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)
MOVIE RATING: WELL WORTH WATCHING
BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
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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…
Summary: North Sea Hijack (1980) 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
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A thoroughly entertaining action film starring Roger Moore