The Colditz Story details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Mills, Eric Portman, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Colditz Story
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
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classic filmBy a customer from castleford west yorkshire , 02 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]was a most enjoyable film its been quite a number of years since i watched this film last
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Classic Colditz capersBy TheWatchman (749 reviews) from Suburbia , 28 Jan 2012The Colditz Story, as one might expect, tells the tale of arguable the most famous prisoner of war camps during the Second World War and those who tried to escape from it. Naturally, being a British film, it focuses on us good ol Tommies, but never does it make out that WWII is only a British affair, as it always includes the Dutch, French and Polish.
If youre looking for either a prison movie, or a Second World War movie, you cant get much better than this. Its near perfect for what it is, combining the drudgery of life in a P. O. W. camp, with the highs, lows and bravery of those trying to get out, not to mention some gallows humour in there to lighten the mood when its needed.
However, its only flaw sadly is how well it will be received in this day and age. Although I can see anyone interested in the history of the time period and conflict enjoying it, I cant see it picking up many new followers in todays youth.
If youre looking for some nostalgia and classic film-making, The Colditz Story is for you. If youre looking for 3D cinema, the latest computer generated special effects as directed by Michael Bay, you might just want to skip to whichever Spiderman reboot is taking place this week.
colditz storyBy chisbo (2 reviews) from Melrose , 07 Sep 2009A film that i have seen many times, strong performances from mills and portman, one of my favourites.....
The Colditz StoryBy JenWake (6 reviews) from Northallerton , 30 Aug 2009A classic war film. Based very closely on Pat Reid's book. Questions have been raised about the accuracy of Reid's memoir but that doesn't detract from the film at all. Reid, Sinclair and the SBO are well played, shame there wasn't more made of Airey Neave's home run. Take it with a pinch of salt and it is a very good watch.
Superb British War FilmBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 07 Jul 2009These British 1950s war films are nearly always very excellent. I have a fondness for them and especially John Mills who is the archetypal British soldier.
This POW movie makes excellent viewing, it manages to delve well into the boredom and mental strain of being in captivity. The down side is the Germans are made to be caricatures which is a bit unfair and detracts from the tension of the narrative.
It is also amiss that we do not see Mills escape through to the end but just hear about it from dialogue of his left behind mates. never mind, still worth re-seeing this.
Bleak and emotiveBy spock140 (74 reviews) from UK , 16 Feb 2009Black and white, stereotypical view of POW life in the 'escape proof' Colditz.
Great ham acting along with a good portrayal of actual events make this a stunningly good film. Not one for today's mass market, yet a 'ripping good yarn'. Well worth watching