A Bridge Too Far [WS] [DVD] [1977]

A Bridge Too Far is available on DVD through MGM Home Entertainment. The disc comes equipped with English Dolby Digital 2.0 and French Dolby Digital 1.0, and comes with French and English subtitles. The film is presented in widescreen anamorphic 2.35:1. The visual quality is fair, with the images sometimes appearing a little bit dated. The sound quality, also somewhat dated, manages to fare a little better. The DVD boasts the film's riveting theatrical trailer, and comes with an eight-page booklet loaded with trivia and production notes, as well as actor fact files and making-of anecdotes.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.55 out of 5 stars.
4.6
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (96 out of 99)

Special Features

  • Dual layer for interruption-free playback
  • 8-page booklet featuring trivia, production notes, and the making of the film
  • Original theatrical trailer

Synopsis

A Bridge Too Far
It's late 1944, and the Allied armies are confident they'll win the World War II and be home in time for Christmas. What's needed, says British general Bernard Law Montgomery, is a knockout punch, a bold strike through Holland, where German troops are spread thin, that will put the Allies into Germany. Paratroops led by British major general Robert Urquhart (Sean Connery) and American brigadier general James Gavin (Ryan O'Neal) will seize a thin road and five bridges through Holland into Germany, with paratroops led by Lieutenant Col. John Frost (Sir Anthony Hopkins) holding the most critical bridge at a small town called Arnhem. Over this road shall pass combined forces led by British Lieutenant Gen. Brian Horrocks (Edward Fox) and British Lieutenant Col. Joe Vandeleur (Michael Caine). The plan requires precise timing, so much so that one planner tells Lieutenant Gen. Frederick Browning (Dirk Bogarde), "Sir, I think we may be going a bridge too far." The plan also has one critical flaw: Instead of a smattering of German soldiers, the area around Arnhem is loaded with crack SS troops. Disaster ensues. Based on a book by historian Cornelius Ryan, A Bridge Too Far is reminiscent of another movie based on a Ryan book, The Longest Day. Like that movie, it is loaded with more than 15 international stars, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Hardy Krueger, Gene Hackman, Maximilian Schell, and Liv Ullman. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr., Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dirk Bogarde
    Dirk Bogarde - Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning
  • James Caan
    James Caan - Sgt. Eddie Dohun
  • Michael Caine
    Michael Caine - Lt. Col. Joe Vandeleur
  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - Maj. Gen. Robert Urquhart
  • Edward Fox
    Edward Fox - Lt. Gen. Brian Horrocks

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