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).

Special Features:

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

Theatrical Trailer

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

Pre-order link:

http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Landed-Collectors-Bluray-Blu-ray/dp/B00DOZNJ2Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1377900864&sr=1-1&keywords=eagle+has+landed