H. Bruce Humberstone's To the Shores of Tripoli always had a couple of things going for it, in the form of Randolph Scott as the tough-as-nails drill instructor and Maureen O'Hara as the romantic interest for John Payne in the lead role, as a new recruit. And it was shot in Technicolor, among the relatively few military-oriented movies of its era, and the first big-studio World War II films, to be shot in color. But for reasons best known to themselves, and never explained anywhere on this DVD, Fox has released To the Shores of Tripoli in black-and-white -- good, clean, sharp black-and-white, to be sure, but black-and-white. Some of it might even work better that way, but it was certainly not the director or the cinematographer's intent that it be seen this way, and it's an embarrassment on that level; plus, it deprives the viewer of seeing Maureen O'Hara's red hair in all its glory. The presence of 22 chapters in an 86-minute movie shows that somebody cared about and worked seriously on this release, and the quality of the sound and of the transfer that was done, with whatever materials were used, is of similarly high quality. The disc opens on a simple menu automatically, and among the bonus features, apart from Spanish subtitles, are a selection of eight trailers from other Fox titles either out or due out on disc. It's a pity with all of those features and that careful effort that the producers couldn't have come up with the movie in color, or warned somewhere on the package that it was in black-and-white.