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4.0 out of 5 stars Senior Moments Prove Vital to War Efforts...
This review refers to the DVD(WB) edition of "The Sea Wolves"....
The neutral waters off Goa, a Portuguese colony in India, is the setting for this unusual but true war story.And what's more unusual are the heroes of this dangerous mission.
It is 1943, and German merchant ships are relaying information to U-boats as to the whereabouts of Allied war...
Published on Jan. 27 2003 by L. Shirley

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3.0 out of 5 stars With a great cast, the movie could have done much better
The name and the cast made me buy this product, but after seeing 'Guns of Navarone" you get a feeling that this was a poor attempt and waste of good actors like Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore.
The sound quality of the DVD is so poor, that you could hardly hear the audio unless the volume was at its highest peak.
Published 19 months ago by Mahmood Khan


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Senior Moments Prove Vital to War Efforts..., Jan. 27 2003
This review refers to the DVD(WB) edition of "The Sea Wolves"....
The neutral waters off Goa, a Portuguese colony in India, is the setting for this unusual but true war story.And what's more unusual are the heroes of this dangerous mission.
It is 1943, and German merchant ships are relaying information to U-boats as to the whereabouts of Allied war vessels. The German merchants being in waters considered neutral are all but impossible to stop.Two officers(Gregory Peck/Roger Moore) of a unique British Military organazation, are assigned to the task of putting an end to these deadly exploits.They turn to a group of seniors who are veterans but haven't seen action in over 40 years. These guys spend most of their time trying to stay on their Polo ponies at their little country club. They are "The Calcutta Light Horse". Most would give their right arms to see action again, and now they will have their chance...Their mission..to board the German Vessels and destroy them!
Led by one of their own(David Niven),they jump at the chance to help the war effort, and head fearlessly into danger,and face tense situations with bravery and humor and become heroes once again.The "Sea Wolves" is great war story, that is based on actual events, and will have you smiling and rooting for the good guys all the way through. And of course with Moore involved,you know there will be some romance as well!
You can't go wrong with this cast, who only get better and better with age. Also included are Patrick MacNee and Trevor Howard.It was directed by Andrew McLaglen and based on the book "Boarding Party" by James Leasor.It was beautifully filmed on location in India.
Warner Bros. has made a nice transfer to the DVD. The picture is clear and sharp and may be viewed in Widescreen, or a Standard format.The colors are good, the ocean sparkles as does Peck's smile. The stereo surround sound is very good, although the dialouge is a little low at times, but clear and distinguishable for the most part. There are no Special features, but may be viewed with English or French subtitles.
Spend some time with these dapper Gents, you'll have fun doing it.....Laurie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best non 007 movie for Moore, but close, Dec 19 2002
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This isn't the best Roger Moore non-007 movie (that honor IMO belongs to "Ffolkes") but it is close to the top.
An amazing cast including Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven star in this Hollywood version of an actual event.
A group of retired military men take on a mission for Britain to destroy a ship in a neutral harbor which is alerting a lurking German U-Boat to Allied trade routes in an effort to disrupt commerce.
The DVD is unfortunately a bare-bones release, but in an age when many great movies have yet to even see the light of day (Where Eagles Dare, Ffolkes, High Road to China) its great to have this classic in my DVD collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 5 2014
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Very nice
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sideshows, Feb. 20 2014
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Certainly a different slant on a WW11 movie. Most movies are so focused on the big ticket items
like D-Day is that we forget the sideshows of the big picture.. The movie also paints a much more human side to war
where the good guys are not totally good and the
bad guys are not totally bad.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Product good. Prime was a waste., Feb. 3 2014
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I received the product, but the whole 'get it within the next 48 hours using Prime' was a bogus as one could endure. Days turned into well over a week and some.

The only reason I made the order was to get the products in time before I departed. I was actually delayed in going and still did not get some of the overall shipment, and what did arrive was a nightmare to actually get.

So ... Prime was a waste and I hate, Hate, HATE ... I LLOOOOOOOAAAATHHHHeeeeee UPS.

Otherwise, the products were as advertised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, Jan. 30 2014
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Nothing like bringing back older classy actors to tell a story of the second world war. Suspense and espionage with a touch of class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Undiscovered Gem., Aug. 5 2013
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A great film, from a great seller. It arrived well before the due date, and was in perfect condition. This is one of those WWII films that seem to have gotten lost. It Would be well worth your while to find it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The movie was very realistic,very well acted., Aug. 1 2013
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The setting was impressive, especially the local "colour", the old boat, and the troubles to keep it going. I also appreciated the final statement regarding the result of their achieving the objective.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great cast, dissapointing movie, May 16 2013
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You can't argue with the cast, who are all fine and entertaining. The main problem with this film is that the actors are given very little to do (that is interesting, anyway). The whole film leads up to an exciting action climax, which was good I suppose, but by the point that it comes you're so disinterested in the characters that it falls flat. I'm a big fan or Roger Moore, but his character's scenes (a supposed love story) brought the pace of the move down to a crawl and shouldn't have been included. Not so bad it's good. Just boring. The most exciting thing about this movie was its title.
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3.0 out of 5 stars With a great cast, the movie could have done much better, Dec 16 2012
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The name and the cast made me buy this product, but after seeing 'Guns of Navarone" you get a feeling that this was a poor attempt and waste of good actors like Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore.
The sound quality of the DVD is so poor, that you could hardly hear the audio unless the volume was at its highest peak.
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