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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

Sunday 16th July 2017

Fred Zinnemann turns a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience in The Day Of The Jackal, re-released in a high definition blu-ray presentation on 4th September 2017 from Arrow Video.
Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Cyril Cusack, Derek Jacobi, Jacques François, Timothy West
Fred Zinnemann
John Woolf
Arrow Video
2 hours 17 minutes
04/09/2017

In 1971, Frederick Forsythe shot to bestseller status with his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal taut, utterly plausible, almost documentarian in its realism and attention to detail. Two years later, director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) turned a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience.

August 1962: the latest attempt on the life of French President Charles de Gaulle by the far right paramilitary organisation, the OAS, ends in chaos, with its architect-in-chief dead at the hands of a firing squad. Demoralised and on the verge of bankruptcy, the OAS leaders meet in secret to plan their next move. In a last desperate attempt to eliminate de Gaulle, they opt to employ the services of a hired assassin from outside the fold. Enter the Jackal (Edward Fox, Gandhi): charismatic, calculating, cold as ice. As the Jackal closes in on his target, a race against the clock ensues to identify and put a stop to a killer whose identity, whereabouts and modus operandi are completely unknown.

Co-starring a plethora of talent from both sides of the Channel, including Michael Lonsdale (Munich), Derek Jacobi (The Odessa File) and Cyril Cusack (1984) and featuring striking cinematography by Jean Tournier (Moonraker), The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest political thrillers of all time.

With a host of extras, The Day of the Jackal is re-released in a high definition blu-ray presentation on 4th September 2017 from Arrow Video.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New interview with Neil Sinyard, author of Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience
  • Two rare archival clips from the film set, including an interview with Fred Zinnemann
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Original screenplay by Kenneth Ross (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by critic Mark Cunliffe and film historian Sheldon Hall

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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