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THE EAGLE DVD and Blu-ray Release Date

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The Eagle rises from 2nd-Century Britain, where celebrated Roman soldier Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum of Fighting and The Dilemma) embarks on a dangerous quest to restore the tarnished reputation of his legion commander father – and find the golden emblem that disappeared with his father and thousands of troops 20 years earlier. But the highlands of Caledonia are a savage wilderness and Marcus must rely on his embittered slave, Esca (Jamie Bell of Jumper), to navigate the perilous region. Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice) and Mark Strong (Kick-Ass) costar in Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s (State of Play) epic journey that takes audiences beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, and deceit and heroism.


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• uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your

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BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™, DVD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & VOD):
• UNRATED VERSION OF FILM: Not seen in theaters!

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
• NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ALTERNATE ENDING

• DELETED SCENES

• THE EAGLE: THE MAKING OF A ROMAN EPIC: A behind-the-scenes look at the location filming of The Eagle, featuring interviews with director Kevin Macdonald, and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell

• FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING DIRECTOR KEVIN MACDONALD

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THE EAGLE Film Clip

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Here is a new film clip from Focus Features upcoming film THE EAGLE. Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim.

The film opens in theaters February 11, 2011 .

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THE EAGLE New Featurette

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Here is a new featurette from Focus Features upcoming film THE EAGLE. Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim.

The film opens in theaters February 11, 2011 .

In 2nd-Century Britain, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…The Roman epic adventure The Eagle is directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan Kenworthy. Jeremy Brock has adapted the scr eenplay from Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth.

In 140 AD, the Roman Empire extends all the way to Britain – though its grasp is incomplete, as the rebellious tribes of Caledonia (today’s Scotland) hold sway in the far North. Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) arrives in Britain, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, Flavius Aquila. It was 20 years earlier that Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius and carrying their golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth, marched north into Caledonia. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Angered, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall to seal off the territory; Hadrian’s Wall became the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire – the edge of the known world.

Driven to become a brilliant soldier and now given command of a small fort in the southwest, Marcus bravely leads his troops during a siege. Commended by Rome for his bravery, yet discharged from the army because of his severe wounds, Marcus convalesces, demoralized, in the villa of his Uncle Aquila (Donald Sutherland), a retired army man. When Marcus impulsively gets a young Briton’s life spared at a gladiatorial contest, Aquila buys the Briton, Esca (Jamie Bell), to be Marcus’ slave. Marcus is dismissive of Esca, who harbors a seething hatred of all things Roman. Yet Esca vows to serve the man who has saved his life.

Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Marcus is galvanized into action, and sets off with Esca across Hadrian’s Wall. But the highlands of Caledonia are a vast and savage wilderness, and Marcus must rely on his slave to navigate the region. When they encounter ex-Roman soldier Guern (Mark Strong), Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father’s disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave’s identity and loyalty – a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).

A Focus Features presentation in association with Film4 of a Duncan Kenworthy production. Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell. The Eagle. Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong. Casting by Jina Jay. Music by Atli Örvarsson. Costumes by Michael O’Connor. Editor, Justine Wright. Production Designer, Michael Carlin. Director of Photography, Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF. Co-Producer, Caroline Hewitt. Executive Producers, Tessa Ross, Miles Ketley, Charles Moore. Based on the novel The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Screenplay by Jeremy Brock. Produced by Duncan Kenworthy. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. A Focus Features Release.

THE EAGLE Trailer and Poster

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Here is the one-sheet and trailer from Focus Features upcoming film THE EAGLE. Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim. The film opens in theaters February 11, 2011 .

In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…The Roman epic adventure THE EAGLE stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell and is directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald.

20 years earlier, Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.

Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius’ son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father’s disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave’s identity and loyalty – a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).