The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task force to put the guns out of commission. When Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the relatively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There's little love lost between Peck, explosives expert David Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, especially when it becomes known that there's a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds out the traitor, but there's still those guns to take care of. Filmed on location in Rhodes and distinguished by Oscar-winning special effects, Guns of Navarone (based on Alistair MacLean's best-seller was a major box-office hit of 1961; less successful was the pared-down 1977 sequel, Force Ten From Navarone.~Hal Erickson
New audio commentary from film historian Stphen J. Rubin
New "Forging the Guns of Navarone" documentary
new "Ironic Epic of Heroism" Documentary
New "A Heroic Scene" featurette
New "Epic Restoration" featurette
New narration-free prologue
New roadshow intermission
Audio commentary from director J. Lee Thompson
"Memories of Navarone" retrospective documentary
"A Message From Carl Foreman"
"Great Funs" original featurette
"No Visitors" original featurette
"Honeymoon on Rhodes" original featurette
"Two Girls on the Town" original featurette
Talent files, production notes and more!
J. Lee Thompson
Gregory PeckCapt. Keith Mallory
David NivenCorporal Miller
Anthony QuinnCol. Andrea Stavrov
Stanley BakerCPO Butcher Brown
Anthony QuayleMaj. Roy Franklin
Richard HarrisSquadron Leader Barnsby
James DarrenPvt. Spiro Pappadimos
Irene PapasMaria Pappadimos
Allan CuthbertsonMaj. Baker
Michael TrubshaweMaj. Weaver
James Robertson JusticeNarrator: Jensen
Norman WoolandPatrol's Captain
Christopher RhodesGerman Gunnery Officer
Cecil F. FordProducer
Alistair MacLeanBook Author
Dimitri TiomkinComposer (Music Score)
Dimitri TiomkinMusical Direction/Supervision
Geoffrey DrakeProduction Designer
Maurice FowlerSet Designer
Olga LehmannCostume Designer
Bill WarringtonSpecial Effects
Wally VeeversSpecial Effects
Peter YatesFirst Assistant Director
War Adventure,Resistance Film
The Guns of Navarone
United Kingdom,United States
Year of Release
Collector's Edition, 2 Discs, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Spanish
The Guns of Navarone [Collector's Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] 
Outstanding fictional WWII movie with a great cast!
Gregory Peck leads a team of experts in various wartime fields to destroy a set of East German Guns that can destroy battleships a good distance away. To get to the mountain in which they are hidden, they must all climb up a steep rocky hill, in the dark, in bad weather.
It's a well done movie with plenty of World War II action and suspense.
I think it looks just amazing now and probably the best it has ever looked now in glorious 4K Restored Edition!
The movie is a long one at more than 2 and a half hours, but it is well worth every minute.
Highly recommended, but not for children under 13 in my opinion.
I grew up watching this film on TV, and even in that edited, small format this epic adventure came to life. Rewatching the film in UHD was highly enjoyable, and reminded me how influential the film still is for this kind of “men on a mission” adventure. Would make a great (if very long) double-feature with Star Wars: Rogue One!
This new 4K presentation has fantastic sound options (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, DTS HD-MA 5.1 and 4.0) and HDR10 UHD video. The visual presentation has been restored, but still looks dated—sometimes in an excellent, film-like way, and sometimes revealing limitations of the effects and some anamorphic distortion. So while this will never look like Rogue One, it captures the characters, location, story, and rousing score perfectly.
You can watch the full version or the version with an intermission card (so you can try to run to the restroom, refill your drink, and get more popcorn in 5 minutes, just like people did in 1961!). There is a short featurette and trailer on the UHD, while the included 2011 Blu-ray carries over a large selection commentaries, documentaries & featurettes. Also includes a redeemable digital copy code for streaming the film in 4K.
There’s nothing to criticize with this very welcome upgrade to one of the best WWII adventure tales, with its terrific cast and impressive effects. As fine as the picture quality is, the remixed Atmos sound is the standout improvement over the old Blu-ray. Any remastering of these worthy titles when done this well should be rewarded with a purchase, to encourage more of the same.
Wow! What an incredible restoration! The story of the amazing task of the restoration is in the inside sleeve notes. It's 4K but still retains that "old movie" look with appropriate graininess, yes incredible picture quality. A must buy! Do not hesitate. The audio has been expanded and is well done.
I made several purchases around December 9 but nothing on that day. So I cannot review as I don't know what I'm supposed to review. I had several encounters with the Geek Squad which were good. I purchased a Total Care package or whatever it's called but have been a bit frustrated in figuring out how to make contact. The one telephone appointment I made turned out to have been located at a different store than the one I had stated but some accomodation was made. I was hoping there was a "walkup" feature with the care package but apparently that is not possible. I'm also not sure how to get help with software questions that might not require a store visit -i.e. telephone help from Geek Squad. Process seems cumbersome. Hope for some clarification.