Based on the novel by Alistair MacLean, Force 10 From Navarone reunites us with his concept (not necessarily his stories) of a group of personally very different yet highly specialized soldiers who are brought together to perform ad succeed in a most dangerous and crucial mission to strike a crippling blow to Hitler
The DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, and appears to be a recycled transfer from LaserDisc with image quality that is not very appealing. While colors are balanced with generally natural fleshtones and deep blacks, the dated picture is marred with distracting aliasing problems. Contrast and shadow delineation are mediocre. The picture seems to jump slightly on the screen throughout. Film grain is noticed throughout the picture, and is sometimes very blatant. Overall, the 2.22:1 picture is nothing impressive in terms of DVD quality.
The soundtrack is Dolby
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