Fox and MGM are finally releasing John Sturges’ The Great Escape on Blu-ray in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. The disc will be released on May 7, 2013.
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.
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