Cross of Iron, Blu-ray


Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943.

Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer.

Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant.

During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack.

However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him.


  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Region: B
  • Certification: (18)
  • EAN: 5055201815538
  • Catalogue number: OPTBD0627
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • Release date:
  • Genre: War
  • Colour: Col & B/W


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