Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000152407
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 9/12/2012 15:32
    View Changes

    The Colditz Story

    6 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 92 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
    Release Date:
    Content Type: Movie

    The Colditz Story is an outstanding factual prisoner of war film directed by Guy Hamilton, starring John Mills (Ice Cold in Alex) as Officer Pat Reid and Eric Portman (The 49th Parallel) as Colonel Richmond. It is based on the book written by Pat Reid, a British army officer who was imprisoned in Oflag IV-C, Colditz Castle, in Germany during the Second World War and who was the Escape Officer for British POWs within the castle.

    Colditz Castle in the heart of Saxony, was the fortress to which the German High Command sent officers who had attempted to escape from conventional prison camps. They regarded it as impregnable yet they threatened the death penalty for anyone attempting to break out. British officer Pat Reid leads an escape through one of the castle's subterranean tunnels. Only three of the prisoners survive; the next step is to get out of Germany itself.

    Special Features:
    New and exclusive 53 min documentary - Colditz Revealed: Life Inside the Colditz Castle
    Restoration comparison

    Directed By:
    Guy Hamilton

    Written By:

    John Mills
    Eric Portman
    Christopher Rhodes
    Lionel Jeffries
    Bryan Forbes
    Ian Carmichael
    Richard Wattis

    Music From:
    Francis Chagrin

    Director of Photography:
    Gordon Dines

    Peter Mayhew

    Ian Foxwell

    Studio Canal

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!