For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
The DVD of The Eagle film of Rosemary Sutcliff’s bestselling historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth was released yesterday (21 June) in the USA. It comes out in the UK on July 25th. Anyone know release dates in other ‘territories’ as they are called?
Here in the UK well known film-reviewers on Radio 5 Live, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, pronounced of the film:
9 thoughts on “Rosemary Sutcliff book’s movie The Eagle of The Ninth DVD Release in US yesterday”
Just watched the movie , enjoyed it. BUT…was ticked I had to sit through blueray addys & bonus features wouldn’t play “the making of the movie” as DVD said it would/had.
I’m another kiwi waiting with great excitement for the film to be released in NZ. I love the book and have recently read parts of it to a year 8 class. I was able to show them the trailer and they are very excited about it too. Bring it on! :)
Release Dates for the DVD, which is already out in Singapore, USA and Canada (all provisional as always):
Germany: 4th August 2011
Spain: 14th September 2011
UK: 25th July 2011
Finland: July 2011
Greece: 18th July 2011
Iceland: Q2, 2011
Portugal: 29th September 2011
Russia: 14th April 2011
Sweden: 27th July 2011
Brazil: 25th April 2012
Mexico: 9th December 2011
Thailand: 12th July 2011
Australia: 3rd November 2011
New Zealand: 3rd November 2011
South Africa: 5th August 2011
Here in Illinois, I have just watched this wonderful film.Absolutely great work by everyone involved. If one were to own just 1 ‘Roman legion’ film, this should be that one.Authentic to a fault. There is a release with alternate endings and an unrated version.I honestly cannot praise this film enough.
I’m of course glad you enjoyed it so much – and thank you for posting about the film/dvd
I do know (as of yesterday) that the DVD comes out in NZ on 3rd November 2011! I am making enquiries about the film itself!
I have found out that the film comes out in Australia on July 21st. I am still trying to see if that means NZ then or thereabouts as well. I have posted the coming release dates for both film and the DVD.
Here in New Zealand we’re still waiting for the actual film to hit the movie theatres and I haven’t been able to track down a release date as yet :( Maybe we’ll get the DVD first!