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1999 Proof Quarter Set in Original Government Packaging
1999 Proof Quarter Set in Original Government Packaging
Offered by Andrew's Coin & Jewelry
Price: $5.00
3 used & new from $5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Set, February 5, 2016
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Great set. I was impressed.


JAMES BOND MOVIE POSTER - MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - NEW
JAMES BOND MOVIE POSTER - MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - NEW
Offered by Quest Posters
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly handsome and Printed on good stock, February 2, 2016
Outstanding poster for THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. This is a quality poster printed on good stock. It is vivid and amazingly handsome.


The French Connection [Blu-ray]
The French Connection [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Gene Hackman
Offered by Solo Enterprises
Price: $11.70
37 used & new from $2.72

3.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray Version is an Abomination, February 2, 2016
This was a great film. The original THE FRENCH CONNECTION was a gritty and timely tale of police getting the job done down in the trenches. Great performances abound with unique suspense and innovative action sequences, cinematography and dialogue. This Blu-ray version is an abomination. It looks nothing like the original film. It is beyond grainy and the colors are totally screwed up. Stick with the DVD version. This is just one more film where the original is screwed up when they go to Blu-ray.


On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Beach Fight
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Beach Fight
Offered by Short-form Videos

5.0 out of 5 stars George Lazenby IS James Bond, February 2, 2016
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was the first film to address James Bond, the man. It seemed to have been made for Connery. This is the one we had been waiting for. This film brought the series to a culmination of emotional fervor. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE may indeed be the quintessential James Bond film. My initial reaction to seeing this extraordinary film on its first release was summed up in one indelible question that I kept repeating over and over again to myself. If Sean Connery decided not to appear in a Bond film, why did it have to be this one? I thought it was an excellent film, but Connery wasn't in it. Yet, I also could not get the image of George Lazenby out of my head. He looked the part and there was something very unique about his facial features. Many critics said his performance was bland. Even if they were right Lazenby still possessed the physique and physical attributes that really fit the part and again his unique looks just added to the wordily and masculine aura he exuded. I went to see the film three more times. I really liked it. I missed Connery, but I still couldn't get the screen image of Lazenby out of my head. I did some real self-analysis of this film over the next two years.

I started to read the Fleming books. To my amazement they were very dry yet very interesting and appealing at the same time. Fleming single-handedly drew the reader into the world of James Bond whereas the filmmakers achieved the same result in a collective effort of talents. When I read "Dr. No" and "Thunderball" I visualized Sean Connery or someone vaguely familiar to him yet not with his sardonic humor. When I read "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" I could visualize no one other than George Lazenby. As it turned out ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE is the one film closest to any Fleming novel of the same name. I began to see the merits of casting Lazenby for his visual presence and resolute performance of Fleming's dedicated civil servant.

The filmmakers had gone out of their way to make this the epic Bond film. The introduction of Lazenby as Bond was a well thought out and well crafted piece of pure cinema. There is no dialogue and only the strains of the James Bond Theme in another innovative interpretation by John Barry are heard. Less dialogue is better. Let the images tell the story. In the case of George Lazenby that's what worked best for him. Early on in the film he is having a bad night at the tables and you can see the disgust on his face as he deals out another loosing hand. He breaks into Gumbolt's office and penetrates his safe with assuredness and conviction while under the clock. This well directed scene is nerve racking and suspenseful again played without dialogue. The editing, music and Lazenby's presence make this another tour de force of pure cinema.

