Donald Sutherland (Don't Look Now) and Kate Nelligan (The Prince of Tides) play star-crossed lovers torn between passion and allegiance in this heart-wrenching World War II-set thriller, played out against the Blitz-scarred 1940s backdrop of England and the windswept hills of the Scottish islands.
Eye of the Needle, directed by Richard Marquand (Return of the Jedi, Jagged Edge) comes to Blu-ray for the first time on 24 September, released by the BFI in a Dual Format Edition. Extras include an audio commentary, interview with Donald Sutherland and three wartime propaganda films.
En route to the Fatherland with secrets that will stop the D-Day invasion, ruthless spy 'The Needle' (Donald Sutherland) finds himself shipwrecked on the remote Storm Island. Here he becomes involved in a perilous affair with the beautiful but lonely Lucy (Kate Nelligan), who lives there with her bitter, crippled ex-RAF husband, David (Christopher Cazenove). But can the fierce passion of illicit love survive the bitter realities of war?
Eye of the Needle is adapted from the best-selling novel by Ken Follett. See a short clip at the link above.