aka MERCENARY COMMANDOS (vhs, Australia)
I've just won this South African war flick on eBay. I don't really know much about it but I watched another South African war movie, THE STICK, a little while ago and that one is juust fan-tastic so if this one is anyway near as good I'm certainly not gonna regret the 14 bucks the final bid came to!! Check THE STICK here.
Directed by Bernand Retief and starring Richard Loring, Sydney Chama, Lieb Bester, Ken Hare, Frederich Stark and Barry Trengrove.
Six young men get drafted into the SADF (South African Defence Forces). They have different personalities and respond to their new life in the army in different ways. Their training is hard but realistic and they eventually get their baptism of fire under arduos conditions. On a patrol/recon close to the border (presumably Namibia) they get attacked by terrorists and then hunted like prey while trying to get back to base and warn their fellow countrymen of the oncoming threat.
Original TCC label release - 96 mins approx - full screen - mono.
Big thanks goes out to Frank of Australian Video Covers blog for this awesome scan!