Friday, 6 February 2009

The Eiger Sanction 1975

The Eiger Sanction is a 1972 thriller novel by Rodney William Whitaker, written under the pseudonym Trevanian. The story was made into a film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood in 1975.
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, art professor, mountaineer, and occasional assassin, is called upon by a secret agency of the U.S. government to perform two more "sanctions" (contract assassinations). He will need to climb the Eiger to complete his task. He goes back into training and eventually climbs the mountain with a team that he believes includes his victim—whose identity he will have to deduce on the mountain. Poor climbing conditions disrupt the climb, and lead Hemlock to the discovery that his target is someone other than he had expected.

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Below: How The Eiger Sanction would have opened when seen in UK cinemas with its original AA certificate

To view the original theatrical trailer click below:

  The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy UK QUAD
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Blu-ray release
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Original UK advertising range double sided press sheet
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Original Australian Day bill x 2

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Orig US 1 Sheet

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Original U.S. Half Sheet Poster

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Original Yugoslavian poster
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Original Belgium Poster

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Original German poster

The Eiger Sanction 1975 DVD with production notes and Original Trailer

Below: The Eiger Sanction 1975 Widescreen 16:9 ENHANCED. At last, an Anamorphic pressing of The Eiger Sanction. Please note: Apart from Universal France and this, the U.S. Region 1 box set; The Clint Eastwood American Icon Collection . These are the only DVD's that I am aware of that include the 16:9 version of the movie. Although the R2 UK Clint Eastwood collection box set states that The Eiger Sanction is 16:9 enhanced, it is NOT. It is the same as the previous edition which is only Letterboxed within a 4:3 full screen.

The Eiger Sanction 1975 German Original film program

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Japan Original mini Poster

The Eiger Sanction 1975 John Williams score CD

The Eiger Sanction 1975 Lobby set x 16 French
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Lobby set x 20 German
The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Mini lobby set x 9 Includes Title Card (not shown)








The Eiger Sanction 1975 Original Extremely rare 35mm Advance teaser trailer in adapted scope
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Original Short U.S. TV Spot 16MM film stock
The Eiger Sanction 1975 10 x 8 Press Stills b/w x 47 + 1 Colour






The Eiger Sanction 1975 Spanish Original Press Sheet, great full colour art to front

The Eiger Sanction 1975 UK Original double sided Press sheet

The Eiger Sanction 1975 U.S. Original MCA Vinyl LP soundtrack by John Williams
The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Original MCA TV press kit, stills, slides, Ad slicks, Music cue sheets etc Packed with material.

The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Original Press Ad slicks short stories and features on the production few cuts
The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Original Press book
The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Original Press book Rare Supplement B version Clint with gun artwork 6 pages
The Eiger Sanction 1975 US Original Production notes dated May 2nd 1975
The Eiger Sanction 1975 x 2 Diff Original Film tie in Paperbacks.
The Eiger Sanction 1975 RR Clint Eastwood George Kennedy Swedish Insert

Below: An example of one of the many great pictures of Clint in The Eiger Sanction

Below: Some great Material from around the world starting with the U.S. Lobby set

Below: A close up example of the U.S. Lobby card

The U.S Insert Poster

Below: The U.S. 60 x 40 Poster

Below: The Spanish Lobby card set

Below: Here is a beautiful 7" vinyl single from Japan featuring the Theme from The Eiger Sanction by John Williams and some striking artwork on the sleeve! The Cat No is D1289

Below: The Very Rare British 1 sheet poster

Below: The Large Italian 2 Folio poster for The Eiger Sanction and the locandina version.


Below: The rare U.S. mini Lobby cards No. 10 and 12

Below: 2 Swedish 1 sheet posters, Original and Re-release


Below: The Eiger Sanction UK Bestsellers edition of the Novel

Below: An original UK Trade Ad

Below: Original Eiger Sanction full page advertisement to tie in with the refurbishment of The Empire, Leicester Square
Below: An original Australian Trade Ad
Below: Some rare shots from The Eiger Sanction

The Eiger Sanction Italian Fotobusta set
Below: Alternative Spanish Lobby cards
Below: Rare style 1 sheet poster
While recently searching the Internet I came across these two great candid shots taken on location in 1974, one featuring Clint and the other, his co-star George Kennedy. Fantastic shots, thanks to the owner for uploading them for all to enjoy.


Original Reviews
Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Normally content to collect and study art, Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a "sanction." The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger, a beautiful but punishing mountain range in Swiss Alps.
While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target. The supporting cast includes George Kennedy and Jack Cassidy; the latter earned enthusiastic reviews for his over-the-top performance as a flamboyantly gay secret agent. ~
Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Below: A nice Japanese ad for The Eiger Sanction (thanks to Philip McLean)
Below: A rare original 1974 print advertisement which appeared in an entertainment industry trade magazine supplement. This is the original vintage ad from 1974 announcing the forthcoming 1975 film The Eiger Sanction as "IN PREPARATION". Details: Measures approx. 9" x 12" and was printed on thick paper stock. 
Below: Clint on Location during the filming of The Eiger Sanction
Below: Eiger Sanction production design from art director George Webb
Below: Eiger Sanction French fold open press sheet
Below: A rarely seen German edition of the paperback and the first I have ever seen that features Clint's image on the cover. My thanks to our friend Steve Sarsgossi for supplying this great image
Below: The Eiger Sanction poster used for the  Bilbao Mendi Festival Dec 12th - 21st 2014
Below: 4 rare shots from The Eiger Sanction
 
 

1 comment:

Balada seorang kelana said...

Film ini keren pak, penuh dengan pesan moral Obat Infeksi Empedu