- Actors: Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Margaret Johnston, Anthony Nicholls, Colin Gordon
- Directors: Sidney Hayers
- Writers: Charles Beaumont, Fritz Leiber Jr., George Baxt, Richard Matheson
- Producers: Albert Fennell, Julian Wintle, Leslie Parkyn
- Format: PAL, Black & White, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Studiocanal
- DVD Release Date: 30 April 2007
- Run Time: 84 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000L42MTW
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,330 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The British DVD from Optimum Classic is an excellent, crisp anamorphic wide screen (about a 1.77 ratio) transfer.
This is a very well made British horror film and what stands out is the wonderful acting. Peter Wyngarde and his wife played by Janet Blair are very believeable and Margaret Johnston can put the creeps on you just with her smile.
There are some genuinely creepy moments, the eagle chasing Wyngarde is a major highlight and this is a quality horror movie. True there are some loose ends- the college student's faked relationship with her teacher was worth more story progressing if only for the weirdness of the character and there is a lull at the half way point. But all in all Night of the Eagle is a very good horror movie.
This obvious piece of film hokum should be overlooked, however, as the movie soon folds out into a pleasingly tense pschological suspenser. You do have to remember you are in a movie world, where successful middle class professionals are also practising witches, as though it's as normal as knitting jumpers for a hobby, but the film does evolve nicely into a neat, sinister tale of jealousy and wicca dabbling.
Lovely clear black and white photography distills that very nostalgic middle England of the early 60s, nice country houses, a lovely Gothic college building, classy tweed jackets and skirts, clipped English accents, a drinks cabinet in every room and clouds of cigarette smoke. This is all as much part of the joy of watching this film as the hokey story itself. But it is very well directed and produced and there isn't much slack here, it is a clean, professional piece of work and it is effectively creepy in parts. The tension builds very nicely, and it has some very good special effects for its time, in the fine climactic ending.
And yes there is an Eagle involved !
Excellent recommended film !
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