King Rat

King Rat

Director: Bryan Forbes Cast: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox

DVD (Black & White / Wide Screen)


James Clavell incorporated a few of his own experiences as a British POW in his novel King Rat. Bryan Forbes' film version stars George Segal as the mastermind of all black market operations in a Japanese prison camp. He is called "King Rat" because of his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow prisoners; the nickname also alludes to Segal's shifty personality. British officer James Fox helps Segal expand his operation to include trading with the Japanese officers. Though on surface level a thoroughly selfish sort, Segal saves the ailing Fox's life by wangling precious antibiotics from the guards.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 0043396100558
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:14:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English; Subtitles: English, Japanese; Bonus trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Segal Corporal King
Tom Courtenay Lieutenant Grey
James Fox Peter Marlowe
Patrick O'Neal Max
Denholm Elliott Lieutenant Colonel Larkin
John Mills Col. Smedley-Taylor
Todd Armstrong Tex
James Donald Dr. Kennedy
Leonard Rossiter Major McCoy
John Standing Capt. Daven
Alan Webb Col. Brant
John Ronane Capt. Hawkins
Hamilton Dyce Chaplain Drinkwater
Joe Turkel Dino
Geoffrey Bayldon Squadron Leader Vexley
George Pelling Maj. Barry
Dale Ishimoto Yoshima
Edward Ashley Prouty
Laurence Conroy Townsend
Roy Dean Peterson
Reg Lye Tinkerbell
Sammy Reese Kurt
Gerald Sim Col. Jones
Michael Lees Stevens
Wright King Brough
John Merivale Foster
Arthur Malet Makeley
Hedley Mattingly Dr. Prodhomme
Teru Shimada Japanese General
Richard Dawson Weaver
Michael Stroka Miller
William Fawcett Steinmetz
John Orchard Private Gurble
John Warburton Commandant
David Haviland Master
Dick Johnson Pop
John Barclay Spence
David Frankham Cox
Brian Gaffikin Prisoner in hut

Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director,Screenwriter
John Barry Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph di Bella Makeup
John Burke Special Effects
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Ben Lane Makeup
Robert Emmet Smith Production Designer
Walter Thompson Editor
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design
Ed Ware Costumes/Costume Designer
James Woolf Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [4:44]
2. Lt. Grey [1:42]
3. Cpl. King [4:02]
4. Max [1:50]
5. Flight Lt. Marlow [6:02]
6. The Theft of a Gold Ring [10:24]
7. Gurble & Townshend [6:39]
8. "Where's the Wireless?" [3:22]
9. Capt. Daven's Bunk [3:38]
10. Doctor Kennedy [5:37]
11. The Rat Scam [3:31]
12. Squadron Leader Vexley [4:39]
13. Beggars Can't Be Choosers [1:39]
14. The Facts of Life [4:08]
15. "Get Rid of the Dog" [2:18]
16. Mystery Meat [3:11]
17. Tampered Weights [7:38]
18. The Fix Is In [6:09]
19. A Stitch in Time [4:44]
20. "I've Got Gangrene" [4:40]
21. The Diamond Deal [2:10]
22. Chaplain Drinkwater [5:37]
23. Saving Marlowe's Arm [2:26]
24. Mouse Deer Aficionados [8:29]
25. The War Is Over [4:26]
26. The Top Sgt. Assumes Command [:18]
27. Capt. Weaver [3:18]
28. The Yanks Move Out [3:53]

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