Dark of the Sun
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
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- More by Jack Cardiff: The Freakmaker | The Girl on a Motorcycle
- External links: IMDb | BluRay announcement at FuriousCinema.com | Review at FuriousCinema.com
- Released in 1968
- Director: Jack Cardiff
- Written by: Ranald MacDougall, Adrian Spies, Wilbur Smith
- Starring: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown
- Music: Jacques Loussier
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The movie is of a very violent nature. In fact, many scenes were cut and never made it into the theatrical version in the first place, and the ratings board required even more cuts. There are scenes of rape (including involving main characters), humans being fed to animals, massacres and people burned alive, and extended fight sequences and killings, among other things. Viewers familiar with the movie will notice that as a result, the editing of the film is noticeably bad in some parts and the omissions thus apparent, e.g. parts of the village massacre or the death scenes of two main characters.
Also known as
- The Dark of the Sun
- The Mercenaries (original title)
- Último tren a Katanga (Spain)
- Katanga (Germany)
- Le dernier train du Katanga (France)