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Papillon (Blu-ray) PG

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the they begin serving their sentence on a prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
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Blu-ray Details

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 18, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 48,671
The script is very good within its limitations, but there is insufficient identification with the main characters. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- But Dustin Hoffman produces a splendid depiction of cunning corruption that acts as a perfect balance to McQueen's superstar charisma. Full Review
Radio Times
Sep 23, 2015
A rousing drama of endurance, opportunism and friendship under fire. Full Review
Denver Post
Aug 3, 2007
McQueen works hard and al most manages to triumph over his star presence, while Hoffman submerges himself eccentrically and amusingly in his coward's role. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Sep 23, 2015
Director Franklin J. Schaffner has succeeded in making a two-and-a-half-hour film that seems like six. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 23, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Schaffner, who expertly captured the gritty story of Patton, does not flinch from showing every conceivable horror of the French penal system. Full Review
TV Guide
Sep 23, 2015
Rating: A+ -- This consummate prison-break epic features Steve McQueen's greatest transformation of character creation over the course of his estimable film career. Full Review
Sep 6, 2015

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They called him Papillon, meaning butterfly. If only he had wings to go with the name. Unable to fly, Henri Charriere virtually willed himself free. He persisted until he did the impossible: escape Devil's Island.
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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 12,427
  • UPC: 888574755508
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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