Cross of Iron

Starring: James Coburn Director: Sam Peckinpah  Rated: R: Restricted
Cross of Iron
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: Henstooth Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 07/01/2001
"...[The film] retains a profound kinetic charge..."
Total Film - 06/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he unusual focus on class conflict still feels fresh and the devastating conclusion is unforgettable."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2011
"The storytelling is vivid, lurid, cynical and at times almost grotesque in its violence."

Product Description:

A very strong anti-war message film, set during World War II and told entirely from the German perspective. A German Army Sergeant doggedly struggles to keep his platoon intact while surviving the horrors of the Russian front in 1943.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Rapid Film GmBH and Terra Film Kunst (Germany). Production services by Palladium Film (Munich).
  • Color by Technicolor. Shot in Yugoslavia.
  • At the end of the film is a quote from Bertolt Brecht: "Don't rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again."
  • Additional cast: Roger Fritz (Lt. Triebig), Vadim Glowna (Kern), Fred Stillkrauth (Schnurrbart), Burkhardt Driest (Maag), Dieter Schidor (Anselm), Michael Nowka (Dietz), Veronique Vendell (Marga), Arthur Brauss (Zoll), and Slavco Stimac (Russian Boy).
  • Additional credits: Joseph Satzinger (wardrobe supervisor), Helmut Klee (special effects), Evelyn Dohring (hairstylist)
  • Originally released on video in 1984.
  • Originally soundtrack album on EMI Records. Music recorded at the Music Centre, Wembley.
  • Copyright 1977 Rapid Film GmbH.

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