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The DVD is an abridged version of the film. Unfortunately the DVD edits about 30 minutes off the original film and for some reason the Germans now speak German in the DVD. Dad took me to see the original... Read more film back in the '70's and the Germans either spoke English or were sub-titled. The DVD loses a lot of credibility on the original film which was not a bad version of the book.
In a way I was disappointed with this movie. I had read the book, which I felt was better than the movie. But, in saying that for the era in which it was filmed it was quite well acted - certainly... Read more Roger Moore and Lee Marvin played their roles to perfection. In some respects it was entertaining, but I guess these days we are just used to quality movies being made and the older ones don't seem to cut it anymore. There were no subtitles for the German dialogue of which there was a significant amount. That was quite frustrating. However, a very good story line (not surprisingly) based on Wilbur Smith's book 'Shout at the Devil'. Lots of action, a bit of romance and a bit of comedy. Just that the cinematography was lacking - again, due to the era in which it was filmed.
The movie's timeline was unclear. One moment they were kissing, the next she was having a baby. And I thought only a few days had passed. The German spoken had no subtitles so you had to guess at what... Read more was said. Lee Marvin was great, Roger Moore seems to rely more on his looks than any real acting ability.
Although had read the book a number of years again, really renjoyed the movie. The times in which it was set were very hard, and it gives an insite to the colonization of the Africa continent.
OK for a bit of a laugh. Lee Marvin and Roger Moore almost hamming it up in a couple of scenes. Light hearted. Don't expect gut wrenching drama or a deep plot.
Well cast and well directed, this Wilbur Smith adventure is action from start to finish. Spectacular scenery as well. Good injections of humour.
I just couldn't get into this movie there were no subtitles - and it starts off in German! I didn't seem to be able to catch what they were saying sometimes so stopped watching after a while.