It wasn't until the release of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER that I realized that ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was the best Bond film for me. The combined efforts of all the filmmakers and Lazenby's performance of a James Bond with conviction, assuredness and determination made this the definitive James Bond film. The film had a sense of real drive behind it accentuated by Lazenby's no-nonsense approach and the urgency of John Barry's instrumental theme used repeatedly to never let up the pace. If James Bond was ever the dedicated civil servant it was in this film. I can't even imagine Sean Connery in this film any more. The filmmakers traded in Connery's worldliness for Lazenby's energetic determination. It seems apparent that Lazenby probably looked to DR. NO for inspiration.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is considered to be one of the better Bond films in the series. It follows the directorial style of DR. NO. Sean Connery in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE continued his portrayal of the character in the Fleming literary mold, but refined his performance adding more depth to the character's worldliness, intellect, social graces and wry humor. Lazenby reverts back to the James Bond we saw in DR. NO concentrating on his resoluteness and tenacity as the man with a mission who will not be deterred until the opposition is completely vanquished. Lazenby's scenes with Diana Rigg as Tracy, his bride to be, showed genuine compassion and depth. This was Bond's only true love interest up to that point in the series. Connery had showed genuine subdued sorrow tinged with anger at the death of Jill Masterson and her sister Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER and again with Aki in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. However, I don't see how any actor could have given a better reaction as George Lazenby did to the death of James Bond's new bride slumped over limply into his lap. Perhaps Daniel Craig could have. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE for many reasons is the stand alone the Quintessential James Bond film.


The Living Daylights (Extended Version)
The Living Daylights (Extended Version)
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Version of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS performed by a-ha, February 2, 2016
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This version of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS is outstanding. It is very upbeat, melodic and absolutely moving.


Spectre [Blu-ray]
Spectre [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Daniel Craig
Price: $19.99
25 used & new from $14.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SPECTRE is the weakest James Bond film of the series, February 2, 2016
This review is from: Spectre [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
SPECTRE is one of the weakest James Bond film of the series. It should not even be called a Bond movie considering some of its shortcomings. It is rather lackluster and depressing and a poor followup to SKYFALL. The plot is ludicrous when you consider it. Trying to tie it is with the previous three Bond films is very contrived. The cinematography was absolutely awful and made the film going experience very depressing. Bring back the Bond of old.

Daniel Craig does a good job, but the script allows him little room to develop the character he so brilliantly portrayed in CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
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Baby the Rain Must Fall
Baby the Rain Must Fall
DVD ~ Steve McQueen
Offered by Shop Zoombie
Price: $6.99
42 used & new from $2.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Character Study, January 26, 2016
This review is from: Baby the Rain Must Fall (DVD)
BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL is an interesting if uneven character study with Steve McQueen as a man who cannot escape his demons from the past who set him on the wrong path in life. McQueen is a drifter and paroled convict who dreams of songwriting and meets up with his small daughter and wife (Lee Remick) in Columbus, Texas in the the early 60s. The tumbleweed and dust blown environment seem to eat away at McQueen along with the terms of his parole and some dark secrets from his childhood. Elmer Bernstein's sensitive, vibrant and psychological score heighten the complex narrative.

Don Murray and Paul Fix gives strong supporting performances as deputy sheriff and judge and they add great depth to the texture of this forgotten film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay is by Horton Foote based on his play, "The Traveling Lady" and produced by Alan J. Pakula. The team of Pakula and Muligan gave us some interesting films.


The Steve McQueen Box Set (Baby, the Rain Must Fall/The War Lover)
The Steve McQueen Box Set (Baby, the Rain Must Fall/The War Lover)
DVD ~ Steve McQueen
Offered by Outlet Promotions
Price: $9.40
52 used & new from $2.88

5.0 out of 5 stars THE WAR LOVER is another war film with a love triangle at its center, January 26, 2016
THE WAR LOVER is another war film with a love triangle at its center, but with a twist. This time Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner and Shirley Ann Field are the lovers caught in the web and it is a web of love, survival, living the moment and war. Steve McQueen's unique style and slant and the excellent aerial photography of the B 17s on their bombing runs are this film's greatest assets and make it a must for lovers of this genre. This is a British film and it looks and feels like it, which only adds to the authenticity. Highly underrated and forgotten these days.

BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL is an interesting character study with Steve McQueen as a man who cannot escape his demons from the past who set him on the wrong path in life. McQueen is a drifter and paroled convict who dreams of songwriting and meets up with his small daughter and wife (Lee Remick) in Columbus, Texas in the the early 60s. The tumbleweed and dust blown environment seem to eat away at McQueen along with the terms of his parole and some dark secrets from his childhood. Elmer Bernstein's sensitive, vibrant and psychological score heighten the complex narrative. Don Murray and Paul Fix gives strong supporting performances as deputy sheriff and judge and they add great depth to the texture of this forgotten film directed by Robert Mulligan.


