One of the greatest war movies of all time!
When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean’s epic World War II adventure The Bridge on the River Kwai
Spectacularly produced, this film captured the imagination of the public - even its theme song, an old WWII whistling tune called the "Colonel Bogey March", became a massive hit. The Bridge on the River Kwai
continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.
Trivia: Filmed in Sri Lanka; based on the French novel "Le pont de la rivière Kwai".
Approximate total running time: 2 hours 47 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for mild war violenceThe Dove Foundation
family-approved. Recommended for ages 12 and over
Genre: Adventure / Historical / Drama / War
Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa
Awards: Won seven 1957 Academy Awards, including "Best Picture", "Best Actor" (Alec Guinness), and "Best Director"; 23 additional wins & 5 nominationsDVD Features:
- Exclusive documentary, including adaptation of Boulle’s novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration, and more
- Original featurette: The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant
- USC short film introduced by William Holden
- An appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius
- Photo gallery
- Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), English Mono, French 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
- Subtitles: English, French
- Mastered in High Definition
- Widescreen format
Release Date: August 26, 2008
Original Release Date: October 2, 1957