Reblogged from The Trailers From Hell!
Where Eagles Dare: “World War II meets James Bond. Elliot Kastner’s action-packed, enduringly popular superproduction was filmed on various impressive Austrian locations and features a top cast including Clint Eastwood, who distributor MGM didn’t really want. The $21 million box office take changed their minds.”
Not only is this one of my favorite movies from my youth, the Trailers From Hell‘s commentary track is a real showcase for one of my most-liked “gurus” from this film site. The underrated genre film- and trailer-maker, television director, producer, and writer, Brian Trenchard-Smith is quite something. He makes whatever presented, whether I’ve seen it or not, the most entertaining and informative film experience on the web.