1961 film The Guns of Navarone comes to 4K in October

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The 1961 classic film The Guns of Navarone is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, on October 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starred Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn.

According to the press release, the movie has received a 4K transfer “from the original camera negative”. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 4.0 lossless surround and stereo sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included with this release on the 4K and Blu-ray Discs are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Playback available with and without Original Roadshow Intermission Card
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Main Title Progression Reel
    • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC

  • Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary by Director J. Lee Thompson
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin
    • The Resistance Dossier of Navarone: Interactive Feature
    • Forging The Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set
    • An Ironic Epic of Heroism
    • Memories of Navarone
    • Epic Restoration
    • A Heroic Score
    • Great Guns
    • No Visitors
    • Honeymoon on Rhodes
    • Two Girls on the Town
    • Narration-Free Prologue
    • Message from Carl Foreman

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this film’s upcoming 4K release.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME
ON 4K ULTRA HD™ 
OCTOBER 12TH


CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ACCLAIMED CLASSIC

STARRING GREGORY PECK, DAVID NIVEN,
AND ANTHONY QUINN

 

SYNOPSIS

Academy Award®-winners Gregory Peck (1962, Best Actor, To Kill A Mockingbird), David Niven (1958, Best Actor, Separate Tables), and Anthony Quinn (1952, Best Supporting Actor, Viva Zapata!; 1956, Lust For Life) 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. 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. Adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman from Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE was nominated for seven Oscars®, including Best Picture, and won for Best Special Effects (1961).

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Presented in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with HDR10
    • Playback available with and without Original Roadshow Intermission Card
  • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 audio + original theatrical 4-track stereo
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Main Title Progression Reel
    • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC™

  • Feature presented in HD, sourced from the 4K master
  • Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary by Director J. Lee Thompson
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin
    • The Resistance Dossier of Navarone: Interactive Feature
    • Forging The Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set
    • An Ironic Epic of Heroism
    • Memories of Navarone
    • Epic Restoration
    • A Heroic Score
    • Great Guns
    • No Visitors
    • Honeymoon on Rhodes
    • Two Girls on the Town
    • Narration-Free Prologue
    • Message from Carl Foreman

 

This release will initially include a limited edition o-ring, featuring the film’s original poster art.

CAST AND CREW

Directed By: J. Lee Thompson
Written and Produced by: Carl Foreman
Based on a Novel by: Alistair MacLean
Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn

SPECS

Run Time: Approx. 156 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.35:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English 4.0 DTS-HD MA