The Guns Of Navarone details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Bryan Forbes, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Richard Harris, Irene Papas, David Niven, Anthony Quayle, Gregory Peck|
|Director:||J. Lee Thompson|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Guns Of Navarone
|Run time:||2 hours 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Nov 2011|
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A World War II Classic not to be missed!!By AlexS from London , 22 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A small band of allied saboteurs led by Gregory Peck sets out to destroy a set of 2 mighty, radar controlled anti-naval guns which have brought allied shipping in the Aegean Sea (Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey) to a standstill. The clock is ticking for 2000 stranded allied soldiers in desperate need of sea-based evacuation.
Good acting, especially by David Niven, suspenseful action sequences, and the good story line make this movie a treat for a greater audience than just the fans of the genre. Additionally, the movie raises interesting questions about the morality of warfare. It strongly contrasts the often-portrayed notion that the allied forces are gallant heroes and natural defenders of the moral high ground whereas the axis powers are invariable cruel and evil villains. Refreshingly, the movie steers clear of these stereotypes and instead shows several officers on both sides, Allies and Germans, being driven by noble and ignoble motives, which lends the storyline and its discourse of morality a healthy dose of credibility.
A World War II Classic not to be missed!!
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Really goodBy a customer from Bristol , 05 Feb 2009One of those 'inspired a whole sub genre' films. In this case the men on a mission. As with many films that inspire others to follow in their footsteps some elements seem dated but no less enjoyable for it. If you fancy a mission film that isn't the 'Dirty Dozen' then this should be right up your street.
I like this soe much I picked up my copy some time later.
A good classicBy Whenwe (16 reviews) from Leeds , 06 Oct 2008This movie takes a long time to get going. I watched it with my 10 year old son to enable him to appreciate some history. Although a classic it is showing its age with language, over dramatic scenes and smoking. Unfortunately, the exciting, gripping bits are shortlived and towards the end of the movie. It is still a good viewing.
classicBy a customer from Billingham , 28 Jul 2008i remember watchin this as a child with my Dad, give it a go
excellent war movieBy pepi (19 reviews) from London , 07 Jul 2008its a great movie to watch on a sunday afternoon,i love the cast the story line,all the acting is very good,this film use to come a lot of times on tv when I was a kid,it should be
Irene papas is a very good Greek actress,I thougth that anthony quinn was Greek but he is actually mexican,he is a real character shame he is passed away.
guns of naveroneBy franky (1 review) from Hook , 08 Jan 2008good clasic war film