British Heroes Collection DVD
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Produced in 1979
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
Five action and adventure movies. Contains The Wild Geese, Zulu Dawn, Ashanti, Jaguar Lives, and Games for Vultures.
'Zulu Dawn' (1979) is the story of the 1879 battle of Isandlhwana - one of the worst defeats in British colonial history. A prequel to the 1963 classic, the emphasis of the film is placed upon huge, awe-inspiring battle scenes and the brave stand the soldiers take against unsurmountable odds.
'The Wild Geese' (1978) are a fifty-man military unit for hire, comprised of mercenaries 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.
In 'Ashanti' (1979), after his wife Anansa is kidnapped by African slave traders, Dr David Linderby (Michael Caine) sets off in pursuit. It transpires that Anansa's captor, Suleiman, intends to sell her to an Arab Prince (Omar Sharif), but the authorities refuse to assist David in his search and he is forced to turn to men just as ruthless as the slave traders in order to get his wife back. He also finds a willing helper in the form of nomad Malik, whose whole family have also been stolen by Suleiman.
'Jaguar Lives' is a martial arts crime thriller clearly influenced by the Bond films. Showcases the martial arts skills of Joe Lewis with a surprising supporting cast including Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasance, Barbara Bach and John Huston.
'A Game for Vultures' sees Richard Harris as a South African businessman illegally importing helicopters into Rhodesia to help the government uphold white rule over the Popular Front led by reluctant revolutionary Gideon Marunga. The two men from opposite worlds collide in a conflict of ideals, each embracing his own beliefs until the bitter end.
Publisher: Arrow Films
Length: 555 mins
Cat No: FCD413
Format: DVD Colour
- 5 discs