Excerpt: Snippy prisoners are artisans of escape, playfully coy about their determination toward Nazi captors, a set-up for cinematic greatness by those who lived it. Strap a baseball loving Steve McQueen into the tale, hijacking a Luftwaffe motorcycle to tear up countryside, and you have an American classic. Stalag Luft III hosted prisoners of war, those with a preceding penchant for alluding their captors.
Conclusion: As an iconic suspense thriller, 'The Great Escape' is always a delight. The all-star cast and the filmmakers effortlessly bounce between taught drama, wise-ass comedy, and heart-breaking tragedy. Despite its length, this is one of those pictures that sucks you in and never lets go. As a Blu-ray Disc, true fans will be excited to finally own this classic in high definition, but the HD transfer is often soft and flat.
Excerpt: The German forces have captured numerous Allied soldiers, which means prisoner of war camps are often loaded. But the population sometimes drops, as escapes are on the rise and no end is in sight. This concerns the German forces, as escapes mean lost prisoners and of course, that is bad news. In an effort to ensure the prisoners don’t escape, a special camp is designed that is deemed impossible to escape.
Conclusion: Given the video issues, prospective purchasers might be tempted to wait in the hope of a future restored edition. I think that would be a mistake. Nothing in MGM's recent history suggests that it is in any position to underwrite the cost of a restoration at the negative level, which would be a major expense. Barring such an overhaul, any subsequent edition would offer only marginal improvement over the current Blu-ray.
Excerpt: Det låter som en ganska ansträngd manusidé att låta tyskarna under andra världskriget samla de allra mest flyktbenägna krigsfångarna i ett och samma läger för att hålla dem under uppsikt under kompetent expertis. Tysken Von Luger (bara det namnet låter ju parodiskt) ansvarar för att de ska hålla sig i skinnet.