Don't let the fact it was made by a vegan, David Scott, put you off. While vegans are always annoying, it doesn't detract too much from the film, and gives a new comer/outsider perspective to the main character, Guy Wallace, an old Brit 'colonial' now 72, and his life and his plans to hunt cape buffalo at least one more time.
Wallace is a bushy sideburns grumpy old curmudgeon. Living a possibly lonely sad life except for his dogs and parrot! . Wallace served in the British Army and Military including the Gulf States, Malaya, perhaps India and Africa. Later Guy lived in Kenya and then Rhodesia.
Now living in Scotland on an estate in somewhat squalor of a messy caravan near a cottage Guy is supposed to fix up to live in. But I love it, as he says, "that roof is the same cost of two buffalo safaris". 🙂
He pays for his accommodation taking out guests shooting on the estate for the owner. And also stores his trophies in the "big house".
Wallace takes the idiot vegan out for a deer hunt.
Later the two, Wallace and Scott, go to Africa together to hunt Cape Buffalo. The hunt is in South Africa. Scott is filming the buffalo hunt as part of making this documentary and story. Wallace is living his dream and hunting cape buffalo perhaps for the last time. When asked if he was killed by the Big Five Dangerous animal, what he would think about it? Wallace replies that he would like it, far better than dying dribbling waiting in NHS endless queues.
At first I was worried it was going to be a horrible canned hunt. The first day of five, they find a first cape buffalo, which just happens to be a nice bossed mature bull … way too easy. But they have to hunt harder to succeed.
Lions can be heard groaning in the night. Reportedly they bump into a leopard one day during the hunting.
The film of one hour eleven minutes was supposed to be shown on BBC TV, but supposedly BBC got cold feet about showing it and pulled the plug.
If the guy was not an activist vegan, I would send him a few dollars but not to a vegan …
I watched the youtube video on my widescreen TV and what an improvement.
Give the film a watch. It would be an enjoyable Sunday nights viewing.