A bunch of German paratroopers disguised as Poles drop into Norfolk in 1943 on a mission to kidnap Winston Churchill thereby bring about a negotiated settlement with the Western allies? A team of deadly German spies, led by KurtSteiner Michael Caine , are smuggled into England to carry out thissinister scheme. Sensible and fitting to action musical score by Lalo Schifrin and atmospheric cinematography by Anthony Richmond. I'm sure that was inspired by Hagman's performance here When dealing with fiction, it's mostly easy to make it entertaining. The Eagle Has Landed was a big hit in 1976 when it was first released, and this nicely appointed Collector's Edition Blu-ray presentation will certainly be welcome news to the film's many fans. On arrival in the English village, the disguised German paratroopers take up positions under the guise of conducting military exercises.
Maybenot a classic, but always good fun, professionally mounted and with somelovely locations. It's a very subtle performance in which his body language says far more about his character than the written dialogue. The story is just great and its interesting to see a movie for oncefrom the perspective of the German side. It's too badthat the movie is told needlessly slow at times, while it could hadbeen a great fast paced action-movie. After Mussolini's valiant rescue by Scorzeny, the Furher Hitler orders Winston Churchill can be kidnapped and taken to Germany and assigns Admiral Wilhelm Canaris Anthony Quayle to make a viability plot. And it was very easy to follow. I guess this is to lull a potential female audience into the story , but would any woman be interested in a Jack Higgins story? I'd been prepared for a ten minute opening montage educating us on the socio-political climate of Roman-occupied Britain, but I was pleasantly surprised with the character focused introduction.
By the way - there is a lot of humor on both sides - and that is not too bad though! For more about The Eagle Has Landed and the The Eagle Has Landed Blu-ray release, see the published by Jeffrey Kauffman on September 26, 2013 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Narrator: Producers: , » The Eagle Has Landed Blu-ray Review One giant leap for German-kind. As for the apparently huge Bromance issue, it's made even more obvious by the absence of a female lead, which I'm fine with. Steiner is not fond of the Nazi movement, but he offers a near perfect concatenation of characteristics for this mission, not the least of which is his impeccable English. Devlin is selected to be an advance man of sorts, parachuting into England and making contact with the spy in Studley Constable, Joanna Grey Jean Marsh of Upstairs, Downstairs fame and then within mere moments falling for a local girl named Molly Jenny Agutter. For once the Germans are notportrayed as ruthless villains but as soldiers with valor and courageinstead. The emphasis being on the characters' on-screen chemistry, the importance of the actors becomes even bigger than usual.
The cover story is that they are a Free Polish regiment on maneuvers in Britain. This is an exceptional war movie about a supposed plot by the Nazis to kidnap Churchill. Fans of the stars should find it enjoyable though. An incident with a girl revealstheir plot to the local civilians, jeopardizing their mission. The problem with it for me is the same problem I'm seeing with a lot of the new action films. The film version of The Eagle Has Landed came a year after the book's release, and had an all star cast and crew.
Michael Caine is a German officer who speaks perfect English and leads a team of paratroopers who are disguised as Poles. This is an exceptional war movie about a supposed plot by the Nazis tokidnap Churchill. Sure, theNazis didn't attempt such a mission, but I enjoyed this alternativehistory movie. The fight in the beginning all the way to the journey beyond the wall and the perils he faces excite and hold attention. The movie also pays incredible attention to detail and is not afraid of a little dirt; one small thing that stood out to me is when they're eating dinner at the uncle's house, and it's kind of dark in there.
In his autobiography,Michael Caine talks about the fact that after shooting had wrapped, Sturgesheaded back to California and never returned for any of the editing or postproduction. Helming the film was the iconic action director John Sturges , , and the cast included a who's who of major stars of the day, including Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, and Donald Sutherland. For some that will probablymake it uninteresting as they see the Germans as the stupid bad guys,unable of doing some daring operations, but for me it works. As to the film itself, it remains an entertaining romp. Deadly boring performances from Jenny Agutter and Jean Marsh fail to illuminate on the distaff side.
Reviewed by , September 26, 2013 Jack Higgins may not be a name that rings many bells nowadays, but in 1975, Higgins actually a nom de plume for one Harry Patterson was riding high atop virtually every international bestseller list after a long but not overly successful career as a novelist. Oddly the performance of Larry Hagman as the appropriately named Colonel Pitts sticks out like a sore thumb, buffoonery in bravado intent it's difficult to tell if it's meant to be comic relief or a statement of how the British viewed the yanks at this time? Although Canaris considers it a meaningless exercise that will soon be forgotten by the , he knows this will not be the case with. The sound track is all keyed up so you won't be concentrating on the errors in the action. It is then revealed the victim was actually an imposter as the real Churchill was on his way to the. After all, while Esca's a tough and resilient guy, he was once Billy Elliot -- he's probably not screwing anyone over. But Sturges is at the top of his game throughout much of this film, staging several great action set pieces beautifully and maintaining a consistent tone with a nicely suspenseful undercurrent running through the film once the Germans get to the bucolic little English town.
People like Michael Caine, DonaldSutherland, Robert Duvall,. The conclusion is that when you cut down to basics you will find honorable men among the enemies Nazis and less sympathetic men among the Allied. In addition to the performances, some of the scenery of the windy beaches and the surrounding areas look very nice and Lalo Schifrin's score fits in with the mood well. It was weird to hear Donald Sutherlandtalking in an Irish accent and Robert Duvall with a German one. The film seemed mostly faithful to Roman history. Beautiful cinematography, great fight scenes, an interesting story. Based on the novel by , the film is about a fictional German plot to kidnap at the turning point of the.
. One sequence is the train yard segment which introduces us to Steiner, and in fact the first shot of Steiner inside the train car looks like it was shot through a foggy lens see screenshot 7. You get swept into their journey to find the lost Eagle and restore honor to Marcus's family. Usually I do not like war movies, but this one is excellent seen from different point of views. Kurt Stiener A banal German name but better that Schmidt I guess assaults a totenkopf officer and vainly tries to save a Jewish woman from a death squad in Poland. The concept of the movie is both great and original but however theexecution of it is not exactly done in the best way possible.