The Dogs of War (Blu-ray)

Director: John Irvin

Stars: Christopher Walken Tom Berenger

1980 USA

Action Adventure

 

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1980
  • Runtime: 118
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70354
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2019
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SYNOPSIS

Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction) is a brutal mercenary who must fight the ultimate battle – against his own conscience – in this powerful action thriller with a heart-thumping tempo. The Dogs of War is a spectacular adventure that brilliantly captures the horror – and glory – of war. 

Jamie Shannon (Walken) is a cynical warrior-for-hire who only ever feels truly alive in the heat of battle, and now he’s about to take on the most challenging assignment of his career: to invade a corrupt African dictatorship and shift control to the “puppet” of a powerful British corporation. To prepare, Shannon masterfully trains and equips a squad of deadly mercenaries with the latest and most destructive tactics and military hardware. But as their explosive assault begins, Shannon finds himself embroiled in an internal conflict of his own. Will this be his greatest triumph, or has he sold his soul along with his battle expertise? 

Praised on release for it’s dialogue, action, and characters, The Dogs of War is a gritty masterpiece, and one of the best war movies of it’s era. Eureka Classics is proud to present John Irvin’s feature debut on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Two versions of the film, the International Cut (118 mins) and the American Cut (104 mins) both presented in 1080p
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring a reprint of Pauline Kael’s original review of the film

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