Rent The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

4.0 of 5 from 218 ratings
2h 35min
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Synopsis:
When British P.O.W.'s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. Spectacularly produced, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' captured the imagination of the public and won seven 1957 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even it's the theme song, an old WWI whistling tune, the 'Colonel Bogey March', became a massive worldwide hit. 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sam Spiegel
Voiced By:
Tsai Chin
Writers:
Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson
Others:
Michael Wilson, Sam Spiegel, Peter Taylor, Jack Hildyard, Malcolm Arnold
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1958 BAFTA Best Actor

1958 BAFTA Best Screen Play

1958 BAFTA Best Film

1958 BAFTA Best British Film

1958 Oscar Best Cinematography

1958 Oscar Best Director

1958 Oscar Best Editing

1958 Oscar Best Actor

1958 Oscar Best Music Original Score

1958 Oscar Best Picture

1958 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/12/2000
Run Time:
155 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
Bonus:
  • 'The Making of the Bridge On The River
  • Featurettes: 'An Appreciation' by John Milius; 'Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant' USC short film introduced by William Holden
  • Filmographies
  • Gallery
  • Screensavers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Web link
  • Trivia Sabotage 'Building the Bridge'
  • Maps & Military Strategy
  • Isolated Score
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features:
- 'The Making of the Bridge On The River' Documentary
- Featurettes: 'An Appreciation' by John Milius; 'Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant' USC short film introduced by William Holden
- Filmographies
- Gallery
- Screensavers
- Theatrical Trailer
- Web link
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/06/2011
Run Time:
162 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
Bonus:
  • William Holden and Alec Guinness on The Steve Allen show
  • Newly discovered audio of William Holden narrating The bridge on the river Kwai premiere
  • Crossing the bridge: Picture-in-graphics track
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/12/2017
Run Time:
161 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.55:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Mandarin, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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Reviews (1) of The Bridge on the River Kwai

A bottle of Guinness to stiffen the sinews - The Bridge on the River Kwai review by JD

Spoiler Alert

This is an absolute classic cracker. It is typical 1957 stuff. A bit "stiff upper lip chaps" and slightly swaggering acting but I defy anyone not to feel the need to whistle colonel bogey and feel a warm glow of unfounded optimism. The whole feel is different to modern cinema, I felt much more character to this film and a less calculated progression of the plot. You might need a cold one standing by; the tropical heat is tangible.

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