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The Great Escape/The Magnificent Seven/The Thomas Crown Affair [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 6675285
  • Release Date: 06/03/2014
  • Rating: R
This collection includes three films starring the legendary actor Steve McQueen: The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, and The Thomas Crown Affair.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

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    The Great Escape
    The Great Escape is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the Nazis gather all their most devious and troublesome POWs and place them at a new prison camp, which was designed to be impervious to escapes. Immediately, the prisoners develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Richard Attenborough is the British soldier who masterminds the whole plan, and who commands his motley squad--featuring Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel--through the construction of the tunnels and, eventually, their escape. An epic adventure film, The Great Escape runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score and exciting action sequences -- including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis -- the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    The Thomas Crown Affair
    Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. Erwin Weaver (Jack Weston) leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone (Paul Burke) is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) find the mastermind behind the heist. Thomas Crown Affair became one of the first films to employ many split-screen images throughout its running time, as devised by editor Hal Ashby. Michel Legrand's score was nominated for an Academy Award, and the song The Windmills Of Your Mind, written by Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman took home the coveted Oscar. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    The Magnificent Seven
    Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). As Elmer Bernstein's unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the "Marlboro Man" leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining "magnificent six" are played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and (the one that everybody forgets) Brad Dexter. Though jam-packed with action, William Roberts's screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters, allowing the audience to pick their own favorites. The Magnificent Seven was followed by three sequels, not to mention dozens of imitations. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Steve McQueen
      Steve McQueen - "Cooler King" Hilts
    • James Garner
      James Garner - "The Scrounger" Hendley
    • Richard Attenborough
      Richard Attenborough - "Big X" Bartlett
    • James Donald
      James Donald - Senior Officer Ramsey
    • Charles Bronson
      Charles Bronson - Danny Velinski



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Always enjoy the classics

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      Bill0453
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      I enjoy Steve McQueen movies especially the Great Escape. Enjoy Yul Brynner. Can never forget him in the King and I

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wonderful set of films

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      bubba
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      three great movies for steve mcqueen fans. they look as good if not better on cd as the did in theaters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      DiJo
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      Old movies are the best, little violence, great gift for 15 year old boy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Steve McQueen x3

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      PigtailDebi
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      Great price on this 3 movie package. 3 of Steve McQueens best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movies

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      engine6
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      Loved these movies and it was a great price. Hope to show my grandsons next weekend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Probably would appeal mainly to the 40+ year olds

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      Edisto
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      Great for a change of pace. Great plots. Great acting. Refreshing in its own way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      xman
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      It is steve McQueen, is there really anything else to say?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great old movies

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      dcarrao
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      Great movies, nice to see them all in one package.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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