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Old 01-24-05, 05:00 PM   #1
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What Are Some Good "Safari" Films On DVD?

After watching King Solomon's Mines('50) the other night....I got pretty turned on to the whole safari adaventure theme. however, in this genre, my knowledge is thin. instead of doing research....I thought I could learn a thing or two from you guys here in the forum.

I'm into the ones maybe from the 30's through to the 60's. I like the tribal threats, fears of being cooked in a pot, lost jungle treasure, great white hunter stuff and maybe some decent wildlife footage. please, could you list some of your fave titles and maybe explain why? and of course, if they are available on dvd....and any region will do.

Right now aside from the one mentioned above and the original Tarzan and Jungle Jim collections.....I don't think I have much. now I really want to get a "Safari/Jungle Adventure" section going in my library.

So list away!!
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Old 01-24-05, 05:40 PM   #2
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Hatari (R1) (1962) starring John Wayne

Mogambo (R2) (1953) starring Clark Gable & Ava Gardner
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Old 01-24-05, 06:04 PM   #3
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Ghost and the Darkness has a fantastic soundtrack during the hunting scenes , too bad the DVD is not anamorphic
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Old 01-24-05, 06:25 PM   #4
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The Naked Prey (1966) starring and directed by the late Cornel Wilde is a good one. It's not out on DVD but I thought I read a rumor that Paramount will be releasing this sometime.
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Old 01-24-05, 06:30 PM   #5
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The Naked Prey (1966) starring and directed by the late Cornel Wilde is a good one. It's not out on DVD but I thought I read a rumor that Paramount will be releasing this sometime.
Man, I would love to see a restored, anamorphic print of this one---what an intense movie. And almost no dialogue, as I recall.
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Old 01-24-05, 07:03 PM   #6
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The Naked Prey seems to have been on most peoples top 'most wanted' DVDs for quite a long time. I have no idea why this hasn't been released on DVD yet.
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Old 01-24-05, 07:30 PM   #7
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Ghost in the Darkness is good...

Greystoke: Tarzan has some pretty "real" / visceral safari action going on, for a short part of the movie. Am I the only fan of this movie here??
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Old 01-24-05, 08:25 PM   #8
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My favorite safari movie is definitely Hatari, with John Wayne in one of his best performances (IMHO).

Another that hasn't been mentioned yet that I LOVE is White Hunter, Black Heart, the Clint Eastwood flick from 1990. Although this falls outside of your time range, Gut, if you haven't seen this you should give it a spin. I feel it's underrated, with one of the best endings I've ever seen. Stunning, in my opinion. It's a little slow at the beginning, but the references to African Queen are fun for classic movie enthusiasts and the payoff is the terrific ending...
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Old 01-24-05, 10:19 PM   #9
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You mentioned the Tarzan movies - well, you probably alaready have these, but in case you don't:

The other 6 Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies not included in the recent R1 box set are available in R4, on two separate DVDS, each with three movies. Very cheap from ezydvd.
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Old 01-24-05, 11:46 PM   #10
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The Bride and the Beast (1958) - stock footage, hypnotic past-life regression, guys in gorilla suits, Ed Wood dialogue - what's not to like?
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Old 01-25-05, 01:56 PM   #11
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The Bride and the Beast (1958) - stock footage, hypnotic past-life regression, guys in gorilla suits, Ed Wood dialogue - what's not to like?
I'll second that!

And check out the (admittedly meager) "Jungle Fever" folder in my collection:

http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.ht...%21&id=exister

They're not all "safari" films, but tons of jungle fun!
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Old 01-25-05, 01:57 PM   #12
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Old 01-25-05, 04:44 PM   #13
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You mentioned the Tarzan movies - well, you probably alaready have these, but in case you don't:

The other 6 Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies not included in the recent R1 box set are available in R4, on two separate DVDS, each with three movies. Very cheap from ezydvd.
Thanks!

and Exister...nice "jungle" folder....I marked a few down. Alpha and jungle seem to go together.

..and thanks for the heads-up on The Naked Prey. never seen this and hope it arrives on dvd soon.
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One more high recommendation for Hatari!! One of THE DUKE'S best!!
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