Big news for war movie buffs: Shout! Factory has recently acquired the distribution rights for a number of ITC Entertainment productions – and one of their first releases will be The Eagle Has Landed. This 1976 production, directed by the legendary John Sturges, revolves around a plot by Nazis to kidnap Winston Churchill during WWII and boasts a top-shelf cast that includes Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasance. It will be released as a blu-ray/DVD combo pack with plenty of extras. Read on for all the nefarious Nazi-plot details…
Based on Jack Higgin’s Best Selling Novel
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
Starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall
Directed by John Sturges
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™+DVD COMBO PACK
DEBUTS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE
OWN IT ON OCTOBER 15, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
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Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall lead a star-studded cast in this World War II classic based on Jack Higgins’ best-selling novel.
A Nazi Strike Force plots to kidnap Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk village. Colonel Radl (Duvall), Colonel Steiner (Caine) and Liam Devlin (Sutherland) are enlisted to carry out the operation, which if successful, would irrevocably alter the outcome of the war. Disguised as Polish airmen, these paratroopers descend upon England only to be interrupted by an unforeseeable incident which threatens to derail their treacherous mission.
Packed with action and suspense, this unrelenting thriller was the final picture directed by the great John Sturges (The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven).
The Eagle Has Landed Revisited: Invading Mapledurham
Tom Mankiewicz: Looking Back
Film Night Location Report
On Location In Norfolk
On Location Interviews with Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and John Sturges
ATV Today On Location
LEW GRADE FOR ASSOCIATED GENERAL FILMS PRESENTS A JACK WEINER AND DAVID NIVEN, JR. PRODUCTION
Starring MICHAEL CAINE, DONALD SUTHERLAND, AND ROBERT DUVALL
in a JOHN STURGES film THE EAGLE HAS LANDED also starring JENNY AGUTTER, DONALD PLEASENCE,
ANTHONY QUAYLE, JEAN MARSH, SVEN BERTIL TAUBE, JUDY GEESON, SIEGRIED RAUCH
JOHN STANDING, TREAT WILLIAMS, AND LARRY HAGMAN music by LALO SCHIFRIN
screenplay by TOM MANKIEWICZ based on the novel by JACK HIGGINS produced by JACK WEINER and DAVID NIVEN JR.
directed by JOHN STURGES
Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2:35:1), DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (2:35:1)/ Dolby Digital