Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the addition of the war drama Stalag 17 to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Billy Wilder and starred William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, and Peter Graves. Stalag 17 is currently available for pre-order online and will be available in stores everywhere beginning on October 8th.
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.”
Stalag 17 was released in July of 1953 and grossed over $10 million in worldwide box office.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has not released any details concerning the exact tech specs and special features that will be included with the disc.
Theatrical Trailer for Stalag 17 courtesy of Trailer Empire 1