The Guns of Navarone [DVD] [1961]

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

Synopsis

The Guns of Navarone
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gregory Peck
    Gregory Peck - Capt. Keith Mallory
  • David Niven
    David Niven - Corporal Miller
  • Anthony Quinn
    Anthony Quinn - Col. Andrea Stavrov
  • Stanley Baker
    Stanley Baker - CPO Butcher Brown
  • Anthony Quayle
    Anthony Quayle - Maj. Roy Franklin

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