Lee Marvin heads an impressive cast in director Robert Aldrich's highly entertaining WWII saga. Just before the D-Day invasion, Major John Reisman (Marvin) assembles 12 of the Army's most dangerous convicted criminals and gives them a chance to redeem themselves by taking part in a dangerous behind-enemy-lines assault on a meeting of several high-ranking German officers. With Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland. And, "The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission" (1985), finds Marvin, Borgnine, and Richard Jaeckel reprising their roles from the original film, recruiting a new dozen of Army prisoners for another mission deep in hostile territory. Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox co-star. 4 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; featurette; documentaries; theatrical trailer.