Based upon the best selling novel, Roger Moore stars in this high energy action film set in the gold mining region of South Africa. The story revolves around sabatoge of the countries largest gold mine, in order to disrupt... more » production, and in turn, influence the price of gold in the world. Roger Moore is terrific as the heroic mine manager, Ray Milland plays the cranky, but kind mine owner, and Susannah York is beautiful, as the wife of the principal adversary, played by Bradford Dillman. Action, thrills and danger is the focus of this non-stop adventure movie, and is a must for fans of Roger Moore.« less
"This is an excellent film, well woth seeing. The dvd is probably the worst technically I have ever seen. Colors shift, focus drifts, I cannot understand how anyone could make such a miserable copy and then have the nerve to sell it without labeling it "SUBSTANDARD"."
Film is 5 stars, DVD is bah! "Gold" is a great flick
PatrickO | New York, NY United States | 10/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This mid-70's film is genuinely enjoyable and dramatic. The music is great (with a high-energy title song and 70's disaster flick chick Maureen McGovern doing a great love theme in the middle of the film). Roger Moore gives perhaps one of his two or three great non-Bond performances. But don't buy it until it's done right in widescreen with a solid remastering job. It's a real shame that wasn't done first time out. This is a genuinely good film with a small cult following."
Great movie...pity about the DVD
Darren Harrison | Washington D.C. | 04/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie made by former Bond director Peter (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) Hunt and starring then 007 Roger Moore has all the hallmarks of a great fun action thriller. Yet, the action doesn't seem to truly pick up until the latter part of the movie when things start to go terribly wrong in a South African gold mine.
The plot - for what it's worth - revolves around plans to increase the value of gold stocks by flooding a gold mine in Africa, and the machinations employed to keep the manager of the mine (played by Moore) suitably distracted and away from the location to allow the villains plot to succeed.
A great cast supports Moore in this piece including Susannah York and Sir John Gielgud and it moves at a fair pace. The troubling aspect about this movie (and the reason I give it only four stars) is the poor treatment that has been afforded the picture on the DVD - it really does deserve to be redone and remastered."
Another disappointing DVD transfer-RATS!!!
C. Murphy | Illinois United States | 09/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this movie (it's one of my favorite Moore roles), but we're STILL waiting for a remastered, widescreen version of the complete movie without missing blips of dialogue (and this may never happen). This latest version is no better than some of the earlier VHS tapes/DVDs. Don't be fooled."
Gold-More like nickel!
charlie | finedon, northants United Kingdom | 03/10/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say how dissapointed I was when I recieved my DVD copy of Gold last week 3 march 2001. The movie itself is an absolute classic with Roger in fine form as Rod Steiner. However the quality of the Disc is just totally ..... period. The picture jumps the colours are awful and the sound also jumps. My old video copy that I taped from the tv and played hundreds of times is far superior to this. I noticed on the availability list that there are two prices listed for this DVD. I purchased the one priced at us$6.99. If anyone has purchased the more ....... copy please e-mail me to let me know what the quality of this as I might decide to purchase it. Chrism@cmunns.fsnet.co.uk"