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108 Breakout

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 am

BREAKOUT (Tom Gries, 1975)

Charles Bronson achieved superstar status in the 1970s with box-office successes such as The Mechanic, Mr. Majestyk, and Death Wish; and 1975’s Breakout was one of Bronson’s biggest hits.

Inspired by real events, this tense adventure thriller casts Bronson as a tough mercenary pilot hired to fly into Mexico on a rescue mission – only to discover the real plan is to break a wealthy convict from a notorious prison.

Co-starring his real-life wife Jill Ireland, along with Randy Quaid, John Huston and the ever-exceptional Robert Duvall, Breakout is a thrilling action-ride, all set to a terrific Jerry Goldsmith score.


• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot, author of Bronson's Loose! The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films and Bronson's Loose Again! On the Set with Charles Bronson
Filming ‘Breakout’ (1974): an on-location report made for French television, featuring interviews with Charles Bronson and Emilio Fernández
• Super 8 version
• Theatrical trailer
• TV spots
• Radio spot
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Paul Talbot, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

BBFC cert: 15
EAN: 5037899071649

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Re: 108 Breakout

#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 am

I'm sure this is a typical Bronson movie but the plot sounds fun-- anyone seen it?

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Re: 108 Breakout

#3 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:43 am

It is the typical Bronson movie, which means it's mindless fun.

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Re: 108 Breakout

#4 Post by Vachel in Valdosta » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:41 pm

OK, but kinda slack in the narrative drive and shaggy dog technically. The best remembered "wow, that's cool!" gag is a direct steal of a minor bit from CATCH-22. Of the Gries directed Bronsons I prefer BREAKHEART PASS.

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