Where Eagles Dare (DVD)

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Where Eagles Dare (DVD)

Richard Burton stars as Major John Smith, a British agent during WWII who is in charge a group of six Allied soldiers given the task of rescuing an Am...

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“Fly Like an Eagle”

published 10/07/2004

ProSlam bang actioner with a great cast

ConsIncomprehensible plot...slack direction...

As MGM finished the 60s they watched their competitors scoring large hits, while all of their big budget releases faltered at the box office. 1968's 'Where Eagles Dare' hauled the studio up by it's jackboot straps and scored a massive hit all over the globe. Produced by the British production arm...

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ProGreat mix of action, adventure, and mystery

ConsLong

With the scope and scale of WWII, storywriters have never been stuck for an idea, an example of bravery, or heroes to portray...and Hollywood wasn't slow to catch on. So, given the pleathora (oooo, that's a new word Neil, well done)(probably spelt wrong but well done anyway) of films, can Where...

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ProGreat action, plot full of twists, Burton and East...

ConsDont Expect a Classic

"A remote air base in the Alps, a vintage WW2 aircraft is coming in from the distance, it comes onto screen, and takes off. The background score hitherto subdued, booms out, and the stirring score plays, with the titles displayed on the screen ". When I first saw this shot as a kid way back in...

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“Snow On Their Boots”

published 02/05/2001

ProGreat entertainment

ConsOnly for the Germans

With the book written by Alistair MacLean you have to expect an action movie and in this case you would not be mistaken. Although in this case Alistair MacClean wrote the screen play first and then the book. With the cast of Robert Beatty, Patrick Wymark, and Mary Ure led by Richard Burton and...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant, engaging, classic

ConsNone!

Where Eagles Dare is a classic, suspenseful war movie that everyone should watch at least once. It stars Richard Burton (the one that kept marrying Elizabeth Taylor) and Clint Eastwood. This film tells the story of an operation by MI6 in WW2 to rescue an American general held captive in a castle...

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“fly like a bird”

published 09/03/2001

ProKILLS A COUPLE OF HOURS

ConsSTRETCHES CREDULITY A LITTLE

WHEN & WHO This film is set in the Second World War and stars Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton. WHERE The title derives from the setting of the movie. The action takes place at a mountain top in a castle. PLOT Burton and Eastwood are Allied officers out to capture treasonous Allied officers and...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant story forged with Burton and Eastwood

Consnone

An excellent, all-star cast make this one of the best war movies of all time. It's also on TNT alot so don't miss it! Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood make a fine pair in this action pic with breathtaking stunts, excellent storyline that, although a little slow to start, fairly speeds up to a...

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“Dare you be an Eagle”

published 15/09/2008

ProGood tense drama

Consbit too much violence for young viewers

A daring mission to penetrate the Schloß Adler castle. A fortress high in the Alps above the town of Werfen is the headquarters of the German Secret Service in Bavaria. The story is set in the winter of the second world war 1943 - 44. enroute to create a rendevous with the Russians to finalise...

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Excellent

ProA classic war film - full of excitement and suspen...

ConsViolent in places and may frighten or upset smalle...

I must have seen Where Eagles Dare a dozen times. It is a classic war film with an amazing number of twists in the plot. Starting out as a mission to rescue an American General held prisoner in Hitler's "Eagles nest" atop a mountain in the Alps the viewer soon realises that there is a hidden...

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Richard Burton stars as Major John Smith, a British agent during WWII who is in charge a group of six Allied soldiers given the task of rescuing an American general--who is reportedly in possession of the plans for D-Day--from a seemingly impregnable German fortress located high in the Bavarian Alps. Assisting Smith is the sole American in the operative, Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), a fierce soldier skilled with an array of deadly weapons. As the men penetrate the fortress, facing an endless supply of German soldiers, it becomes apparent that some members of the small Allied team may not be who them seem to be. Full of thrilling action set pieces, the screenplay was written by Alistair MacLean, adapted from his own best selling novel.

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