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  • Actors: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman, John Gielgud
  • Directors: Peter Hunt
  • Producers: Mike Klinger
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Showbox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P0JQ8C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,845 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Roger Moore and Ray Milland star in this 1970s action drama. Rod Slater (Moore) becomes involved in a web of intrigue following a rock fall at a South African gold mine owned by Harry Hirschfeld (Milland), in which general manager and veteran miner Frank Lemmer (Norman Coombes) is killed. Hirschfield's managing director, Manfred Steyner (Bradford Dillman), is plotting with financier Farrell (John Gielgud) to flood the Big Dyke, thus destroying the mine and raising the value of gold worldwide, and tricks Slater into excavating the seam of gold beyond the river. Meanwhile, Slater becomes passionately involved with Steyner's wife (Susannah York), unaware that the scheme hatched by her husband will result in his death.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Gold certainly comes over better in widescreen than it does in the cropped and edited TV and Public Domain prints that have been floating around for years. The first of Roger Moore's trio of South African shot adventures (along with Shout at the Devil and The Wild Geese), it's very much of its time: this being the mid-70s, the villains are easy to spot - they're the ones who wash their hands, don't smoke and aren't any good in the sack - while the good guys aren't afraid of a little dirt or sleeping with the boss's wife. Along with Moore the credits are littered with many of the regular Bond team most of whom would go through the same flooding-the-mine routine again in A View To a Kill - but then, since the film's hiking-up-the-price-of-gold premise is borrowed from Goldfinger (albeit a tad more credible than setting off a nuclear bomb in Fort Knox), there's no real cause for complaint. Like Elmer Bernstein and Jimmy Helms' title song, it's not subtle but it's an entertaining two hours if it catches you in the right mood.

Finally available in its original widescreen ratio on an English-friendly DVD in Germany and in a UK release from SlamDunk Media after years of terrible fullframe releases from Public Domain labels, there are no extras apart from a poorly reproduced stills gallery. Odeon's 2013 Blu-ray release also offers the film in its original 2.35:1 ratio in a good but not outstanding transfer, faring better on the extras front - the original theatrical trailer and a 45-minute mid-80s US documentary on Roger Moore.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. Lynas on 11 Feb. 2002
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The Film: A fine slice of 1970's hokum, set in the world of South African gold mining. Rod Slater(Roger Moore) becomes general manager of the Sonderditch Mine when his predecessor is killed in an underground accident. It's not long before Slater becomes an unwilling pawn in a conspiracy to flood the mine and raise the price of gold on the world's markets.
It's great entertainment with Moore at his heroic best, aided by Susannah York as the love interest, and quality old school acting from John Gielgud and Ray Milland.
Peter Hunt directs some excellent underground action sequences, but that's hardly surprising....he had previously edited the early James Bond movies, and directed the vastly underrated "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
The music, from veteren Elmer Bernstein is suitably rousing, and the plot (from Wilbur Smith's novel "Gold Mine") keeps yor interest throughout.
The disc: Sadly everything has been spared in this very basic DVD. The picture quality looks as if it has been transfered direct from video, and the widescreen impact is totally lost in a 4:3 presentation. Extras ? None in sight! The film is the full, uncut version, so that is something to be grateful for at least.
This great adventure movie has been long overdue for DVD (or even video) release....such a shame it hasn't been treated with the respect it deserves.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A group of high-flying businessmen plan to have 'South Africa's' largest
gold mine flooded to inflate the gold prices world wide, making a financial
killing, to ensure success they have the mines chairman's son-in-law 'Manfred
Steyner' in their pocket.
When the mines general manager dies by accident whilst working in the mine,
'Manfred' has lost his on-site puppet.
'Manfred' manages to persuade father-in-law 'Hurry Hirschfeld' to appoint
'Rod Slater' a young contender for the post,'Manfred' believes the cavalier
attitude of the new appointment will be the ideal candidate to attribute
blame to when the plan to 'blast' and flood the mine succeeds.
The film builds up toward a tense and gripping conclusion.
The picture quality on 'blu-ray' is superior to the DVD version, the sound
has been enhanced to a satisfactory level.
The story is of corruption and greed with a total disregard for the lives
that would be lost if the plan succeeds.
Enjoyable, well worth a spin.
There is little in the way of additional features.....just a 'Roger Moore'
documentary and trailers.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A.Viewer on 4 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD
At last this 1970's adventure film, from Wilbur Smith's novel "Gold Mine", gets a widescreen release, with only poor quality, full screen releases being previously available, including several different but equally poor US versions.

The film is now in its original 2.35:1 ratio, anamorphically enhanced and with a pretty decent transfer. It has 20 chapter stops, but no extras other than a rather pointless ten picture "image gallery".

Elmer Bernstein's score is particularly note-worthy and would well deserve a CD release.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By feline1 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2015
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I really rather enjoyed this film. It's basically a kind of 70s-disaster-move-cum-thriller, with a dash of Bondian love scenes thrown in. No surprises there, as it stars Roger Moore, and was made by Peter Hunt and John Glen (who made about a dozen classic Bond films between them), and even has Maurice Binder doing the title sequence and a cod-ShirleyBasey theme tune! There's some splendid actors playing character parts in it too, from Sir John Gielgud, Bernard Horsefall, Tony Beckley, Simon Sabela... and a lot of lovely on-location cinematography in South Africa, and impressive practical special effects work (which I bet these days would all get done on computer and look nowhere near as real).
The BluRay has pretty good picture quality (the odd bit of iffy-grading here and there, perhaps); the sound quality is adequate for the time it was made.
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