Bridge On the River Kwai, The (Original Version) - UHD/Blu-ray/UltraViolet Combo Pack


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Genre: Dramas
Director: Theatrical Release: 1957
Length: N/A
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Language: English

One of the all-time great war films, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is yet another classic from the marvelous David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. ZHIVAGO). The film is an outstanding, psychologically complex adaptation of Pierre Boulle's 1952 novel, a classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson (a fabulous Alec Guinness), the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. Although credited to screenwriter Carl Foreman, the script was actually written by blacklisted writer Michael Wilson. The film garnered seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Guinness). The climax is one of the great finales in film history.;

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Extra Info   Includes Digital Copy; UltraViolet; 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
James Donald - British Actor
Jack Hawkins - British Actor
Sessue Hayakawa - Japanese Actor/Writer
Percy Herbert - British Character Actor
Geoffrey Horne - British Actor
Andre Morell - British Character Actor
Harold Goodwin - British Character Actor
Calder Willingham -
Peter Williams -
Malcolm Arnold -
Michael Henry Wilson -
Carl Foreman - Screenwriter, BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
Don Ashton -
Ann Sears -
Henry Okawa -
K. Katsumoto -
Peter Taylor - British Editor, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1967)
Pierre Boulle - French Author
Jack Hildyard - British Director of Photography
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Lean handles the climax with precision and suspense..."
USA Today
"...[A] masterpiece...purely enjoyable..."
Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] masterpiece....That rare film about something as seemingly black-and-white as World War II that is colored entirely in shades of gray, and the better for it..."
Total Film
"...It's certainly weathered well thanks to its novel and ingenious approach to presenting multiple perspectives of the Second World War..."
"...[T]wo compelling stories jelled into one sprawling action film..."
Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts combination of sly satire, poignancy and sheer excitement is still astonishing."
Sight and Sound
"The absence of button-pushing triumphalism is striking, as indeed is the long game played by Lean's direction."
Academy Awards Best Actor Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Director Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Film Editing Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Original Score Winner 1957
Academy Awards Best Picture Winner 1957

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