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StudioCanal Vintage Classics

StudioCanal Vintage Classics

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Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943. Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer. Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant.

During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack. However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him...

Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943. Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer. Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant.

During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack. However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him...

Extras

  • Cast and Crew interviews
  • Documentary: Sam Peckinpah's War

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5055201818867
Catalogue Number OPTD2304
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1977
Director Sam Peckinpah
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) StudioCanal
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 127 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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