Dark of the Sun

Rod Taylor and Jim Brown are among a mercenary unit rolling on a steam train across the Congo, headed for the dual tasks of rescuing civilians imperiled by rebels and recovering a cache of diamonds.


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Genre:   Action
Director:   Jack Cardiff
Writers:   Adrian Spies, Ranald Macdougall
Cast:   Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, James Brown, Kenneth More, Olivi, Olivier Despax, Guy Deghy, Bloke Modisane, Calvin Lockhart
Theatrical Release Date:   07/03/1968
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Dark of the Sun
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (38)
  • Engaging characters (34)
  • Great cinematography (30)
  • High production value (19)
  • Original (17)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Disappointing (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (27)
  • Adult viewers (23)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Travel (3)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (34), Avid moviegoer (6), Casual viewer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great movie, but it's still censored

DARK OF THE SUN is one of the best action films I've ever seen, and I've seen most of them. It's exceptionally well crafted and performed, especially by the always dependable Rod Taylor...Read complete review

DARK OF THE SUN is one of the best action films I've ever seen, and I've seen most of them. It's exceptionally well crafted and performed, especially by the always dependable Rod Taylor and Jim Brown. The action is fast and furious and the writing is top notch. Warner's DVD is beautiful, preserving the original screen ratio, but sadly it's still missing the infamous violence that was censored many years ago... even though it ran uncut on theater screens in '68! Warner should have dug up the missing bloodletting and reinserted it into their print, or even thrown it on the disc as bonus material, but sadly they didn't bother... however, this is still worth a look as it's most likely the only video print we're likely to ever get. Maybe some day Warner will do the right thing with this movie, but until then I say don't hesitate to grab this truncated - yet still affecting - version up on DVD!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not The Film I Remember

I saw DARK OF THE SUN years ago and was startled by its graphic action sequences. But seeing it again, I was shocked to see that it had been directed by Jack Cardiff,...Read complete review

I saw DARK OF THE SUN years ago and was startled by its graphic action sequences. But seeing it again, I was shocked to see that it had been directed by Jack Cardiff, one of England's most accomplished cinematographers, known for crafting some beautifully shot films as THE RED SHOES. But Cardiff didn't shoot DARK OF THE SUN and it shows. The look of the film has a slap dash, hurried look and it never quite comes together.

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5.0

Excellent movie with my favorite star: Rod Taylor. A+++

By Onslaught

from Durham, NC

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      • At Home
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      Comments about Dark of the Sun:

      I would recommend this movie to a friend......If I had any.

       
      5.0

      FABULOUS FORGOTTEN GEM of a FILM

      By siciliandad

      from LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        Comments about Dark of the Sun:

        just a gr888 movie. LOVED IT from start to finish. all elements 1st rate.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Gore

        By Jancie

        from Mid-Missouri

        About Me Casual Viewer

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Disappointing
          • Not What I Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dark of the Sun:

            While I love Rod & Yvette and was thrilled to find another movie with them together, this movie was absolutely depraved. Way over the top. I tore the sleeve from the holder and tossed it and the disk in the trash. Really. Man's inhumanity to man is played out in this movie much too graphically for me.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            So So Fare

            By quizmstrNY

            from Rome New York

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dark of the Sun:

              Not a great film considering the cast

               
              4.0

              One of my favorites.

              By MikeJK

              from Wildwood, MO

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • In The Car
                • Travel

                Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                I enjoy these type of movies, no brainer, fun, action packed movie.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite action films ever.

                By mabuse

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around Entertainment

                  Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                  Beautifully shot and directed action adventure film about mercenaries in the Congo. Rod Taylor and Jim Brown make a great team. One of Taylor's best roles.

                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  "Poorly Edited Version of the Original"

                  By PyroFX

                  from Phoenix, AZ

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                  • Editedversion Of Original
                  • Not What I Expected

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                    Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                    Don't sell edited version of classic movie without informing buyers!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Surprisingly good action flic

                    By JackMan

                    from detroit

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                        Rod Taylor (who is always good)does a compelling role in this grade B action flic. Jim Brown never was a good actor but he plays his part well and Yvette Mimeaux is sexy. I thought the chain saw scene was done very well

                         
                        4.0

                        good background for current trends

                        By jerome

                        from L.A., CA

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                            good for film history research

                             
                            4.0

                            Way ahead of its time

                            By Speedy 10

                            from Canton Mich

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • Perfect Gift

                              Comments about Dark of the Sun:

                              Easy to order. Recieved quickly and as stated in email reciept

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