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James Bond Blu-ray Volume 2
     

James Bond Blu-ray Volume 2

4.5 2
Director: John Glen, Terence Young, Roger Moore, Sean Connery

Cast: John Glen, Terence Young, Roger Moore, Sean Connery

 
For Your Eyes Only eschews the gimmickry and campiness of earlier James Bond films, concentrating instead on telling the story and maintaining suspense. Roger Moore is back as Secret Agent 007, this time on the trail of Soviet spies while he romances the beautiful Melina, played by Carole Bouquet.

Overview

For Your Eyes Only eschews the gimmickry and campiness of earlier James Bond films, concentrating instead on telling the story and maintaining suspense. Roger Moore is back as Secret Agent 007, this time on the trail of Soviet spies while he romances the beautiful Melina, played by Carole Bouquet. Richard Maibaum's screenplay has very little to do with the collection of short stories that made up Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only, save for the plotline involving Melina's seeking vengeance for the death of her father. The direction is by John Glen, who'd previously done second unit work on other Bond films.From Russia With Love, the second in the series of James Bond films, is the film that solidifies all the Bond film elements into a formula -- the action sequences are intensified and lend greater tension to the proceedings; John Barry's inimitable score makes its first appearance; Q is seen for the first time; and Sean Connery as Bond has nailed down his role as 007 -- accentuating Bond's stylishness and sophistication, while toning down his cold-bloodedness. In From Russia With Love, the bad guys don't want to take over the world. They want something more mundane -- a Russian decoding device. Assigned to the mission of stealing the decoding device are #3, former KGB agent Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya), and #5, Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal), an expert chess player who has plotted every move of the mission. Kronsteen's plan requires using Bond's weakness for women as an element in acquiring the decoding device. Once Bond obtains the decoding device from Russian cipher clerk Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), SPECTRE muscleman Red Grant (Robert Shaw) is to forcibly take it from Bond and kill him. But Bond suspects a trap. Being Bond, however, he can't resist the lure of a beautiful woman. So, flaunting danger, Bond travels to Istanbul to meet Tatiana. The centerpiece of this 007 feature is the thrilling fight to the death between Bond and enemy agent Red Grant (Shaw) aboard the Orient Express.Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, (which stands for Special Executive for Counter-Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). This time, SPECTRE hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of eliminating enemies and those henchmen who fail to come up to standard. Dispatched to the Bahamas, lucky Mr. Bond enjoys the attentions of three nubile ladies: Largo's mistress Domino Derval (Claudine Auger), British spy Paula Caplan (Martine Beswick, previously seen as a gypsy girl in the 1962 Bond epic From Russia With Love) and enemy agent Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi).

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
UPC:
0883904122081
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:04:00

Special Features

For Your Eyes Only:; 1080p; Lossless Audio; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Director John Glen and Members of the Cast ; Audio Commentary with Co-Screenwriter Michael G. Wilson and Crew members; Audio Commentary with Sir Roger Moore; Deleted Scenes and expanded angles; Bond in Greece featurette; Bond in Cortina Featurette; Neptune's Journey Featurette; 007 Mission Control Interactive guide into the world For Your Eyes Only; Inside For Your Eyes Only featurette; Animated storyboard sequences; Image Database; Sheena Easton music video; Theatrical Trailers, TV and Radio Spots; ; From Russia With Love:; 1080p; Lossless Audio; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Director Terence Young and Members of the cast and crew; Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview; Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler featurette; Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs featurette; Animated storyboard sequence; 007 Mission Control interactive guide into the world of From Russia With Love; Inside From Russia With Love; Harry Saltzman: Showman featurette; Image Database; Theatrical Trailers, TV and Radio Spots; ; Thunderball:; 1080p; Lossless Audio; Smart Menu Technology; Audio Commentary with Director Terence Young ; Image Database; Audio Commentary with Editor Peter Hunt, Co-Screenwriter John Hopkins; Selling Bonds original 1965 TV Commercials; On location with production designer Ken Adam; A Child's Guide to Blowing Up A Motor Car 1965 Ford Promotional Film; Bill Suitor: The Rocket Man Movies featurette; The Secret History of Thunderball featurette; The Making of Thunderball featurette; Theatrical trailers TV and Radio Spots; The Thunderball Phenomenon; 007 Mission Control interactive guide into the world of Thunderball; The Incredible World of James Bond Original 1965 NBC-TV Special

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James Bond Blu-ray Volume 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dazoom More than 1 year ago
Love Bond movies - especially with Sean Connery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago