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Leo Logan has just posted on 80s Blu Ray's coming soon thread that the 1985 action adventure King Solomon's Mines is coming to Blu Ray from Olive Films in February 2017 and I was wondering is it worth checking out?

I've seen the sequel Allan Quartermain And The Lost City Of Gold which I thought was pretty bad but I have read that the original is easily the better out of the two and unlike the sequel I can actually remember this doing the rounds at the theatres and was an altogether bigger budgeted affair plus it was also directed by the talented J Lee Thompson!

Anyone seen it?

Haha, well it´s better than Firewalker which isn´t much really.
I suggest you grab a sixpack before watching it [Big Grin]

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I'll second the vote about getting a six-pack. The Allan Quartermain films are the Cannon/Grade D versions of the Indiana Jones films. The first one is marginally--and I do mean marginally--better than the second one. And Firewalker.
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I've seen the second one and that was tough going and you say this one is only marginally better. Oh Dear!

I think I'll give this one a wide birth and Firewalker which I watched again recently on Blu-ray rental I found that one a bit of a slog considering it was supposed to be a Action Comedy it actually had very little of either on display!

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Come on, these movies are great fun.. i love all three of them, and i am not ashamed to admit it ! [Big Grin]

Although i do think there's some nostalgia involved here, as i've seen all three when they first came out on video.
If i hadn't seen them before, and would watch them for the first time nowadays, my opinion could be completely different.

I also think it would have been wiser to release King Solomon's Mines and Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold
as a double-feature on blu-ray rather than two seperate releases, especially since there are no special features.

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Don't get me wrong Johnny I didn't think that Firewalker was terrible and the both times that I have watched it I have made it through to the very end and also I did like the pairing of Norris and Lou Gossett it's just that I thought the film really lacked in the action department especially for a mid 80s Cannon films Norris Action Adventure!

If they'd picked up the pace a bit more and made things that more explosive I think it would have made it so much more fun!

I also think it would have made more sense for them to release them both (King Solomon's/Quartermain) together as a double feature but I suppose this is Olive Films we are talking about that can barely even scrape a trailer together for there releases!

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The name Quartermain alone makes me want to watch it. So cool
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Going through my VHS and I spotted these two that have been sitting around for years and I have never got around to watching them - The Playboy's from 1992 and Soapdish from 1991.

Well I've finally got around to watching The Playboy's and must say I really enjoyed it but have still yet to check out Soapdish, anyone watched it before and if so what should I expect is it a worthy watch?

It's definitely got a good cast whatever!

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I would burn soapdish.

Saw Three for the Road at the DAV. I almost bought it but thought I would consult the experts first. I'm pretty sure I saw this back in the day since I liked Sheen at the time, not so much now. Chan't remember anything about it

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Three for the Road is a harmless road movie with a cool cast. A chance to see Alan Ruck right after Ferris, lovely Kerri Green and yes, i still like Charlie [Wink]
So, what are you wating for [Smile] I need to revisit this one myself one of these days.

Here´s some TftR talk: http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/6061.html#000000

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Haha. Thanx aTomik. Ill go back and get it
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I'd like to check out Three For The Road but the UK VHS is really scarce, I'd say go for it Terd as the cast what with Sheen,Alan Ruck etc it sounds a good one!


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I have seen this early 90s Michael J Fox comedy before on VHS upon its original release under the alternative title of The Concierge but remember very little about it,anyhow they have a lot of Universal movie Blu Ray titles for 2 for 10 UK pounds here in the UK at the moment and not sure whether it's worth grabbing or not?

Also what was Clint Eastwood's The Eiger Sanction like and also The Beguiled (which again I haven't seen for many years) and also the film Breezy which he directed like?


Looked back at previous posts and Breezy seems quite highly regarded!

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