Bridge Too Far / Longest Day / Patton / Great Escape / Battle of Britain / Tora Tora Tora (6 Films) DVD

Bridge Too Far / Longest Day / Patton / Great Escape / Battle of Britain / Tora Tora Tora (6 Films) DVD
A Bridge Too Far:
An epic film that re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II, 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 the disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fear.

The Longest Day:
On June 6, 1944, the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3,000,000 men, 11,000 planes and 4,000 ships, comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version, The Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography), the Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

Patton:
A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of it's Oscars went to George C. Scott for this triumphant portrayal of George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmaneuvered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was as rebellious as well as brilliant, and as Patton shows with insight and poignancy, his own volatile personality was one enemy he could never defeat.

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 Caeser), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that "entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety).

Battle Of Britain:
Featuring a stellar cast, including Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw and Susannah York. Battle Of Britain is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war. But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied insurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe, they may well have altered the course of history!

Tora! Tora! Tora!:
Tora! Tora! Tora! is the Japanese signal to attack - and the movie meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbour and the events leading up to it. Opening scenes contrast the American and Japanese positions. Japanese imperialists decide to stage the attack. Top U.S. brass ignore its possibility. Intercepted Japanese messages warn of it - but never reach FDR's desk. Radar warnings are disregarded. Even the entrapment of a Japanese submarine in Pearl Harbour before the attack goes unreported. Ultimately the Day of Infamy arrives - in the most spectacular, gut wrenching cavalcade of action packed darkest day - and some of her finest hours.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioEnglish 5.0, English Mono, French Mono, German Mono, Italian Mono, Spanish Mono, English DTS 5.1, English 4.1, French 5.1, English 5.1
BBFC15
Case TypeBoxset Amaray Slim
CastCurd Jurgens,David Bauer,Dirk Bogarde,Anthony Hopkins,Arletty,Bill Hickman,Carey Loftin,Albert Dumortier,Sean Connery,Shogo Shimada,So Yamamura,Stephen Young,Steve Forrest,Takahiro Tamura,Tatsuya Mihashi,John Wayne,Joseph Cotten,Junya Usami,Karl Malden,Karl Michael Vogler,Kenneth More,Koreya Senda,Laurence Olivier,Lawrence Dobkin,Leon Ames,Leslie Phillips,Martin Balsam,Maximilian Schell,Michael Caine,Michael Strong,Morgan Paull,Wesley Addy,Pat Zurica,Paul Anka,Peter Lawford,Red Buttons,Richard Beymer,Richard Burton,Robert Mitchum,Robert Redford,Robert Ryan,Robert Wagner,Rod Steiger,Irina Demick,James Caan,James Edwards,James Whitmore,Jason Robards,Jean-Louis Barrault,John Barrie,Donald Houston,Eddie Albert,Edmond O'Brien,Edward Fox,Eijiro Tono,Frank Aletter,Frank Latimore,Gene Hackman,George C Scott,George Segal,Gert Frobe,Hardy Kruger,Henry Fonda
ColourBlack & White
ColourColour
DirectorBernhard Wicki,Franklin J Schaffner,John Sturges,Richard Fleischer,Richard Attenborough,Kinji Fukasaku,Guy Hamilton
Discs6
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
IFCO15
LanguageItalian
LanguageSpanish
LanguageEnglish
LanguageFrench
LanguageGerman
RegionDVD 2
Released2011-09-19
Run Time928
SubtitleHungarian
SubtitleSwedish
SubtitleSpanish
SubtitlePortuguese
SubtitlePolish
SubtitleNorwegian
SubtitleIcelandic
SubtitleHebrew
SubtitleCzech
SubtitleGreek
SubtitleGerman
SubtitleFrench
SubtitleFinnish
SubtitleEnglish
SubtitleDutch
Year1962

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