Based on Frederick Forsyth’s novel and starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger, John Irvin’s gritty action-thriller The Dogs of War is coming to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range.
Available from October 14th the first print-run will feature a Limited Edition Collectors Booklet.
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 its dialogue, action, and characters, The Dogs of War is a gritty masterpiece, and one of the best war movies of its era.
- 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 [First print run only]