The Great Escape
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
In celebration of the birthday of iconic Hollywood legend Steve McQueen who would have turned 83-years-old on March 24th, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are proud to announce that The Great Escape will arrive on Blu-ray for the first time on 3rd June 2013 in the UK. Directed by Academy Award® nominee John Sturges, catch one of AFI's "100 Most Thrilling American Films" in an all-new masterful 4K transfer.
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.
- 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
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.