- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
Imprisonment by the enemy is the worst fear of a soldier. In addition to merely surviving, a prisoner of war is duty-bound to attempt escape. Easier said than done.
It’s not as if you’re home-free once over the fence: you’re still deep in enemy territory. Stories of escape and evasion are the most spell-binding tales to come out of war. This excellent DVD presents one of the most thrilling prison-break movies of all time along with true experiences told by the men who won their freedom against all odds.
ESCAPE FROM A LIVING HELL features the stirring stories of some who have made the attempt and lived to tell about it. Each heart-pounding tale is told by the men who lived through it, making this an intimate look at one of the most harrowing experiences on earth. Paul Marshal and Bob Spielman reveal how they escaped from the Japanese during WWII. Rubin Townsend tells how he killed a Chinese guard to escape internment during the Korean War. And John Dramesi explains why he went against the will of his fellow POWs in an attempt to escape the impenetrable web of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Relive the extraordinary journeys taken by the men who risked their lives in a bid for freedom.