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Title: Great Escape, The
Starring: Steve McQueen
Released: 7th May 2013

Further Details:
Great news! Fox and MGM are finally putting John Sturges' The Great Escape on Blu-ray disc in honor of the film's 50th anniversary. But this isn't just a basic 1080p dump, the specs are listing a full 4K restoration. The disc will be released on May 7th, following a screening at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles in April.

The disc will include:
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, DTS 5.1 French and 'other language audio', and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Spanish sound
  • English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Audio Commentary by Director John Sturges, Cast & 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
  • A Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones
  • Return to The Great Escape
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Great Escape, The

Quote: Based on a true story,

The Great Escape

is 'a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs' (Variety). In 1943, the Germans opened a maximum security prison-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. By doing so, they unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history – brilliantly portrayed by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn – who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. The Blu-ray comes fully loaded with over three hours of special features including commentary with Director Sturges and crew, multiple making of featurettes, the original theatrical trailer and more.

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