James Bond Blu-ray Volume 1

James Bond Blu-ray Volume 1

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Terence Young directed this first of a long line of screen adventures with Ian Fleming's unflappable British Secret Service Agent 007 in a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek style that set the tone for the rest of the popular series. Sean Connery sets the standard by which all future takers must measure themselves as the insouciant and devil-may-care James Bond. The story… See more details below

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Terence Young directed this first of a long line of screen adventures with Ian Fleming's unflappable British Secret Service Agent 007 in a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek style that set the tone for the rest of the popular series. Sean Connery sets the standard by which all future takers must measure themselves as the insouciant and devil-may-care James Bond. The story concerns Bond being sent to Jamaica to investigate the murders of a British agent and his secretary. During his investigation, he comes into contact with the evil and unscrupulous Chinese scientist Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) who, living on an island called Crab Key, is hard at work in a nuclear laboratory. Dr. No's scheme is to divert rockets being fired from Cape Canaveral off their charted course and to blackmail the United States to get their rocket launches restored to normal. Helping Bond is Ursula Andress (mostly undressed in a bikini throughout most of the film), as well as bad gals like Zena Marshall, who almost leads Bond to his death in her bedroom, and Eunice Gayson, a Bond pickup in a London gambling house who proves herself a greater adversary than even James Bond can handle.Roger Moore makes his first appearance as "Bond...James Bond" in 1973's Live and Let Die. Bond is dispatched to the States to stem the activities of Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), who plans to take over the Western Hemisphere by converting everyone into heroin addicts. The woman in the case is Solitaire (Jane Seymour in her movie debut), an enigmatic interpreter of tarot cards. The obligatory destructive-chase sequence occurs at the film's midpoint, with Bond being chased in a motorboat by Mr. Big's henchmen, slashing his way through the marshlands and smashing up a wedding party. Clifton James makes the first of several Bond appearances as redneck sheriff Pepper, while Geoffrey Holder is an enthusiastic secondary villain. The title song, written by Paul McCartney and Lisa McCartney, provides the frosting on this 007 confection.Pierce Brosnan makes his fourth appearance as suave super-spy James Bond in this espionage thriller, the 20th film in the official Bond series. While on assignment in North Korea, Bond is captured by government agents, where he's imprisoned and tortured for over a year. When Bond finally wins his freedom, not everyone is certain 007 is still capable of doing the job, but after Zao (Rick Yune), the North Korean operative who snared Bond, is discovered to be in cahoots with unscrupulous entrepreneur Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens), Bond is back on the case, and he finds the two men have sinister plans which could decide the fate of the world. As Bond hops from England to Cuba to Korea to Iceland in pursuit of his quarry, he (as usual) makes the acquaintance of two beautiful and mysterious women, Jinx (Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike). Judi Dench and John Cleese return in Die Another Day as, respectively, Bond's superior M and gadget-master Q; Madonna contributes the film's theme song and makes a cameo appearance as a fencing instructor.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
UPC:
0883904120957
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Time:
5:59:00

Special Features

Die Another Day 1080p; Lossless Audio; ; Dr. No - ; 1080p; Lossless Audio; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Director Terence Young and Members of the cast and crew; 007: Licenese To Restore Featurette; The Guns of James Bond featurette; Premiere Bond: Opening Nights featurette; 007 Mission Control Interactive Guide Into the World of Dr. No; Inside Dr. No; Terence Young: Bond Vivant featurette ; Dr. No 1963 featurette; Image Database; Theatrical Trailers, TV and Radio Spots; ; Live And Let Die:; 1080p; Lossless Audio; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Sir Roger Moore; Audio Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton; Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz; Bond 1973: The Lost Documentary; Roger Moore as James Bond, Circa 1964 featurette; Live And Let Die Conceptual Art into the world of Interactive Live And Let Die; Inside Live And Let Die featurette; On Set with Roger Moore featurettes; Image Database; Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Actors Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike; Audio Commentary with Director Lee Tamahori and Co-Producer Michael G. Wilson; MI6 Datastream Trivia Track; From Script to Screen; Shaken and Stirred On Ice Featurette; Just Another Day Featurette ; The British Touch: Bond Arrives in London featurette; On location with Production Designer Peter Lamont featurette; 007 Mission Control Interactive Guide Into the World of Die Another Day; Image Database

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