Dark of the Sun 12/15/18

The Warner Archive Collection

It’s tendon-biting combat, with guns, planes, trains, chainsaws, and an indestructible all-terrain vehicle (that still couldn’t stand the potholes in the street of Los Angeles)! Rod Taylor, Jim Brown and Yvette Mimieux blast their way through one of the roughest of the ’60s action spectacles, as mercenaries on a mission of mercy that’s really a venal grab to ‘rescue’ a fortune in diamonds. Director Jack Cardiff pushed the limits of acceptability on this one — legends persist about longer, more egregiously violent cuts. With Kenneth More and André Morell. It sparkles, booms and bleeds on Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.