Great Escape, The [Blu-ray]
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|Runtime||2 hours and 52 minutes|
The Great Escape image of Steve McQueen (as "The Cooler King") astride his motorcycle has entered silver-screen iconography, alongside Brando on his bike from The Wild One. Based on a true story about a group of POWs who mount a daring breakout from a supposedly inescapable Nazi prison camp, this rousing and suspenseful WWII epic features an all-star cast, including James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and David McCallum. The DVD also includes a 24-minute documentary about the making of the film. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 17.02 x 13.46 x 1.27 cm; 68.04 Grams
- Media Format : NTSC
- Run time : 2 hours and 52 minutes
- Release date : 7 May 2013
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French
- Language : English (DTS 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (Mono)
- ASIN : B00BQLEGIO
- Number of discs : 1
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It is many years since I seen this movie but still find it as interesting as some scenes show the actual actions that took place.
The blu ray itself is beautifully restored. Excellent picture quality and great sound. Certainly looks better than I remember it. It’s a great restoration.
And there are some great extras on the film and the history behind it - I didn’t realised it was based on a true story.
Great cast, great film, really nice to own it as I will watch it again.
Top reviews from other countries
Set in Germany, WW2, an amassing of all the most difficult allied P.O.W. into one German camp. Some P.O.W are under stress, some are calculating how to get out. The plan is to dig tunnels and give all those people rations, clothing, maps, identity cards, the full set of identity items. Their plans are brilliant, secret, and giving those locked within the camp something to live for, what happens next?
It is an iconic movie based on a true story. The DVD has a background documentary explaining this. This movie used to be a byword for repeated Xmas movies, but it's still a great film brilliantly played by all the cast. The famous motorcycle leap is one sticking in your mind.
The film has a fair pace, not a smasher pace, the film allows itself to breathe , banging the door down at close to 3 hours. The characters get into your mind and there are feelings to be shared.
If you dont own this then i would look at yourself and say hey, i need this classic escape movie with the great theme , the great cast, the great script and memorable moments..