Item Details

King Rat

Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; produced by James Woolf ; written for the screen and directed by Bryan Forbes
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In Singapore's Changi Gaol during WWII, Corporal King, a thoroughly unscrupulous and opportunistic American POW, makes shabby deals with the camp guards in order to make his confinement more comfortable. King delights in rising above his military rank and social class as he uses his streetwise tactics to "rule" over his fellow Allied prisoners and his Japanese captors.
Director
Bryan Forbes
Performers
George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O'Neal, Denholm Elliott, James Donald, Todd Armstrong, John Mills.
Release Date
1965
Run Time
134 min.
Language
Audio in English with optional subtitles in English and Japanese; closed captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated ; CHV rating: PG
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965.
  • Based on a novel by James Clavell.
  • Special features include bonus trailers, interactive menus, and scene selections.
ISBN
1404905650, 9781404905658
Credits
Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; editor, Walter Thompson ; music composed and conducted by John Barry.
Published
Culver City, California : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Publisher no.
10055 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Access Restriction
Region 1.
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital; widescreen.
Technical Details
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