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The Man with the Golden Gun

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The Man With the Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond Live and Let Die was the first, whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is Scaramanga Christopher Lee, who rules the roost on a well-fortified island. Scaramanga's aide-de-camp is Nick Nack, played by future Fantasy Island co-star Herve Villechaize. Britt Ekland plays the bikinied Mary Goodnight, whose clumsy efforts to help Bond thwart Scaramanga are ...
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Overview

The Man With the Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond Live and Let Die was the first, whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is Scaramanga Christopher Lee, who rules the roost on a well-fortified island. Scaramanga's aide-de-camp is Nick Nack, played by future Fantasy Island co-star Herve Villechaize. Britt Ekland plays the bikinied Mary Goodnight, whose clumsy efforts to help Bond thwart Scaramanga are almost as destructive as the elusive solar device. The Man With the Golden Gun was adapted by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz from Ian Fleming's last James Bond novel, which had to be published posthumously in "rough draft" form.
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Special Features

Feature film frame-by-frame digital restoration and DTS 5.1 audio; Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore; Audio commentary featuring director Guy Hamilton and members of the cast and crew
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Editorial Reviews

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Roger Moore's second time in the role of James Bond is an improvement over Live and Let Die, but still suffers from a lot of the same problems. Like its predecessor, The Man With the Golden Gun is overlong, suffers from a rambling plotline, and chases the cinematic trends of the day in a too-obvious fashion (the kung fu set piece that occurs in the midsection is a now-dated concession to the mid-'70s martial arts film boom). However, its biggest problem is its overreliance on campy humor. Potentially exciting boat and car chases get weighed down with uninspired slapstick and Bond's relationship with Mary Goodnight plays like a bad subplot from a particularly tired British sex farce. Despite these key flaws, The Man With the Golden Gun has a few strong elements that make it worthwhile for the Bond aficionado; there is plenty of action, some dazzling sets (especially Scaramanga's funhouse-styled lair), and John Barry's lush musical score is exotic and alluring. Best of all, Christopher Lee makes an intelligent and genuinely menacing villain as Scaramanga. The scene where he meets James Bond and tells the story of how he became an assassin manages to be darkly witty and unsettling all at once thanks to Lee's subtly intense performance. In the end, The Man With the Golden Gun is probably a bit too leisurely paced and dated in its style for audiences raised on modern action fare, but it provides enough solid thrills to please the Bond fanatic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • UPC: 027616073990
  • Original Release: 1974
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,278

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore James Bond
Christopher Lee Scaramanga
Britt Ekland Mary Goodnight
Maud Adams Andrea Anders
Herve Villechaize Nick Nack
Clifton James Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Chan Yui Lam Chula
Bernard Lee "M"
Desmond Llewelyn "Q"
Soon-Teck Oh Hip
Carmen Du Sautoy Saida
James Cossins Colthorpe
Gerald James Frazier
Michael Osborne Naval Lieutenant
Richard Loo Hai Fat
Marc Lawrence Rodney
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Marne Maitland Lazar
Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director
John Barry Score Composer
Don Black Songwriter
Albert R. Broccoli Producer
Derek Cracknell Asst. Director
Gordon Everett Sound/Sound Designer
Elsa Fennell Costumes/Costume Designer
John Graysmark Art Director
Peter Lamont Art Director
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter
Tom Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Peter Murton Production Designer
Charles Orme Associate Producer
Ray Poulton Editor
Harry Saltzman Producer
John Shirley Editor
Maude Spector Casting
John Stears Special Effects
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 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]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Man with the Golden Gun
   Initiate Mission
   Mission Selection
   MI6 Commentary
      Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore On / Off
      Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton and Members of the Cast and Crew On / Off
      Commentary Subtitles
         Chinese
         Korean
         Thai
         Subtitles Off
   Language Decryption
      Spoken Languages
         English Dolby Digital 5.1
         English DTS
         Original English Mono
         French
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Chinese
         Korean
         Thai
         Subtitles Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Second ''Bond'' for Moore

    After his great first run as Bond in ''Live and Let Die,'' Roger Moore comes back to face Scaramanga, the ''Man With the Golden Gun''. Scaramanga is an assassin who uses a unique golden pistol and charges a million dollars a hit. He took the Solex Agitator, a device for converting sunlight into energy (very important during the energy crisis) and Bond has to get it back, along with the help of agent Mary Goodnight. Christopher Lee, who plays Scaramanga, is kind of like an evil version of Bond. Both Moore and Lee are great in this movie. Also, if you saw ''Live and Let Die,'' do you remember Sheriff J.W. Pepper? Well, he's back for another funny bit in this movie. If you liked ''Live and Let Die'' or the Connery films, you'll love this movie!

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