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193 Force 10 from Navarone

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu May 07, 2020 5:16 am

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FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
(Guy Hamilton, 1978)
Release date: 29 June 2020
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)


Robert Shaw (Young Winston), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Barbara Bach (Short Night of the Glass Dolls) and Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal) star alongside Carl Weathers (Rocky), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Franco Nero (Django) in this star-studded high adventure. Directed with an assured hand by Bond veteran Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain), this rip-roaring adaptation of Alistair MacLean’s follow-up to the classic The Guns of Navarone sees the elite cadre of commandos embark on a secret mission deep in the Yugoslavian wilderness, during the darkest days of World War II.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• High Definition remasters
• The extended, 126-minute European version with 5.1 surround, stereo and mono audio options
• Box-set exclusive presentation of the alternative, 118-minute original theatrical cut with original mono audio
• Audio commentary on the extended version with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2020)
• The BEHP Interview with Ron Goodwin (1999): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated composer in conversation with Linda Wood
• Tour de Force (2020): actor Angus MacInnes recalls his early film role
• From Žabljak with Love (2020): the making of Force 10 from Navarone as told by construction manager Terry Apsey, stuntman Jim Dowdall, grip Dennis Fraser, chief hairdresser Colin Jamison, and chief make-up artist Peter Robb-King
• Christopher Challis: A Life Behind the Lens (2020): a tribute to the acclaimed cinematographer, featuring interviews with fellow directors of photography and camera crew Dennis Fraser, Oswald Morris, John Palmer and Sidney Samuelson, as well as archival footage of Challis, including previously unseen material
• A Show of Force (2020): a look at the different versions of Force 10 from Navarone
• Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
• Two original theatrical trailers
• TV Spot
• Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Sheldon Hall, archival production reports including interviews with cast and crew members, an interview with actor Robert Shaw, recollections of the film’s Yugoslavia shoot excerpted from the memoirs of cinematographer Christopher Challis and screenwriter George MacDonald Fraser, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies
• All details subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
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EAN: 5060697920581

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Re: 193 Force 10 From Navarone

#2 Post by zedz » Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm

Isn't that release date slightly too late for UK Father's Day?

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#3 Post by MichaelB » Thu May 14, 2020 12:35 pm

Final specs confirmed:

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#4 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:52 am

A pretty much unqualified rave review from DVD Compare.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#5 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:20 am

Does this use the same transfer as the Kino Lorber disc?

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#6 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:28 am

I assume so, although this is always a tricky question to answer because unless Kino (or whoever) actually provides the serial number of the transfer they used, it's impossible to be certain.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#7 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:11 am

I was only asking since the KL disc is touted as having a brand-new 2K master, whereas the Indicator disc states a HD remaster. Either way, I'll def be getting the Indicator blu just for all the extras and the nice looking slipcover.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#8 Post by cdnchris » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:27 pm

I watched this right after Come and See and I have to say, considering the two take place in the same-ish area and involve partisans and Nazis burning shit, it was a wild trip (with severe whiplash). Interesting (unintentional) double bill to say the least.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#9 Post by brundlefly » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:05 am

I coincidentally saw 'Come and See' right after I'd finished reading 'Everything is Illuminated' and I think I spent the next three weeks curled up in a horrified, twee ball.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#10 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:25 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:11 am
I was only asking since the KL disc is touted as having a brand-new 2K master, whereas the Indicator disc states a HD remaster. Either way, I'll def be getting the Indicator blu just for all the extras and the nice looking slipcover.
I haven't seen Kino's so can't compare, but it doesn't look like a new one (though it still looks very good!) and the notes indicate it's a high-def master they received from Sony, which usually suggests it's an older one. I'm not sure where Kino got there's from, though MGM has the rights to the film in the States.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#11 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am

Blu-ray.com

Note that the extended cut is actually 126 minutes, not 120, and that the commentary was originally recorded for the Kino Lorber edition, so it's neither "brand new" nor "exclusive". (It is, however, very good, and there was clearly little point in reinventing the wheel.)

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#12 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:37 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:25 pm
yoloswegmaster wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:11 am
I was only asking since the KL disc is touted as having a brand-new 2K master, whereas the Indicator disc states a HD remaster. Either way, I'll def be getting the Indicator blu just for all the extras and the nice looking slipcover.
I haven't seen Kino's so can't compare, but it doesn't look like a new one (though it still looks very good!) and the notes indicate it's a high-def master they received from Sony, which usually suggests it's an older one. I'm not sure where Kino got there's from, though MGM has the rights to the film in the States.
Svet is claiming that it's been sourced from a 2K remaster. :-k :-k :-k

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#13 Post by tenia » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:37 am

My guess is that he supposed these are the same than the Kino disc that supposedly comes from a new 2k remaster. In practice, the Indicator discs didnt like recent 2k remasters to me.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#15 Post by cdnchris » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:32 am

So... definitely a different one

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#16 Post by CSM126 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:38 am

Is it just me or is the Indicator image downright purple-tinted? I admit to not knowing how this looked on film, but it seems like an odd color palette.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#17 Post by tenia » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 pm

It's just dat good ol' DVD-era magenta push. Force 10 simply has it in a quite intense fashion, but you can find this magenta bias on many BDs re-using pre-existing studio HD masters, with Universal and MGM's ones being usually the worst offenders in this regard.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#18 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:52 pm

Magenta bias rules though

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#19 Post by Rayon Vert » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:20 pm

Looks like a lot of sun-burned people.

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Re: 193 Force 10 from Navarone

#20 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:23 pm

Rayon Vert wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Looks like a lot of sun-burned people.
Should have used something more powerful than the SPF 10 from Navarone

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