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  • Actors: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger
  • Directors: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Writers: Daniel Carney, Reginald Rose
  • Producers: Chris Chrisafis, Douglas Netter, Erwin C. Dietrich, Euan Lloyd
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 31 May 2004
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001BPRVU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,532 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Wild Geese are a fifty-man military unit for hire, comprised of mercenaries and led by Colonel Faulkner (Richard Burton), Lieutenant Shawn Fynn (Roger Moore), Rafer Janders (Richard Harris) and Pieter Coetzee (Hardy Kruger). When they are hired by sinister businessman Sir Edward Matheson (Stewart Granger), the team depart for Africa, their mission to rescue an imprisoned political leader, seize the airport and return safely to England.

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Riproaring Blood and Guts Action --Variety --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Russell C. Witheyman on 20 Dec. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
For those old enough to remember, "The Wild Geese" was a staple of video shops back in the early 80's. I remember the big thick hard plastic case adorning the thick shelving of my local video store and rented it solely coz Roger Moore was in it. What followed was 100 mins of good ole british film making at it's best with some of it's finest thespians and ruffians put together to rescue an african leader who's been kidnapped by an african dictator. Double crossing,action,racism,a touching father and son relationship, it's all here, hell it even has Roger Moore force feeding a bag of heroin into a drug dealer! What more can you ask for!

If you're a fan of the Expendables movies then this might be up your ally? Ok so Richard Burton and Richard Harris were never action stars per see, but they're pretty tough for men in their 50's and although Roger Moore was in the middle of his tenure as James Bond when this was made, he had just turned 50 when this went into production, he brings his light hearted charm to an otherwise serious action film.

It's not upto par with action films these days,those under 18 might wonder what the fuss is all about, it's still a rollicking romp with a good story and decent acting ( something you can't accuse The Expendables movies of!)

Arrows 1080p picture is fine if not amazing, some have criticised this for being below par and i admit it's not the best looking blu ra around but it's definitely an improvement on the DVD quality. The DTS 2.0 s/track is also good and weighty.

The extra features include a commentary track with Roger Moore,producer Euan Lloyd and 2nd unit director John Glen who also worked as editor and Director on the Bond movies.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
This is a great movie, the kind of "oldie but goldie" which is worth to be rediscovered many years after the first viewing.

It has a good and smart story, very good action scenes which impress even today, 30 years after and last but not least, a STELLAR casting. Just count - Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger and Harry Kruger, in all five stars. And then Jack Watson, a less known actor, who plays Master Sergeant Sandy Young - and with his size and his face he is simply the perfect incarnation of sergeant masterdom.

The story describes a rescue operation in a fictif African country - a major mining company wants to save an imprisoned African leader, hoping that once he seizes the power he will give them favourable terms on mining concession. The story is very similar to the archifamous Frederick Forsythe's novel "Dogs of War". This movie is however much much better than the adaptation of "Dogs of war" with Christopher Walken, especially because, although quite tragic, it has also quite a lot of hilarious moments and one-liners, many of them delivered by the homosexual medic serving in the unit.

A very good British war/adventure film, to discover or rediscover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr G on 24 April 2012
Format: DVD
Along with "Where Eagles Dare" this has to be my favourite war film. They each boast a brilliant cast headed by Richard Burton, and lots of thrilling action and suspense, but "The Wild Geese" is edgier and more realistic.
A group of mercenaries, bankrolled by a shady newspaper tycoon hatch a plan to spring an enlightened African leader from his despotic captors, but it all goes horribly wrong and they find themselves trapped in enemy country, surrounded by a literally bloodthirsty army. As they try to escape, the net closes around them and the tension builds and builds.
Although these dogs of war are basically amoral killers, it's hard not to share their outrage at being double-crossed, fear for their lives when being left stranded, or root for Janders (Richard Harris) as he tries to reach the getaway plane. The battle scene at a remote air strip is a masterpiece of tense, edge of the seat action and the final scene where Faulkner (Burton) comes face to face with his betrayer positively crackles with tension.
How refreshing it is to see Burton, Harris, and Roger Moore subdue their own egos for the greater good of the film - often, when big names get together the end result is a load of witless drivel. It's also nice to see a film that creates a genuine sense of fear and tension; in this age of the mobile phone that rarely happens anymore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is perhaps one of my all-time favourite 'action' movies.
The plot see's 'Colonel Allen Faulkner' accepting a mission to rescue an 'African' leader
who has been deposed and being held by rebel forces, to achieve this he must put
together a squad of mercenaries, needing the specialist skills of two old friends to make
the mission possible, 'Captain Rafer Janders' and 'Lieutenant Shawn Fynn'
The group put together though aged is packed with experienced campaigner's.
The mission initially goes to plan, until .....The Official who had hired 'Colonel Faulkner'
and his men, fails, as agreed to have them picked up at the designated place.
Now the Mercenaries along with the 'African' leader (who has to be carried) face a long
treck to take them clear of danger, however the rebel army is in close pursuit of the group.
A great cast-list on-board including 'Richard Burton' (Colonel Allen Faulkner) 'Richard
Harris' (Captain Rafer Janders) and 'Roger Moore' (Lieutenant Shawn Fynn)
This is an action packed and exciting tale, perhaps one of the all-time-greats in this
category, the film will hold your attention throughout, if you have never seen this 1978 film
you're in for a treat.
Sadly, the HD upgrade is not the best.
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