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The Great Escape in June

From the press release…

In celebration of the birthday of iconic Hollywood legend Steve McQueen who would have turned 83-years-old on Sunday (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.

Blu-ray Features:

• 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

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