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Disc #2: -DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview -Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler -Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs -Animated Storyboard Sequence -007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of From Russia With Love -THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER -Inside From Russia With Love -Harry Saltzman: Showman -MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications
*For Your Eyes Only Disc #1: -Movie with DTS 5.1 Surround and original mono/stereo -Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore -Language selections -Audio Commentary Featuring John Glen and Actors -Audio Commentary Featuring Michael G Wilson and Crew
Disc #2 -Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore -DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes & Expanded Angles -Bond in Greece Bond in Cortina -Neptune's Journey -007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of For Your Eyes Only -THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER -Inside For Your Eyes Only -Animated Storyboard Sequences -Sheena Easton 'For Your Eyes Only' Music Video -MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications
*On Her Majesty's Secret Service Disc #1: -Movie with DTS 5.1 Surround and original mono/stereo -Language selections -Audio Commentary Featuring Director Peter Hunt and Members of the Cast and Crew
Disc #2: -DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Casting On Her Majesty's Secret Service -Press Day in Portugal -George Lazenby: In His Own Words -Shot on Ice - Original 1969 Ford Promo -Film Swiss Movement - Original 1969 Featurette 007 -007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of On Her Majesty's Secret Service -THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER -Inside On Her Majesty's Secret Service -Inside Q's Lab -Above It All - Original 1969 Featurette
*Live And Let Die Disc #1: -Movie with DTS 5.1 Surround and original mono/stereo -Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore -Language selections -Audio commentary by director Guy Hamilton and Tom Mankiewicz and cast and crew
Disc #2: -DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Bond 1973: The Lost Documentary -Roger Moore as James Bond, Circa 1964 -Live and Let Die Conceptual Art -007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Live and Let Die -THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER -Inside Live and Let Die -On Set With Roger Moore
*GoldenEye Disc #1: -Movie with DTS 5.1 Surround and original stereo -Language selections -Audio Commentary Featuring Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson
Disc #2: -DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes With Introductions by -Director Martin Campbell -Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles -Building a Better Bond: Pre-Production Featurette -The Return of Bond - The Start of Production Press Event -Driven to Bond: Remy Julienne -Anatomy of a Stunt: Tank Versus Perrier -Making it in Small Pictures: Derek Meddings -On Location With Peter Lamont -GoldenEye: The Secret Files -Pre-Title Storyboard Sequence With Director Martin Campbell -007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of GoldenEye -THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER -The World of 007 - Original 1995 Television Special Hosted by Elizabeth Hurley -The GoldenEye Video Journal Promotional Featurette -Tina Turner 'GoldenEye' Music Video -MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications
Live and Let Die: Roger Moore was introduced as James Bond in this 1973 action movie featuring secret agent 007. More self-consciously suave and formal than predecessor Sean Connery, he immediately reestablished Bond as an uncomplicated and wooden fellow for the feel-good '70s. This film also marks a deviation from the more character-driven stories of the Connery years, a deliberate shift to plastic action (multiple chases, bravura stunts) that made the franchise more of a comic book or machine. If that's not depressing enough, there's even a good British director on board, Guy Hamilton (Force 10 from Navarone). The story finds Bond taking on an international drug dealer (Yaphet Kotto), and while that may be superficially relevant, it isn't exactly the same as fighting supervillains on the order of Goldfinger. --Tom KeoghFor Your Eyes Only: After a ship sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give its bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As Bond joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos (Julian Glover) of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock (Caroline Bouquet), who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. The non-stop action includes automobile chases, thrilling underwater battles, and even a breathtaking tour over razor-sharp coral reefs. But all of this is merely a prelude to 007's cliffhanging assault of a magnificent mountaintop fortress. -- Robert Lynch
