Humphrey Bogart leads a ramshackle collection of 13 men and one tank who take on the might of a German battalion in the Second World War. A tough and exciting film, it should feature in any good collection of war movies. Now available on DVD there aren't many extra features on offer but it's the format of choice to own this film on.
Picture The print used for this transfer is scratchy, but not to excess. The sandstorm scenes look a little grainy, but unless someone invests the money to restore the print of this largely forgotten movie, this is as good as it's likely to get.
Sound This is a solid 2.0 mono mix that takes on any loud effects without distorting. There's pleasingly little hiss, considering the age of the recording.
There are select filmographies for the cast and crew, a small gallery of lobby cards used to promote the movie, plus trailers for other vintage Columbia TriStar titles: "Bridge On the River Kwai", "The Caine Mutiny", and "The Guns of Navarone".
Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono)
Extra Features: Scene selection, and multiple languages and subtitles.
This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.