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Birdman of Alcatraz

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Tgg Direct
  • DVD Release Date: June 23, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041H55DK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,936 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This compelling, true story of a bitter convict by the name of Robert Stroud, who was sentenced to solitary confinement in one of the most famous prisons in the world - Alcatraz, is perhaps the most famous of felons. Nominated for the 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his portrayal of the title role, Burt Lancaster gives a superb performance as the lone birdman, who with only third grade education became a Ornithologist (bird doctor). With no hope of parole, this lone, embittered, convict, found a friend..., in a lame sparrow and a purpose for his otherwise, meaningless existence. This riveting, 1962, black-n-white, single-disc, DVD with French and Spanish subtitles and the original trailer, is approximately 2-hours and 29-minutes long. It is sad, that he was mandated to live a solitary life as punishment for his crime, but his compassion for a single bird and then... many, earned him worldwide fame, respect and freedom while still behind bars. A powerful and moving, true life, story. Nina Kish
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Fantastic Movie, A paradox really, from my point of view, considering when it was made how far ahead it was looking, as if back then the writers could see into the modern time. How often the story has been sampled or copied is testament to this.
One of the best movies ever made
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This is not a review of the movie but of the TGG Direct release. This 2011 release is in letterbox format with no close captions. It might look OK on a non HDTV but it looks bad on a flat screen. I am surprised that Universal would team up with a company putting out such a poor product. Birdman of Alcatraz
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when it comes to black and white movies,I don't buy them on blu ray,unless you can't find it on dvd,blu ray movies to me are about color,and this goodb/w movie looks good on dvd
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Loved this movie. Our family just returned from a vacation trip to San Francisco where we toured Alcatraz, this movie put the final touch on our awesome experience..
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I enjoyed this movie very much. I had heard about it but never seen it until my purchase. I was received in great condition and I enjoyed it very much.
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Fast service, excellent selection, dependable, and easy at-home-shopping. What could be easier, and why go anywhere else? Also--THE PRICE IS RIGHT!!
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