Screenshot Saturday: Day of the Jackal (Arrow Video)



Studio: Arrow Video

Release Date: July 23rd, 1973 (theatrical) / September 25th, 2018 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 143 mins

Region Code: REGION FREE

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: English LPCM Mono

Subtitles: English SDH

Starring: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair

Written by Kenneth Ross (screenplay) based on the book by Frederick Forsyth

Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Rating: PG (violence and brief nudity)

Welcome back to Screenshot Saturday. Today we are looking at Day of the Jackal, the 1973 political thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film is great and does something that a lot of films today don't do: they build up tension. Most films that even remotely resemble Day of the Jackal are mostly flash and bang without any real characters. The film was remade in the late 90's with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere as the leads and the film does almost everything this film does, but lesser. There is a real impact here where there is none in the remake.

Arrow Video is behind this release, so you know that picture is going to look great and it does. If you are a fan of the film or are interested in seeing it then I would go with this release as it is the best one out there.

day of the jackal title card

man leans on motorcycle trying not to look obvious.

fancy car leaves fancy place probably filled with fancy people

guy and lady walk down stairs

don't tell the guy in the background but he has a caterpillar on his shoulder

standing man tries to convince his sitting friend that overalls are the best thing ever.

man on the right has had a rough day. man on left doesn't care.

people point and laugh at pigeons in a park

man wants to stab piece of paper with a pen but he thinks far too long

man paints a car while topless

people walk down the street

a room divided...by a man in the midle.

man worries that his mustache isn't glorious. it is

man's chair got sick, so he wrapped it in a sheet and laid it down on the table so he could care for it.