Tag Archives: David Niven

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

Amazon Commissions Earned

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.

Read more

1976 Neil Simon written film “Murder By Death” is coming to Blu-ray in December

murder_by_death_bluray.jpg
The 1976 Neil Simon written film “Murder By Death” featuring a star-studded cast is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Shout! Factory (on the Shout Select label). The title’s technical specifications have not fully been detailed aside from including full 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with no indication of what sound format or mix – although, I’d speculate that it will be a lossless Stereo mix, considering it theatrically had a Mono mix. The film, directed by Robert Moore, included a cast of Peter FalkAlec GuinnessPeter SellersEileen BrennanTruman CapoteElsa LanchesterDavid Niven, Maggie Smith, and James Cromwell. Bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, as the title was just announced in the past hour via the distributor on their social media accounts. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, but you can pre-order it directly from the Shout! Factory store – where you’ll get it shipped two weeks early (ahead of the release date). Stay tuned for further details regarding this release.