Always been a big fan of this film ever since seeing it in the cinema in 1978.
Just got this blu ray and the transfer is excellent. 5 out of 5!
We all have different ideas on a good transfer but watched the first 40 mins and
then put on the DVD for comparison and then back and the picture is much clearer,
more brighter and colourful. Great job. Not gonna get any better than this.
The desert Africa scenes in the sun look fantastic.
Another note is the DVD copy times at 2hr 8mins and the Blu Ray is 2hr 14mins.
Where the difference is I have yet to compare.
EXTRAS - You also get a whole extra film of the unofficial sequel - Codename: Wild Geese
starring Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Klaus Kinski. This clocks in
at 1hr 23mins. Watched the first few minutes and has a dodgy Beverley Hills Cop type
soundtrack but looks ok - can't complain though having a 2nd movie for free.
BOOKLET - another surprise is a 22 page booklet covering information on the production
of The Wild Geese, Euan Lloyd (the producer) and Codename: Wild Geese all with photos.
Lets face it, most blu rays you get nothing!
SLEEVE - a final nice touch and the icing on the cake is the sleeve is reversable so if
you don't like the revised image you can turn it around and get the classic DVD cover
version (which I prefer).
To sum a up a great upgrade from DVD for various reasons. This looks even better than
some 90's movies goddammit!!!! Seeing Burton, Harris and Moore in HD.....class!!!!