The Great Escape - 2 Disc Collector's Edition (1963)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Richard Attenborough "Big X" Bartlett
Charles Bronson Danny Velinski
James Coburn "The Manufacturer" Sedgwick
James Donald Senior Officer Ramsey
James Garner "The Scrounger" Hendley
Gordon Jackson MacDonald "Intelligence"
John Leyton Willie "Tunnel King"
David McCallum Jr. Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
David McCallum Lt. Cmdr. Eric 'Dispersal' Ashley-Pitt
Steve McQueen "Cooler King" Hilts
Hannes Messemer Col. von Luger (prison commandant)
Donald Pleasence "The Forger" Blythe
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; War; Action; Drama
Director John Sturges
Producer John Sturges; James Clavell
Writer Paul Brickhill; James Clavell; W.R. Burnett
Studio United Artists
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 170 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.3
The Great Escape is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the Nazis gather all their most devious and troublesome POWs and place them at a new prison camp, which was designed to be impervious to escapes. Immediately, the prisoners develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Richard Attenborough is the British soldier who masterminds the whole plan, and who commands his motley squad—featuring Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel—through the construction of the tunnels and, eventually, their escape. An epic adventure film, The Great Escape runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score and exciting action sequences — including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis — the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions. — Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 288
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616905710
Release Date 5/18/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen