'Stalag 17' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Billy Wilder's 1953 war drama is planned for Blu-ray in October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be releasing 'Stalag 17' on Blu-ray on October 8.

Two worthy Academy Award nominees from 1950's 'Sunset Boulevard' -- actor William Holden and producer/co-writer/director Billy Wilder -- reteamed for the gripping World War II drama, 'Stalag 17.' The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant, and actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal."

Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Stalag 17' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 8.

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Stalag 17 (Blu-ray)
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