Severin Films have announced that they are preparing a Blu-ray/DVD combo release of Andrew V. McLaglen's The Wild Geese (1978), starring Richard Burton (Cleopatra), Roger Moore (Moonraker) and Richard Harris (Red Desert). The exact technical specs, special features, region coding status and street date are unknown at the moment, but the studio has revealed the cover art for the upcoming release.
Update: Street date and supplemental features have been added up.
The Wild Geese Director - Exclusive new video interview with Director Andrew V. MgLaghlen (16 mins)
The Mercenary - Exclusive new video interview with military advisor Mike Hoare (10 mins)
The Last of the Gentleman Producers - Documentary on Producer Euan Lloyd featuring Lloyd, Roger Moore, Joan Armatrading, Ingrid Pitt, and more (33 mins)
Audio Commentary With Producer Euan Lloyd, Star Roger Moore, Second Unit Director John Glen, Moderated by Filmmaker Jonathan Sothcott
The Flight Of The Wild Geese - Vintage Featurette
The Wild Geese Royal Charity Premiere Newsreel (7 mins)
Wondering if it is the same announced a few weeks ago:
"Following their official announcement of Joseph Zito's Red Scorpion, independent British distributors Arrow Films have revealed that they are planning to release two more action films in March: Ian Sharp's Who Dares Wins a.k.a The Final Option (1982), and Andrew V. McLaglen's The Wild Geese (1978)."
I was 14 in 1978. Why the hell have i never heard of this movie? This should have been the kind of thing my dad and i went to see. Never saw it on network TV, or cable in the early 80s either. I would watch any "action" movie, good or bad, back in the day.
Before "The Expendables" this was the film that brought together generations of major stars into one action epic. Back in the days of actual physical effects, this film has a certain charm and appeal that cannot be duplicated today.
One of Richard Harris' best roles. Before he was a a bearded wizard... A definite buy for me.