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Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers.

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Special Features * cc Bonus movie: The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission- The 1985 sequel with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel reprising their original roles * Commentary by cast members Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Stuart Cooper and Colin Maitland, producer Kenneth Hyman, original novelist E.M. Nathanson, film historian David J. Schow and veteran military advisor to movies Captain Dale Dye * Introduction by Ernest Borgnine * 2 exciting new documentaries- Armed and Deadly: The Making of The Dirty Dozen / The Filthy Thirteen: Real Stories from Behind the Lines * Marine Corps Combat Leadership Skills: vintage recruitment documentary featuring Lee Marvin * Vintage featurette Operation Dirty Dozen * Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 * Theatrical trailer * Languages: English & Franšais (Dubbed in Quebec)/Subtitles: English, Franšais & Espa˝ol (Feature film only)

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WA67921 Dirty Dozen Special Edition DVD (1967/Lee Marvin) $26.98