The Bridge on the River Kwai

MPN: 05747

UPC: 043396057470


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The Bridge on the River Kwai (Limited Edition) (1957)

* Actors: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald
* Directors: David Lean
* Writers: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, Pierre Boulle
* Producers: Sam Spiegel
* Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Limited Edition, Wide screen, NTSC
* Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
* Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
* Dubbed: French, Spanish
* Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
* Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
* Number of discs: 2
* Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
* Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
* Run Time: 161 minutes

Special Features: Disc One
-Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
-Wide screen presentation
-English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround), French, Spanish, Portuguese
-Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai
-Isolated Music Score

DVD Rom Components
-Trivia Sabotage: "Experience Building the Bridge"
-Maps and Military Strategy
-Screen savers from Original Movie Art

Special Features: Disc Two
-Exclusive Documentary - Adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration and more.
-Original Featurette: Rise and Fall of A Jungle Giant
-USC Short Film Introduced by William Holden
-An Appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius
-Photo Gallery
-Theatrical Trailers
-Talent Files
-Interactive and Animated Menus
-Scene Selections

Collectable Inserts:
-Insert features text of original 1957 souvenir book

The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge but, under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson, they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito. He is an honorable but arrogant man, who is slowly revealed to be a deluded obsessive. He convinces himself that the bridge is a monument to British character, but actually is a monument to himself, and his insistence on its construction becomes a subtle form of collaboration with the enemy. Unknown to him, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle, led by Warden and an American, Shears, to blow up the bridge.

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