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The guns of Navarone

Author: Carl ForemanJ Lee ThompsonGregory PeckDavid NivenAnthony QuinnAll authors
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia Pictures, [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [1961] [2007] ©1961 ©2007
Series: Columbia classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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A British-American epic adventure war film inspired by the Battle of Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign of World War II in which a commando team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
War films
Adventure films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War
Adventure
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Alistair MacLean; Alistair MacLean
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Foreman; J Lee Thompson; Gregory Peck; David Niven; Anthony Quinn; Stanley Baker, Sir; Anthony Quayle; Irene Papas; Gia Scala; James Darren; Oswald Morris; Dimitri Tiomkin; Alan Osbiston; Columbia Pictures Corporation,; Highroad Entertainment (Firm),; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1424829887 9781424829880
OCLC Number: 123120450
Language Note: English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby surround), French, Portuguese (Dolby 5.1), Spanish dialogue, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Alistair MacLean.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: New audio commentary from film historian Stephen J. Rubin; new "Forging the Guns of Navarone" documentary; new "Ironic epic of heroism" documentary; new "A heroic score" 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 guns" original featurette; "No visitors" original featurette; "Honeymoon on Rhodes" featurette; "Two girls on the town" original featurette; talent files; production notes.
Credits: Photography, Oswald Morris ; film editor, Alan Osbiston ; production designer, Geoffrey Drake ; music composed and conducted by Dmitri Tiomkin ; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster and Alfred Perry ; sung by Elga Anderson.
Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala, James Robertson Justice, Richard Harris ; prologue narrated by James Robertson Justice.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 1962: Oscar - Best Special Effects.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 157 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, remastered in high definition.
Contents: Disc 1. Feature film --
Disc 2. Special features.
Series Title: Columbia classics.
Other Titles: Forging the guns of Navarone
Ironic epic of heroism
Memories of Navarone
Guns of Navarone (Motion picture)
Carl Foreman's production of The guns of Navarone
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; a Highroad presentation ; written for the screen and produced by Carl Foreman ; directed by J. Lee Thompson.

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A British-American epic adventure war film inspired by the Battle of Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign of World War II in which a commando team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain, and the possibility of a traitor in their midst, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives.

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