North Sea Hijack Blu-ray Review – Pleasing 80’s Action Film

North Sea Hijack Blu-ray Review

It’s time to take a look at the recently released action film North Sea Hijack (1980) that stars a strong cast including Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. Let’s take a closer look at this 88 Films release, so without further ado here’s my North Sea Hijack blu-ray review. With a cast like that we should be in for a treat!

  • North Sea Hijack (1980)
  • Genre: Action
  • Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Running Time: 100 mins
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By 88 Films
  • Blu-ray Released: 9 March 2020


When a North Sea oil installation is hijacked by a group demanding £25 million the British government respond by sending in a group of commando types led by FFolkes (Roger Moore).

Style / Direction

The films directed by Andrew V. McLaglen whilst Tony Imi is responsible for the cinematography.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Michael J. Lewis and works well with the action genre.

Acting / Characters

North Sea Hijack consists of several top actors including Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. These three lend the film more credence to the story.

Moore as Ffolkes delivers a far less suave action hero than his Bond persona which is a good change.


  • Roger Moore as FFolkes
  • James Mason as Admiral Brindsen
  • Anthony Perkins as Kramer
  • Michael Parks as Shulman
  • David Hedison as King
  • Jack Watson as Olafsen
  • George Baker as Fletcher
  • Jeremy Clyde as Lord Privy Seal Tipping
  • David Wood as Herring
  • Faith Brook as Prime Minister

Conclusion: North Sea Hijack (1980) Film Review

Having never seen this film before I found it to be a highly entertaining action film. I certainly would recommend giving it a look.

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Conclusion: North Sea Hijack Blu-ray Review

The picture quality is simply excellent, I have no complaints. It’s a nice sharp and clean print whilst the colours look as you would expect.

88 Films includes a fabulous set of extras with interviews with actors and stuntmen, all of which are interesting.

Simply put I can’t fault this blu-ray release from 88 Films.


  • A Meat and Potatoes Movie: Interview with Jeremy Clyde (12 mins)
  • North Atlantic Jinks: Interview with David Wood (30 mins)
  • The Ffall Guy: Interview with Stuntman Dinny Powell (11 mins)
  • Rigging the Explosives (11 mins)
  • Alternative “FFolkes” Title Sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer

Popcorn Cinema Rating:

North Sea Hijack (1980)





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North Sea Hijack Blu-ray Review

North Sea Hijack (1980) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip NOT representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my North Sea Hijack blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more classic films soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: North Sea Hijack (1980) Blu-ray Review
North Sea Hijack Blu-ray Review

Movie title: North Sea Hijack (1980)

Movie description: Roger Moore is called into action when a North Sea oil installation is hijacked

Duration: 100 mins

Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen

Actor(s): Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins

Genre: Action

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A thoroughly entertaining action film starring Roger Moore