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Posted: 5/3/2015 11:58:09 AM EDT
Found it as a new addition to Netflix this AM.

One of my favorite movies and adapted from an incredible book.

Flashbacks of Robert Ruark and Capstick are constants while watching this flick.

Also check out the lions on display in an exhibition setting.

That is all.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:01:54 PM EDT
Awesome Lee-Speed, Martini-Henry, and Howdah pron as well.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:02:30 PM EDT
Great Movie!!!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:03:10 PM EDT
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:05:55 PM EDT
Man, this was the most AWESOMEST MOVIE EVAR when I was a little kid.

I mean, it's got frickin' lions, it got big guns, it's got Africa, it's got revenge, what more do you want?

When, In a fit of nostalgia, I watched it a year ago as an adult, I realized that the movie does, in fact, suck.

I mean really it's a terrible movie. But I still love it.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:06:37 PM EDT
You went into battle with an unproven weapon?!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:09:49 PM EDT
Isn't that one of the few movies that Val Kilmer didn't actually suck in, or am I remembering this wrong?
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:12:54 PM EDT
"After 25 years as Patterson's floor rugs, the lions' skins were sold to the Chicago Field Museum in 1924 for a sum of US$5,000. The lions' skins arrived at the museum in very poor condition. The lions were then reconstructed and are now on permanent display along with the original skulls."


I need to head down to Chicago and see them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:15:36 PM EDT
I love that movie.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:21:56 PM EDT
good movie.

Neat undertone in the film also, the french, germans and english are racing to strip africa - the muslims and hindus are trying to kill one in another and the southerner from post civil war America goes to africa to find freedom.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:27:01 PM EDT
If you haven't read the book, The Man-eaters of Tsavo by John Henry Patterson
You really should
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:32:17 PM EDT
It was worth seeing, but not great, IMO. 6.5 out of 10.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:35:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Man, this was the most AWESOMEST MOVIE EVAR when I was a little kid.

I mean, it's got frickin' lions, it got big guns, it's got Africa, it's got revenge, what more do you want?

When, In a fit of nostalgia, I watched it a year ago as an adult, I realized that the movie does, in fact, suck.

I mean really it's a terrible movie. But I still love it.
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Kinda the reason I'm afraid to rewatch it. I'm afraid I'll feel the same way.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:42:34 PM EDT
You guys must have watched a different movie. It sucked balls. Only thing it had that was even sort of related to the man eaters of tsavo was lions, guns, & continent. Other than that it was 100% bull feces.

This is one of those times I wish the hollyweirds would leave history alone and just tell the fucking story.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:47:19 PM EDT
Great movie. Watched it again with the kids a few weeks ago.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:57:20 PM EDT
Good movie. Watched it a few months ago.

I think I wore out my VCR tape. Upgraded to DVD a few years ago. Wonder if it's out on blu ray.



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Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:03:01 PM EDT
Hi DK!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:03:03 PM EDT
Great book, awesome movie.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:08:16 PM EDT
Remington was always an intriguing character, probably one of Douglas's best.

"Have you ever failed?"

"Only at life."

Very powerful scene. Only 3 words, but it spoke volumes the way Douglas delivered it.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:17:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 1:31:06 PM EDT by MrGoodkat]
Shitty acting and a lot of cheesy scenes, but the story more than makes up for it.

One of my favorites.
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Unless they've been moved, they're on the lower level. Many people have no idea they are down there, and miss out on an awesome exhibit.
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Originally Posted By KingRat:
"After 25 years as Patterson's floor rugs, the lions' skins were sold to the Chicago Field Museum in 1924 for a sum of US$5,000. The lions' skins arrived at the museum in very poor condition. The lions were then reconstructed and are now on permanent display along with the original skulls."



I need to head down to Chicago and see them.


Unless they've been moved, they're on the lower level. Many people have no idea they are down there, and miss out on an awesome exhibit.


Yep.

The last time we were through there we made it a point to see the exhibit.

Its kinda underwhelming IMO.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:23:37 PM EDT
I liked the movie even though most of it was fabricated to make the story better, which is pretty much the norm for Hollywood.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:32:11 PM EDT
Great movie and one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:34:56 PM EDT
Watching the actors swing their muzzles across each other annoys me so much that it runs the whole movie for me.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:38:58 PM EDT
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Remington is fixin ta Fo

"Lions don't do this......lions never had a lair like this!"

"They're doing it for the pleasure!"
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:39:36 PM EDT
Patterson has DSO behind his name. He was kind of a big deal.
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Patterson has DSO behind his name. He was kind of a big deal.
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What does DSO designate?
I know I've seen it before.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:58:10 PM EDT
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What does DSO designate?
I know I've seen it before.
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Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Patterson has DSO behind his name. He was kind of a big deal.


What does DSO designate?
I know I've seen it before.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Service_Order
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What does DSO designate?
I know I've seen it before.
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Originally Posted By rsqhobbs:
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Patterson has DSO behind his name. He was kind of a big deal.


What does DSO designate?
I know I've seen it before.

United Kingdom " Distinguished Service Order"

http://www.militarian.com/threads/sqd-ldr-charles-patterson-rip.1909/
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 2:01:36 PM EDT
Thanks, gents.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 2:08:45 PM EDT
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I've read and own the book, along with almost all of Capstick's, I've seen the movie quite a number of times, and saw the lions in the Chicago Field Museum, though that was years ago.

I really want to hunt in Africa.
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Originally Posted By NoahFN:
I've read and own the book, along with almost all of Capstick's, I've seen the movie quite a number of times, and saw the lions in the Chicago Field Museum, though that was years ago.

I really want to hunt in Africa.
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I believe your post echoes the sentiments of many reading this thread, including myself.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 2:13:23 PM EDT
I cheered when Mike Douglas got et.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:03:46 PM EDT
Great movie, evil felines.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:05:05 PM EDT
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I sure wouldn't mind having a Lee-Speed.
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If you haven't read the book, The Man-eaters of Tsavo by John Henry Patterson
You really should
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I think I remember hearing that the real life event is crazier than the movie
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:11:49 PM EDT
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I believe your post echoes the sentiments of many reading this thread, including myself.
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Originally Posted By TecRsq:
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
I've read and own the book, along with almost all of Capstick's, I've seen the movie quite a number of times, and saw the lions in the Chicago Field Museum, though that was years ago.

I really want to hunt in Africa.


I believe your post echoes the sentiments of many reading this thread, including myself.



"With those things running around? You can count me out."
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:16:15 PM EDT
one of my all time favorites, I watch it every 3 years or so, have it on DVD
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:16:31 PM EDT
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I believe your post echoes the sentiments of many reading this thread, including myself.
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Originally Posted By TecRsq:
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
I've read and own the book, along with almost all of Capstick's, I've seen the movie quite a number of times, and saw the lions in the Chicago Field Museum, though that was years ago.

I really want to hunt in Africa.


I believe your post echoes the sentiments of many reading this thread, including myself.



Myself included. Go to the Field Museum often, and sometimes just to see the lions.
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