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Mother Lode [VHS] (1982)

Charlton Heston , Kim Basinger , Charlton Heston , Fraser Clarke Heston  |  PG |  VHS Tape
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley, Dale Wilson
  • Directors: Charlton Heston, Fraser Clarke Heston
  • Writers: Fraser Clarke Heston
  • Producers: Fraser Clarke Heston, Les Kimber, Martin Shafer, Peter Snell
  • Format: NTSC
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000FCYX
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,014 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Tape and box are in great condition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
I don't think the critics cared much for this film but I remember seeing it when I was younger and thought it was pretty intense. Charlton Heston does a great job with his role. Kim Basinger also does a good job in an early role for her. The story line is tense and leaves the viewer guessing up until the end. I was also very impressed with the locations and the sets used in the film. The scenery of the British Columbia location is impressive and the scenes in the mine set a great tone. All in all I really enjoyed this film and hope to see it re-released in the future.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense Suspense! March 25, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of my favorite movies of all time! In my opinion Mother Lode is as suspenseful as any Hitchcock film out there! The plot is good, the scenery is beautiful, and each actor turns in a superb, convincing performance. The movie made me think that I was actually watching a horrid slice of real life. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD!
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok, what will it TAKE?? February 10, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
Just thought I'd put in an updated request for the DVD. This way someone at the studio will notice this and tell their bosses to put this out. They are looking at these requests right?? Or, maybe they're all busy planning the next Gigli, Catwoman, or the like. As long as I'm here, might as well add that this is a great thriller, filmed in the incredible settings of Southeast Alaska, and, it has THE MAN himself starring. Nuff said.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Material for your next nightmare... November 26, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Saw this movie with my wife years back on the screen. She has been trying to get a copy for years now. Charlton Heston is scary enough on his own, but down in the mine (I don't like mine shafts) he's even scarier. The mood and setting (BC rain forest) keeps you on edge even when nothing is happening. When something does, you jump a good foot. Also--being an aviation buff, I liked the decrepit Beaver. The crash scene is real; quite unintentional, the cameras kept rolling through it all.
Best line: 'Indians know about stuff like that'.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MOTHER LODE September 7, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
One of my all time favorites.great wilderness photography,interesting plot.I would like to buy this on DVD!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Oh Why Can't There be a DVD?????? June 3, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
I first saw this movie in Paris and I can tell you the theater was packed. Even the French liked it! And it was shown with subtitles! This is one of the greatest adventure movies of all time. And yet there is no DVD and it is NEVER shown an TV. My tape of it was loaned to a friend and he never returned it. But I can still play those great flight scenes in my mind! Comes on guys...give us a DVD!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mother Lode - One of the Best Ever! January 7, 2006
By G!
Format:VHS Tape
I have to agree with every review I have read, this movie is probably one of Charlton Heston's best! I dont understand why this movie is not available on DVD either.

The first time I saw this film I was in suspense all through the film and have wanted to buy it on DVD ever since I bought a DVD player years ago. I will probably buy one of the used VHS formats, because my recording on VHS is so bad at this point and I am becoming desperate to find it in any format as well as others.

I am confused as to why many of the best films of the past are not offered on DVD or even VHS, and to be totally honest, this film was not made all that long ago compared to others. This makes no sense at all when you can buy much of the crap which is shown in theatres now. Which mostly are made for mindless dummies.

I am looking out for various titles such as this one including "All Mine to Give", "The Hounds of Notre Dame" and many many others of which are not available but should be. I hate to say it, but this movie will probably not be available to the general public till Mr. Heston dies, which is a shame.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heston Masterpiece on DVD Please!! December 29, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
This is a great movie with all the trimmings for "masterpiecedom", but why can't we have it on DVD? I've been waiting for years now to have this in our collection. Charleton Heston is his normal actor-of-perfection self with Kim Bassinger, and Nick Mancuso, and the best, most beautiful scenery on the face of the earth, in our own great state of Alaska,(ok...some of Canada too!). The story keeps you on the edge of your seat to find out who the bad guy is, while Nick Mancuso is trying out his gold mining skills after unsuccessfully trying his flying skills. Kim Bassinger is looking great with the long golden tresses,and adds the love interest. Five stars isn't enough...I say ten! DVD PLEASE!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars glad to have it
remembered seeing Mother Load some years ago always wanted to add to library, glad to have it.
Published 18 days ago by Lindy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
had to watch it twice to get what was happening
Published 1 month ago by anna
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
This is a very underappreciated Charlton Heston movie! I remember watching this as a kid and never forgot it. I have literally been looking for this movie on DVD for years. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jason M McCrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Mother Lode
This is a good movie with a good plot. Charlton Heston does a great job playing dual characters. If you like movies with some good scenery, and gold, it is worth a watch.
Published 3 months ago by Buff
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold Fever!
Love this movie as it encompasses the psychological issues surrounding isolation and gold fever. Amazing performance by Charlton Heston, once again.
Published 4 months ago by A. Carlton
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most underrated movies out there.
This movie never made it big and I don't know why. I love this flick. Heston plays a great heavy.
Published 4 months ago by Robert E. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome storyline.
I saw this movie when I was 12 and remembered how much I liked it then. I rented this the other day it has a great story line and good actors, would highly recommend.
Published 4 months ago by David Osbourn
5.0 out of 5 stars The scenery is breathtaking
Heston was really spooky. It was a dark-looking picture in the cave, but we enjoyed this movie. Really, it almost didn't look like Heston because he was so moody in this movie. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MD Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Movie
The movie plot is not well thought out and this movie is an easy pass. Very disappointing for a Charlton Heston movie.
Published 6 months ago by Robert Locicero
2.0 out of 5 stars Acting Good, Plot Predictable & Sometimes Weird
'nuff said really. I love Charlton Heston, but it seemed he was still in Long John Silver character for this. Read more
Published 6 months ago by TxnTarzan
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