Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Great Escape - Blu-ray Giveaway

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are proud to announce that THE GREAT ESCAPE will arrive on Blu-ray for the first time 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 John Sturges and crew, multiple making of featurettes, the original theatrical trailer and more.

This year, THE GREAT ESCAPE celebrates its golden anniversary. To honor the 50th anniversary of that film’s release, here's a compilation of top five World War II films. From Tora! Tora! Tora! To Patton, these are some of our favorite films honoring the Second World War.

Patton

Winner of seven 1970 ACADEMY AWARDS, including Best Picture and Best Actor for George C. Scott, Patton is a riveting portrayal of one of the twentieth century’s greatest military geniuses. As rebellious as he was brilliant, George Patton (Scott) was the only general truly feared by the Nazis, yet his own volatile personality was the one enemy he could never defeat.

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun is a 1987 coming of age war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars a young Christian Bale alongside John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson. The film tells the story of Jamie "Jim" Graham, a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora! was the winner of the 1970 Academy Award for Best Special Effects, and was nominated for four more Oscars, including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound. The film is a dramatization of the days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the event which signaled America’s official entry into WWII.

The Thin Red Line

1998’s The Thin Red Line marked Terrence Malick’s return to filmmaking after a 20-year hiatus. The film is based on the novel of the same name by James Jones, and it tells a fictional story of the Battle of Mount Austen in World War II. It portrays soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. The film was nominated for an outstanding seven Academy Awards.

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. The film is highly lauded for its graphic and realistic portrayal of war, specifically the opening 27 minutes, which depicts the Omaha Beach assault on June 6, 1944. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and won five of them, including Best Director.

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52 comments:

momo said...

My favorite war movie is Saving Private Ryan. I could watch that movie a million time's it's that good.

steve weber said...

My favorite war movie is Brave Heart.

VickeC said...

my favorite war movie was The Blue an The Grey

mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite was the Green Mile

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ann said...

Dances with Wolves is my favorite one

Krabbman said...

My favorite war movie is Kelly's Heroes.

Ken Ohl said...

die hard. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

imbigwillie said...

Saving Private Ryan

Sarah Walker said...

Saving Private Ryan

cjabdelnour said...


Saving Private Ryan IS MY FAV. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com


Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite war or action film.

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Denise said...

I don't watch a lot of war movies. Maybe Inglorious Bastards?

Michelle Elizondo said...

armadeddon

Sue Hull said...

I don't watch war movies.I watched The Bible and that had a lot of action in it.That had some war parts too.I love the Fast & Furious movies,not just for the action though.Thank you for the cool giveaway :)

Sid said...

Favorite War film: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

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Renee G said...

I like Pearl Harbor.
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Mysharona said...

I like full metal jacket

sottovoce said...

Wow, so many I love...maybe my favorite would be Platoon. :-) Thank you.

James Coyne said...

My favorite is Glory

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Dwayne Berry said...

My favorite 2 war films are both William Holden movies, Bridge on the River Kwai and Stalag 17.

jlafount said...

Saving Private Ryan

devin said...

saving private ryan

Wendy Rozema said...

saving private ryan

Jackie said...

Saving Private Ryan is one of my favorites.
Thank you!

AnnaZed said...

Saving Private Ryan

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mobrien said...

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Katie said...

SAving private ryan

Debra said...

dances with wolves is my favorite

Amanda Rauch said...

I love the Die Hard movies-all of them. Bruce Willis is a cutie!

kyl neusch said...

Pearl Harbor

Jim W. said...

Patton is my favorite

Robin T said...

Pearl Harbor is my favorite

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Jennifer L. said...

I like Full Metal Jacket.

Kari Flores said...

We Were Soldiers is my favorite war movie.

brendaelsner said...

Saving Private Ryan

Teresa said...

I like Bride on the river Kwai

JD said...

Rush hour (the first one)

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Linda Sales said...

The great escape

cassandra said...

I liked Saving Private Ryan!

Sheila Hickmon said...

I like Pearl Harbor.

Lisa Pecora said...

Pearl Harbor

kathy pease said...

I liked saving private ryan

cdziuba said...

Full Metal Jacket was good

Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite war or action film is blackhawk down
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Chris Alejandro said...

Platoon for sure!

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guettel78 said...

"The Thin Red Line" is one of my all-time favorite war films.

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Michelle said...

It would te movie Brave Heart.

Donna Kellogg said...

My favorite War flick is Saving Private Ryan

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Dances with wolves
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Miranda Ward said...

Saving Private Ryan

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Atreau said...

My favorite is Gladiator.

Wayne Lecoy said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
It would be great to
win The Great Escape on Blu-ray.
In response to your question of
What is your favorite war
or action film?
My favorite is Saving Private Ryan.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!