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Released in 1962, this first James Bond movie remains one of the best, and serves as an entertaining reminder that the Bond series began (in keeping with Ian Fleming's novels) with a surprising lack of gadgetry and big-budget fireworks. Sean Connery was just 32 years old when he won the role of Agent 007. In his first adventure James Bond is called to Jamaica where a colleague and secretary have been mysteriously killed. With an American CIA agent (Jack Lord, pre-Hawaii Five-O), they discover that the nefarious Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) is scheming to blackmail the U.S. government with a device capable of deflecting and destroying U.S. rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. Of course, Bond takes time off from his exploits to enjoy the company of a few gorgeous women, including the bikini-clad Ursula Andress. She gloriously kicks off the long-standing tradition of Bond women who know how to please their favorite secret agent. A sexist anachronism? Maybe, but this is Bond at his purest, kicking off a series of movies that shows no sign of slowing down. --Jeff Shannon
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However, Dr. No owes its success chiefly to two moments -- two of the greatest entrances in screen history. One is Honey Ryder's (Ursula Andress) entrance on the beach on Dr. No's Crab Key. Andress immediately became an object of desire for millions of red blooded males with her tanned sensuous body and skimpy bikini (in the book Dr. No, Ryder was naked). After 42 years and god knows how many sexy women, Andress' Ryder is still the standard. And unlike so many of the later Bond heroines, Andress' Ryder is a tough, intelligent woman who can take care of herself. When Bond promises he won't take the shells she sells to support herself, Andress answers, "I promise you you won't, either." Later, when she tells of killing her rapist with a black widow spider, even Bond recoils in mild shock.Read more ›
I will not review the film it's self since everyone has no doubt seen it at least once.
I have waited 2 years for the Bond films to be released in a HD format, and the waite was worth it.
The picture quality of this old film is simply awesome. The color saturation, the "depth" and contrast are very film-like.
I felt like I was discovering the film for the very first time.
Watching it on my 60'' display, it looked like I was seeing a brand new, fresh from the lab, film print in my own living room.
And it gets better, I am told (but havent viewed my copy yet) that Thunderball looks even better.
If you are a Connery James Bond fan, and own Blu Ray, this is a no-brainer.
Highest possible recommendation, and Amazon has it for a good price.
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A few weeks ago, I decided to actually go and read the series of original James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming out of a long held curiosity to see how the literary originals... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Antony Steele
This is the one that started it all; not the first spy movie, but it redefined in the same way The Beatles did with pop music. The world took notice. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ebonista
It was the first bond...it gets an extra star for being a classicPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
It skipped a few important scenes like when professor dent was killed every time i buy a Dr.No disc no matter how new it is I always get the one that skipsPublished 13 days ago by Sebastian E. Martelli
Few Bond movies are good. Most are terrible. This is one of the best, however-- perhaps the second best after "Goldfinger."Published 1 month ago by Eli Goodman
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I just watched the Blu-Ray and this film still holds up well. Younger viewers may find it lacking in visual effects and whiz-bang action, but this film is built on old-fashioned storytelling values and is nicely paced, with good characterizations. It actually follows Ian Fleming's plot fairly... Read More
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Owners of PS3 will have no problem playing these 007 Blue Ray discs, even Sony Blue Ray players have trouble with these discs check out website dvdfile.com for complete Blue Ray issues.
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