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The Sand Pebbles

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  • A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
  • Based on the novel by Richard McKenna.
  • Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Robert Wise and actors Candice Bergen, Mako, and Richard Crenna; isolated soundtrack with commentary by music producer Nick Redman, film music historian Jon Burlingame, and Lem Dobbs, film historian and screenwriter of The limey and Dark city. Disc 2: Introductions by Robert Wise and Richard Zanuck; the Making of The Sand Pebbles featurettes: Weighing anchor; cast & characters; Rough seas; McQueen on deck; sound & image; A worthy vessel ; side bars: Steve McQueen remembered, Robert Wise in command, China 1926; from the Fox vault: A ship called San Pablo, narrated by Richard Attenborough; The secret of the San Pablo, narrated by Richard Crenna; radio documentaries narrated by Richard Attenborough: Changsha Bund and the Streets of Taipei; A ship called San Pablo; radio spots; original theatrical trailer; still galleries; MAD Magazine's The Sand Pebbles.
  • DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby 4.0 or 5.1 surround; disc 1: dual layer, widescreen, 2.35:1 ; disc 2: double sided, widescreen 2.20:1.
  • Closed-captioned (both discs).
  • Disc 1 : English, French, or Spanish soundtracks; English or Spanish subtitles. Disc 2 : English soundtrack; English, French, or Spanish subtitles.


  • Disc 1: Theatrical version. Disc 2: Roadshow version
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