World War II Heroes Film Collection: The Great Escape / Battle Of Britain / Run Silent, Run Deep / A Bridge Too Far (Bilingual)
World War II Heroes Film Collection: The Great Escape / Battle Of Britain / Run Silent, Run Deep / A Bridge Too Far (Bilingual).
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"The Great Escape": In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, "The Great Escape" is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges ("The Magnificent Seven"), screenwriters James Clavell ("Shogun") and W.R. Burnett ("Little Caesar"), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, "The Great Escape" is epic entertainment that "captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety). "Battle Of Britain": Featuring a "big stellar cast" (Variety), including Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Micheal Redgrave, Robert Shaw, Susannah York, and Edward Fox, "Battle Of Britain" is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments in war can change the outcome of the world, Such is the historic Battle of Britain, in which the outnumbered Royal Air Force overcame insurmountable odds and defeated the stalwart German Luftwaffe, it may well have altered the course of history. "Run Silent, Run Deep": With sweat-dripping realism, this taut drama stars Clark Gable as a single-minded sub commander who must contend with a tough executive officer (Burt Lancaster) and attacks from enemy forces. (Presented in Black & White). "A Bridge Too Far": An epic film that "re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II" (The Hollywood Reporter), "A Bridge Too Far" is a spectacular war picture. Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford, "A Bridge Too Far" accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history. In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.
Other Special Features: Languages: English and French; Subtitles: English and Spanish
Languages: English and French; Subtitles: English and Spanish
Sean Connery, Sir Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gable, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susannah York, Steve McQueen
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox
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