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The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray

United States
50th Anniversary Edition Sony Pictures | 1961 | 156 min | Not rated | Oct 18, 2011

The Guns of Navarone (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.68 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, Korean… (more)

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
BD-Live

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

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Region free

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.5 of 54.5
Based on 6 user reviews

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The Guns of Navarone

 (1961)

The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

One of the great war movies of all time, with an all start cast, and a gripping plot—based on the Alistair MacLean novel. A commando team is sent to a Greek Island to destroy the giant guns of World War II Germany which are controlling a strategic channel in the Aegean Sea.

For more about The Guns of Navarone and the The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray release, see the The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren
Narrator: James Robertson Justice
Director: J. Lee Thompson

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The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

In short, The Guns of Navarone looks marvelous, particularly considering the film's disastrous state prior to its restoration (as covered in the excellent Epic Restoration supplement; see below). Sony's 1080p, 2.35:1-framed image is very strongly detailed in most every scene, from the breathtakingly rough and realistic textures as seen on Greek ruins at film's start all the way through to the slightest nuances on dirty clothes and faces. Intermittent softness and extreme edge halos are present on scattered effects shots, but such eyesores simply can't -- and shouldn't -- distract from the high quality presentation and restoration that is the bulk of the picture. Colors do fall a little flat and lack in terms of subtle shading and range -- notably in the darker scenes -- but brighter outdoor shots yield a spectacular and brilliant palette. Blacks can be a little murky, and day-for-night scenes are easy to spot, though neither prove all that bothersome in context. The sharpness, clarity, and color of the Greek-inspired lettering on the title card is a marvel to behold, and general clarity remains an asset throughout. A good-looking grain structure is retained, enhancing finer details and providing a handsome cinematic texture, rounding out another wonderful vintage release from Sony.


The Guns of Navarone Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Guns of Navarone blasts onto Blu-ray with a steady DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack. Anyone expecting Saving Private Ryan should consider the source. This isn't the world's most dynamic audio track, but it's a quality affair that's brought to life with more vivid clarity and range than any home video presentation of the film before it. The opening music is triumphantly spacious and richly clear; musical surround support here and elsewhere is minimal, but effective. The back channels do pick up a few of the film's more potent and prominent directional and fully-engaged elements as planes and massive shells whiz around the listening area. General ambience, however, remains the duty of the front channels, across which gusty winds, incoming flares, outgoing rounds, and machine gun fire live. Many major effects -- a crashing plane following the title cards, for instance -- lack a dynamic low end or absolute clarity. Nevertheless, dialogue is superbly clear and ever-accurate, flowing always from the center channel. This isn't the finest wartime movie soundtrack, but kudos to Sony for releasing The Guns of Navarone in its best presentation yet.


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Sony Pictures is planning a Blu-ray release of The Guns of Navarone. Based on Alistair MacLean's novel, the film stars Gregory Peck (The Omen), Anthony Quinn (Last Action Hero), and David Niven (Casino Royale) as a team of Allied soldiers on a top-secret mission ...


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