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“One things for sure, the fever didn’t kill him.” [Alan Quartermain]
on 28 March 2016
In this 1986 adventure and after surviving their expedition to ‘King Solomon's Mines’ , Allan Quartermaine [Richard Chamberlain] and Jesse Huston [Sharon Stone] have settled down in colonial Africa and are about to be married but their plans are upset when a gold coin turns up, and Allan learns that his brother, supposedly lost, is alive, and has found the legendary 'Lost City of Gold', well, Quatermain has to go in search, hasn’t he?
Although a sequel, this is in effect a stand alone. From the outset this sets an adventurous tone and a fast pace with it’s exotic settings and suitably quaint musical score. Very much a swashbuckler style adventure, this is not to be taken seriously but as a rip roaring ‘Boys Own’ style yarn, full of wry tongue in cheek humour, lousy accents and decidedly ‘shoddy’ special effects, this will entertain one way or another.
The single disc opens to a language screen offering English, German, French, Italian and Castellano, before offering play, scene selection, language options [spoken languages of English, German, French or Castellano, Subtitles; most European languages.] and trailer.
If you liked ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ , or Kathleen Turner’ ‘Romancing the Stone’  or ‘Jewel of the Nile’ , then you’ll love this, as it’s basically in the same mould. With no sex or nudity and only one instance of mild swearing this is a good laugh, but coming at the end of the 80s adventure boom, this isn’t as thrilling as ‘King Solomons Mines’, but is funnier and makes a fine ***** family view.