The Great Escape - Definitive Edition 2 Disc DVD Set £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidc/RAC 5% @ Play - HotUKDeals
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Arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made, John Sturges's dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American, and Canadian POWs who executed a massive escape from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944, stars Steve McQueen as the rebellious Virgil Hilts. The German high command has filtered out all the most talented escape artists of the Allies' and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. Of course, as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger "Big X" Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties: Bob "Scrounger" Hendley (James Garner) steals necessary items, Eric "Dispersal" Ashley-Pitt (David McCallum) hides the soil being dug from the tunnels, and Danny "the Tunnel King" Willinski (Charles Bronson) and Colin "the Forger" Blythe (Donald Pleasence) have self-explanatory handles. For more than a year, 600 prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army. The host of big-name stars meshes beautifully in this meticulous re-creation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics. However, McQueen's memorable motorcycle stunts could be said to fit in that category. THE GREAT ESCAPE, based on the book by Paul Brickhill, is quite simply one of the grandest war films ever made, featuring many key scenes (McQueen's motorcycle chase, McQueen tossing the baseball against the cell wall, Bronson sliding on his chest in the tunnel) that are unforgettable.
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Actors: Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn
Directors: John Sturges
Format: Anamorphic, Box set, PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: 5 Mar 2007
Run Time: 166 minutes
DVD Features:
Main Language: English
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital
Audio Commentary By Cast And Crew
An American Icon Documentary
History Versus Hollywood Documentary
The Great Escape The Untold Story
Trivia Track
Theatrical Trailer
Photo Galleries
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[Moderator]#1
Good price for the 2 Disc DVD set, voted hot
Would be even better if it included an alternative ending with Steve McQueen clearing the fence :-D
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Buy with caution this is probably them just clearing old stock out to make way for the Limited Edition Easter launch The Great Eggscape where Steve Mcqueen famously bounces a Cadburys Creme egg Against the Cell walls
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Suprnova
Buy with caution this is probably them just clearing old stock out to make way for the Limited Edition Easter launch The Great Eggscape where Steve Mcqueen famously bounces a Cadburys Creme egg Against the Cell walls


Maddest comment I've seen for quite some time. I'm looking forward to this Easter release now.:p
#4
Is this a steelbook?

Thanks
#5
good price for 2 disc but, i dont know this movie..lol
#6
marty
Is this a steelbook?

Thanks


Looks like it from the image... But if you look at amazon it appears to be a cardboard sleeve...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Escape-Definitive-Steve-McQueen/dp/B000M34204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1234262307&sr=1-1

:-D
#7
big_al_1983
Looks like it from the image... But if you look at amazon it appears to be a cardboard sleeve...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Escape-Definitive-Steve-McQueen/dp/B000M34204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1234262307&sr=1-1

:-D



Thanks, well spotted :thumbsup:

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