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Trevor
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« on: August 02, 2012, 07:51:18 AM »

My friend and mentor David Millin ASC made the adventure film Ride The High Wind (aka African Gold) in 1965 which tells the story of an aeroplane crash survivor who stumbles on what could be the last resting place of a fortune in Anglo-Boer War gold. After being rescued, he mounts an expedition to the desert with a group of interested people, little knowing that one of them is a killer.  Buggedout

I should just add that by making this, David inadvertently made the first South African zombie movie: the final few minutes show a gun toting half corpse - half skeleton killing someone, so it is the first and so far only SA zombie movie.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 01:58:53 PM »

And it stars a 43 year old Darren McGavin!  That's awesome.  That'd be the youngest I've ever seen him, at least until I get to The Man With The Golden Arm.

Also sounds like it may have had influence on the 1965 Sands of the Kalahari.  Ya think? 
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 02:34:45 AM »

Also sounds like it may have had influence on the 1965 Sands of the Kalahari.  Ya think? 

It's possible Jim: I do know that both of those were filmed almost at the same time, so I'm not entirely sure.  Smile
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 08:26:44 PM »

How did they make the half-skeleton creature?  Stop motion?
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 02:03:23 AM »

How did they make the half-skeleton creature?  Stop motion?

Without giving too much away as the DVD is freely available to buy online, the half skeleton / half corpse doesn't move but it does kill the film's main antagonist. This is a seriously creepy film and is even more creepy if you turn the color off your monitor.  Smile
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 06:32:31 AM »

I'm working on a review of this at present.  Smile
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