[quote=“Garko Forever, post:39, topic:271”]THE MERCENARIES / DARK OF THE SUN is an excellent movie on all counts!! Couldn’t agree with you more, Sartana Django. I think any SW fan would find plenty to like about it![/quote][quote=“scherpschutter, post:40, topic:271”]Right.
THE MERCENARIES/DARK OF THE SUN or, as it was called in Belgium (understandable if you know or colonial past) LAST TRAIN TO KATANGA is a great, violent, exciting war movie.
And yes, most SW fans will find plenty to like about it.
Spaghetti westerns, at least the gritty ones, were typical products of the era they were made in, the sixties, and so is this film.
I won’t say it has a SW feeling, but the tough action and the cynical (anti-)heroes certainly are in the SW league.
Highly recommended ![/quote]
Thank you both Scherp and Garko Forever I love the MERCENARIES 1968 so much
and ROD TAYLOR’s performance especially, that every time it comes on TV/Satellite I watch it again like it even more and can now remember many fabulous scenes by heart, the fight between Rod Taylor and Peter Carsten, the cruelty of war :o
That is what a WAR Film is all about and made in 1968.
Katanga is indeed the town mentioned in the MERCENARIES 1968 which is set
in the Belgian Congo. The bond between a white mercenary Capt Curry( ROD TAYLOR )and a black Mercenary Rufo ( JIM BROWN) is portrayed magnificently in the film and sends a great message for race relations/humanity.
After Rufo ( Jim Brown) is slaughtered (back bayoneted) by evil Peter Carsten it is Capt Curry ROD TAYLOR that goes after Carsten risking his own life to avenge his fallen friend
PS> I am also a major GIANNI GARKO fan.