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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Tuesday 26th April 2011

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that the Blu-rayT release of the masterful 1957 epic World War II film, The Bridge on the River Kwai, restored and newly remastered for high definition, will debut on 6th June 2011.
Geoffrey Horne, James Donald, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, William Holden
David Lean
Sam Spiegel
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2 hours 41 minutes
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that the Blu-rayT release of the masterful 1957 epic World War II film, The Bridge on the River Kwai, restored and newly remastered for high definition, will debut on 6th June 2011.

This classic film, among the most prized in the Columbia Pictures catalogue, features William Holden (Oscar® Winner for Best Actor, Stalag 17, 1953) and Alec Guinness (Oscar® Winner for Best Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957) as World War II prisoners whose opposing missions in the Burmese jungle collide with devastating effects.

The winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay, The Bridge on the River Kwai continues to be one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time. Now, for the first time on Blu-ray, following an extensive 4K restoration from the original negative, with newly remastered 5.1 audio, audiences can experience David Lean's masterpiece as never before.

The Blu-rayT Edition of The Bridge on the River Kwai includes all-new special Blu-rayT exclusive special features which illustrate the scope of this epic motion picture, from its inception and premiere to its impact on audiences the world over. Produced by Sam Spiegel (On the Waterfront, Lawrence of Arabia), The Bridge on the River Kwai was an historic undertaking, with location filming in Sri Lanka capturing a sense of both the beauty and remoteness of its jungle setting.

The Bridge on the River Kwai Synopsis

When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commanders are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's World War II adventure The Bridge on the River Kwai. William Holden plays the cynical and opportunistic American prisoner of war Shears, and Alec Guinness is the captured British officer Colonel Nicholson, who refuses to abandon his ideals even in the harshest of conditions. Sessue Hayakawa (nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) is the Japanese Commander who struggles to maintain control in the face of defeat.

The Bridge on the River Kwai was an enormous success, not only in the United States and England, but the world over, for its gripping portrayal of duty-bound men in a war capable of bringing out both the best and worst of humanity. David Lean's film is a sweeping examination of the all-consuming damage of war, on the scale of a spectacle rarely seen before or since.

All-new Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features

  • William Holden and Alec Guinness on The Steve Allen Show
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere, Narrated by William Holden
  • Crossing the Bridge: Picture-in-Graphics Track: Includes information on the progression of the bridge's construction, the challenges of creating a bridge in the jungle during wartime, the real POW experience, and a book to screen comparison
  • Original Trailers

More Special Features

  • Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai featurette
  • USC short film introduced by William Holden
  • "An Appreciation" by Filmmaker John Milius
  • "Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant" featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • None or TBC

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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