Rent The Great Escape (1963)

4.1 of 5 from 214 ratings
2h 45min
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Synopsis:
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, 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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
John Sturges, James Clavell
Writers:
Paul Brickhill, James Clavell
Others:
Ferris Webster
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/02/2000
Run Time:
165 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Documentary with Cast and Crew
  • 'The Real Virgil Hilts' Documentary
  • The Great Escape: Heroes Underground
  • The Great Escape: The Untold Story
  • Additional Interviews
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trivia Track
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features.
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/06/2013
Run Time:
172 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
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Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Director John Sturges, Cast and Crew
  • The Great Escape: Bringing Fact to Fiction
  • The Great Escape: Preparations for Freedom
  • The Great Escape: The Flight to Freedom
  • The Great Escape: A Standing Ovation
  • The Great Escape: The Untold Story
  • The Great Escape: The Untold Story - Additional Interviews
  • The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones
  • Return to The Great Escape
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Great Escape

movie not as brilliant as the true story - The Great Escape review by CW

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12/04/2018

The escape from a high security German prisoner of war camp is almost too extraordinary to believe but it is a true story. I can understand how difficult it would be to translate this story to a movie. For me, the movie just didn’t capture the real events. The prison camp seemed like a school for wayward boys. The security was lax, the guards inept, the freedoms granted to the prisoners unbelievable. It seemed as if the movie was just to showcase Steve McQueen’s talent and skill at riding a motorcycle. I did enjoy knowing that he did all of the stunts himself. This is purely my opinion, many probably find this a great movie but I just didn’t buy it. I watched most of it on fast forward.

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