For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only

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Director: John Glen

Cast: John Glen, Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol

     
 

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For Your Eyes Only was released in the first wave of Bond DVDs to hit the market. The newly created 2.35:1 anamorphic master and Dolby Surround are impressive, as well as a vast improvement over the previous release. Unfortunately, the disc features two commentaries that spread the essential information and insight about the film rather thin. While director John Glen… See more details below

Overview

For Your Eyes Only was released in the first wave of Bond DVDs to hit the market. The newly created 2.35:1 anamorphic master and Dolby Surround are impressive, as well as a vast improvement over the previous release. Unfortunately, the disc features two commentaries that spread the essential information and insight about the film rather thin. While director John Glen is featured on the first track, it runs out of substantial information from the actors halfway through. The second track, with its more technical focus by co-writer Michael G. Wilson and members of the crew, is the better bet. The documentary "Inside For Your Eyes Only" is another well-produced look into the making of the film and the storyboard feature provides an interesting view into two of the major action sequences in comparison to the finished film. The Sheena Easton music video might be the only cheat on the disc, as it is simply the opening credit sequence sans titles. A still gallery, trailers, and radio spots are also included. The quality of the supplements could have been more consistent, but it is an essential entry in the series.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
After 1979's Moonraker, the keepers of the James Bond franchise determined that the series had drifted too far from its roots and became overly reliant on gadgetry and camp. For Your Eyes Only, the 12th film in the series, returns to the form that worked in the early Sean Connery films. The Bond character is restored to his earlier incarnation as an edgy, tough gentleman spy, and simple intrigue returns to the storytelling. Though it has fewer technological gimmicks than the typical Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only has a more believable plot and the villains seem human for once. Still, it could have been better. While the main body of the film offers constant riveting action, it is regrettably framed by a pair of unfortunate camp bits involving frequent Bond nemesis Ernst Blofeld and a Margaret Thatcher lookalike. In his fifth turn as Bond, Roger Moore delivers his finest performance. More serious than usual, Moore eschews the goofiness that marks his other portrayals. The acting highlight, however, comes from Carole Bouquet's performance as Melina Havelock. This "Bond girl" can actually act; she delivers a tough, adult portrayal -- a stark contrast to the silly characterization of Bibi offered by Lynn-Holly Johnson. Intended as comic relief, Bibi comes off as merely annoying -- so annoying even Bond won't sleep with her. While Topol provides good fun as the smuggler Columbo, Julian Glover and Michael Gothard make boring bad guys. Director John Glen, who'd previously done second unit work on the series, proves himself adept at using beautiful locations and staging breathtaking stunts. Note Topol's first scene with Moore, on a boat, as Glen subtly sways the camera to simulate rocking.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
UPC:
0027616702722
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
2:08:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore James Bond
Carole Bouquet Melina
Topol Columbo
Lynn-Holly Johnson Bibi
Julian Glover Kristatos
Cassandra Harris Lisl
Jill Bennett Brink
Michael Gothard Locque
John Wyman Kriegler
Jack Hedley Havelock
Lois Maxwell Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Geoffrey Keen Minister of Defense
John Wells Denis
James Villiers Tanner
Janet Brown The Prime Minister
Chai Lee Actor
Koko the Horse Actor
Koko Actor
Viva Actor
John Moreno Ferrara
Walter Gotell General Gogol
Charles Dance Claus
Paul Angelis Karageorge
Toby Robins Iona Havelock
Paul Brooke Bunky
Fred Bryant Vicar
Graham Crowden 1st Sea Lord
William Hoyland McGregor
Noel Johnson Vice Admiral
Stefan Kalipha Gonzales
Jack Klaff Apostis
Alkis Kritikos Santos
Eva Reuber-Staier Rublevich
Robbin Young Girl in Flower Shop
Sheena Easton Singer

Technical Credits
John Glen Director
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Albert R. Broccoli Producer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Vernon Dixon Set Decoration/Design
John Fenner Art Director
John Grover Editor
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Michael Leeson Songwriter
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter
Derek Meddings Special Effects Supervisor
Tom Pevsner Associate Producer
Rick Sylvester Stunts
Elizabeth Waller Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Waye Asst. Director
Michael G. Wilson Executive Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos / Paying Respects [:14]
2. "A Pleasant Fright!" [1:35]
3. "Keep Your Hair On!" [3:08]
4. For Your Eyes Only / Credits [1:32]
5. "Unidentified Object." [2:43]
6. Bad News / Good News [3:19]
7. Happy Reunion Lost [1:14]
8. "Operation Undertow." [2:56]
9. San Martin Spying [2:11]
10. Capture & Killing [2:16]
11. Umbrella Escape [:48]
12. Spin in the Country [2:01]
13. She Wants Revenge [4:19]
14. "The Identigraph." [1:03]
15. Spy Meets Spy [4:10]
16. Gold Medal Hopeful [2:31]
17. Motorcycle Murderers [2:51]
18. Sudden Sleigh Ride [2:26]
19. Youthful Proposition [1:25]
20. Sexy Skiing / Shooting [1:53]
21. Cold Assassins [:12]
22. Jump or Die [1:43]
23. Cycling the Slopes [3:13]
24. "Farewell, Mr. Bond." [1:52]
25. Teaming Up [3:38]
26. A Bird in Hand [1:25]
27. Greek Culture / Beauty [:57]
28. Playing the Odds [:33]
29. Mistress / Drug Lord [2:01]
30. Opportunity or Trap? [1:52]
31. Romantic PM & AM [2:13]
32. "Goodbye, Countess." [3:14]
33. Gutsy Smuggler [1:34]
34. Warehouse War [1:36]
35. Spy Vs. Car [3:22]
36. Under the Blue [4:10]
37. Max the Mimic [1:45]
38. Probing a Wreck [1:26]
39. Disarming a Bomb [1:44]
40. Blasting a Robot [2:07]
41. Battle of the Subs [4:00]
42. Thanks, James! [2:59]
43. "Appetizing Bait." [3:15]
44. "Run Them Down!" [1:42]
45. Bird Talk / Confession [3:33]
46. One Brave Woman [1:24]
47. Spoiled Athlete [:08]
48. "Bonded" to the Rock [2:03]
49. Hanging in There. [1:53]
50. Basket Entry / Escape [1:11]
51. Caught Sleeping [1:14]
52. Hard As Glass [1:06]
53. "Out Of My Way!" [3:18]
54. So Long, Comrade! [:04]
55. "Give Us A Kiss!" [2:31]
56. For Your Eyes Only / End Credits. [3:07]

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