"A high-velocity, action-packed World War II thriller kicked up a notch

with ample humor and a mainline jolt of testosterone."

  •, Jeff Shannon



debuting May 23

A Who's Who of '60s Macho Stars Head the Cast of this Wartime Classic, Now

on DVD Loaded with Extra Content Including the Feature Film Sequel

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Plus Two New Documentaries

Dirty Dozen with John Cassavetes and Lee Marvin Burbank, Calif. February 13, 2006 -- On May 23, the action-packed World War II thriller The Dirty Dozen will arrive as a Two-Disc Special Edition from Warner Home Video. Lee Marvin, along with Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, George Kennedy, Clint Walker and John Cassavetes (nominated for a supporting actor Oscar) head the all-star macho cast which was directed by Robert Aldrich (Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Longest Yard). The new DVD features a newly remastered print and, for the first time, a 16x9 format (enhanced for widescreen televisions), and will be available just in time for Father's Day on DVD for $26.99 SRP. 

Dirty Dozen with Robert Ryan and Charles Bronson

  • Nominated for four Academy Awards, The Dirty Dozen remains a milestone among ensemble action flicks. It was a mega-blockbuster when it was released theatrically, winning one Oscar (Best Sound Effects) and becoming MGM's biggest moneymaker of the year. Since then it has gone on to sell more than 2 million video units to date. This Two-Disc Special Edition bursts with extras, including the DVD premiere of the 1985 sequel, The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission, with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel reprising their original roles. There are also two new documentaries plus a vintage documentary and commentary by original novelist E.M. Nathanson, film historian David Schow and veteran military advisor Capt. Dale Dye with Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Kenneth Hyman, Stuart Cooper and Colin Maitland.

Lee Marvin portrays tough-as-nails Major John Reisman, assigned to command a squad of misfits on a suicide mission against Nazi brass on the eve of D-Day in occupied France. With no other chance for redemption, this group of convicts, psychos, lunkheads and losers will earn their freedom -- IF they can survive. 

Filled with explosive excitement, military grit and anti-authority gibes, The Dirty Dozen has become a classic of the war-movie genre and earned a rightful place on the AFI list of "100 Years...100 Thrills."

Special Features Disc One:
1 Introduction by Ernest Borgnine
2 Commentary by E.M. Nathanson, David J. Schow and Captain Dale Dye with Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Kenneth Hyman, Stuart Cooper and Colin Maitland
3 Vintage featurette Operation Dirty Dozen
4 Theatrical trailer

Special Features Disc Two:
5 Bonus movie The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission: The 1985 sequel with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel reprising their original roles
6 Two exciting new documentaries
   1 Armed and Deadly: The Making of The Dirty Dozen
   2 The Filthy Thirteen: Real Stories from Behind the Lines
1 Marine Corps Combat Leadership Skills: vintage recruitment documentary featuring Lee Marvin

DVD Standard Features:
1 Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
2 New 16x9 transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
3 Languages: English & Francais
4 Subtitles: English, Francais & Espanol(Feature Film Only)

The Dirty Dozen on DVD