War Collection

06/06/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 06/06/2005
  |  371 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box-set containing three popular war films. In '633 Squadron' (1964), the 633 Squadron are sent to Norway to destroy an overhanging cliff which will demolish a bomb factory below run by the German forces. The squadron Wing Commander (Cliff Robertson) must work with the leader of the Norwegian resistance (George Chakiris) towards the common goal of keeping the Nazis in check. In 'The Bridge at Remagen' (1969), the war in Europe is nearly at an end. German troops, led by Major Kreuger (Robert Vaughn), are ordered to blow up the only bridge left leading into the Rhineland to prevent entry by the allies. Meanwhile, American Lieutenant Hartman (George Segal) and his platoon close in on the bridge, hoping to put a swift end to the bloody combat. Finally in 'The Great Escape' (1963), a collection of hardened Allied prisoners are kept in an 'escape-proof' German camp. Led by the 'Big X' (Richard Attenborough), the men formulate a plan for a mass breakout, digging three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry. The team behind the escape includes a near-blind forger of passports (Donald Pleasance), a claustrophobic tunnel-digger (Charles Bronson) and the independent American 'Cooler King' (Steve McQueen). With men like that on their side, how can they fail?