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Uniform Title Bridge on the River Kwai (Motion picture)
Title The bridge on the River Kwai [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents ; a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    BRI    Damaged
 PAS Central Library DVD    BRI    Staff Reported Missing
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 17 cm)
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on Pont de la rivière Kwaï / Pierre Boulle.
Special features (Disc 2): 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; interactive and animated menus; scene selections with motion; theatrical trailer; talent files.
Contents Disc 1: Feature film (ca. 162 min.) -- Disc. 2: Special features.
Credits Music, Malcolm Arnold ; cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; editing, Peter Taylor.
Performer William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne.
Summary British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.55:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English, dubbed French, dubbed Spanish or dubbed Portuguese dialogue, optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean or Thai.
Awards Academy Awards (1957): Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Guinness); Best Cinematography; Best Director (Lean); Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Subject Burma-Siam Railroad -- Drama
Bridge on the River Kwai (Motion picture)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Drama
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma -- Drama
Burma -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Drama
Genre/Form War films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Lean, David, 1908-1991
Spiegel, Sam
Wilson, Michael, 1914-1978
Foreman, Carl
Holden, William, 1918-1981
Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973
Hayakawa, Sesshū, 1889-1973.
Donald, James, 1917-1993.
Sears, Ann, 1933-1992.
Horne, Geoffrey
Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994 Pont de la rivière Kwaï.
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0767858735
Standard No. 043396057470
Music No. 05747 Columbia Pictures

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