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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2012
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My father is a James Bond man. He has been around since day one with the first book so my simple logic was that for him? This was amazing. He loves technology so this was every single movie (bar two, that I know of) and he said to me last night after watching Skyfall, "Your gift is great because now I have them all." I was worried that at first he thought it too much money spent on him but my father deserves it.

Sorry for being so simple in writing this, it is my first review and not all of them will be 5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon September 10, 2013
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It is interesting at the 50 year milestone to reflect on the films and actors that have portrayed James Bond. I think we like all the films to some extent and some more than others. Some of the films are very endearing to us and others less endearing. We have our favorites. We can be passionate about such things. For me I suppose Sean Connery is the one and only James Bond. I grew up in that era. I lived through those magical times. The Bonds that followed are his and the original filmmakers' legacy. There is the natural progression of the series that continues to this day. The films I like in particular are DR. NO, GOLDFINGER, THUNDERBALL, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, A VIEW TO A KILL and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. For one reason or another I find these endearing and I enjoy watching them over and over again.

Of all the actors that have portrayed James Bond I believe that Sean Connery embodied everything that there was that made his James Bond an icon. Of the actors that followed, my favorite is George Lazenby. He makes one film that is arguably one of the best and for the first time he brought some depth to the character that was closer to Ian Fleming's literary creation and never explored in Connery's films. George Lazenby looks very good and acts very good during certain scenes and moments and then in a split second his acting appears awkward. He lacked consistency in that department. Yet, overall he visually appears very confident, self reliant and has a certain self assuredness about him. That is the George Lazenby I remember and he was James Bond.

Roger Moore brought his own interpretation to the role. I thought it was fine. In the Roger Moore films the greater participation of the team of M, Q, Moneypenny and Fredrick Gray (a regular addition to the cast in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME) changed and augmented the dynamics of the films. Soviet General Gogol (also added as a regular character in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ) was also added into the mix. For me it all culminated in A VIEW TO A KILL. It is an end of an era in some ways. Lois Maxwell had been in every film as Miss Moneypenny and her playful banter with Bond first seen with Sean Conney in DR. NO finally came to a cheerful finale with Roger Moore in A VIEW TO A KILL. More or less, we saw them age gracefully and nostalgically over that span of time.

I like Timothy Dalton's James Bond. The films returned to a much harder edged Bond. I liked Dalton's thinking man's no nonsense approach. I liked his approach of taking charge getting the job done as was reminiscent of Lazenby's approach. I prefer THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS of the two that Dalton made, but LICENCE TO KILL is a much better film than first realized and it requires a closer look. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL truly comprise the end of one era as we see many of the filmmakers on those two films end their involvement with the series.

For me, GoldenEye and all the subsequent films up to and including QUANTUM OF SOLACE have a different feel and look about them. Of the Pirece Brosnan/Daniel Craig era Bond films I gravitate towards TOMORROW NEVER DIES and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. In both of these films I see a confident and self-reliant Bond. One thing that all these films have in common is the relationship of Judy Dench's M and her dedicated civil servant. It is an interesting relationship.

When I think of the James Bond series certain things or people come to a nostalgic mind. The music of John Barry, the sets of Ken Adam, Maurice Binder's gun barrel opening and the indelible image of Sean Connery are endearing to me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2013
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collection of Bond movies from the beginning till before Skyfall. all movies are of high picture quality and audio is good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2012
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I missed the black friday sale on this video set, will consider it for the future for gift, my mom loves James Bond.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2014
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Other than running through the number of different James Bond characters, I don't really see the sense of this very short clip. My fault that I didn't pay attention to the length of the piece. For a 50th Anniversary of Bond films it was painfully short. Obviously not what I was expecting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
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just a feed to get you to purchase the other
Bond output...the older Bond is best
Sky Fall too much too long too ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2013
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It is a good thing this is a free video. It's just a commercial for the James Bond film series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2014
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Kind of silly. I didn't realize it was just a short video snippet.
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on July 5, 2014
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I love this set, perhaps more than any other. The case is supper. Very few other series use this book style case, Alien anthology, Twilight are the only others in this style case setup. I love these Bond films, expecially the earlier ones which I have not yet seen,
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on June 5, 2014
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Always loved the Bond movies and this collection is quite nice; be advised that you may audio issues with the earlier movies (prior to 1990s) if you're using surround sound (5.1). Just switch to stereo and the audio is fine.Not sure what process the manufacturer used to simulate 5.1, but it doesn't work too well on the older movies.
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