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on 30 April 2017
Great mercenary action movie with a superb cast (not sure how successful it was back in the day but it should have been a blockbuster)....never tire of watching it and happy to have a blu ray version in my collection,they don't make movies like this anymore.
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on 14 September 2017
The film is excellent as always and the print is crisp and clear. Be warned though, the commentary from Euan Lloyd is terrible. He blathers on and on about getting the rights to the film and even the flight down, with no regard to what is happening on screen. Roger Moore occasionally interjects with the odd trivia gem or story but mostly the director just waffles on and on. I say waffles but he actually sounds like he is reading.

I know commentaries are not to everyone's liking but this one is a real shame, considering the actors in it. It could have been fascinating.
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on 29 March 2018
Richard Burton made a trio of movies one after the other late in his career.
The Medusa Touch, Equus and the wild geese are all outstanding.
Maybe the wild geese is the best of the trio.
The blu Ray transfer is excellent with natural colours and accurate lighting.
The plot is well known and contains an assortment of stereotypes that can may you cringe at times.
Thankfully the sum of the movie is better than its parts and everything fits together beautifully.
The political correct brigade will probably be horrified by the movie. That's only to expected when people take movies like this too seriously and don't like having fun.
The wild geese has a great cast of aging legends and household names from a bygone age.
That only increases one pleasure when watching an essential action movie such as the wild geese
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on 7 June 2014
This is one of my favourite films, I remember showing this film many years ago when I worked as a projectionist at the Odeon cinema in Kensington, London, it always remained in my memory as a very good well acted and well directed example of the genre.
I originally owned the DVD version but this Blu-ray is well worth the purchase price as it is a very good transfer both picture and sound wise certainly an improvement over the DVD given the age of this movie.
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on 12 December 2016
I've always loved this movie. It makes a nice change to get away from American style action movies. Americans just don't get this film.

It has a fantastic cast (Burton, Moore, Harris, Kruger, Granger), a great storyline, great soundtrack (title song is sung by Joan Armatrading) and for once it has a decent budget for a British action movie.

It's even better on the big screen, if you get a chance.
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on 5 January 2013
There's probably a whole generation that hasn't seen this film and that's a shame. The mechanics of film making have obviously changed a lot since 1978 but what really makes any film, modern or not, stand out from the crowd is the plot and quality of the acting. Yes, it is a bit binky and the plot is sometimes a bit contrived but on the plus side there are no mumbling Americans, none of the action takes place in the dark and the star studded cast is a veritable who's-who of talent. The transfer to DVD is excellent and crisp although it would have been nice if the sound had been re-mastered to Dolby 5.1 but it is fine in good-old stereo. What is interesting is that the film hasn't dated at all; the underlying themes are as relevant now as they were then. We just have to hope that the Hollywood machine doesn't decide to ruin this classic by bodging up a remake.
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on 6 November 2014
Another British classic of a rescue into Africa. British mercenaries lead by Roger Moore and Richard Burton rescue an African Tribal Leader. Double crossed by a British Government snake and dumped in Africa they fight there way back to the UK. Where Richard Burton exacts his revenge.
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on 20 January 2012
A real action film, filled with great actors doing believable things. This is the kind of film that is sadly missing in these days of Stallone and his ilk taking on armies single handedly. Bit light on features for a blue ray release but it is well worth it for the quality of the story and the acting.

You can believe in these characters which makes the film all the more worth while, good political content too. You won't see Richard Burton taking on ten men in unarmed combat but for me that's what makes the difference between a real film and a farce.

Be aware this is a German release, something (through my own carelessness) was not aware of. But it plays English with German subtitles so it's well worth it.

10/10
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on 26 April 2012
"The Wild Geese" is terrific entertainment so long as you can forget that so many of the mercenaries involved are rather long in the tooth and overweight for such a strenuous operation and are hardly the right super fit soldiers you would choose given what would be involved. Anyway, it's great to see such veteran actors as Burton, Harris, Moore, Kruger, Granger, Watson and Griffith together in a film that is exciting, funny and uncomplicated. So long as you suspend your disbelief you will love it.
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on 23 September 2015
very well made with plenty of action. african nations are still employing mercenaries.roger moore obviously didnt know his bible. jesus was in the fiery furnace with the three others.burton and harris act well together. quite a humourous scene in the casino when playing blackjack.quite a sad ending though, mike hoare was the technical adviser a real life mercenary in the 1964 congo uprising.
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