A Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle Of Britain DVD

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A Bridge Too Far: In September 1944 flush with success after the Normandy Invasion the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics faulty intelligence bad luck and even worse weather led to the disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fear. The Great Escape: One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The... Magnificent Seven) screenwriters James Clavell ('Shogun') and W.R. Burnett and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story. The Battle Of Britain: This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war . But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history! [show more]

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 
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Runtime
408 minutes 
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Box set, PAL 
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5039036041683 
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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.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play A Bridge Too Far In September 1944 flush with success after the Normandy Invasion the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich&39;s war plants But a combination of battlefield politics faulty intelligence bad luck and even worse weather led to the disaster beyond the Allies&39; darkest fear The Great Escape One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) screenwriters James Clavell (&39;Shogun&39;) and WR Burnett and composer Elmer Bernstein Based on a true story The Battle Of Britain This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best Few defining moments can change the outcome of war But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history! Actors Sean Connery Michael Caine James Caan Gene Hackman Anthony Hopkins Laurence Olivier Ryan O&39;Neal Robert Redford Steve McQueen James Garner James Coburn Donald Pleasence Charles Bronson Harry Andrews & Trevor Howard Director Richard Attenborough John Sturges & Guy Hamilton Certificate 15 years and over Year 1977 1963 1969 Screen Widescreen Languages English - Dolby Digital (51)

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