Sony KV-24FS120 24-Inch FD Trinitron WEGA CRT TV
Sony KV-24FS120 24-Inch FD Trinitron WEGA CRT TV

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Set SONY ever Made, January 13, 2016
Sony KV-24FS120 24-Inch FD Trinitron WEGA is one the best sets that SONY ever made. The picture is sharp, vivid and the colors are incredible.


007 George Lazenby [Blu-ray]
007 George Lazenby [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Artist Not Provided
Price: $10.59
21 used & new from $6.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George Lazeby IS James Bond, December 9, 2015
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was the first film to address James Bond, the man. It seemed to have been made for Connery. This is the one we had been waiting for. This film brought the series to a culmination of emotional fervor. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE may indeed be the quintessential James Bond film. My initial reaction to seeing this extraordinary film on its first release was summed up in one indelible question that I kept repeating over and over again to myself. If Sean Connery decided not to appear in a Bond film, why did it have to be this one? I thought it was an excellent film, but Connery wasn't in it. Yet, I also could not get the image of George Lazenby out of my head. He looked the part and there was something very unique about his facial features. Many critics said his performance was bland. Even if they were right Lazenby still possessed the physique and physical attributes that really fit the part and again his unique looks just added to the wordily and masculine aura he exuded. I went to see the film three more times. I really liked it. I missed Connery, but I still couldn't get the screen image of Lazenby out of my head. I did some real self-analysis of this film over the next two years.

I started to read the Fleming books. To my amazement they were very dry yet very interesting and appealing at the same time. Fleming single-handedly drew the reader into the world of James Bond whereas the filmmakers achieved the same result in a collective effort of talents. When I read "Dr. No" and "Thunderball" I visualized Sean Connery or someone vaguely familiar to him yet not with his sardonic humor. When I read "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" I could visualize no one other than George Lazenby. As it turned out ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE is the one film closest to any Fleming novel of the same name. I began to see the merits of casting Lazenby for his visual presence and resolute performance of Fleming's dedicated civil servant.

The filmmakers had gone out of their way to make this the epic Bond film. The introduction of Lazenby as Bond was a well thought out and well crafted piece of pure cinema. There is no dialogue and only the strains of the James Bond Theme in another innovative interpretation by John Barry are heard. Less dialogue is better. Let the images tell the story. In the case of George Lazenby that's what worked best for him. Early on in the film he is having a bad night at the tables and you can see the disgust on his face as he deals out another loosing hand. He breaks into Gumbolt's office and penetrates his safe with assuredness and conviction while under the clock. This well directed scene is nerve racking and suspenseful again played without dialogue. The editing, music and Lazenby's presence make this another tour de force of pure cinema.

It wasn't until the release of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER that I realized that ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was the best Bond film for me. The combined efforts of all the filmmakers and Lazenby's performance of a James Bond with conviction, assuredness and determination made this the definitive James Bond film. The film had a sense of real drive behind it accentuated by Lazenby's no-nonsense approach and the urgency of John Barry's instrumental theme used repeatedly to never let up the pace. If James Bond was ever the dedicated civil servant it was in this film. I can't even imagine Sean Connery in this film any more. The filmmakers traded in Connery's worldliness for Lazenby's energetic determination. It seems apparent that Lazenby probably looked to DR. NO for inspiration.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is considered to be one of the better Bond films in the series. It follows the directorial style of DR. NO. Sean Connery in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE continued his portrayal of the character in the Fleming literary mold, but refined his performance adding more depth to the character's worldliness, intellect, social graces and wry humor. Lazenby reverts back to the James Bond we saw in DR. NO concentrating on his resoluteness and tenacity as the man with a mission who will not be deterred until the opposition is completely vanquished. Lazenby's scenes with Diana Rigg as Tracy, his bride to be, showed genuine compassion and depth. This was Bond's only true love interest up to that point in the series. Connery had showed genuine subdued sorrow tinged with anger at the death of Jill Masterson and her sister Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER and again with Aki in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. However, I don't see how any actor could have given a better reaction as George Lazenby did to the death of James Bond's new bride slumped over limply into his lap. Perhaps Daniel Craig could have. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE for many reasons is the stand alone the Quintessential James Bond film.


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