James Bond Ultimate Edition, Vol. 1

James Bond Ultimate Edition, Vol. 1

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Director: Guy Hamilton, John Glen, Michael Apted

Cast: Guy Hamilton, John Glen, Michael Apted, Sean Connery

     
 

After George Lazenby portrayed James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery returned to the tux, gimmicks, and catchphrases of Secret Agent 007 in his penultimate Bond outing, Diamonds Are Forever. Fragments of Ian Fleming's original 1954 novel remain, including the characters of the alluring Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) and feySee more details below

Overview

After George Lazenby portrayed James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery returned to the tux, gimmicks, and catchphrases of Secret Agent 007 in his penultimate Bond outing, Diamonds Are Forever. Fragments of Ian Fleming's original 1954 novel remain, including the characters of the alluring Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) and fey hitmen Wint (Bruce Glover) and Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith). The remainder of Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz's script diverges dramatically from the novel, involving Bond in a scheme by the insidious Ernst Blofeld (Charles Gray) to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe. Folksinger Jimmy Dean shows up briefly as a Howard Hughes-like reclusive billionaire, while Lana Wood (Natalie's sister) participates in one of the film's edgiest cliffhangers. Agreeing to make Diamonds Are Forever only because of the money offered him, Sean Connery parted company with the role for 12 years after this film; he returned to the role once more in 1983, for Irvin Kershner's Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
With the 2006 release of Casino Royale, MGM-UA has gone through an extensive remastering and repackaging of the previously on-hiatus 007 library, fleshing the older films out to two-disc sets with all-new and extensive bonus features. This time around, the Bonds are being made available in four box sets containing five films each, with the classic entries spread among the quartet. Goldfinger (1964), arguably the finest of Sean Connery’s 007 adventures, is the headliner in this Ultimate Edition Volume 1; Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore remains the most alluring of the Bond Girls, and Gert Frobe’s Auric Goldfinger may be the most fascinatingly nefarious of James Bond’s super-foes. His “No, Mister Bond; I expect you to die,” remains among cinema’s all-time greatest kiss-offs. Connery’s penultimate vehicle, Diamonds Are Forever (1971), while campy, has sparkling Las Vegas location shooting, a luscious leading lady in Jill St. John, and another top-notch bad guy in SPECTRE’s Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray, equally well remembered for his work as “The Criminologist” in The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Also included are The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Roger Moore’s second outing as 007 and a great showcase for one of the screen’s most urbane villains, Christopher Lee; The Living Daylights (1987), with Timothy Dalton debuting as a more somber Bond; and The World Is Not Enough (1999), a fast-paced romp starring Pierce Brosnan and memorably featuring Denise Richards as a rocket scientist. (Yes, that’s right, a rocket scientist.) With flashy new packaging worthy of film’s greatest super-agent, and loads of DVD extras, this adds up to a terrific box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0027616060006
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:14:00

Special Features

Never-before-released on DVD: Declassified - MI6 Vault; 007 Mission Control; The Complete Special Features Library: Mission Dossier, Ministry of Propoganda, Audio commentary

