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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Salvaging the film’s original super-wide-screen Panavision screen.

More than 50 years after its release, the Oscar-winning epic Bridge on the River Kwai has been reborn with a meticulous restoration for home video. Geoffrey Horne—the only surviving star of a film that featured William Holden and Oscar-winner Alec Guinness—recalls his six months of filming in the jungle, waiting a day at a time for legendary director David Lean to get just the right shot.

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