Ultra HD

The Bridge on the River Kwai - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Street Date:
October 3rd, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1957
Studio:
Sony
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Classic, Drama, Epic, History, War

Starring:

William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne

Director:

David Lean

Plot Synopsis:

Fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio, The Bridge on the River Kway won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (David Lean) and Best Actor (Alec Guinness).

In 1997, The Bridge on the River Kwai was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. The American Film Institute included it among the best American films ever and in 1999, the British Film Institute voted it the 11th greatest British film of the 20th Century.

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. Even its theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, 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.

Technical Specs

  • 4K UHD/Blu-ray/Digital Copy

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 2160p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.55:1

Audio Formats

  • English Dolby Atmos

Subtitles/Captions

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Crossing the Bridge: Picture-in-Picture Graphics Track
  • Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Steve Allen Show with William Holden & Alec Guinness
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere Narrated by William Holden
  • "Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant" Featurette
  • USC Short Film Introduced by William Holden
  • An Appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers