Friday, June 3, 2011

Not So Obscure Trailer AND Coming Soon to DVD: Dark of the Sun (1968, Jack Cardiff)


There's no cover image up yet, but Jack Cardiff's surprisingly violent and intense 1968 action opus, aka The Mercenaries, starring Rod Taylor, Jim Brown, and Yvette Mimieux is coming to DVD via the Warner Archive! Just as it has two titles, the film has two distinct and quite gorgeous poster designs...I wonder which Warner will utilize for the MOD disc.

EDIT: Disc artwork added...

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4 comments:

Her, Suzanne76 said...

Amazing film. Thanks for the heads up. the action film as capitalism in crisis film. C. R. E. A. M.

Ty said...

Looks like a fun action flick!

Ned Merrill said...

This is indeed "amazing" and "fun"...a classic "men on a mission" film, but with a decidedly dark, anti-glorifying streak running through it.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic movie! On other sites, commenters keep talking about the film being cut since it's original release in 1968. The running time on this DVD is 100 minutes and when the film was released it was 100 minutes. I think people's memories are playing tricks on them. Or maybe the foreign version titled THE MERCENARIES was longer?