The Guns of Navarone (BD) in October

Sony have announced the UK and USA Blu-ray Disc release of The Guns of Navarone. This WWII adventure based on the Alistair MacLean novel and directed by J. Lee Thompson has been newly remastered following an extensive 4K digital restoration from the original camera negative.

In the film Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn star as a team of Allied military specialists 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.

The 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray will be available in the US on 18th October 2011 and in the UK on 24th October 2011. AV specs and extras are outlined below…

USA AV Specs:

  • 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
  • French (Parisian) and Portuguese (Brazil) DD5.1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin Simplified), Chinese (Mandarin Traditional)*, Dutch*, French (Parisian)*, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil)*, Spanish (Latin Am)*, Thai (*also on extras)

UK AV Specs:
  • 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
  • German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish (Castilian) DD5.1
  • Subtitles: English*, English HOH, Danish, Finnish, German*, Greek, Hindi, Italian*, Japanese*, Norwegian, Spanish (Castilian), Swedish*, Turkish (*also on extras)

Extras on both releases include:
  • The Resistance Dossier Of Navarone
    • The Blu-ray interactive dossier gives the viewer all new access to detailed information on THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, the real world history that inspired the film, and insights from film and military historians on the continuing effect the film has on popular culture.
  • Commentary with Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin
  • Commentary with Director J. Lee Thompson
  • Forging the Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set
  • Iconic Epic of Heroism
  • Epic Restoration
  • A Heroic Score
  • Narration-free Prologue
  • Memories of Navarone Retrospective Documentary
  • Message from Carl Foreman
  • Great Guns Original Featurette
  • No Visitors Featurette
  • Honeymoon on Rhodes
  • Two Girls On The Town Original Featurette
  • Original Trailer
  • Exhibitor’s Trailer

Both releases are coded for all regions (A, B and C).

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