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Format: DVD
Sku: 204115553
UPC: 027616066428
UPC 14: 00027616066428
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions Presents Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007.
The World is Not Enough is an exhilarating but sophisticated, action-packed adventure. With insight and intelligence, the producers, writers, director and star Pierce Brosnan reveal a new and exciting dimension to a character that has been in the public consciousness for 40 years -- and the film further establishes Ian Fleming's legendary creation as one of the most popular literary and cinematic characters of all time. Pierce Brosnan returns as Bond, charged to protect a gorgeous billionaire heiress (Sophie Marceau) from the ruthless hands of nuclear-obsessed terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle), who wants control of the world's petroleum supply.

"...high-octane action sequences, double entendre-laden dialogue, slick gadgets and sexy sidekicks...  Annlee Ellingson, Box Office Magazine
"You can't beat a Bond film for adventure on a grand scale.  Howard Cohen, Miami Herald
"Sleek, fast-paced entertainment!  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film...ranks among the best.  Mick LaSalle, San Fancisco Chronicle
"...a class act, with a textured script, one of the series' more stunning title sequences.  William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Editor's Note
Complete with ski chases, casino hijinks, high-tech gadgetry, and sultry women, the 19th installment in the James Bond franchise features the increasingly at-ease Pierce Brosnan in his third appearance as 007, in a race to save the world's oil supply. Sophie Marceau (BRAVEHEART) stars as Elektra King, the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon, while Robert Carlyle (THE FULL MONTY) plays one of the most unusual Bond villains ever: Renard, who is unable to feel pain because of a bullet lodged in his brain. Director Michael Apted, known for such films as COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, was brought in to make the story more dramatic and facilitate the addition of more complex female characters. One of the fruits of Apted's involvement is that M (Judi Dench) gets to move from behind her desk, while curvy Denise Richards (WILD THINGS) gets to show off more than her figure. Dangerous stunt work, exhilarating action sequences, and a rousing theme song from alternative rock band Garbage make this a worthy addition to the 007 series. The film also marks the 17th and final appearance of Desmond Llewelyn as Q; John Cleese is introduced as Q's successor, R.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Mgm Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/2/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 129 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1999
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 114158
Video UPC UPC: 00027616066428
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The World Is Not Enough - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/13/2009 5:38 PM
I’ll preface this review with the disclaimer that I am indeed aware that James Bond thrillers do not bear any semblance to real-life scenarios. I’ll also say that since I was a kid I’ve been a huge Bond fan. And I’ll also say that The World Is Not Enough is one of the worst Bond films to come along in years. What’s to fault? Look no further than the story, the product of three screenwriters who appear to have reported to a committee that mandated no fewer than one bad pun every two the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Denise Richards
Video Cast Info Desmond Llewelyn
Video Cast Info John Cleese
Video Cast Info Judi Dench
Video Cast Info Pierce Brosnan
Video Cast Info Robbie Coltrane
Video Cast Info Robert Carlyle
Video Cast Info Sophie Marceau
Video Cast Info Adrian Biddle - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Andrew Ackland-Snow, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Barbara Broccoli, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info David Arnold - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ian Fleming - Based On Characters Created By
Video Cast Info Jim Clark - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Apted - Director
Video Cast Info Neal Purvis - Based On Story By
Video Cast Info Neal Purvis, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Robert Wade - Based On Story By
Plot Summary
Bond (Pierce Brosnan) must race to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance. Sophie Marceau is the sultry Elektra King, the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon whom Bond is assigned to protect. Robert Carlyle steps into the villain role of Renard, who can feel no pain, and Denise Richards is nuclear weapons expert Dr. Christmas Jones; John Cleese and Judi Dench also star. This installment is directed by Briton Michael Apted (GORILLAS IN THE MIST).

Memorable Quotes

"If you're Q does that make him R?"----Bond (Pierce Brosnan) to Q (Desmond Llewelyn)

"Titanium armor, a multitasking heads--up display, and six beverage cup holders."----R (John Cleese) describing the gadgets on Bond's hi--tech car

"Do you want to put that in English for those of us who don't speak spy?"----Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) to Bond

"I always wanted to have Christmas in Turkey."----Bond to Dr. Jones

"I thought Christmas only comes once a year?"----Bond to Dr. Jones

Professional Reviews

"...Solid work by the nicely matched Pierce Brosnan and Sophie Marceau..." p.88

Total Film
"...The Bond machine, retooled and greased for the new millennium, still has a fearsome top speed..." 06/01/2000 p.100

Entertainment Weekly
"...[Brosnan] imprints his own personality on the role....Marceau gives Bond a real woman to deal with..." 05/19/2000 p.50

New York Times
"...Sophie Marceau does a smashing turn as Elektra, in a mischievously sexy performance..." 11/19/1999 p.E20

USA Today
"...One of the best post-Sean Connery Bonds....Solid and surprisingly sharp..." 11/19/1999 p.7E

Chicago Sun-Times
"...A splendid comic thriller, exciting and graceful, endlessly inventive..." 11/19/1999 p.31

ReelViews 8 of 10
Ten years ago, when the second and final Timothy Dalton Bond movie, Licence to Kill, tanked at the box office, it looked like the venerable secret agent had finally run out of gas, driven into the ground by the likes of The Terminator and Rambo. A six year hiatus followed, and, when Bond finally returned in 1995's Goldeneye, Dalton had been replaced by Pierce Brosnan and the series was said to have been given a complete overhaul. Actually, as Goldeneye and its sequel, Tomorrow Never Dies, illustrated, the changes were more cosmetic than anything else. Bond still drinks his martinis shaken not stirred, still utters his signature "Bond, James Bond," and still sleeps with any gorgeous woman who crosses his path. The only differences are that he has traded in his Aston Martin for a BMW and "M" has experienced a sex change. With Brosnan in the lead role, the Bond series has undergone an unprecedented revival...The World Is Not Enough contains the usual array of eye-popping action sequences...Following The World Is Not Enough, Brosnan is committed to one more Bond film, after which he will probably leave the franchise. Unlike back in the late '80s and early '90s, the series' future is not in doubt. Only a dud would have jeopardized Bond 20, and The World Is Not Enough is far from that. For those who have enjoyed the other Bond movies (especially the most recent two) or for anyone who appreciates fast-paced action films, The World Is Not Enough should prove to be a winner. Director Michael Apted may be best known for documentary efforts (the Seven Up series) and dramas (Gorillas In the Mist, Nell), but he proves to have a deft hand managing the taut pace and pyrotechnics of this kind of motion picture. When it comes to action and excitement, actors, directors, and screenwriters may change, but there's still only one James Bond. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
"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. - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeActor:   Brosnan,Pierce
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
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