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  • Actors: David Niven, Leslie Caron, James Robertson Justice, David Opatoshu, John Carson
  • Directors: Anthony Asquith
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EE7CYBI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,289 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Two of Europe's greatest stars feature in Anthony Asquith's study of courage and complex human relationships, set against the turbulent backdrop of revolution in Latin America. David Niven plays Englishman Tom Jordan, Leslie Caron his wife, Claire; David Opatoshu stars as the president of a strife-torn republic whom the couple risk their lives to help. Guns of Darkness is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Committed pacifist Tom Jordan's decision to help former President Rivera escape a military coup is a simple act of mercy that takes him and his wife to the edge of despair. It turns them into outlaws and fugitives, hunted by a vicious regime; yet it could also bring them together in a way they have never been before.

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alsome on 12 Nov. 2013
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I remember seeing this modest black & white 1962 drama from a screening one sunday afternoon on ITV television back in the 1970's. To my knowledge, it was never screened again. I do have fond memories of it and waited a long time to hear the news of an up-coming dvd release. Obviously, this kind of film, of which there's a brief description on the Amazon page, is not going to appeal to everyone, but if like me, you fondly recall this film and the wonderful cast of David Niven, Leslie Caron and James Robertson Justice, you'll be counting the days till February 10th, 2014. Great sleeve, too. Thank you, Network!
**UPDATE** The day of release has finally arrived! Received the dvd exactly on the day, too! The film is just as i remembered it all those years ago. Polished performances from the lead actors and quite an engaging storyline of human emotions with political strife as a backdrop.
The print from Network, as advertised, from a brand-new transfer, is a very fine one indeed, with a 1.66:1 aspect ratio. And i can confirm it is a Region 2 dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. W. Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jun. 2014
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I have to hand it to Network. Once again they have produced an excellent b/w transfer 1.66 Ratio, lovely picture and good sound, of a now fairly forgotten British film from 1962. Whilst the film itself has quite a few, lets say "peculiarities" plot wise (to say more might mean "spoilers"), it is beautifully filmed mainly on very rugged looking locations, and well acted by Niven (who I can usualy take or leave) and Leslie Caron who goes through the mill physically and remains quite stunning (I am a fan) throughout. The plot is as I said full of holes-John Mortimer,what were you doing?- but the bottom line is that both my wife and I enjoyed it a lot. Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but well worth a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Moreno on 9 Sept. 2014
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A good film - but there were some changes from the novel which was rather a disappointed. Nevertheless, the leading actors were quite good - David NIven, Leslie Caron, James Robertson Justice and David Opatoshu, as the overthrown president.( though I hold a more Latin looking actor would have been more believable as the president - Opatoshu is so obviously an Eastern European)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The CinemaScope Cat TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Mar. 2014
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In a South American country, a high ranking employee (David Niven) of a sugar company finds his marriage disintegrating to the point where his wife (Leslie Caron) wants to leave him. But when a revolution breaks out and the military takes over the country, the couple find that a simple act of humanity has political repercussions that make them enemies of the state. A potentially intriguing political thriller gets bogged down in domestic issues to the point that it seems the film is encouraging political revolution as an alternative sort of marriage counseling or therapy! The characters' behavior is questionable and poor Leslie Caron is treated as a ninny though considering some of her actions, perhaps it's not unjustified. It's not a bad movie by any means but its potential is barely tapped which makes it a frustrating film. Luckily, Niven and Caron are such strong screen presences that they cover up a lot of the movie's problems. The normally reliable Benjamin Frankel's score is no help but Robert Krasker's (EL CID) neat black and white cinematography is nicely rendered. Directed by Anthony Asquith (THE VIPS). With James Robertson Justice, David Opatoshu and Ian Hunter.

The Network DVD is a nice wide screen (1.66) transfer. In some of the quieter scenes, some minor hiss can be heard but it's not a real problem.
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