The Great Escape / Battle Of Britain / A Bridge Too Far / The Bridge At Remagen DVD

The Great Escape / Battle Of Britain / A Bridge Too Far / The Bridge At Remagen 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 Great Escape: 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. 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 Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs. 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 have altered the course of history! The Bridge At Remagen: An all star cast - including George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara and E.G. Marshall - brings all the glory and agony of war to stunning life in this intense and exhilarating, but uniquely human look at a struggle widely regarded as the most strategic coup of World War II. Excellent special effects, spectacular photography and fine action sequences put you on the front lines of the battle and with the courageous soldiers who fought it. In 1945: The Allies are making their final advance into German territory, and only one strategic bridge on the Rhine River remains in Nazi hands. Both sides have much to gain the Germans, the lives of 50,000 soldiers stationed on the wrong side of the bridge; and the Allies, a quicker end to the war with fewer lives lost. Though both armies would fight valiantly, only one could win the heart-rending battle for The Bridge at Remagen.
Specifications
Released 2010-05-31
Discs 4
Year Of Release 1963
Director John Guillermin,Richard Attenborough,John Sturges,Guy Hamilton
Cast Sean Connery,Ryan O'Neal,Michael Caine,Steve McQueen,James Garner,Richard Attenborough,Michael Caine,Trevor Howard,Harry Andrews,Bo Hopkins,Bradford Dillman,Anna Gael,Ben Gazzara,E G Marshall,George Segal,Hans Christian Blech,Heinz Reincke,Peter Van Eyck,Joachim Hansen,Vit Olmer,Robert Logan,Robert Vaughn,Sonja Ziemann,Matt Clark
HOH (Hard of Hearing) Yes
Audio English Surround 2.0, English Mono, English 5.1, English DTS 5.1
Run Time 573

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Tags: 1960s, Quads