iTunes $.99 Movie of the Week – Escape Edition

There are things you just cannot escape – death, taxes, iPhone hype. If escaping is your thing, and you are looking for a really good escape, dare I say a great one, then this week’s iTunes $.99 movie is for you.  The Great Escape [warning – iTunes Link] is available for rental this week for less than a buck.

Here is the official description:

In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft North a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so however the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history-brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen James Garner Charles Bronson and James Coburn-who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time “The Great Escape” is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (“The Magnificent Seven”) screenwriters James Clavell (“Shogun”) and W.R. Burnett (“Little Caesar”) and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story “The Great Escape” is epic entertainment.

Get it before it escapes from iTunes (or at least goes up in price).  The Great Escape is available from Jul. 08, 2008 – Jul. 15, 2008.