Goldeneye

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Product Overview

James bond is back, this time is russia, searching for th stolen access codes for an awesome space weapon that can fire devastating electromagnetic pulses towards earth.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203939745
UPC 027616066220
UPC 14 00027616066220
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
007
Action
Adventure
Blockbuster
James Bond
Live-Action
Recommended
Romance
Secret Agents
Sequel
Spies
Spy
Terrorism
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Trains
Editors Note
Note Directed by Martin Campbell, GOLDENEYE makes the transition to a more modern image for the James Bond series. Bond's out-of-date womanizing is presented with a feminist challenge from the newly cast Judi Dench as an impenetrable M, and Samantha Bond as a wiser and more forthright Moneypenny. The action sequences, replete with helicopter hijinks and copious explosions, are complex and stylish, making the film a polished sensation.^This installment in the series introduces actor Pierce Brosnan in the role of suave, debonair, irresistible 007. Despite the end of the Cold War, James Bond still finds himself pitted against nefarious Russians who want to rule the world. This time around, his enemies are a gang of mobsters and former military men who have gained access to the Goldeneye, which can cut off electrical currents in London. Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) is the leader, with General Ourumov (Gottfried John) an additional threat. Sizzling Bond babe Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) is the sleek robber who, with Ourumov, successfully steals the Goldeneye, which the villains plan to use in their quest to control financial markets around the globe. However, this grizzly group of scoundrels is no match for Bond, who constantly outwits their attempts to assassinate him. Bond rescues the tough and lovely Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco), who was caught in Trevalyan's deadly web, and she eventually helps Bond turn the tables on his foes as he uses his quick instincts, innovative weapons, and cool gadgetry to save the day.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I think you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War." -- 007's female boss M (JUDI DENCH), to Bond himself (PIERCE BROSNAN).
Reviews
USA Today "...The best bit of Bond-age since Sean Connery....GOLDENEYE's vision is 20/20 when it comes to reviving a legend..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars 11/17/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...State-of-the-art stunt work, a brouhaha about weapons systems in space...and gorgeous, super-competent female sidekicks....[Brosnan] puts a much-needed glint in GOLDENEYE." -- Rating: B 05/24/1996 pp.106-7
Variety "...A dynamic action entry in its own right....Brosnan makes the grade as 007. He handles the action capably..." 11/20/1995
Directors
Martin Campbell
Actors
Pierce Brosnan
Famke Janssen
Cast & Crew
Alan Cumming - Actor
Andrew Ackland-Snow, et. al. - Art Director
Barbara Broccoli - Producer
Bruce Feirstein - Screenplay
Eric Serra - Original Music By
Famke Janssen - Actor
Ian Fleming - Based On Characters Created By
Izabella Scorupco - Actor
Jeffrey Caine - Screenplay
Joe Don Baker - Actor
Judi Dench - Actor
Martin Campbell - Director
Michael France - Story By
Phil Meheux - Cinematographer
Pierce Brosnan - Actor
Robbie Coltrane - Actor
Sean Bean - Actor
Terry Rawlings - Editor
Tom Pevsner - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 114160
UPC 00027616066220
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 130 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Nominee (1996) British Academy Awards, Chris Corbould, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Effects,British Academy Awards, Jim Shields, et. al., Best Sound,MTV Award, Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Best Fight,MTV Award, GoldenEye, Best Sandwich in a Movie
British Academy Awards (1996) Chris Corbould, et. al., Nominee, Best Achievement in Special Effects,Jim Shields, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound
MTV Award (1996) GoldenEye, Nominee, Best Sandwich in a Movie,Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Nominee, Best Fight
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Like everything else, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has had to change for the nineties. The venerable 007, coming off a long hiatus, has taken on his sixth face (the other five being Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton), changed his mode of transport from an Aston- Martin to a BMW, and now answers to a female "M" (played dryly by Judi Dench). Bond's attitudes towards women have been modified -- although not greatly. Also, there's more action in Goldeneye than in previous 007 entries -- enough to keep a ninety-minute film moving at a frantic pace. Unfortunately, this movie isn't ninety-minutes long -- it's one-hundred thirty, which means that fully one-quarter of Goldeneye is momentum-killing padding...Despite the mostly-cosmetic alterations, the majority of fans won't be disappointed by Pierce Brosnan's debut as their favorite spy. His Bond still quips at danger, takes his vodka martinis "shaken, not stirred", enjoys gadgets and toys, and introduces himself as "Bond, James Bond"...Goldeneye keeps Bond's comic book-like stunts at an appropriately absurd level. Even given that we're in a reality where spies are more like Superman than Bernard Samson (Len Deighton's popular MI6 agent), suspension of disbelief occasionally becomes a challenge, especially with visual effects that could be charitably called "subpar." Some such liabilities, however, can be forgiven in the name of fun. And, with its mixture of humor, interesting locales, high-speed chases, explosions, and action, Goldeneye possesses that quality. It is perhaps the best entry in the series since The Spy Who Loved Me, and, while that's not saying much, this updated Bond should be able to stand toe-to-toe with today's crop of heroes.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "GoldenEye" looks exactly like a James Bond film. It begins with a stunt (a bungee jump from the top of a towering dam). It tops that with an even more spectacular stunt (Bond chases an airplane heading off the side of a cliff, then jumps after it, free-falls, catches up with it, climbs aboard and flies to safety). In the Pussy Galore tradition, it has a villainess with a lubricious name: Xenia Onatopp...And of course it involves a plan for world domination, and a madman presiding over a secret headquarters staffed with obedient hirelings...So all of the parts are in place. And yet, in an important way, this James Bond adventure, the 18th (or 19th, if you count the non-standard "Casino Royale"), marks the passing of an era. This is the first Bond film that is self-aware, that has lost its innocence and the simplicity of its world view, and has some understanding of the absurdity and sadness of its hero...The plot involves an Earth satellite that has been lurking in secret orbit and can disrupt Earth communications, giving the person who controls it power over governments and markets. After Xenia Onatopp (an ex-fighter pilot) and her accomplices steal a priceless Tiger helicopter that is invulnerable to the satellite, Bond traces her to St. Petersburg, Russia, where the Janus arms syndicate is located. This leads to a sex scene involving Onatopp that owes a lot to Sumo wrestling...Watching the film, I got caught up in the special effects and the neat stunts, and I observed with a certain satisfaction Bond's belated entry into a more modern world. Brosnan was quite adequate, although all of the later Bonds suffer from the reality that no one else will ever really replace Sean Connery. I had a good enough time, I guess, although I never really got involved. I was shaken but not stirred.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Brosnan,Pierce
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network A thrilling '90s ride from start to finish!
James Verniere, The Boston Herald A celebration of the art of action filmmaking.
Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview Chock full of spectacular stunts.
Edvins Beitiks, San Francisco Examiner It is both the best-looking James Bond film and the best-looking James Bond.
James Verniere, Boston Herald A celebration of the art of action filmmaking.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
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