Dr. No Ultimate Edition

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His name is Bond, James Bond. And here, in his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming's immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Sean Connery embodies the suave yet lethal cool of Agent 007 as he battles the mysteries Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space programme.

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Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 208937376
UPC 883904116387
UPC 14 00883904116387
Format DVD
Release Date 10/21/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.66:1
Actors
Name Connery,Sean
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Awards
Golden Globe (1964) Ursula Andress, Winner, Most Promising Newcomer - Female
Reviews
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.
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Reviewer A.J. Hakari
ReviewRating 7
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.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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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.

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