Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - The Great Escape

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blu-ray Review - The Great Escape

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About the Movie
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed tohold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military historybrilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburnwho worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. 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 (Little Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein.

My Take on the Movie
This was and still is an amazing classic film. The Blu-ray version of this though simply explodes off the screen and brings the film out even more than in previous versions that have been released in the past in different formats. The movie itself is full of action, suspense and drama and the acting is tremendous. I was always amazed at the array of great actors that were pulled together to make this film and what they did with the help of a great director, to develop a movie that has become a great within the cinema. One of the things that I found interesting was that McQueen played two characters in the movie and within one scene he two characters were chasing each other - strange but true! If you have never seen this movie, you have to pick it up today, and what better time than to pick it up on Blu-ray, as the quality is superb and you will definitely not be disappointed in the overall movie itself! 

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