Universal Soldier (1972)

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A lifelong mercenary commander and weapons expert played by George Lazenby is commissioned to train an army for an exiled African leader. But as his conscience finally catches up to him, he... See full summary »


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20 November 2010 | filmreelriley
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| Universal Soldier with George Lazenby
Most of my friends think I'm crazy, but I love this film.

Honestly, I don't know what it is about it, but I can't stop watching it. I became a George Lazenby fan when I watched 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and naturally, I wanted to see what else he had done. I came across a couple footnotes in articles that George had done a film called 'Universal Soldier' instead of 'Diamonds are Forever'. I was curious about 'Universal Soldier' and the lack of information on the internet about it. I decided to try and find a copy. After some research, I found out that the film has been released on VHS twice. Once in Britain, and once in the United States. I found a good U.S. copy on Amazon and bought it for 10 dollars. When I first watched it, I realised that it was horrible, but there was something about it that intrigued me. I watched it several more times, and then it hit me.

This movie is not an Action, nor a Drama. It's a story, maybe not an exciting one, but it's brought to the screen in such a way- with the camera shots, and wonderful music by Phillip Goodhand-Tait- that it seems almost artistic. Also, it's really quite hilarious when you watch it. Pay attention to Smith, Jesse, and Bradshaw's characters, the ad-libbed tongue in cheek humour. I'm sure nobody will agree with me, but that's what I think about Universal Soldier.

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