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- Audio Commentary featuring Director Terrence Young and members of the Cast and Crew
- Inside From Russian With Love Documentary
- Harry Saltzman - Showman Documentary
- Animated Storyboard Sequence
- Original Promotional Trailers
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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 ›
It's difficult to believe that this movie is 45 years old (counting from the year of this review)!!!
(Sir) Sean Connery made six EON (or "official") movies with him starring as James Bond. They were: (1) Dr. No (1962) (2) From Russia with Love (1963) (3) Goldfinger (1964) (4) Thunderball (1965) (5) You Only Live Twice (1967) and (6) Diamonds are Forever (1971).
As you can see from the above list, "From Russia With Love" is the second spy film of the British Bond series. As well, it is the second to star Connery as the fictional MI6 agent Commander James Bond (code number 007).
This movie is based on the 1957 novel of the same name as the movie by Ian Fleming (1908 to 1964).
Briefly, SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion) has devised a plot to steal a decoding device from the Russians, sell it back to them, and teach the British Secret Service a lesson for foiling Dr. No's plans. ("Dr. No" was the title of the very first Bond movie.) Bond begins his mission by being sent to Turkey to assist in the defection of Corporal Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi whose voice was dubbed), the main Bond girl.
The title song is presented as a lively instrumental version during the opening credits and eventually segues into the James Bond theme music. The title song is actually partially sung with lyrics by singer Matt Monro in the movie on the radio and sung to completion during the rolling of the end credits.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Old movie. The Russian Woman is a double agent. James Bond comes out romantically alive. Without her betrayal to her Russian boss, James Bond will not survive in the last trap. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charming
Having never watched any Bond films and starting with Dr. No, good classic film. Not much for character development, but great classic Sean Connery swooning the ladies, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Taylor
Without question the best Bond movie ever filmed, based on the premise of it's originality,spy genre setting and the star power of Sean Connery to portray the original and best... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Carlson
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