Kevin MacDonald’s The Eagle came out on Blu-ray and DVD this week and as part of the included special features there is a forty-five minute ‘Making of’ documentary covering the entire production process beginning with the novel, through to the challenges  encountered whilst shooting, to the finished film.

The sense of passion on set is palpable, and in this short tease we hear from cast and crew about the production, notably from MacDonald and producer Duncan Kenworthy who spoke to us earlier this week about his own journey to bring Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel to the big screen.

Please note that this extended documentary is available on all Blu-rays of The Eagle but only on DVDs bought from Sainsburys stores so if you’re after this on DVD do check there. My DVD review copy didn’t have the full thing, but I hope to be able to bring you my take on this extended ‘Making of’ sometime next week.

In the meantime here’s the clip,


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