Stalag 17 (Blu-Ray)
Warner Home Video
Retail: $19.98, Our: $15.99
Warner keeps their Paramount acquired titles coming as they have announced an October 8th release date for Billy Wilder's Stalag 17 (Blu-Ray).
Retail will be $19.98, but it is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $15.99. Bonus features should carry over from the previously released DVD, but confirmation is not forthcoming.
Two worthy Academy Award nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard-actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder - re-teamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another Best director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar for Holden.
Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal."
BONUS FEATURES (NOT YET VERIFIED):
- Commentary by actors Richard Erdman, Gil Stratton and Co-Playwright Donald Bevan
- Stalag 17 - From Reality to Screen
- The Real Heroes of Stalag XVIIB
- Photo Gallery