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WWII Special Editions from Fox in June - Artwork added

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 Special Edition DVD release of three World War II titles on 5th June 2007. Priced at $19.98 SRP each are:

The Sand Pebbles - Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Features on this 2-Disc Special Edition include…


  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD4.0 Surround
  • French Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles

Disc 1:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Feature (Theatrical Version)
  • Audio Commentary by Director Robert Wise and actors Candice Bergen, Mako & Richard Crenna
  • Isolated score and FX with commentary by Music Producer Nick Redman, Film Music Historian Jon Burlingame, Screenwriter (The Limey, Dark City) and Film Historian Lem Dobbs

Disc 2 (Side A):
  • Roadshow Version Feature
  • Robert Wise Roadshow Intro
  • Richard Zanuck Roadshow Intro

Disc 2 (Side B):
  • "The Making Of Sand Pebbles" Featurettes (view individually or play all)
  • Side Bars:
    • Steve McQueen Remembered
    • Robert Wise In Command
    • China 1926
  • From FOX Vault:
    • A Ship Called SAN PABLO- Narrated by Richard Attenborough
    • The Secret of the SAN PABLO- Narrated by Richard Crenna
  • Radio Documentaries Narrated by Richard Attenborough:
    • Changsha Bund and the Streets of Taipei
    • A Ship Called SAN PABLO
  • Radio Spots:
    • 2:00 of audio over static image
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries
  • MAD Magazine's THE "SAM PEBBLES"

Twelve O’Clock High (Special Edition) - In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over thier targets. Actual combat footage is used in this tense war drama

Features include:
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English Mono
  • Commentary by World War II Film Historian
  • General Frank Armstrong: The Inspiration for General Savage
  • The Legacy of the Eighth Airforce
  • Memories of Twelve O'Clock High

Von Ryan’s Express (Special Edition) - Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.

Features on this 2-Disc Special Edition include…

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary with WW II film Historian
  • Isolated Score Track with Commentary

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Von Ryan's Express: Reliving the Adventure
  • Hollywood and World War II Films
  • The Music of Jerry Goldsmith
  • "Bringing Movies to Life: The Legacy of Jerry Goldsmith"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Spanish Trailer
  • 3 TV Spots
  • Interactive Pressbook Gallery
  • Gallery

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