The Guns of Navarone

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Overview

Join an all-star cast including David Niven, Anthony Quinn, and Gregory Peck in this high-adventure adaptation of Alistair MacLean's best-selling novel The Guns of Navarone, presented on DVD in this exciting, extra feature-intensive special-edition release from Columbia TriStar Home Video. Presented in the breathtaking original 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) this release also features a variety of audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround...
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Overview

Join an all-star cast including David Niven, Anthony Quinn, and Gregory Peck in this high-adventure adaptation of Alistair MacLean's best-selling novel The Guns of Navarone, presented on DVD in this exciting, extra feature-intensive special-edition release from Columbia TriStar Home Video. Presented in the breathtaking original 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) this release also features a variety of audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround tracks, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Mono tracks, and optional English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles. Extensive extra features include director J. Lee Thompson recalling the making of this adventure epic in a director's audio commentary track, "Retrospective Documentary: Memories of Navarone," a special message from producer Carl Foreman, four original featurettes, talent files, production notes, and theatrical trailers.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Director's audio commentary; Retrospective documentary: "Memories of Navarone"; "A Message From Carl Foreman"; 4 original featurettes; Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital], Original English 2-channel [Dolby surround], Spanish [mono], French [mono]; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Talent files; Theatrical trailers; Production notes; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
1961's The Guns of Navarone is proof that excitement and drama have always owed more to good storytelling than to computer graphics and hurtling asteroids. A classic underdog war tale, the film boasts strong human drama and intense emotional involvement, thanks in large part to the compelling performances of Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, David Niven, and Anthony Quayle. The huge scale of the production -- hundreds of extras were used in the on-location Mediterranean shoot -- adds to the film's realistic tension. Navarone took home an Academy Award for its special effects; writer Carl Foreman would be nominated for Best Screenplay for his first official screen credit since being blacklisted. Some rental copies may contain unnecessary edits and dubbing; look for the restored version.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2000
  • UPC: 043396721296
  • Original Release: 1961
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 2:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,152

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Capt. Keith Mallory
David Niven Corporal Miller
Anthony Quinn Col. Andrea Stavrov
Stanley Baker CPO Butcher Brown
Anthony Quayle Maj. Roy Franklin
James Darren Pvt. Spiro Pappadimos
Richard Harris Squadron Leader Barnsby
Irene Papas Maria Pappadimos
Gia Scala Anna
Bryan Forbes Cohn
Allan Cuthbertson Maj. Baker
Michael Trubshawe Maj. Weaver
Percy Herbert Grogan
George Mikell Sessler
Walter Gotell Muesel
Tutte Lemkow Nicholai
James Robertson Justice Voice Only
Albert Lieven Commandant
Norman Wooland Patrol's Captain
Christopher Rhodes German Gunnery Officer
Technical Credits
J. Lee Thompson Director
Monty M. Berman Costumes/Costume Designer
Geoffrey Drake Production Designer
Cecil F. Ford Producer
Carl Foreman Producer, Screenwriter
Maurice Fowler Set Decoration/Design
George Frost Makeup
Olga Lehmann Costumes/Costume Designer
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Alan Osbigton Editor
Alfred Perry Songwriter
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Wally Veevers Special Effects
Bill Warrington Special Effects
Paul Webster Songwriter
Peter Yates Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
0. Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 02:36:28
1. Start [5:16]
2. Day 1: 2:00 Hours [7:40]
3. The team. [4:59]
4. Day 1: 18:00 Hours. [6:14]
5. Day 2: 07:30 Hours. [8:32]
6. Stormy Weather. [13:31]
7. Cliffhanger. [11:59]
8. Major problems. [2:22]
9. Day 3: 09:30 Hours. [4:29]
10. Stavros gives cover. [1:39]
11. Day 3: 20:00 Hours. [6:38]
12. Day 4: 08:00 Hours. [4:52]
13. Tunnel escape. [2:40]
14. Day 4: 15:00 Hours. [2:11]
15. The wedding party. [3:59]
16. Day 4: 21:00 Hours. [2:34]
17. The SS takes over. [3:29]
18. The monastery. [5:15]
19. Last day: 06:30 Hours. [8:07]
20. Entering the town. [:49]
21. Last day: 21:00 Hours. [2:14]
22. Traitor. [2:11]
23. The pill box. [:50]
24. The guns of Navarone. [15:54]
25. Pappadimo's last stand. [4:18]
26. Detonators & insurance. [3:22]
27. Rescue at sea. [1:10]
28. Ready, aim, FIRE. [3:09]
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Menu

Main Menu.
Play Movie
Audio Set-up
   Original English 2-channel (dolby Surround)
   English 5.1 Dolby Digital
   French/francais
   Spanish/espanol
Subtitles
   English
   French/francais
   Spanish/espanol
   Portugese-portugues
   Korean
   Thai
   Chinese
Special Features
   Director's Audio Commentary
      On
      Off
   Retrospective Documentary "memories Of Navarone"
   "a Message From Carl Foreman"
   Original Featurettes
      Great Guns
      No Visitors
      Honeymoon On Rhodes
      Two Girls On The Town
   Theatrical Trailers
      The Guns Of Navarone
      Behold A Pale Horse
   Talent Files
      J. Lee Thompson (director)
      Gregory Peck
      David Niven
      Anthony Quinn
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The best old movie ever

    I have seen it once and went to buy the original DVD edition brought into HMV of Birmingham in 2004 and since then I like to watch it when ever I feel like it and never get burred from it at all.<BR/><BR/>Watch it and you will see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pretty good action-filled movie

    hi, I am in high school and i watched the movie in class. It was particularly boring at first, but once i got into the movie it was filled with lot's of action, suspense, betrayal, bravery and so on.. it is a must-see film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Twelve thumbs up!

    This baby will keep you glued to the TV from beginning to end. Great plot, great actors, great action, great adventure, and a few laughs here and there. This ranks on the top of my list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is Top-Notch Action Fare!!

    A group of Allied Commandos (Gregory Peck, Anthony Quayle, David Niven,Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, and James Darren) is given the seemingly impossible task of destroying two huge and formidable German guns that are located in an impregnable mountaintop fortress. The guns have sunk numerous Allied ships crossing the Aegean, and the Commandos are working against the clock to complete their mission before the monstrous guns claim more victims. Peck assumes leadership of the group when Quayle is hurt. After they meet up with Greek Resistance Fighters, matters soon become complicated when it becomes apparent that there is a traitor among them who is giving information to the Germans. Add to this Niven's explosives expert who is antagonistic towards Peck, and you have a first-rate action movie. Filmed in glorious technicolor and on location at Rhodes, this movie has fine acting, strong direction by J. Lee Thompson, exciting action scenes, and concise, believable dialogue that take you along on this 2 and 1/2 hour adventure and leave you wanting more. Irene Papas and Gia Scala as Greek Resistance Fighters lend strong support to the cast. This movie is every bit as good and entertaining today as it was in 1961 when I saw it as a 10-year-old boy.

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