The Eagle Has Landed DVD

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This 1976 adventure story set in World War II concerns a Nazi plot to kidnap Churchill from his retreat--or murder him if need be. The Eagle Has Landed has a large, great cast and a director, John Sturges, who's been down this road of ensemble action before (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape) make this project exciting if not as memorable as Sturges's more famous works. The weak ending doesn't help. -- Tom Keogh

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Released
07 June 2004
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd 
Classification
Runtime
276 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL, Special Edition, Widescreen 
Barcode
5037115061737 
  • Average Rating for The Eagle Has Landed [1977] - 4 out of 5


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  • The Eagle Has Landed [1977]
    Duncan Fellowes

    If you are a fan of this film (and who isn't?) this two disc DVD set is an absolute MUST!

    The experts at Carlton/Granada have managed to get their hands on several deleted Scenes chopped the original theatrical release and have restored them to their rightful place. Not only that but they have cleaned up the film and it is undoubtedly a superb transfer to Disc (It now runs to 145 Minutes - Adolf Hitler makes an appearance early on and there some picturesque shots of the Norfolk countryside among other restored scenes - This is on Disc 1 ) The muddied colour of the video release has gone and like any very good DVD the quality really is superb.

    In fact one of the DVD Extras explains what they have done to restore the picture & sound by splitting the screen & showing the old & Restored version simultaneously. The other Extras include the original film trailer and very lengthy on set interviews with Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland & veteran Director John Sturges (Circa 1976 of course!)

    There are also two featurettes dating from the time of production which both contain MORE interviews with the above & Larry Hagman (aka Colonel Pitts!) These are a ATV TODAY location report & FILM NIGHT location report.

    Just for good measure you also get the original theatrical Cut on Disc 2 (So you can compare the two versions if you wish) AND a 3 minute Stills Gallery, very deftly put to music from the film. The booklet with the DVD also explains what work has gone into the production. As i say, a must!

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John Sturges' adaptation of Jack Higgins' semi-factual novel using an all-star cast. In 1943, a group of Nazi soldiers parachute into Norfolk and infiltrate a small village near the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill. Their plan is to assassinate the British Prime Minister but the villagers are not without initiative and, as their plans get protracted, they find themselves facing moral and practical dilemmas.

John Sturges' adaptation of Jack Higgins' semi-factual novel using an all-star cast. In 1943, a group of Nazi soldiers parachute into Norfolk and infiltrate a small village near the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill. Their plan is to assassinate the British Prime Minister but the villagers are not without initiative and, as their plans get protracted, they find themselves facing moral and practical dilemmas.

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