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Die Another Day (Repackaged)

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When his top-secret mission is sabotaged, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) finds himself captured by the enemy, abandoned by M16 and stripped of his 00-license. Determined to get revenge, Bond goes head-to-head with a sultry spy (Oscar winner Halle Barry), a frosty agent (Rosamund Pike) and a shadowy billionaire (Toby Stephens) whose business is diamonds...but whose secret is a diabolical weapon that could bring the world to its knees! Bristling with excitement and bursting with explosive special effects, Die Another Day is an adrenaline-pumping thrill-ride with "stunts and nonstop action [that] will astonish you" (Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV)!


Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 208937384
UPC 027616085825
UPC 14 00027616085825
Format DVD
Release Date 10/21/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Image Award (2003) Halle Berry, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
MTV Award (2003) Halle Berry, Nominee, Best Female Performance
Golden Globe (2003) Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai ("Die Another Day"), Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Imagine, if you will, the dispiriting experience of listening to an awful cover of one of your favorite songs. That's how I felt sitting through Die Another Day, the 20th official outing for Ian Fleming's super-spy. This is a train wreck of an action film -- a stupefying attempt by the filmmakers to force-feed James Bond into the mindless XXX mold and throw 40 years of cinematic history down the toilet in favor of bright flashes and loud bangs. Since XXX is a Bond wannabe, that makes Die Another Day a second generation knock-off. What's missing from this movie? Any real sense that we're watching 007 rather than a generic spy in a tuxedo...Director Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors, The Edge) may be to blame. Even though this anniversary movie supposedly contains something from each of the previous 19 outings (many of which appear as props in Q's lab), one gets the sense that Tamahori either doesn't understand Bond or has miscalculated the nature of his appeal. It's not enough to throw all of the Bond elements together and hope that they somehow work. A little more precision and craftsmanship are necessary (and a better script wouldn't have hurt things). Let's hope this represents an aberrance, not a trend...Whether played by Pierce Brosnan or someone else, James Bond will return. Let's just hope that when he does, he's the 007 we have come to love and admire, not the impostor that inhabits Die Another Day.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I realized with a smile, 15 minutes into the new James Bond movie, that I had unconsciously accepted Pierce Brosnan as Bond without thinking about Sean Connery, Roger Moore or anyone else. He has become the landlord, not the tenant. Handsome if a little weary, the edges of an Irish accent curling around the edges of the Queen's English, he plays a preposterous character but does not seem preposterous playing him...This movie has the usual impossible stunts, as when Bond surfs down the face of a glacier being melted by a laser beam from space. But it has just as many scenes that are lean and tough enough to fit in any modern action movie. It also has a heroine who benefits from 40 years of progress in the way we view women...The film has been directed by Lee Tamahori (whose credits include "Once Were Warriors" and "Mulholland Falls"), from New Zealand, who has tilted the balance away from humor and toward pure action. With "Austin Powers" breathing down the neck of the franchise, he told Sight & Sound magazine, it seemed like looking for trouble to broaden the traditional farcical elements. "Die Another Day" is still utterly absurd from one end to the other, of course, but in a slightly more understated way. And so it goes, Bond after Bond, as the most durable series in movie history heads for the half-century. There is no reason to believe this franchise will ever die. I suppose that is a blessing.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Clint Morris, Film Threat The real-deal, packed with more excitement, vigor and fortitude than an unfaltering Magnum.
Entertainment Weekly The savviest and most exciting Bond adventure in years!
Gregory Weinkauf, Dallas Observer Tamahori pumps a tremendous amount of energy into his Bond movie, and it's an electrifying ride.
John Anderson, Newsday A lot smarter than your average Bond.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly The first Bond movie in ages that isn't fake fun.
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