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Day Of The Jackal

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Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, talent biographies, and production notes. This is a fine release from Universal.
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Overview

Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, talent biographies, and production notes. This is a fine release from Universal.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Considered one of the superior 1960s/1970s spy thrillers, Fred Zinnemann's adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's bestseller combined an eye for stylish European locales with a chillingly detailed account of an assassin's mission to kill French president Charles de Gaulle. Cross-cutting between the Jackal's preparations and Inspector Lebel's efforts to find the phantom killer before the crime occurs, Day of the Jackal gains power by focusing on the two opposite jobs at hand rather than indulging in either psychology or gratuitous violence. Devoid of politics and past, Edward Fox's blond killer embodies the phrase "hired gun"; he may be charming and keenly clever, but he is ominously professional about his work. Still, the question of whether he will succeed becomes as enthralling as whether Lebel will get him; the ending's sense of random yet pervasive menace was made all the more timely by the contemporary rash of assassinations. The location photography and the Jackal's lethal cool more than made up for complaints about plot holes. The film was loosely remade in 1997 as the more flashy and violent The Jackal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/1998
  • UPC: 025192026126
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,670

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Fox "The Jackal"
Michel Lonsdale Lebel
Alan Badel The Minister
Michel Auclair Colonel Rolland
Tony Britton Inspector Thomas
Terry Alexander Lloyd
Cyril Cusack Gunsmith
Delphine Seyrig Colette
Gerard Buhr
Philippe Léotard
Maurice Teynac
Denis Carey Casson
Maurice Denham General Colbert
Bernard Archard
Vernon Dobtcheff Interrogator
Jacques Francois Pascal
Olga Georges-Picot Denise
Raymond Gerome Flavigny
Barrie Ingham St. Clair
Derek Jacobi Caron
Eric Porter Col. Rodin
Donald Sinden Mallinson
Jean Sorel Bastien-Thiry
David Swift Montclair
Timothy West Berthier
Edmond Bernard
Van Doude
Nicolas Vogel
Edward Hardwicke
Jacques Alric
Adrien Cayla-Legrand Charles de Gaulle
Jean Martin Rodin's Bodyguard Wolenski
Ronald Pickup Forger
Anton Rodgers Bernard
Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director
Robert Allen Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Archer Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Pierre Berroyer Makeup
Joan Bridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Cartwright Set Decoration/Design
Coco Chanel Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre Charron Set Decoration/Design
Rosine Delamare Costumes/Costume Designer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Julien Derode Producer
David Deutsch Producer
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Willy Holt Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Georges Iaconelli Special Effects
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Price Asst. Director
John Richardson Special Effects
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Kenneth Ross Screenwriter
Jean Tournier Cinematographer
John Woolf Producer
Jean Zay Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Day Of The Jackal
0. Chapter List
1. A Stormy Time [:54]
2. Code Name: The Jackal [7:14]
3. The Assassin Prepares [5:44]
4. Appointments In Genoa [2:04]
5. Preparations In Paris [7:13]
6. The Perfect Weapon [5:20]
7. The Best Detective [2:05]
8. Target Practice [7:43]
9. The Calthrop Connection [6:24]
10. Madame Monpillier [2:11]
11. The Jackal Hunt [1:55]
12. Love And Death [5:29]
13. A Ticket To Paris [3:44]
14. The Day Of The Jackal [2:54]
15. The Moving Target [6:57]
16. Who The Hell Was He? (End Titles) [7:15]
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Menu

Side #1 -- The Day Of The Jackal
   Bonus Materials
      Production Notes
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Captioned For The Hearing Impaired
         English
      Subtitles
         Français
         Español
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Outstanding Movie!

    Outstanding. Wonderful performances by entire cast.Knowledge of Charles DeGaulle and French decision to leave Algeria very helpful to understanding plot.Suspensful what will happen next story. This 1973 production directed by Fred Zinnemann is not to be confused with the 1997 flop "The Jackel" Watch and enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    day of the jackal

    the day of the jackal should have won best picture of 1973 not the sting

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