Dark of the Sun
Starring: Rod Taylor Director: Jack Cardiff PG

Rod Taylor and Jim Brown are among a mercenary unit rolling on a steam train across the Congo, headed for the dual tasks of rescuing civilians imperiled by rebels and recovering a cache of diamonds.
Dark of the Sun
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 22, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 09/01/2011
"There's a great feel for the suicidal brio of the career adventurer, and that sense of life spent in proximity to death informs the razor's-edge set pieces..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/14/2012
"If you're a sucker for macho action flicks like THE EXPENDABLES, then Jack Cardiff's DARK OF THE SUN is required viewing." -- Grade: A

Description by OLDIES.com:

Take elite commandos, send them on a do-or-die assignment - and sit back and watch the action explode. The men-on-a-mission formula that worked in 1967's The Dirty Dozen and in Where Eagles Dare (released in the U.S. in 1969) provides another salvo of volatile screen adventure with this strike-force saga released in 1968. Rod Taylor and Jim Brown are among a mercenary unit rolling on a steam train across the Congo, headed for the dual tasks of rescuing civilians imperiled by rebels and recovering a cache of diamonds. The film's violence is fierce, unforgiving, ahead of its time. Quentin Tarantino would offer a tribute of sorts to this red-blooded wallop of a cult fave by using part of its compelling score in Inglourious Basterds.

Product Description:

Rod Taylor plays a hardbitten mercenary in the Congo searching for uncut diamonds.

Plot Synopsis:

In this action/adventure, based on a real event that occurred in the late 1950s, mercenaries, led by war-weary soldier-of-fortune, Major Curry, are assigned to rescue refugees in the rebel-held Belgian Congo.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Metrocolor.
  • Additional cast: Olivier Despax (Surrier), Guy Deghy (Delage), Murray Kash (Cochrane), John serret (Father Dominic), and Danny Daniels (General Moses).
  • Much of the film was shot on location in Africa.
  • Includes trailer.
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dark of the sun Movie Lover: from ARUNDEL, ENGLAND UK -- August, 5, 2011

one of the action movies of 1968,caused a stir at it's time of release,due to it's violence and bloodshed,rod taylor & jim brown give strong performances,kenneth more as the alcoholic doctor en route with them is brilliant,on a personal opinion one of my favorite films of that year,action from start to finish.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,036
  • UPC: 883316342909
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