The Odessa File (Blu-ray) PG

Hamburg, Germany. 1963. Peter Miller is going inside the dreaded Odessa. More than a few people hope he doesn't get out... ever.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 15, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • PCM Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 3,193
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Unfortunately, this ends up being mostly a series of mano-a-mano confrontations behind closed doors, with the "revelations" reaching absurd level by the end.
Dec 6, 2005
Voight's performance gives credibility to his character's obsession, but even that cannot overcome the discrepancy between the deeper themes and the routine nature of this piece of box-office action adventure. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- Tightly plotted and for the most part pretty convincing Cold War thriller built around a typically muscular performance by Voight. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- The film makes its points methodically, almost academically. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: B- -- Neame's uninspired direction has a great performance by Jon Voight get thrown under the train. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 28, 2006
The surprises increasingly fail to surprise. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Above average spy adventure w/young Jon Voight.
Jun 21, 2008

Product Description:

The gripping true story of a journalist whose search for a Nazi murderer leads him to the discovery of a secret Nazi organization file named "Odessa." Based on the novel by Frederick Forsythe.

Plot Synopsis:

Set in 1963 Germany, right after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a young German freelance journalist finds himself in possession of a journal left by a concentration camp survivor who has committed suicide. From the diary the journalist realizes that former Nazi SS officers are still living in Germany protected by the government and furnished with money and whatever else they need by an underground society called "Odessa." His attempt to track down one particular notorious officer leads him to discover the truth about something that happened in the past.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Oceanic Films (Germany).
  • Shot on location in Germany, Bavaria Studios in Munich, and Pinewood Studios London, England. Color by Eastmancolor.
  • Additional cast: Klaus Löwitsch played Gustav Mackensen.
  • Additional credits: Pia Arnold (production supervisor), Raimund Stangl (makeup), Susi Krause (hairstylist), Alan O'Duffy (music recorder), Renate Neuch & Jenia Reisser (casting), Wieland Liebske (assistant director), Elaine Schreyeck (continuity), and John Rosenberg (script editor).

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  • Sales Rank: 69,427
  • UPC: 014381800258
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