James Bond Collection-V03 (Blu-ray)

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Specifications

Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 210722058
UPC 883904138990
UPC 14 00883904138990
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/1/2009
Rating NR
Keywords
007
Based On A Novel
Classic
James Bond
Live-Action
Space Shuttles
Spy
Terrorists
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Get a smattering of some classic Bond incarnations in all their high-definition glory. First up, Sean Connery delivers the goods in what is arguably the favored Bond?s most beloved outing, GOLDFINGER (1964). Then, skip ahead to the late 1970s for Roger Moore?s trip to outer space in MOONRAKER (1979). Finally, it?s warp-speed to 20 years later for Pierce Brosnan?s third Bond outing, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999). See individual titles for further plot synopses.
Directors
Lewis Gilbert
Michael Apted
Guy Hamilton
Actors
Lois Chiles
Roger Moore
Sean Connery
Pierce Brosnan
Cast & Crew
Lois Chiles - Star
Roger Moore - Star
Sean Connery - Star
Pierce Brosnan - Star
Sophie Marceau - Star
Lewis Gilbert - Director
Michael Apted - Director
Guy Hamilton - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 113899
UPC 00883904138990
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 359 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1/1.66:1
Awards
Oscar (1980) Derek Meddings, et. al., Nominee, [Moonraker] Best Effects, Visual Effects
Grammy (1965) John Barry, Nominee, [Goldfinger] Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show
British Academy Awards (1965) Ken Adam, Nominee, [Goldfinger] Best British Art Direction (Colour)
Oscar (1965) Norman Wanstall, Winner, [Goldfinger] Best Effects, Sound Effects
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review [Goldfinger] With 1964's Goldfinger, the third James Bond story to reach the screen, the "Bond formula" had reached maturity. Screenwriter Richard Maibaum, a participant in the scripting of the previous two movies, Dr. No and From Russia with Love, had identified those elements of the series that audiences liked. So, for this film, his storyline (adapted loosely from Ian Fleming's 1959 novel) enhanced the action sequences, added more beautiful women, gave 007 an Aston Martin loaded with neat gadgets, and offered actor Sean Connery more opportunities to deliver one-liners and act suave...One of the last Bond films to clock in at under two hours, Goldfinger is tightly-paced and economical in its usage of extraneous material. The character development of From Russia with Love is replaced by a greater attention to action. There are several memorable fight sequences (including a climactic struggle between 007 and Goldfinger's nasty henchman, Oddjob) and a lengthy car chase that has Bond's Aston Martin trailing smoke screens and oil slicks, firing built-in guns, and ejecting the passenger seat. The level of excitement in Goldfinger is up a notch from its predecessors...Sean Connery, back for the third time in the role that made him famous, plays the lead character with the same easy elegance and wit he displayed in From Russia with Love...In the midst of Bond's "golden era" of the '60s, it's hard to single out one film as the best, but history has shown Goldfinger to be among the series' most enduring entries. Although more gimmicky than From Russia with Love, this film is equally as entertaining. And, of course, it takes the Bond films in a slightly different direction, blazing a trail that they have been following ever since, all the way from Goldfinger to Goldeneye.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [The World is Not Enough] "The World Is Not Enough" is a splendid comic thriller, exciting and graceful, endlessly inventive...Instead of summarizing the plot, let's tick off the Bond trademarks and see how they measure up: 1. Bond himself. Pierce Brosnan. The best except for Sean Connery...2. Regulars. There's real poignancy this time, because Q, the inventor of all of Bond's gizmos, is retiring. Desmond Llewelyn has played the character in every single Bond film since "From Russia With Love" in 1963...3. Guest stars. Who could replace Q? John Cleese, of course...4. M. Judi Dench is back for the third time as Bond's boss...5. Sex bombs. Usually two major ones, a good girl who seems bad, and a bad girl who seems good. Both first-rate this time...6. Chase sequences. Lots of them...7. Megalomaniacal villains. There is a terrific early appearance of the arch-terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle). His oversized skull rises from the floor in a hologram, and then takes on flesh...8. Locations. Not simply the oil field of Azerbaijan, but Frank Gehry's new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, which figures in a nifty opening sequence, and the Millennium Dome on the banks of the Thames, which becomes a landing pad after a balloon explodes...9. Weird ways to die. How about vivisection by helicopter-borne rotary tree-trimming blades? Or garroting in an antique torture chair? 10. Sensational escapes. There is nothing like a Bond picture to make you believe a man can safely bungee-jump from a tall building, after tying one end of a window shade cord to his belt and the other end to an unconscious body...All of these elements are assembled by director Michael Apted and writers Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein into a Bond picture that for once doesn't seem like set pieces uneasily glued together, but proceeds in a more or less logical way to explain what the problem and solution might be.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com [Goldfinger] ...the perfect blend of action, adventure, gunplay, fisticuffs, gadgetry (that Aston Martin!), romance, derring-do, and just about everything else.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice [Moonraker] ...a freefall of fun-filled entertainment.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times [The World is Not Enough] Sleek, fast-paced entertainment!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide [Goldfinger] Entertaining, exciting James Bond adventure...Full of ingenious gadgets and nefarious villains...
Luis Martinez, Cinenganos [Moonraker] A classic Bond movie; girls, action and style.
Mick LaSalle, San Fancisco Chronicle [The World is Not Enough] A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film...ranks among the best.
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