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A professional hunter seeks vengeance for the death of his son while helping an eccentric millionaire track down an elusive lion for his trophy case.
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when the story was the most important part of every good movie and
the action was believeable.
If there was such a thing as a 6 star rating, I would give this movie a 6 star
rating because it is a story about real life experiences and does not contain
grossly exaggerated action scenes. It was made by people with considerable
talent and vision - Albert R. Brocolli was co-producer (he went on to produce
the highly successful James Bond movies, along with Harry Saltzman) and
Terence Young was director (he directed a number of the early James Bond
movies). Brocolli was also a partner in forming Warwick Productions to make
films in England. "Safari" is a Warwick Production.
The story which was photographed on location and is based on fact, deals
with the Mau Mau uprising which was a military conflict that took place in Kenya
between 1952 and 1960. It involved a Kikuyu dominated anti-colonial group
called Mau Mau and they fought elements of the British Army, auxiliaries and
anti-Mau Mau Kikuyu for independence.
Their method to get rid of the white settlers was by violence, both harsh and
cruel. Because they had few guns, their favourite weapon appeared to be the
machete which was used to strike down their victims without mercy. The main
problem was that the settlers could not tell their friends from their enemies
and quite often their enemy was one of their most trusted native helpers. In
the circumstances you could not become complacent, so you trusted no one.
You had to be vigilant at all times - not a satisfactory environment in which to
The story concentrates on Ken Duffield (Victor Mature) who was a white settler
living in Kenya at the time on a somewhat isolated property in the country. He
lived there with his trusted native helpers and his young son who he adored and
they both loved each other. At that time the influence of the Mau Mau was not
established in that area but was spreading at a rapid rate and soon their property
Duffield was notified of the approaching danger whilst out on patrol and hurried
back to his homestead but arrived too late only to find the homestead torched and
destroyed with the trusted native helpers dead. Amongst the dead was his young
son who fought courageously to defend his home and was shot down at close
quarters by three bullets from a supposedly loyal helper.
Duffield's main thought was for revenge which in the circumstances was justified
and he was prepared to do anything to get the person responsible. As expected,
the local authorities tried to restrain Duffield from taking matters into his own hands
but this did not stop him. To circumvent the authorities, Duffield signed on to lead
a hunting safari into the interior. The only problem was the leader of the safari,
whose main intention was to capture an elusive lion that no one had been able to
track and he was prepared to do anything to personally capture it, including killing
anyone who got in his way.
Eventually, the safari was ambushed by the Mau Mau terrorists and the opportunity
arose for Duffield to get his revenge because the leader of the terrorists who lead
the attack on his homestead and killed his son was present.
The cinephotography and the native style musical score were both impressive and it
should be pointed out that the picture ratio on the disc is in its original widescreen
format of 2.55 to 1 and not in the ratio of 1.33 to 1 as stated in Amazon's technical
"Safari" is entertainment at its very best.
another thing I found this film has no subtitles I thaught not only English people see this movie but also asian people could see this film so i hope you should consider subtitle for foreign peoples ( english subtitle is Ok 'cause most of educated people could read english)
Thank you for your regrd to me .see you again
to Kenyan Mau Mau rebels, he his hired by a eccentic millionaire and his fiancee, on a jungle expedition. he goes after the people involved in his sons death. Plenty of action and Choice collection are bringing out some great films.
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