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Goldfinger
1. Chapter 1 [3:17]
2. Chapter 2 [1:44]
3. Chapter 3 [2:46]
4. Chapter 4 [1:04]
5. Chapter 5 [1:03]
6. Chapter 6 [1:38]
7. Chapter 7 [4:20]
8. Chapter 8 [2:01]
9. Chapter 9 [4:41]
10. Chapter 10 [2:39]
11. Chapter 11 [6:06]
12. Chapter 12 [2:11]
13. Chapter 13 [3:03]
14. Chapter 14 [4:00]
15. Chapter 15 [2:18]
16. Chapter 16 [4:48]
17. Chapter 17 [2:24]
18. Chapter 18 [3:56]
19. Chapter 19 [2:24]
20. Chapter 20 [3:38]
21. Chapter 21 [2:43]
22. Chapter 22 [1:48]
23. Chapter 23 [2:02]
24. Chapter 24 [3:02]
25. Chapter 25 [3:14]
26. Chapter 26 [1:40]
27. Chapter 27 [5:56]
28. Chapter 28 [4:19]
29. Chapter 29 [2:52]
30. Chapter 30 [10:06]
31. Chapter 31 [7:28]
32. Chapter 32 [4:31]
Disc #3 -- Diamonds Are Forever
1. Chapter 1 [4:55]
2. Chapter 2 [2:49]
3. Chapter 3 [2:45]
4. Chapter 4 [4:11]
5. Chapter 5 [2:32]
6. Chapter 6 [4:15]
7. Chapter 7 [4:05]
8. Chapter 8 [3:33]
9. Chapter 9 [4:59]
10. Chapter 10 [2:40]
11. Chapter 11 [2:44]
12. Chapter 12 [2:46]
13. Chapter 13 [1:35]
14. Chapter 14 [6:01]
15. Chapter 15 [1:46]
16. Chapter 16 [4:46]
17. Chapter 17 [2:43]
18. Chapter 18 [4:16]
19. Chapter 19 [4:27]
20. Chapter 20 [4:54]
21. Chapter 21 [5:37]
22. Chapter 22 [1:55]
23. Chapter 23 [2:40]
24. Chapter 24 [7:09]
25. Chapter 25 [1:39]
26. Chapter 26 [1:04]
27. Chapter 27 [2:59]
28. Chapter 28 [1:53]
29. Chapter 29 [3:40]
30. Chapter 30 [5:42]
31. Chapter 31 [6:50]
32. Chapter 32 [4:20]
Disc #5 -- The Man With the Golden Gun
1. Chapter 1 [8:16]
2. Chapter 2 [2:31]
3. Chapter 3 [4:08]
4. Chapter 4 [4:59]
5. Chapter 5 [1:33]
6. Chapter 6 [3:24]
7. Chapter 7 [3:06]
8. Chapter 8 [5:14]
9. Chapter 9 [3:24]
10. Chapter 10 [2:58]
11. Chapter 11 [4:22]
12. Chapter 12 [4:23]
13. Chapter 13 [3:23]
14. Chapter 14 [3:07]
15. Chapter 15 [1:47]
16. Chapter 16 [1:57]
17. Chapter 17 [:51]
18. Chapter 18 [3:48]
19. Chapter 19 [2:01]
20. Chapter 20 [2:28]
21. Chapter 21 [6:59]
22. Chapter 22 [4:29]
23. Chapter 23 [7:54]
24. Chapter 24 [3:49]
25. Chapter 25 [2:41]
26. Chapter 26 [3:09]
27. Chapter 27 [5:04]
28. Chapter 28 [3:28]
29. Chapter 29 [2:58]
30. Chapter 30 [4:07]
31. Chapter 31 [6:16]
32. Chapter 32 [3:05]
Disc #7 -- The Living Daylights
1. Chapter 1 [7:32]
2. Chapter 2 [2:45]
3. Chapter 3 [3:43]
4. Chapter 4 [3:00]
5. Chapter 5 [5:17]
6. Chapter 6 [5:52]
7. Chapter 7 [3:30]
8. Chapter 8 [4:14]
9. Chapter 9 [3:39]
10. Chapter 10 [2:49]
11. Chapter 11 [:31]
12. Chapter 12 [1:54]
13. Chapter 13 [5:46]
14. Chapter 14 [6:30]
15. Chapter 15 [1:50]
16. Chapter 16 [3:28]
17. Chapter 17 [5:04]
18. Chapter 18 [3:21]
19. Chapter 19 [1:44]
20. Chapter 20 [4:57]
21. Chapter 21 [2:47]
22. Chapter 22 [3:51]
23. Chapter 23 [2:25]
24. Chapter 24 [2:09]
25. Chapter 25 [4:22]
26. Chapter 26 [3:47]
27. Chapter 27 [5:16]
28. Chapter 28 [7:03]
29. Chapter 29 [2:39]
30. Chapter 30 [4:47]
31. Chapter 31 [1:42]
32. Chapter 32 [2:10]
Disc #9 -- The World Is Not Enough
1. Chapter 1 [4:31]
2. Chapter 2 [2:55]
3. Chapter 3 [6:49]
4. Chapter 4 [2:49]
5. Chapter 5 [2:55]
6. Chapter 6 [2:51]
7. Chapter 7 [3:19]
8. Chapter 8 [2:19]
9. Chapter 9 [5:20]
10. Chapter 10 [6:24]
11. Chapter 11 [2:03]
12. Chapter 12 [6:11]
13. Chapter 13 [2:01]
14. Chapter 14 [5:56]
15. Chapter 15 [2:58]
16. Chapter 16 [4:46]
17. Chapter 17 [4:30]
18. Chapter 18 [:26]
19. Chapter 19 [3:15]
20. Chapter 20 [6:03]
21. Chapter 21 [1:25]
22. Chapter 22 [1:56]
23. Chapter 23 [3:28]
24. Chapter 24 [2:02]
25. Chapter 25 [1:01]
26. Chapter 26 [1:08]
27. Chapter 27 [6:46]
28. Chapter 28 [6:13]
29. Chapter 29 [6:07]
30. Chapter 30 [1:44]
31. Chapter 31 [5:24]
32. Chapter 32 [6:38]

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