Cross of Iron (Widescreen Special Edition)
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The seller included a free gift. Arrived very fast. Good clear copy. No problems.Published 24 days ago by Ridge
This blu-ray is not available in a US release, there is a UK release (Region B) and a Japanese release (Region A). Read morePublished 1 month ago by PTRio
Sam Peckinpah's only war movie, maybe a bit less bloody than one would expect, but kinetic and engaging all the same. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stanley Crowe
I saw it when it first came out and its still great to watch.Published 3 months ago by Christopher O Sargent
Great movie and the formatting was perfect. Works with US blue ray!Published 4 months ago by TheBear
One of the best ww2 movies of all time I do not know why it's blacklisted by critic'sPublished 4 months ago by C.D.C