From Russia with Love: Directed with consummate skill by Terence Young, the second James Bond spy thriller is considered by many fans to be the best of them all. Certainly Sean Connery was never better as the dashing Agent 007, whose latest mission takes him to Istanbul to retrieve a top-secret Russian decoding machine. His efforts are thwarted when he gets romantically distracted by a sexy Russian double agent (Daniela Bianchi), and is tracked by a lovely assassin (Lotte Lenya) with switchblade shoes, and by a crazed killer (Robert Shaw), who clashes with Bond during the film's dazzling climax aboard the Orient Express. From Russia with Love is classic James Bond, before the gadgets, pyrotechnics, and Roger Moore steered the movies away from the more realistic tone of the books by Ian Fleming. --Jeff ShannonOn Her Majesty's Secret Service: Australian model George Lazenby took up the mantle of the world's most suave secret agent when Sean Connery retired as James Bond (although Connery returned in Diamonds Are Forever before leaving the role to Roger Moore); Lazenby's subsequent career fizzled, yet this one-hit wonder is responsible for one of the best Bond films of all time. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 007 leaves the Service to privately pursue his SPECTRE nemesis Blofeld (played this time by Telly Savalas), whose latest master plan involves a threat to the world's crops by agricultural sterilization. Bond teams up with suave international crime lord Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti) and falls in love with--and marries--his elegant daughter, Tracy (Diana Rigg). Bond goes monogamous? Not at first; after all he has Blofeld's harem to seduce. Lazenby hasn't the intensity of Connery but he has fun with his quips and even lampoons the Bond image in a playful pre-credits sequence, and Rigg, fresh from playing sexy Emma Peel in The Avengers, matches 007 in every way. Former editor Peter Hunt makes a strong directorial debut, deftly handling the elaborate action sequences with a kinetic finesse. Though not a hit on its original release, On Her Majesty's Secret Service has become a fan favorite and the closest the series has come to capturing the spirit of Ian Fleming's books. --Sean Axmaker
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Top Customer Reviews
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE has the most solid Cold War story of all the films and everyone is firing on all pistons. Connery IS Bond in this one, making the character his own, and Robert Shaw and Lotte Lenya as the villians are among the best.
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE is George Lazenby's only film and it remains a controversial entry in the series. Myself, I loved it. Diana Rigg is awesome, the photography and editing are great, and the story feels like it has more meat on its bones than any other film.
(These first two films probably come closest to the Ian Fleming novels).
LIVE AND LET DIE is Moore's first appearance as Bond. It has a hit Paul McCartney & Wings song and a 19-year-old Jane Seymour, along with a very charismatic villian in Yaphet Kotto. The boat chase is still thrilling and Sheriff J.W. Pepper is still hilarious.
GOLDENEYE is Brosnan's first appearance as Bond and remains his best film. Wonderful use of Russian locales, particularly the "graveyard" of Communist statues, and the deadliest Bond girl since Pussy Galore.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY was an attempt to get back to better stories after the overblown epics of the Seventies.
So, as far as I'm concerned, there isn't a bad one in the lot. Like I said, I plan on getting them all--but this one looks like the best.
The answer really depends on what kind of fan you are. These sets seem to be aimed at the fans of the James Bond series as a whole (not toward any specific actor or decade). If you've never purchased a James Bond DVD before and are a fan of most of the films, this is an easy purchase.
If you already own some or all of the previous releases, does this release necessitate a purchase? This depends on what you are looking for in a DVD release of this series. If you are looking for more extras, you may want to think twice. This new release contains most of the same extras as the original release. The new extras are nice, but if the most informative stuff (commentaries and documentaries) are exactly the same as the previous release.
If you are looking for upgraded picture and sound quality, then buy these sets now. The upgrades are extremely impressive, with each film looking like it was filmed yesterday. The sound improvements aren't quite as impressive, but are still an upgrade to some of the mono tracks for the older films.
What about a HD version coming in the future? Well that all depends on how what you think the fate of the HD format will be. If you think it's going to stick around for a good long time, then skip this set and wait for an HD version. If you think that HD will be the Laserdisc of it's time and will replaced all too quickly by direct downloads to your TV, than go ahead and indulge in this set now.
The packaging is also a plus for collectors. The slimpack packaging takes up less room and the boxes are fairly attractive. I'm not too crazy about the new cover art (I wish they had used the old poster art), but it's a minor thing.Read more ›
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Great remasted DVDs as well as a lengthy bonus disc for each movie if you're into that sort of thing. A very solid DVD collection. Each DVD has it's own individual box.Published 13 months ago by PandaCow
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