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1. The Hunter (1980)
2. Tom Horn (1980)
3. An Enemy of the People (1978)
4. Dixie Dynamite (1976)
5. The Towering Inferno (1974)
6. Papillon (1973)
7. The Getaway (1972)
8. Junior Bonner (1972)
9. On Any Sunday (1971)
10. Le Mans (1971)
11. The Reivers (1969)
12. Bullitt (1968)
13. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
14. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
15. Nevada Smith (1966)
16. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
17. Baby The Rain Must Fall(1965)
18. Love With The Proper Stranger (1963)
19. Soldier In The Rain (1963)
20. The Great Escape (1963)
21. The War Lover (1962)
22. Hell Is For Heroes (1962)
23. The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
24. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
25. Never So Few (1959)
26. The Great St.Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
27. The Blob (1958)
28. Never Love A Stranger (1958)
29. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
30. Girl On The Run (1953)

1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1959&60)
2. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-61)
3. Trackdown (1958)
4. Tales of Wells Fargo (1958)
5. Climax! (1958)
6. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1957)
7. West Point (1957)
8. Studio One (1957) TV
9. The United States Steel Hour (1956)
10. Goodyear Television Playhouse (1955)


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The best homevideo option is DVD.

It is 16/9 enhanced for widescreen TV's and presented in the film's Original Aspect Ratio of 2.35:1.

Extra features on the DVD are the movie trailer, an isolated soundtrack, a text based talent profile of the Director and two lead actors, and an interesting featurette made during filming of Papillon.

Special Note
The new Papillon DVD release featured as part of The Essential Steve McQueen Collection does not include the Isolated Sound Track.
The Story
McQueen, Don Gordon, and Hoffman.
McQueen, Don Gordon, and HoffmanMcQueen plays Henri Charriere (or Papillon-which means 'little butterfly', a tatoo of which he has on his chest), and Hoffman plays Louis Dega, both of whom are convicted criminals sent to the brutal French penal colony Devil's Island, which is basically a jungle based labor camp.

From the moment he arrives Papillon (with the assistance of Dega) is hatching escape plans. The story rises above other lesser 'escape' themed films in that it brilliantly explores the power of the human will, and the deep friendship which both lead characters develop in the midst of their hardships. McQueen regular Don Gordon also appears in the role of fellow inmate Julot.

McQueen and Hoffman.
Steve McQueen really showed his stuff in this film. Acting alongside Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman he still managed to give the stand out performance of the movie. Having said that, the two actors complemented each others performances brilliantly, to produce one of the best films ever made.
True Story?
Papillon is based on the novel of the same name written by the real life Henri Charrier, which it is interesting to note that director Franklin J Schaffner had strong doubts as to the factual authenticity of. This does not in any way reduce the brilliance of the film (or why else would an Academy Award winning director have wanted to spend many months in the jungle making it!)
DVD Extras
As stated at the top of the review, the disk features the original movie trailer, an isolated soundtrack and a simple text based talent profile of Director Franklin J Schaffner, Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

The best extra feature is an interesting behind the scenes featurette called Magnificent Rebel which features interviews with all the key players, and footage of them on set, as well as a tour through Devil's Island by the real Charrier.