The Day of the Jackal 1973
A secret military organization, the OAS, believing French President Charles de Gaulle has betrayed the nation by giving Algeria its independence, backs an assassination attempt in July 1962 that fails. A year later, the OAS steps up its efforts, hiring a professional killer who goes by the code name The Jackal for $500,000. The Jackal, believed responsible for the murder of Dominican leader Trujillo and at least one other head of state in Africa, sets out on an elaborate plan using forged identity papers, a weapon hand-crafted according to his specifications, and a mole in De Gaulle's staff to tip him off to any information authorities may gather about him. The story cuts back and forth in the cat-and-mouse game between the ever-elusive Jackal and the French authorities trying to stop him before it too late.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 02:22:36 | 45.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair
Country: UK, France
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

• In the Marksman's Eye (HD; 36:00) features author Neil Sinyard discussing The Day of the Jackal and director Fred Zinnemann. This comes with a spoiler warning.
• Location Report (HD; 2:37) is some rare archival footage from 1972 showing the film being shot. In French with English subtitles.
• Fred Zinnemann Interview (HD; 2:52) is more archival video from 1972. In French with English subtitles.
• Theatrical Trailer (HD; 2:04)