The Guns of Navarone [DVD]

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The main pleasure is watching the divergent and forceful personalities cooperate, conflict, confound and triumph. Suspense is maintained throughout.


1943. With the battle of Stalingrad turning the war against them, the Germans are attempting to bully neutral Turkey into joining the Axis; to this end they have trapped 2,000 British soldiers on Keros, a Greek island in the Aegean, with only one sea route for evacuation, a sea route commanded by two gigantic German antiship batteries deployed in a massive cliffside bunker on the island of Navarone.

Being immune to air attack and too much for Allied battleships to suppress, the British muster Keith Mallory, a commando officer who has been working on occupied Crete for nearly two years and who is an expert mountaineer, will ferry a team of British commandos to the only area of Navarone that is not monitored by the Germans, a 400-foot cliff.

Greek resistance is to meet the team inland and guide them around German patrols to the area of the German guns. However, the commanding officer of the British team suffers grave injury in the climb and Mallory must take control of the mission, despite clashes with explosives expert John Anthony Miller, who upon the arrival of the night of the raid finds his equipment has been sabotaged, thus exposing a traitor in the team's ranks.

The film won (and was nominated for) the following awards:

Awards won:

•  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama
•  Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - Motion Picture
•  Academy Award Best Effects, Special Effects

Nominated for:

•  Academy Award for Best Picture
•  Academy Award for Directing
•  DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
•  Academy Award for Film Editing
•  Academy Award for Original Music Score
•  Grammy Award for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture
•  Academy Award for Sound
•  Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay

Read full plot and other details at the IMDb web site.

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DVD rating
Rating - Like New
Like New: a DVD in perfect condition. The box or jewel case is clean and vivid, with no signs of wear.


J. Lee Thompson, Alexander Mackendrick


Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala, James Robertson Justice, Richard Harris, Bryan Forbes, Allan Cuthbertson, Michael Trubshawe, Percy Herbert, George Mikell


Colour, PAL, Widescreen

Main soundtrack

•  English Dolby Digital 5.1
•  English DTS
•  Italian Dolby Digital 5.1


OFF, English, Italian, Italian Subtitled Commentary (J. Lee Thompson), Italian Subtitled Commentary (Stephen J. Rubin), Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish (selectable)

Special features

•  Director J. Lee Thompson Commentary
•  Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin Commentary


Region 2 

Aspect ratio


Number of discs





Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Release date

12 February 2007 in the U.K.

Run time

159 minutes (2 hours 39 mins)





  • SKU: MOV-ACT-HIS-1003

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