Tomorrow Never Dies (Special Edition)
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- Secrets of 007: featurette depicting the evolution of the bond series
- Stunning visual effects reel
- Music video "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Sheryl Crow
- Isolated Music-Only Audio Track & Interview with composer David Arnold
- Innovative storyboard overlay technology that compares initial "Action-Scene" concepts with the final film
Top Customer Reviews
For me at least, TND has gotten better with repeat viewings. The main criticism of this film has always been that it turns Bond into a 'run-and-gun' generic action hero and that it favours pyrotechnics and stunts over a developed plot. It's a problem all the newer Bond movies have had, but TND is where it's most obvious. Once you accept that though, there's a lot of fun to be had here. Lots of great sequences, including a parking garage chase and one on a motorcycle. Michelle Yeoh, being an action star herself, is the best of the "secret agent" Bond girls. Yeoh and her stunt team manage a fight sequence ripped from Hong Kong action movies that almost feels out of place in a western Bond film. And David Arnold's first Bond score is a sexy, classy, memorable affair that's worth buying the soundtrack for.
The DVD packs a lot in. Two audio commentaries, an isolated score track, and a multi-angle storyboard featurette. It's missing a strong making-of documentary, but packs in a generalized featurette that aired on TV and is worth watching. Tomorrow Never Dies isn't the strongest Bond film, but it's pretty action-filled romp that's worth owning for Bond fans.
There's the regular version and two versions of the Special Edition. All three offer an excellent print of the film itself with amazing sound. All give you the choice of letterbox or TV ratios. All have multiple language tracks and multiple language closed captioning. All give you the trailer in addition to the movie.
But the Special Editions are clearly the preferred form. There's no difference between the two Special Editions save packaging: get whichever is a) available and b) cheaper.
As with all in the Bond Special Editions, the _TND_ SE has double audio commentaries, TV advertisements, production notes, and a 45-minute documentary.
Unlike other Bond Special Editions to date, however, _TND_ adds the music video of the theme song, includes an innovative *third* audio track (consisting of only the musical score and the composer's commentary), and does a really wild thing by letting you compare actual shots to the storyboard. These last two features are innovative even for non-Bond films. I've never seen a DVD with a music-only track, and only a handful of DVDs currently have any sort of storyboarding element amongst their extra features.
With all this additional stuff, and the modest difference in price between the regular and special editions, your purchase choice is a no-brainer. Buy whichever version of _Tomorrow Never Dies_ Special Edition you can get your hands on.
Performance wise, Pierce Brosnan furthers that which he started in "Goldeneye" by making the role his as he brings a darker and harsher yet capably witty tone to Bond that hadn't been seen in a Bond film since the first James Bond himself, Sean Connery. I would caveat that in that I thought Timothy Dalton accomplished that as well but as he was only allowed to do two films in the role I must be in the minority on that opinion.
As with all James Bond films, we're treated to a pair of new Bond babes in Teri Hatcher and international martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh, both of which are incredibly beautiful and talented actresses. Although Teri Hatcher's role in this film is a very brief one, I would definitely have to say it was memorable. Michelle Yeoh's role in this film brings her right up there with James Bond himself as far as the action sequences go. It is most certainly interesting to see a Bond film turn into a Bruce Lee film in a particularly eventful sequence.
Director Roger Spottiswoode who may best be known for "Air America" or even "The 6th Day" does a great job with this film, solidifying his status as a quite capable director of action films.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Action packed flick with your traditional Bond plot. Attention grabbing scenes with great special effects and mandatory 007 gadgets.Published 2 days ago by Gilberto Rosario
Tomorrow did die. Compared to the new Daniel Craig Bond movies, this movie is not worth the time. The writer (Feirstein) spent more time creating now laughable one-liner innuendos... Read morePublished 2 days ago by AdmitOne
One of the cleanest Bond movies of the recent times - and I can watch it again & again just for the chasing scene alone !Published 2 days ago by Soumik
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