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Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Operation Crossbow (1965) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Message #1 of 41 Oct 16, 2019
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    Ronald Epstein

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    Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 11.00.54 AM.

    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER!

    OPERATION CROSSBOW (1965)
    Run Time 116:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 - English
    Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
    Product Color COLOR
    Disc Configuration BD 50
    Special Features: Vintage Featurette "A Look Back at Crossbow"; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    A fearsome rumor reaches Britain’s World War II command. The Nazis are developing rocket technology that could rain death on London and then New York. Quickly, England develops a plan to send saboteurs into the sites manufacturing the rockets. Just moments after the carefully chosen commandos parachute into the drop zone, their pilot receives an urgent message: The mission may be compromised. Abort. Operation Crossbow is the partly fact-based tale of how that team succeeded against daunting odds. Michael Anderson (The Dam Busters, Logan’s Run) directs, guiding a huge cast in a film that builds to a spectacular finale, yet never neglects war’s unsparing personal costs. As a record of a wartime espionage incursion and as an intrigue-filled thriller, Operation Crossbow is on both counts Operation Accomplished.


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    Billy Batson

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    Oh great, I'll have that. I do feel they paid a high price for having Sophia Loren on the poster, as the section she's in, at the hotel, really drags, but as for the rest of it; it's all systems go...plus a Ron Goodwin music score!
     
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    Trevor Howard. John Mills. Tom Courtenay. Anthony Quayle.
    Well, it's not a David Lean film, but the good folks at WAC are certainly getting warmer.;)
     
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    Very entertaining film. I saw it at the Empire, Leicester Square in 70mm, knowing nothing about it beforehand and being pleasantly surprised to see an old fashioned, big-budget, British made WWII film.
     
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    Purchased the Laser Disc years ago as a blind buy. Enjoyed it immensely and replaced it with the DVD, which will be replaced by this Blu-ray.
     
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    A very good film which I will be happy to upgrade to Blu Ray. WAC has been costing me a lot of money this year. Lots of great titles.
     
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    Another great release! Looking forward to this one.
     
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    So did I Doug and recall the sound being very good.I see the BD is 5.1 so hopefully it is based on the 70 mix.
     
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    :D
     
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    Never seen it, but it looks, and sounds like I would like it.
     
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    Saw this at the Fox in Brooklyn. Not certain if it was in 70mm, but it looked truly magnificent on that gigantic screen. As I recall, the theater had three balconies. Everything was gilded, decorated with stained glass, and generally plush and elegant. Oh, the places you could go back in those days for fifty cents. I was there for a cousin's high school graduation, but I remained to see the show. Unfortunately, the theater was razed a few years later.
     
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    I saw a 70mm print from a private collector at Bradford on the Cinerama screen a few years ago and the 6 track mag was really good.
    And the picture looked good for a blow up on the curved screen.
     
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    You must buy this movie on BD . It is ever so good and by a wonderful Director who knew exactly what he was doing. Very few special effects and basically what you see is real unlike today's nonsense.
     
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    One of the last screenplays Emeric Pressburger (as "Richard Imrie") had a hand in.
     
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    I assume Sophia received star billing for a rather small part because her husband was the producer. And her name and image in 1965 sold tickets.
     
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    A good while back I was doing some telecine grading on a TV movie of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (using a 35mm telecine wet gate, but that's a whole other story!), & the director & DOP came to the sessions, Michael Anderson & Alan Hume, & you couldn't meet two nicer people, & just look at their CVs!
     
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    I think if Ponti was producing, you were guaranteed Sophia.!
     
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    David Lean would have none of her in Doctor Zhivago even though Ponti bought the rights to the novel with her in mind.
     
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    And there you have the difference between directors.One with a clear vision of what he wanted and the power to see it through and one who presumably had to accept what he was given.
     

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