Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "From Russia with Love [Blu-ray]” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 43% off the $19.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
From Russia with Love [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
- Audio commentary with director Terence Young and members of the cast and crew
- Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview
- Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler
- Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs
- Animated storyboard sequence
- 007 Mission Control interactive guide into the world of From Russia with Love
- Inside From Russia with Love
- Harry Saltzman: Showman
Top Customer Reviews
Terence Young, who also helmed Dr. No and Thunderball, does an outstanding job of directing. He makes wonderful use of the locations, especially in Istanbul. As with his other two Bond efforts, Young eschews a cartoon approach to the action in favor of a more brutal, realistic approach. And unlike many later Bond directors, Young concentrates on developing characters, making them real people with real emotions. The audience feels for the characters emotionally -- something unheard of with the cardboard cutout characters of the later films.
Peter Hunt's editing is a marvel. The action scenes are tightly edited and the film's pacing and continuity are flawless. In addition, the DVD documentary shows just how much Hunt helped shape the final project.Read more ›
The setting for the film, Istanbul, is one of the best in the entire series. It perfect set the international tone for all subsequent Bond films. The city is used as a perfect backdrop for much of the film. Among all the other distinctions of this film, it also belongs on the short list of the great train films, with much of the film taking place on the train that travels along the route of the former Orient Express.Read more ›
From Russia With Love's greatest strength is its superb cast. Sean Connery, in his second outing as Bond, is very good, handling both dialogue and action adeptly. Daniela Bianchi is a beautiful heroine, and her onscreen relationship with Bond is very plausible. Other roles are also cast from strength--Lotte Lenya and Robert Shaw, as the principal villains, and Pedro Armendariz, as Bond's fellow MI-6 agent, are the most notable performances.
While From Russia With Love cannot be considered a classic movie--it owes too much to North By Northwest for that--it is a very enjoyable movie to view again and again. I watch it several times a year.
On a HDTV you will "see" this movie for the first time. I started picking out extras in the background and details on Sean Connery's clothing that I had never noticed before. When you watch Q make his entrance and go over Bond's attaché case, check out how smoke stained Desmond Llewelyn's hands are. It really is amazing and makes you appreciate the movie on a whole new level.
With a nice DTS 5.1 soundtrack and a slew of extras, this will be a great addition to your Blu-Ray collection. I know it is to mine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a classic fun film. Slightly non-PC but enjoyable non the less. Both kids (13 and 15) loved it.Published 16 days ago by B.L.A.
Too slow, too naïve, great story but....always something is missingPublished 17 days ago by Yonel Esteban
007 at his best again , no one will ever be like this one, it's a classic . Love it , thanks.Published 18 days ago by Culver
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|About this movie's last scene||
I wonder about that too. Another point of interest to me... in the Venice scene you are mentioning, will they "fix" or repair the jump cut edit that removed Sean Commery's line.."another great performance" as he looks at the movie film taken by the Russian spys then tosses... Read More
Aug 12, 2008 by Brian Smith | See all 2 posts
|language besides english?||Be the first to reply|
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Movies
- Movies & TV > Fully Loaded DVDs > DTS
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Romance
- Movies & TV > James Bond > Sean Connery
- Movies & TV > MGM Home Entertainment > All MGM Titles
- Movies & TV > Movies