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Ian Jane
12-23-2011, 10:36 AM

One Last Pay Day... One More Chance To Die!

Legendary hell-raisers Richard Burton and Richard Harris, along with a coolly detached Roger Moore are aging mercenaries with a taste for fine liquor, drawn together for a late but extremely lucrative pay day in The Wild Geese, an African adventure soaked in booze, gunfire and bloodshed.

Colonel Allen Faulkner (Burton) is secretly back in London to accept the task of reinstating an African leader deposed in a violent military coup, but without the combat skills of his two old friends, there isn’t going to be a mission. With his two reliable loose cannons in place, Faulkner and the team enact a text book rescue operation but disaster is close at hand when the cynical multinational who set up the whole deal turns the tables, striking a new deal with the local despot which sees The Wild Geese trying to escape with their lives intact.

The Wild Geese are ready for one last mission so finish your drinks and relive this classic old school British action adventure today.

- Reversible sleeve with 3 original poster artworks and newly commissioned artwork cover
- Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
- Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Ali Catterall, author of British Cult Movies Since the Sixties

- High Definition Presentation of the film
- Audio commentary with Roger Moore, producer Euan Lloyd and second unit director John Glen
- World Premiere Newsreel Footage
- Original Trailer
- Plus more special features to be announced!

Starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger and Stewart Granger
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Produced by Euan Lloyd

Original Art by Graham Humphreys

1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
2.0 Stereo Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles
Feature and extras 1080/24p Region B

RRP £24.99

Evidently it's due March 12, 2012. I have a soft spot for this one. If the reviews are good, I'll probably bite.

Shawn Francis
12-23-2011, 03:56 PM
Severin Films is releasing this for the US. They posted a photo with this caption:

"Recorded last week at his home in Washington state, 92 year old veteran director Andrew V. McLaglen discusses his mercenary war epic THE WILD GEESE. More details soon!"

I then made some inquiries about the photo and they said: "This will be for US release."

Shawn Francis
12-23-2011, 03:59 PM
I remember this movie from my youth; don't know if it still holds up, though.

Ian Jane
12-23-2011, 04:19 PM
I'll wait for the Severin release then.

Alison Jane
12-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Did they put those little tags on or brand them first?

Ian Jane
12-23-2011, 05:15 PM
Just Richard Burton. He gets lost easily.

Shawn Francis
12-28-2011, 06:00 PM
From SEVERIN's Facebook page on another extra that will be on their DVD:

Colonel "Mad" Mike Hoare, the mercenary soldier, inspiration for Richard Burton's Faulkner, and military advisor for THE WILD GEESE, gave us a very rare interview last week in South Africa.

Zane C.
12-28-2011, 10:12 PM
I am all over this! Love this movie, love the book by Daniel Carney. I will be picking this up when it's released.

Terry C
12-28-2011, 11:02 PM
There's a new swearword on the streets that starts with a D! Color me intrigued.

Ian Jane
07-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Severin are reissuing their DVD. See details below.


The Wild Geese
Label: Severin Films
PRE-BOOK: 07/08/2014 STREET DATE: 08/12/14
SRP: 14.98 UPC: 0663390000045 Cat: SEV9045
Run Time: 129 Minutes Language: English Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Dolby Digital 2.0
Production Year: 1978 Genre: Action MPAA Rating: NR
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris

Screen legends Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris star as a team of aging mercenaries hired by a wealthy industrialist for one final mission: Recruit and train a squad of desperate commandos, parachute into an unstable African nation, snatch its deposed President from a maximum security army prison, escape via the military- controlled airport, and massacre anyone who gets in their way. Getting to the target will be murder. But when the group is double-crossed, getting out alive may be impossible. Hardy Kruger (A BRIDGE TOO FAR), Frank Finlay ( THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Barry Foster (FRENZY ) and Stewart Granger (KING SOLOMON'S MINES) co-star in this blood & guts action classic, now packed with all-new Bonus Features!

Special Features:
The Wild Geese Director - Exclusive New Interview with Director Andrew V. McLaglen
-The Mercenary - Exclusive New Interview with Military Advisor Mike Hoare
-The Last of The Gentleman Producers Documentary on Producer Euan Lloyd featuring Lloyd, Roger Moore, Joan Armatrading, Ingrid Pitt & more
-Audio Commentary with Producer Euan Lloyd, star Roger Moore, Second Unit Director John Glen. Moderated by Filmmaker Jonathan Sothcott
-The Flight of The Wild Geese -Vintage Featurette
-The Wild Geese Royal Charity Premiere Newsreel
-Theatrical Trailer