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Papillon on DVD
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"When it's this bad, escape is the only answer."
5 stars"
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An innocent man is deported to a French Penal colony. He attempted many escapes, endured years in solitary for it that would break lesser men and even escaped from Devil's Island which was considered impossible. Dustin Hoffman outshone Steve McQueen, but altogether a memorable film that has stood the test of time. Interesting window on justice in 1930s-40s France. Based on Henri Charierre's au­tobiography that I read on release in 1970.

"An engrossing drama with superb acting."
3 stars"
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I have always loved this movie! I think it is one of both Steve McQueen's and Dustin Hoffman's best acting performances in their careers. Amazing to watch what a man can go through and remain human.


They called him Papillon, meaning "butterfly." If only he had wings to go with the name. Unable to fly, Henri Charriere virtually willed himself free. He persisted until he did the impossible: escape Devil's Island. Based on a true story and the best selling novel, PAPILLON is a celebrated cinema epic, the inspirational story of one man's unbreakable spirit and a powerful showcase for the talents of two great Hollywood actors
Re-released on
February 9th, 2011
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  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
English, German
Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Drama
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