For Your Eyes Only

Directed By: John Glen Starring: Carole Bouquet Roger Moore

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James bond battles his foes on ski slopes, underwater and near a cliff as he tries to retrieve secret documents that sank with a british sub.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203939749
UPC 027616066596
UPC 14 00027616066596
Format DVD
Release Date 10/2/2012
Rating Rating
James Bond
Secret Agents
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Roger Moore makes his fifth appearance as 007 in this, the twelfth Bond film. In this outing, the renowned British double agent must locate a weapons system known as ATAC, which controls Great Britain's submarines, after it is sunk on a ship in the Ionian Sea. While he must contend with a formidable foe in the villain known as Kristatos (Julian Glover), he does have the lovely and talented Melina (Carole Bouquet), the daughter of a scientist killed by Kristatos, on his side. For fans craving their old favorites, Blofeld, Moneypenny and Q all put in appearances. The stunts come fast and furious, most notably a breathtaking race down a ski slope at the film's opening. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("For Your Eyes Only").
Plot Summary
Summary James Bond trades in his stylish wardrobe and trademark fancy gadgets for an action-packed mission filled with stunts, chases and elaborate set pieces. Sent to recover a secret government apparatus hidden somewhere at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, 007 has to contend with hungry sharks as well as an array of enemy agents.
Variety "...A truly sympathetic heroine, fetchingly portrayed by Carole Bouquet, who exhibits a humanity and emotionalism..." 06/24/1981
New York Times "...[Moore's] Bond retains an ageless cool....Slick entertainment..." 06/26/1981 p.C8
John Glen
Carole Bouquet
Roger Moore
Cast & Crew
Alan Hume - Cinematographer
Albert R. Broccoli - Producer
Bill Conti - Original Music By
Carole Bouquet - Actor
Cassandra Harris - Actor
Ian Fleming - Based On Characters Created By
John Fenner - Art Director
John Glen - Director
John Grover - Editor
John Wyman - Actor
Julian Glover - Actor
Lois Maxwell - Actor
Lynn-Holly Johnson - Actor
Michael G. Wilson - Screenplay
Michael G. Wilson - Executive Producer
Richard Maibaum - Screenplay
Roger Moore - Actor
Topol - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1981
Catalog ID 106659
UPC 00027616066596
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 128 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Nominee (1982) Golden Globe, Bill Conti, Michael Leeson, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Oscar, Bill Conti, Michael Leeson, Best Music, Original Song
Oscar (1982) Bill Conti, Michael Leeson ("For Your Eyes Only"), Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
Golden Globe (1982) Bill Conti, Michael Leeson ("For Your Eyes Only"), Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture
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Review With For Your Eyes Only, Roger Moore's fifth appearance as Bond and the twelfth entry in the long-running series, 007 enters the 1980s with a return to the "glory days" of the '60s. Realizing it would be tough to top the technical glitz of Moonraker, the film makers wisely chose not to try, opting instead for a retro-Bond adventure that takes the intrepid superspy back into familiar territory: KGB involvement in a plan that centers on classified British secrets...But that's not the only aspect of For Your Eyes Only that looks more to Bond's past than his future. Blofeld, the constant nemesis during the Connery years, makes a brief return appearance, and the film opens with 007 visiting the grave of his dead wife, Tracy. Regarding familiar faces, M isn't in this movie (Bernard Lee having died just prior to the start of filming), but Q (Desmond Llewelyn) and Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) are...Like Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Carole Bouquet is one of the few Bond girls who can actually act (although she doesn't get much chance to show it)...In the final analysis, For Your Eyes Only is a solid adventure, although it could have been better. There's enough action to hold those with even a short attention span, and Roger Moore's deft charm hasn't yet begun to wear thin (that starts with the next film, Octopussy). By the end of the '80s, Bond would be viewed as something of a relic, but at least the decade opened with an enjoyable outing.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Review It was way back in 1981 when this reviewer was first introduced to the original international man of mystery, James Bond. The film shown on cable that night was For Your Eyes Only and Roger Moore played the debonair spy who lived the ultimate jet-setting lifestyle. To be sure, the intrigue, glamour, and sophistication of it all were overwhelming for this young audience...Roger Moore is joined in the production by Topol, who plays a hard-edged, yet warmhearted smuggler; Lynn-Holly Johnson as an over-sexed Olympic figure-skating contender; and Chanel model Carole Bouquet as the requisite Bond Girl, who is out to avenge the deaths of her murdered parents.
Reviewer Noah Wiss
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review Perhaps the best entry in the Roger Moore era, For Your Eyes Only returns to a tougher, grittier Bond who saves the day but this time with very limited gadgets and some of the most amazing stunt sequences ever packed into a single movie...Roger Moore is by this point in the franchise very comfortable with his role and it shows. His humor avoids going over the top, and is as convincing as the suave gentleman as he is as the cool killer. The rest of the cast has more talents. Topol, perhaps best known for his leading role in Fiddler on the Roof, is perfect as the gregarious Milos Colombo. Julian Glover is a low-key Bond Villain, who depends on his actions and a quiet menace to get his points across. The role of the Villain's Helper is divided into two characters, with Michael Gothard as Emil Locque (whose looks and evil silence are enough) and John Wyman as Erich Kriegler (whose athletic prowess makes him a worthy 007 opponent). The only grating role is that of skater Lynn-Holly Johnson as Bibi, whose bouncy, bubble-gum ways may induce some eye-rolling or nausea. Of special note is Cassandra Harris as Topol's mistress, who was to-be-Bond Pierce Brosnan's wife but who died tragically in 1991...A back-to-basics Bond, For Your Eyes Only should appeal both to the die-hard Bond fanatic and the more casual movie watcher with its strong lead actors and numerous action scenes.
Reviewer Nicholas Sylvain
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Moore,Roger
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Scott Weinberg, One of Moore's best turns as 007.
Variety A terrific, non-stop romp!
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...some spectacular stunt work and the usual beautiful girl and exotic locale.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice ...keeps the James Bond tradition in good form.
Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald The Bond series' most superb action assembly, plus a terrific performance from Roger Moore.

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