Dr. No (Repackaged)

Directed By: Terence Young Starring: Ursula Andress Sean Connery

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This first in the series of james bond flicks pits 007 against a dabolical master criminal with plans to conquer the world.


Studio Mgm Entertainment
SKU 204821920
UPC 027616066695
UPC 14 00027616066695
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
James Bond
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Mad Doctor
Secret Agents
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note With DR. NO, the first of the James Bond films, director Terence Young and leading man Sean Connery set the precedent for what would become one of the most popular, influential, and long-lasting series ever made. Bond makes his first famous introduction, "Bond, James Bond," in an upscale casino, to a saucy brunette named Slyvia Trench (Eunice Gayson), who he promptly coaxes into a dinner date. Back at Secret Service Headquarters, M (Bernard Lee) assigns Bond to a mission in Jamaica. An agent who was investigating strange activity with nuclear weapons in Cape Canaveral has disappeared, and Bond is to take up where he left off. His contact, CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) reminds Bond that his title, "007," means he has license to kill, not be killed. This advice comes in handy in Jamaica as assassins relentlessly emerge from the woodwork, desperately trying to bring Bond down. Bond makes his way to Crab Key Island to find evil scientist Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), the primary suspect. There he is met with the obstacle of Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), a deadly beauty who emerges from the sea in a tiny bikini with a knife holster slung about her hips, in one of the most seductive Bond-girl moments of all time. With a striking lack of gadgets, DR. NO is a heartier mystery than subsequent films in the series, providing for some excellent adventures in which Bond must rely on his own clever spy skills to get out of sticky situations.
Total Film "...This one's memorable for great '60s styling..." 07/01/2000 p.112
Premiere "...[I]t gave the world a new kind of hero: impossibly suave, impossibly competent, always a winner, and perfectly embodied in hirsute Sean Connery." 12/01/2003 p.10
Terence Young
Ursula Andress
Sean Connery
Cast & Crew
Albert R. Broccoli, et. al. - Producer
Ian Fleming - Based On Novel By
Jack Lord - Actor
John Barry - Original Music By
Joseph Wiseman - Actor
Ken Adam - Production Designer
Monty Norman - Original Music By
Peter R. Hunt - Editor
Richard Maibaum, et. al. - Screenplay
Sean Connery - Actor
Syd Cain - Art Director
Ted Moore - Cinematographer
Terence Young - Director
Ursula Andress - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1963
Catalog ID 112065
UPC 00027616066695
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.66:1
Winner (1964) Golden Globe, Ursula Andress, Most Promising Newcomer - Female
Golden Globe (1964) Ursula Andress, Winner, Most Promising Newcomer - Female
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Barring a television adaptation of Casino Royale in the 1950s (not to be confused with the 1967 movie of the same name), 1962's Dr. No was the first opportunity fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond had to watch the intrepid superspy in action. However, producers Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli wanted their movie to appeal to a wider audience than just Fleming's readers. To that end, they altered the 007 of the novels to better fit the screen. Bond became more suave and witty, and less cold- blooded. Nevertheless, the hero of Dr. No is still grittier than he would become by Goldfinger (released only two years later), and bears little resemblance to the version of Bond essayed by Roger Moore beginning in 1973...The "James Bond theme", co-created by Monty Norman and John Barry (although exactly who is responsible for the bulk of the piece remains a topic of contention to this day), peppers an otherwise unmemorable score. M and Moneypenny make their screen debuts (Q first appeared in the next film, From Russia with Love), and the first -- and perhaps best-remembered -- Bond girl, Ursula Andress, sets a standard that hasn't wavered in more than thirty years. All-in-all, Dr. No is a successful, if not superlative, motion picture. While it may appear tame by the standards of the later productions, it's an entertaining look back in movie history at a project that developed into a worldwide phenomenon.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Movie Hamlet
Review All the familiar faces are introduced here--M, Bond's long-suffering boss, Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary who dreams of an adventure with the wily gentleman spy, Q (who is actually played by someone else than Desmond Llewelyn, and never referred to as "Q") and Felix Leiter, the CIA agent who was to be played by many different actors over the years. It was really rather odd that Sean Connery was chosen to play the suave, very English 007. He was not a very well known actor in those days, had a somewhat rough, blue-collar image and was not even English but a proud Scot. But a strange thing happened when he donned a tuxedo; his persona gave the character some depth...A few of the set pieces are quite inventive, especially a sequence where a man who's visiting Dr. No is shown into a room containing nothing but a chair, a cage with a spider and in the roof above the chair a hole covered by iron bars. As rays of sunshine hit the chair and the person sitting in it the impression is that of a man caught in a spider web. There's some smart thinking here; the series may have been lacking in creativity as it progressed, but Dr. No, the beginning of an era, certainly was not.
Reviewer Stefan Hedmark
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Classic Movie Guide
Review In 1962, three of the most immortal words in film history were uttered onscreen for the first time: "Bond. James Bond." Dr. No was the first look that audiences got at Bond in action (if one puts aside the American TV version of Casino Royale), and while it hasn't aged well since it was first released, it's still a diverting action picture that first established what would soon come to pass as franchise traditions...By now, the character of superspy 007 needs no introduction, having become ingrained into cultural lexicons all across the globe thanks to his massively popular adventures. But what some movie fans might forget is that after 40-plus years of seeing Bond do what he does best, his first time at bat was a fairly modest little venture, especially in comparison to some of the more grandiose and gleefully far-fetched entries the series would turn out...Dr. No finds itself in the awkward position of being lauded for kicking off one of the most enduring cinematic franchises and doing first what has since being commonplace and even taken for granted in the series. As a movie on its own terms, however, Dr. No is more than a little underwhelming, though it contains a fair amount of thrills all its own and works at least quite a bit of the time as a good example of pure, escapist entertainment.
Reviewer A.J. Hakari
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com Essential viewing for any Bond fanatic.
John J. Puccio, DVD Town ...must be ranked among the best.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide First James Bond film is least pretentious, with meatier story...
Stefan Birgir, Stefansson SBS.is The first, and one of the best James Bond movie.
Variety An entertaining piece of tongue-in-cheek action hokum.
Stefan Birgir Stefansson, SBS.is The first, and one of the best James Bond movie.

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