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- Commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince, author of "Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies"
- Photo Gallery of German Lobby Cards
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- New Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic Transfer
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I've purchased bargain DVD's for $3 before that are 100% better in quality than this! Just by the sheer fact that the film is edited would have Peckinpah rolling in his grave. Hen's Tooth knows and have admitted that the transfer is horrible, yet they still charge $30 retail nearly 4 years after their DVD release?!?? There is no way that this disc is worth that much money. I would gladly pay the price if it was a Criterion edition, but not this poor edition.
If you have the technical capability I recommend ordering either the UK DVD or Japanese DVD of Cross Of Iron. It won't cost you much more (perhaps less) than this unworthy Region 1 DVD release. The imports both present the film in it's original anamorphic widescreen format, with vastly superior picture and sound. If you don't have the technical capability, then buy a VHS edition of Cross Of Iron.
5 stars for the film itself, 0 stars for the Hen's Tooth DVD...hence my 4 star rating.
Cross Of Iron opens with an intense, chilling montage of children's song, propaganda vision, combat newsreel and atrocity. By the end of the main title this montage subtly introduces the central characters, a German reconnaissance unit patrolling on the 1943 Russian front.
This 1977 film set rarely matched standards of cinematic mayhem. Cross Of Iron explosions don't look merely like pretty fireballs -- they blast fragments, rocks and debris, leaving no doubt as to why blood gouts from stumps of limbs and shrapnel-shredded entrails... Amid the screams of wounded and dying, as dust subsides from a mortar barrage, an artillery piece shorn of its crew by a near hit swings across a pocked battlefield, its traversing wheel spinning under its own momentum. The carnage occurs in the choreographed slow motion which Peckinpah made his signature.Read more ›
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I had been looking for this movie for my husband for many years in DVD format. He is very happy to get it.Published 13 days ago by C. Pierce
Old movie. Did not do justice to the book, but then what movie does!Published 19 days ago by E Anderson
Decent movie once you get past most of the actors with 70s era hair styles. Keep in mind that it was an anti war movie of the times. It still makes an entertaining movie!Published 1 month ago by Carl
I was sold "Cross of Iron" starring James Coburn, from a supposedly US-based seller. What I got instead was a German version which was NOT PLAYABLE in North American DVD... Read morePublished 1 month ago by inspectorrgadget
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I'm placing my order right now before it's sold out, ha! ha!
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