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"You can't kill a squadron."
on 11 January 2009
From the days when the Mirisch Corporation could do no wrong and when James Clavell was still a screenwriter rather than a bestselling novelist, 633 Squadron is a well crafted, unpretentious and enjoyable boys own adventure about a Mosquito squadron (led by imported American star Cliff Robertson) on a suicide mission against a Nazi factory located in a Norwegian fjord. A playground favourite in the pre-Schwarzenegger days if ever there was one (come on, how many of you pretended to be bombers while humming the theme tune when you were kids?) with a finale that reputedly influenced the climax of Star Wars, it's hard to make a case for it being a great film. But while the clichés fly thick and fast, it still makes for an entertaining guilty pleasure for all overgrown schoolboys.
The widescreen 2.3:1 transfer is decent without being spectacular, with the original trailer the only extra.