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Main feature onlyHard of hearing subtitlesThe Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5035822000131
Released: 27th November 2000
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 2
Catalogue No: CDR10001
Category: Feature, Modern Classic
Format: DVD / Widescreen
The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Widescreen) (Retail / Rental)


Main feature only Only the main feature on this DVD title has English subtitles. [explanation]

Claimed subtitles: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish

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Submitted by baldbilluk on 16th May 2006:
Main feature only"Only the feature film is subtitled but the extras are not, though some are subtitled in other languages but not English"

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Film information

Based on: The novel by Pierre Boulle

Story: Classic British war film based on the novel by Pierre Boulle in which a group of POWs are forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) is the appointed leader of the men interned in the camp. When the Japanese commander, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), orders his captives to build a bridge across the river Kwai, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the POWs strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. The impending arrival of a British commando team, sent to destroy the bridge, looks set to provide a stern test of where the true loyalties of the increasingly obsessive Nicholson lie.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, William Holden, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, Ann Sears, Andre Morell, Percy Herbert, John Boxer

Cinematographer: Jack Hildyard

Directed by: David Lean

Music by: Malcolm Arnold

Produced by: Sam Spiegel

Written by: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Other releases of this film

The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Blu-ray) (Retail / Rental)
The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Deleted)
The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Laser Disc) (Widescreen) (Deleted)
The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Pure Performance Superbit) (Deleted)Hard of hearing subtitles