StudioCanal will release on Blu-ray director Guy Hamilton's recently restored war drama The Colditz Story (1955), starring John Mills, Eric Portman and Christopher Rhodes. The preliminary release date set by the studio is December 10th.
The current announcement for this upcoming release does not have any special features listed.
Based on the novels The Colditz Story and The Latter Days by P.R. Read, Guy Hamilton's film retells the experiences of Allied prisoners-of-war who were held in Colditz Castle. These POWs were strictly monitored as they were a high risk category and had constantly tried to escape whichever prison they where previously placed in. Despite being outnumbered by their guards, the prisoners of Colditz continued to achieve their goal - freedom. The film inspired the 1972 TV series 'Colditz'.
Terrific film with the late great Anton Diffring & Lionel Jeffries among an excellent cast. Be interesting to see whether any extras accompany this (a Guy Hamilton/Bryan Forbes commentary would be fascinating). I make it that SC are now at the mid point of upgrading all those titles in the old (Optimum) War Collection. In which case, The Way Ahead next please.