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Steve Mcqueen Collection
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Steve Mcqueen Collection

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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner, Peter Yates, Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman

Cast: Franklin J. Schaffner, Peter Yates, Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman

 
The autobiography of Henri Charriere, one of the few people to successfully escape from the notorious French penal colony of Devil's Island, served as the basis for Papillon. Steve McQueen plays the pugnacious Charriere (known as "Papillon," or "butterfly," because of a prominent tatoo), incarcerated--wrongly, he claims--for

Overview

The autobiography of Henri Charriere, one of the few people to successfully escape from the notorious French penal colony of Devil's Island, served as the basis for Papillon. Steve McQueen plays the pugnacious Charriere (known as "Papillon," or "butterfly," because of a prominent tatoo), incarcerated--wrongly, he claims--for murdering a pimp. He save the life of fellow convict Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a counterfeiter who will later show his gratitude by helping Charriere in his many escape attempts, and by smuggling food to Charriere when the latter is put in solitary confinement. One breakout, which takes Charriere and Dega to a leper colony and then to a native encampment, is almost successful, but Charriere is betrayed (allegedly because he stopped for an act of kindness) and back the prisoners go to French Guinea. Years later, Dega is made a trustee and is content with his lot, but the ageing, white-haired Charriere cannot be held back. A tribute to the unquenchability of the human spirit, Papillon brought in an impressive $22 million at the box office.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
UPC:
0883929068753
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
4:24:00
Sales rank:
34,907

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Bullitt Includes:; Commentary by Director Peter Yates; Theatrical Trailer; ; Papillon Includes: Vingage Featurette The Magnificent Rebel; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Bullitt
1. Marked Man [6:38]
2. Bullitt's Wakeup Call [2:07]
3. Chalmer's Important Job [7:09]
4. Cathy: At Work And Play [3:50]
5. The Hit [7:12]
6. The Hospital [6:14]
7. Chalmers Calls the Shots [3:53]
8. "Our Man's in the Hospital" [3:00]
9. Cardiac Arrest [3:04]
10. "Nail him" [6:29]
11. Hitman's Trail [4:48]
12. Chalmers Serves a Writ [5:51]
13. Eddie's Information [2:10]
14. High-Speed Chase [2:38]
15. Bullitt's Report [10:36]
16. Death In San Mateo [3:23]
17. Bullitt's World [2:52]
18. Telltale Luggage [2:40]
19. Dead Man's Identity [5:00]
20. The Airport [3:04]
21. Dodging Jets and Bullets [6:49]
22. Face in the Mirror [12:13]
23. Cast List [1:10]
Disc #1, Side B -- Papillon
1. France Disposes [3:53]
2. Ship Confidences [4:22]
3. Protection Offer [2:10]
4. Closer to the Heat [4:52]
5. Attempt on Dega [1:34]
6. Arrival at Cayenne [5:15]
7. March to Prison [3:25]
8. Dealmaking/Death [4:36]
9. Croc in Kilo 40 [4:44]
10. Butterfly Hunters [5:33]
11. First Escape [3:16]
12. A New Experience [1:57]
13. Solitary [5:31]
14. Give and Take [5:16]
15. Guilty [1:47]
16. Half-rations [8:54]
17. "You're Dead" [2:04]
18. Term Completed [3:00]
19. What He Wants [5:18]
20. Very Great Favor [3:16]
21. Pact With Killer [3:05]
22. "You They Own" [2:02]
23. The Escape [6:48]
24. Broken Boat/Leg [2:57]
25. Masked Rescuer [1:58]
26. Bargain for Boat [4:40]
27. Money for Journey [1:42]
28. Rough Seas [3:18]
29. Hostile Reception [3:24]
30. Prey for Islanders [3:32]
31. Butterfly's Mark [8:20]
32. Watches/Betrays [4:10]
33. Debts Paid [3:25]
34. Devil's Island [3:36]
35. The Only Ones Left [2:28]
36. An Escape Idea [3:29]
37. The Experiment [4:00]
38. Taking the Plunge [3:05]
39. Coda/End Credits [3:37]

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Steve Mcqueen Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Devote-E More than 1 year ago
Papillon is an excellent and unforgettable movie, everyone should see it. All aspects of movie making have been accomplished with great skill. Bullitt is a good "police" movie with very interesting close-ups and editing. The auto chase scenes are well done, and they show what was possible with skillful stunt drivers before computer animation was available. The supporting cast was quite talented and well chosen. As the director mentions in his commentary, there are noticeable parallels with western "cowboy" movies. Mcqueen injects subtle expressions of character beyond those of the average straight-faced hero.