civilized business-type, Dega is easily vitiated by the depraved mores of prison life.
As the interned continue to be treated shamefully and subjected to several cruel and unusual punishments, Papillon grows weary of the mistreatment. Misery leads him to attempt a breakout despite the consequences of possible failure. After several unsuccessful endeavors, Papillon finally manages to break out, but not before he's been through hell and back.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 16, 1973.
  • "Papillon" was shot in Jamaica and Spain and is an adaptation from Henri Charriere's story of the French Guiana prison colony.
  • The film originally received an R rating, but the distribution company challenged this decision, and the rating was changed to PG.

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  • UPC: 012569700970
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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