Jack London's Best, Charlton Heston at his best & Buck round
Jill Jenkins | E. Florida USA | 11/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This wonderfully naturalistic movie is not for the weak at heart. The story line was taken from Jack London's adventures in his own life experiences. Charlton Heston did an absolutely wonderful job acting out the part, Buck the dog made the entire movie perfect! So this movie more than deserves the 5 stars! This story was taken from the late 1800's during the great gold rush days, hard core times for many men... it's not supposed to be easy on the emotions!"
Call of the Wiid (C. Heston)
Patricia Gross | Sun Prairie, WI USA | 12/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I see there have been some negative views on this particular film on which I disagree. Of the many remakes following after, I have to say, this one is the best of the bunch. I guess I'm a Charlton Heston fan die-hard. I simply like the man; think I've seen most of what he has done. In his acting--can't say a bad thing about him.
I've been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD for the longest time, so why haven't I gotten it yet? Guess I'm waiting for the right time. At the moment, the price seems to be right. Perhaps after the New Year, that will be the right time. There are a couple of other movies I'd like to get first.
Call of the Wild is a classic people. I guess I just was brought up right---to appreciate the 'films of yesteryear',---like my mother. She appreciated them too. And she did have a few favorites. And I share some of those favorites, but this one--no. This one's just for me, dispite the it's somewhat an oldie, sort of--in a way, from my point of view.
But in Call of the Wild, it really isn't Heston that's the star, it's the dog who potrays Buck. He's the one who more or less, 'runs away with show/bone', so to speak. Early on in the film, Buck feet bleeds and is made booties until he can take the pace. And after a while Buck prooves he can stand on his own; his love for John is unyielding. Between man & dog, it is a powerful story; what a man won't do for a dog and what a dog won't do for a man. Food for thought.
JACK LONDON'S CALL OF THE WILD
Guy De Federicis | east of here | 01/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Jack London's The Call of The Wild, then you'll probably love this internationally cast, (dubbed, save Charlston Heston) and earnest adaptation of the classic fiction with shanghied german shepherd, Buck, sold into the 19th Century Yukon dog trade, where he finds guidance and companionship in dog sled mail rider, John, (Heston). What appears to be a small budget for the film, does remarkably well in capturing the crude and bawdy Yukon gold rush boom towns, and the genuinely wintery and snowy northern wilderness. The film pulls no punches in delivering the violent aspects of the book, (the dog trade is crude and ugly), and animal star, Buck, (as himself, the credits say), would make Lassie proud."