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The Jackals
The Jackals
Actors: Bob Courtney, Robert Gunner, Patrick Mynhardt, Vincent Price, Dana Ivarson
Director: Robert D. Webb
Genres: Westerns
NR     2008     1hr 36min

The Jackals, set in 19th century South Africa, stars Vincent Price (Edward Scissorhands) in an adaptation of Yellow Sky penned by screenwriter W. R. Burnett (The Great Escape, High Sierra). Price plays Oupa Decker, a canny...  more »


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Actors: Bob Courtney, Robert Gunner, Patrick Mynhardt, Vincent Price, Dana Ivarson
Director: Robert D. Webb
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: Timeless Media Group
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1967
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1967
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Very unusual Vincent Price Movie!
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This western, made 1966 in South Afrika, is a very strange remake of YELLOW SKY (1948). It reminds me a little bit of two Monte Hellman western (THE SHOOTING and RIDE IN THE WIRLWIND) made around the same time. Major interest is Vincent Price as an old gold digger, who lives with his graddaughter in the desert and gets in trouble with a gang of bankrobbers. If you're an admirer of Vincent, you have to see this!

Talking about the Brentwood DVD: The quality is okay for a rare film like this and the cheap price. Colors are a bit fadad red. The main problem is, that the film isn't complete: It runs only 93 minutes, than the correct (and on the cover mentioned) 105 minutes! But probably we'll never get the chance to see it better!

There is also a tape available. I don't know it, but think it's made from the same source. If you own it you don't need the DVD. If not get this one!"
A Sensation-Vincent Price!!!
Matthias Wächter | Germany | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vincent Prices breathtaking performance gives this, otherwise not very exciting film,a touch of very memorable!!!"
Much better than I expected!
Grizzled Vet | Howell, NJ | 11/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I just show the movie a couple of days ago on Fox Movie Channel. Even though Vicent Price is given top billing, it's more of a supporting role. I wasn't too crazy about it's premise (cowboys in South Africa). However, by the end of the movie, I liked it.

As previous reviewers have stated, granddaughter and grandfather (Price) try to protect gold from 5 outlaws. One of them falls for the granddaughter and decides to change his ways. Not original, but fun since it takes place in South Africa rather than the old west. I've haven't seen the original, YELLOW SKY, so I can't comment if this film is better or worse.

As far as the length of the film is concerned, the one I saw on Fox Movie Channel had a runing time of 93 minutes. If there is a longer version, either Fox doesn't have the missing scenes or it really is only 93 minutes and the distribution company made a mistake on the running time."