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Cross of Iron (Blu-ray) R

Captain Stransky, you are the rest of my platoon
Cross of Iron (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 23, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Henstooth Video
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Film Scholar Stephen Prince, Author of Savage Cinema Plus 110 minutes of bonus materials including: Passion & Poetry - Sam Peckinpah's War (42 min)
    • On location interviews with Sam Peckinpah, James Coburn, Maxmillian Schell; James Mason & David Warner
    • Kruger Kisses Kern
    • Letters from Vadim & Sam
    • Vadim & Sam-Father & Son
    • Cutting Room Floor
    • Mike's Home Video
    • Steiner & Kiesel Meet Again
    • German Trailer
    • US TV Spot
    • US Trailer
    • Steiner in Japan
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenplay by , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 7,539
Rating: 3/5 -- Not Peckinpah's best, but still powerful.
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 15, 2004
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Cross of Iron would almost seem a proper mea culpa by Peckinpah for his controversial career. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Apr 17, 2006
This was Peckinpah's last important work and his only war movie. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Jul 31, 2011
Cross of Iron is not a musical but it makes me wanta sing "It Seems To Me I've Seen That War Before," - only without so much blood and gore. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Oct 23, 2019
...[The film] retains a profound kinetic charge...
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2001
The storytelling is vivid, lurid, cynical and at times almost grotesque in its violence.
Sight and Sound
Aug 1, 2011
Rating: B -- Goes to extremes to paint a picture of war as insane. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 12, 2010

Product Description:

A very strong anti-war message film, set during World War II and told entirely from the German perspective. A German Army Sergeant doggedly struggles to keep his platoon intact while surviving the horrors of the Russian front in 1943.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Rapid Film GmBH and Terra Film Kunst (Germany). Production services by Palladium Film (Munich).
  • Color by Technicolor. Shot in Yugoslavia.
  • At the end of the film is a quote from Bertolt Brecht: "Don't rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again."
  • Additional cast: Roger Fritz (Lt. Triebig), Vadim Glowna (Kern), Fred Stillkrauth (Schnurrbart), Burkhardt Driest (Maag), Dieter Schidor (Anselm), Michael Nowka (Dietz), Veronique Vendell (Marga), Arthur Brauss (Zoll), and Slavco Stimac (Russian Boy).
  • Additional credits: Joseph Satzinger (wardrobe supervisor), Helmut Klee (special effects), Evelyn Dohring (hairstylist)
  • Originally released on video in 1984.
  • Originally soundtrack album on EMI Records. Music recorded at the Music Centre, Wembley.
  • Copyright 1977 Rapid Film GmbH.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 9,454
  • UPC: 759731711227
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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