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I'd forgotten how well-produced this movie was and now have it as part of my DVD collection. Obviously, the acting is superb, given the list of eminent Actors and Actresses. Delivered as scheduled by my regular Amazon Delivery Driver. The price was amazing, and it certainly pays to keep an eye on the 'Deals Outlet'... The picture quality and sound were excellent; therefore I presume it was 'Digitally Remastered'.. This is a great film for those who collect movies specific to WW11.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon January 18, 2011
Where Eagles Dare
Part of Clint Eastwood collection is misleading. Made in 1969, Clint is a quiet second eclipsed by Richard Burton's effective performance as the leader of the team. Eastwood is an American Ranger sent on a British mission behind enemy lines because he's American. Burton works behind the scenes w/ a female agent unknownst to the team. In fact as the members of the team die and only Burton knows they are murdered the who reason for the mission -- get the general and get out -- is called into question.

The members of the team were picked because of their black ops training or were they? As the story unfolds and the mystery increases the movie becomes more and more fascinating. Burton is phenomenal as always and Eastwood shows glimmers of the actor he will become. The support cast are well-know British actors you will recognize.

the plot is convoluted and spell-binding as the story changes from scene to scene until finally all is revealed and there is a exciting climax. Well written, well acted and well directed. Add this to your war/espionage collection.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon March 22, 2007
If you're looking for a simple and common shoot'em up and blow'em up war movie, then this won't be a good choice for you.

This movie has a complex plot, and it focuses on that other than simple guns and shooting and killing that so many war movies focus on. There is an intricate spy story in this movie, and those who wish for simple action will miss the compelling plot that Alistar Maclean wrote specifically for this movie. (He wrote the screenplay before he wrote the actual novel).

Richard Burton was an excellent choice as the British spy, and his sidekick Clint Eastwood was another fine choice. They both play their parts very well. Some may say that Richard Burton is 'over the top' in this movie, well, you are correct. But Richard Burton ALWAYS plays his parts like that. Anybody who knows the work of the screen legend would not accept otherwise.

Do not listen to the naysayers here. This is an excellent movie that gets right into the thick of things very quickly. There is no annoying sub-plot. Everything may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there's a reason behind everything done and said. As I said prior - pay attention, you are watching one of the best war/action/adventure movies ever made.

Pay attention when you watch this one.
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on June 16, 2012
Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, also beautiful scenery of the snowy mountain variety, a snappy Alistair MacLean story - what more do you need? Several twists well handled, bodies left everywhere, this is one of the movies I've watched over and over for years.

By the way, the original book is also worth a look. The story is similar, but not quite the same, and much less violent.
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on April 11, 2017
A must have !
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on December 29, 2016
Good scenario, good acting all around, full of surprises and suspense. Nice to watch Burton and Eastwood together.
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on December 23, 2015
War time shoot 'em up spy flick. The double agent plot us confusing but hey who cares? The nazis get knocked off by allied spies!
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on April 29, 2018
I watch that Bluray version 6 times it's breath taking.7 stars for the qualité.
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on March 31, 2017
Great movie
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on March 1, 2018
good show
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