Rent Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

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2h 23min
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Synopsis:
How does bitter convict Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) cope with a lifetime of solitary confinement? The answer, in a sense, comes from above - in the form of a feeble sparrow he finds in the isolation yard. Stroud brings this new-found companion to his cell, nurses it to health and, from that point on, there's no turning back. Despite having only a third grade education, and no hope of parole, Stroud becomes a renowned ornithologist - and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind prison walls than many in the outside world will ever know.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Stuart Millar, Guy Trosper
Writers:
Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis
Others:
Burnett Guffey
Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Awards:

1963 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1962 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2002
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/08/2018
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with film historian and editor Paul Seydor, moderated by Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
  • Illusion of Freedom: Richard H. Kline on John Frankenheimer's "Birdman of Alcatraz" (29 mins) - a new video piece on the film directed by Robert Fischer
  • An exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Birdman of Alcatraz

Classic - Birdman of Alcatraz review by D C

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29/06/2007

get settled down for a saturday afternoon classic with plenty of what you like to snack on.........

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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