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Title:
The guns of Navarone
Author:
Foreman, Carl.
Edition:
[DVD version]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (ca. 157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress in Greece 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 among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives.
General Note:
Collector's ed.

Title from container.

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.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781424829880
UPC:
043396163232

00043396163232
Format :
DVD

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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