• Chris Alexander

Full Moon's Newsflash Vol. 109

Jess Franco directing Christopher Lee and STAR WARS legend Mark Hamill? NIGHT OF THE EAGLES is coming to Blu-ray from Full Moon!

Full Moon continues its mission to bring you rare, obscure and in many cases NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN NORTH AMERICA international cult cinema, fully uncut and remastered from the best available materials to DVD, Blu-ray and streaming! Recently we announced our upcoming BR/DVD releases of the revered Paul Naschy Spanish horror masterpiece ORGY OF THE LIVING DEAD (streaming now on Full Moon Features, available on disc via Full Moon Direct later this month and widely available via other online and retail outlets in the Fall), and today Full Moon is THRILLED to announce the impending release of one of the strangest and RARELY SEEN Jess Franco films ever made, one that bridges the gap between the master of Eurocult and...STAR WARS!

From the studio that brought you ZOMBIE LAKE and PANTHER SQUAD and the director of FEMALE VAMPIRE and BARBED WIRE DOLLS, comes Jess Franco's NIGHT OF THE EAGLES, a stark WWII drama starring iconic genre actors Christopher Lee (HORROR OF DRACULA, THE BLOODY JUDGE and the STAR WARS prequels) and Luke Stywalker himself, Mark Hamill (the original and most recent STAR WARS films).

Lee plays Strauss, a wealthy German businessman whose comely, loving daughter Lillian (Alexandra Ehrlich) is torn between two lovers, Peter (Hamill) and Karl (Ramon Estevez, brother of Charlie Sheen). Unable to choose between her paramours, Lillian's life changes forever when her beaus are shipped off to fight on the frontlines and she is forced to take a job as dancehall singer in a sordid niteclub. With her country and its people torn to pieces by the ravages of war and her once prosperous father relegated to a life of poverty and despair, Lillian must make unthinkable choices in the name of survival.

A sober, sophisticated and far less exploitative latter-day offering from Franco, NIGHT OF THE EAGLES is one of Eurocine's most expensive pictures, made shortly after the studio's perverse 1988 Franco masterpiece FACELESS, and boasts handsome production design, authentic costumes, bloody battles and a magnetic supporting performance by Lee as a man who helplessly watched as his dreams unravel. Full Moon is proud to present this underrated, unique Franco film on Blu-ray for the first time in America, totally uncut and remastered from the original 35mm camera negative.

Full Moon will be releasing several more incredible International genre movies to disc and streaming over the course of 2020. Next up: Klaus Kinski in director Sergio Garrone's notorious Turkish/Italian Gothic horror shocker THE HAND THAT FEEDS THE DEAD! Stay tuned!