One of the top movies on many wish lists is finally coming to DVD when Columbia Pictures releases The Bridge On The River Kwai this November. One of the most exciting war films ever made and one of Sir David Lean’s greatest film accomplishments, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ won seven 1958 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Sir Alec Guinness) and Best Director (David Lean).
During World War II, some British prisoners of war are given the task, by their Japanese captors, of building a railway bridge in a harsh Asian jungle. Led by Colonel Nicholson, the prisoners score a moral victory over the Japanese by not only building the bridge, but running the whole show. Unknown to Nicholson, an allied demolition team are planning a spectacular opening for the bridge.
Columbia is preparing two editions of this movie: standard and Limited Edition. Both will feature a Widescreen transfer as well as Dolby 2-Channel and Dolby 5.1 Soundtracks. Also included will be trailers of the films, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,’ ‘The Guns of Navarone,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Fail-Safe,’ and talent files for David Lean, Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa.
In addition, the Limited Edition is a two-disc release that also includes four documentaries/short films, exclusive DVD ROM materials, a photo montage and a collectible twelve page booklet based on the original souvenir book.
These exciting DVDs are set to debut on November 7th. The standard version will retail for $24.95 while the Limited Edition will go for $39.95.
You can bet that you’ll see an in-depth review as soon as we can get our hands on it!