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Hard of hearing subtitlesA Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle of Britain (1977)

Region: B
UPC/Barcode: 5039036062893
Released: 2nd September 2013
Release type: Retail Only
No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: 3403507044
Category: Feature, War
Format: Blu-ray / Normal
A Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle of Britain (1977) (Blu-ray) (Retail Only)

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Claimed subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired, Dutch, Finnish, French; Battle of Britain: Danish, German, Great Escape: French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese; A Bridge Too Far: Danish, Spanish, Swedish

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Film information

Based on: Books by Cornelius Ryan, Paul Brickhill, D. Wood and D. Dempster

Story: Triple bill of war classics. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. 'The Great Escape' (1963) is set during World War Two. A collection of hardened Allied prisoners are kept in an 'escape-proof' German camp. Led by the 'Big X' (Richard Attenborough), the men formulate a plan for a mass breakout, digging three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry. The team behind the escape includes a near-blind forger of passports (Donald Pleasance), a claustrophobic tunnel-digger (Charles Bronson) and the independent American 'Cooler King' (Steve McQueen). With men like that on their side, how can they fail? Guy Hamilton's classic war film 'Battle of Britain' (1969) looks at how England defended itself from the German aerial onslaught of the summer of 1940. Laurence Olivier plays Sir Hugh Dowding, the air chief marshal whose fleet outmanouevre the Luftwaffe, despite a numerical disadvantage; and those few to whom so many owed so much are portrayed by an all-star cast including Michael Caine, Kenneth More and Ralph Richardson. Despite its pro-British slant, the authenticity of the film's impressive flying sequences was guaranteed by the technical advice of Adolf Galland, one of the Nazi's most celebrated World War 2 pilots.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Edward Fox, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hardy Krüger, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Gordon Jackson, Robert Shaw, Laurence Olivier, David McCallum, Susannah York, Liv Ullmann, Elliott Gould, James Donald, Christopher Plummer, Gene Hackman, John Leyton, Kenneth More, Maximilian Schell, Nigel Stock, Trevor Howard, Anthony Hopkins, Erik Chitty, William Russell, Ralph Richardson, Tom Adams, Curd Jürgens, Michael Redgrave, Ian McShane

Directed by: Richard Attenborough, John Sturges, Guy Hamilton

Music by: John Addison, Elmer Bernstein, Ron Goodwin, William Walton

Produced by: John Sturges, Harry Saltzman, Richard P. Levine, Benjamin Fisz, Joseph E. Levine

Written by: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, James Kennaway, William Goldman, Wilfred Greatorex

DVD information

Studio/distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.

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A Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle of Britain (1977) (Box Set) (Retail / Rental)
A Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle of Britain (1977) (Retail / Rental)Hard of hearing subtitles