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on 26 April 2013
low budget lads film,plenty of war action,just as good as the professionals or who dares wins.really worth a fiver.
why not get a copy!
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on 17 January 2015
Good DVD, well pleased.
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on 30 March 2016
What you have here is simply some cross European film made cheaply, featuring some actors who would be quite familiar in their respective territories to garner something of a profit, and to maybe cash in on the Rambo franchise at the same time....

The result is so etching that isn't just bad, it's boring and a shameful waste of talent, considering the excel tic cast.

Lewis Collins is basically reprising his role in who Dares Wins, but this time with added pouting, sending his team to the camp that resembles the one from First Blood: Part II.

Van Cleef looks like he's flew in from another movie. He appears every now and again with that face he has like someone is shining a bright light in his face.

Borgnine is the special guest star of the piece, arriving in a suit, spouting out some Basil Expositon, and then walking off again.

And Kinski plays a normal person. If he were to be an absolute nutcase like he allegedly was in real life, he may have injected some much needed interest in the film.

It's as stale as last years bread, and just like the said bread, leaves an awful aftertaste.

Avoid.
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on 2 October 2013
Code Name: Wild Geese was a 1984 film that starred Lewis Collins as Captain Robin Wesley who, with a team of seasoned mercenaries, attempts to cut off the western supply of heroin by destroying opium factories in the infamous Golden Triangle (Captain Wesley's son Michael was a victim of heroin, the drug which killed him). Now, deep in the jungle, Captain Wesley and his deadly band of hired guns hook up with a troop of rebel fighters and steal a helicopter so they can launch a deadly attack on the labs producing the drugs they seek to keep off the streets.

Code Name: Wild Geese, classed as an unofficial sequel to the classic 1978 film The Wild Geese, is just brilliant as it is packed with quite a lot of action and featured a very good cast including lead actor Lewis Collins as Captain Robin Wesley, and others such as the late Ernest Borgnine as DEA man Fletcher and the late Lee Van Cleef as China. Everything in the film was so realistic, including all the explosions and gunshots that occurred, it shows how good films like Code Name: Wild Geese can be. Very highly recommended, especially if you're a fan of Lewis Collins (who is best known for his role as Bodie in the classic 1970s action series The Professionals and as Captain Peter Skellen in the underrated but excellent 1982 film Who Dares Wins).
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on 20 May 2008
I did not realise that I had bought a VHS tape. Could not be bothered to return so I stuck it in the bin. Did not watch it.
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on 31 January 2015
Sadly this is a very disappointing release by Arrow. A good film spoilt by releasing the very heavily censored German version with about quarter of an hour trimmed out. In fact I think it has more missing then the old EIV video tape. All of the action scenes are cut in some way and it is very obvious in parts. Some scenes are totally ridiculous with characters suddenly being injured or killed without any reason and there are corresponding jumps in the soundtrack. The entire attack on the mission, and the part where Manfred Lehmann is sniping the sentry is gone as is much of the attack on the drug lab and the fate of Charlton gets mostly cut. Most of the cuts aren't even particularly gruesome scenes just standard action film mayhem. Even 'The Last Hunter' a much more violent and gory Anthony Dawson war film was released uncut by Vipco years ago.

On the plus side the picture quality is ok (though some scenes look noticeably worse than others) and the reversible original cover art for the box is nice. The info booklet inside is a nice touch, but has quite a scathing review of the film, which is an odd thing for Arrow to include. Some assorted trailers are the only extra, but as I don't buy DVDs for extras this didn't bother me.

The film itself has a great cast with the late Lewis Collins, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef and Klaus Kinski. A bit of funny dubbing of Klaus Kinski with an upper crust English accent adds to the fun despite this the worst performance has got to be the usually good Ernest Borgnine who is just terrible in this. The action is brilliant though and that's what the film is all about.

But because of the presentation its a one star from me. No excuse nowadays to release butchered prints like this. Really a shame. I have emailed Arrow about this and they said they have no plans to release an uncut version.
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on 5 July 2011
Genre: Saurkraut Mercenary (a bit like a spaghetti western...)

I love you Mr Lewis Collins very,very,very,very much but...Why?
This is an 'I only did it for the money' film. As Michael Caine would say 'that paid for the yacht!' Watch it for menacing looks and the fetching army surplus attire (love the beret but did the paras mind you sporting their colour in this?) Watch it for macho men playing soldiers in the jungle. Watch it for Mr Collins looking gorgeous (as always) but for quality watch 'Who Dares Wins'.

(Would now be a good time to mention that I LOVE MR LEWIS COLLINS?) :O)xxx

'Mrs Skellen'

P.S Watch out for Mr Collins in '1066' - the film of the HELEN HOLLICKS novel 'Harold the King: The story of the battle of Hastings'(also available on Amazon)
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on 10 June 2013
This is a kind of unofficial sequel to "The Wildgeese" and has an excellent B-movie cast.
Klaus Kinski, Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef and even Ernest Borgnine appear in this jungle adventure.
There is plenty of action and lots to keep you entertained but at times you will feel as if you are watching an episode of "Thunderbirds" because the director uses a lot of models for the car chases and big demolition scenes.
This does'nt spoil it at all though and actually adds to the charm of this film.
Also look out for "Commando Leopard" and the "Commander" by almost the same cast and crew, but I think this one is the best of the three.
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on 30 March 2016
What you have here is simply some cross European film made cheaply, featuring some actors who would be quite familiar in their respective territories to garner something of a profit, and to maybe cash in on the Rambo franchise at the same time....

The result is so etching that isn't just bad, it's boring and a shameful waste of talent, considering the excel tic cast.

Lewis Collins is basically reprising his role in who Dares Wins, but this time with added pouting, sending his team to the camp that resembles the one from First Blood: Part II.

Van Cleef looks like he's flew in from another movie. He appears every now and again with that face he has like someone is shining a bright light in his face.

Borgnine is the special guest star of the piece, arriving in a suit, spouting out some Basil Expositon, and then walking off again.

And Kinski plays a normal person. If he were to be an absolute nutcase like he allegedly was in real life, he may have injected some much needed interest in the film.

It's as stale as last years bread, and just like the said bread, leaves an awful aftertaste.

Avoid.
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on 28 June 2015
Good war movie, Nice miniature effects Lewis Collins was a underrated actor Fun
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