The great escape

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[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
9781681437170, 1681437171
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1 Blu-ray disc (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
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Based on the book by Paul Brickhill.
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Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
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Accompanying material may vary.
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Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer with uncompressed monoaural soundtrack; Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-Master Audio soundtrack; Two audio commentaries (1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; 2003, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, Donald Pleasence); New interview with critic Michael Sragow; "The Great Escape: heroes under ground" -- a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during WWII including interviews with POWs held there; "The real Virgil Hilts: a man called Jones" -- a 2001 program in the US Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character; "Return to 'The Great Escape'" -- a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, and actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor; theatrical trailer; essay on map insert by critic Sheila O'Malley.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Ferris Webster.
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, Jud Taylor.
"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"--Container.
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Rating: Not rated.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A, widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; DTS-HD Master audio monoaural, 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player.
English audio; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sturges, J., Clavell, J., Burnett, W. R. 1., McQueen, S., Garner, J., Attenborough, R., Donald, J., Bronson, C., Pleasence, D., Coburn, J., McCallum, D., Jackson, G., Taylor, J., Bernstein, E., Fapp, D., Webster, F., Sragow, M., O'Malley, S., & Brickhill, P. (2020). The great escape. Criterion collection. [United States]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

John Sturges et al.. 2020. The Great Escape. [United States]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

John Sturges et al., The Great Escape. [United States]: The Criterion Collection, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sturges, John, et al. The Great Escape. Criterion collection. [United States]: The Criterion Collection, 2020. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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