The day of the jackal [videorecording] / Universal ; Fred Zinnemann's film ; a John Woolf production
DVDs | Universal | c1998 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD D DRAMA)
Universal City, CA : Universal, c1998.
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, 2-channel mono.
In English, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Edward Fox, Michel Lonsdale, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Eric Porter, Jean Martin, Cyril Cusack.
Director, Fred Zinnemann ; producer, John Woolf ; screenplay, Kenneth Ross ; photographer, Jean Tournier ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music, Georges Delerue.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
From the book by Frederick Forsyth.
MPAA rating: PG.
Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Special features: theatrical trailer.