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Cross of Iron (1977)

Region: B
UPC/Barcode: 5055201815538
Released: 6th June 2011
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: OPTBD0627
Category: Feature, War
Format: Blu-ray / Remastered
Cross of Iron (1977) (Blu-ray) (Remastered) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: The novel 'Das Geduldige Fleisch' by Willi Heinrich

Story: Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943. Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer. Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant. During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack. However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him.

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Lowitsch, Senta Berger, Burkhardt Driest, Roger Fritz, Vadim Glowna, Dieter Schidor, Fred Stillkrauth, Veronique Vendell

Cinematographer: John Coquillon

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Music by: Ernest Gold

Produced by: Wolf C. Hartwig

Written by: Julius Epstein

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Optimum Home Entertainment

Other releases of this film

Cross of Iron (1977) (Digitally Restored) (Retail / Rental)
Cross of Iron (1977) (Retail / Rental)
Cross of Iron (1977) (Widescreen) (Deleted)