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Eye of the Needle (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling espionage thriller by Ken Follet, and directed by Richard Marquand (most famous for Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi).

Englishmen know him as Faber (Donald Sutherland), but to the Fatherland, he’s the loyal and lethal spy known as “The Needle”.

Shipwrecked on a Scottish island en route to Germany, Faber befriends the beautiful Lucy (Kate Nelligan), whose marriage to a crippled, embittered pilot is faltering. Faber sets about seducing her, intending to use her to help carry out his mission and prevent the impending D-Day invasion.

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Special Features

Director Richard Marquand's preferred cut of the film, presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Audio commentary by Julie Kirgo, Nick Redman and music historian Jon Burlingame
Alternate ending sequence, which appeared on the previous UK DVD release
Donald Sutherland Guardian Interview (1987, 73 mins, audio only)
Careless Talk Costs Lives: Wartime Warnings (1940, 36 mins): three short wartime propaganda films produced by Ealing Studios for the Ministry of Information
Theatrical trailer
Illustrated booklet with full film credits and new writing by Little White Lies essayist Paul Fairclough


Bluray, DVD