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World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough

3.9 8
Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle


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While issued as part of the successful James Bond "special edition" DVD series, The World Is Not Enough differs in many ways from its companions. The film features an impressive 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Sound, although the powerful lower end of the audio tends to overtake the dialogue at times. Renowned British director and documentarian


While issued as part of the successful James Bond "special edition" DVD series, The World Is Not Enough differs in many ways from its companions. The film features an impressive 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Sound, although the powerful lower end of the audio tends to overtake the dialogue at times. Renowned British director and documentarian Michael Apted provides keen insight into his approach to directing a big-budget action film on the first screen-specific commentary track, while production designer Peter Lamont, second unit director Vic Armstrong, and composer David Arnold provide more historical context on the second track. Instead of forming a half-hour, all-encompassing featurette, the behind-the-scenes information is unwisely divided into two inferior featurettes. The first is "The Making of The World Is Not Enough," a shallow collection of interviews hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Leanza Cornett. A second feature allows the viewer to watch mini-documentaries on each individual action sequence, including the opening credit sequence, during the course of the film. While the latter provides decent coverage of the stunt work in the film, the interview featurette suffers badly in comparison to the rest of the series' excellent "inside" featurettes. The innovative music video by Garbage and a theatrical trailer are included as well. While The World Is Not Enough remains an impressive DVD, the missed opportunities of the supplementary features leave something to be desired.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Brimming with lavishly mounted and inventively staged action sequences -- not to mention beautiful women and exotic locations -- the 19th James Bond film ranks among the series' best. Pierce Brosnan, playing 007 for the third time, seems quite comfortable in Bond's skin: He trades bullets, quips, and kisses with supreme self-assuredness. The plot, characteristically simplistic but unusually credible, has terrorist Robert Carlyle threatening to nuke a pipeline that would link oil-rich Azerbaijan to Europe. Director Michael Apted (42 Up) augments breathtaking action set pieces (including a speedboat chase on the Thames) with stunning visuals, not the least of which are sultry Sophie Marceau and super-curvaceous Denise Richards. The regal Judi Dench returns as intelligence chief M, and the late series regular Desmond Llewelyn makes his final appearance as gadget master Q. Surpassing the expectations of Bond devotees while subtly updating the series' conventions to reflect post-cold war realities, World powerfully demonstrates the continuing appeal of this venerable movie franchise.

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Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan James Bond
Sophie Marceau Elektra King
Robert Carlyle Renard
Denise Richards Christmas Jones
Robbie Coltrane Valentin Zukovsky
Judi Dench M
Desmond Llewelyn Q
John Cleese R
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Cigar Girl
Samantha Bond Miss Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen Tanner
Colin Salmon Robinson
Goldie Bull
David Calder Sir Robert King
Serena Scott Thomas Dr. Holly Warmflash
Ulrich Thomsen Davidov
John Seru Gabor
Claude-Oliver Rudolph Colonel Akakievich
Omid Djalili Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow Art Director
David Arnold Score Composer
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Barbara Broccoli Producer
Jim Clark Editor
Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Martin Evans Sound Editor
Bruce Feirstein Screenwriter
Garbage Songwriter
Gerry Gavigan Asst. Director
Nigel Goldsack Associate Producer
Mark Harris Art Director
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred Hole Art Director
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Simon Lamont Art Director
Steve Lawrence Art Director
Sean McCabe Stunts
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Jim Morahan Art Director
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Neal Purvis Original Story,Screenwriter
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor
Dana Stevens Screenwriter
Robert Wade Original Story,Screenwriter
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design
Michael G. Wilson Producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos/Slain In Spain [:39]
2. Exploding Currency [2:43]
3. Blazing Boat Chase [1:07]
4. Title/Opening Credits [2:57]
5. Playing Doctor [:19]
6. Q Bids Farewell [6:26]
7. A Terrorist's Message [:03]
8. A Bullet In The Brain [2:49]
9. Bond Meets Elektra [2:52]
10. Skiing Under Fire [2:51]
11. "Stay With Me" [1:24]
12. "Shaken Not Stirred" [1:55]
13. "The Devil's Breath" [2:19]
14. First Sex Then Spying [3:39]
15. Dr. Christmas Jones [1:41]
16. "I'm Already Dead!" [2:14]
17. Sealed In Explosion [4:09]
18. "You Used Me!" [2:04]
19. Diffusing A Pipe Bomb [:15]
20. A Slap In The Face [5:56]
21. "What Do We Do Now?" [2:01]
22. "Touch Your Destiny" [5:24]
23. "I Feel Nothing!" [1:43]
24. "What Do You Know?" [1:47]
25. Cutting Edge/Caviar [3:59]
26. "They Want The Sub!" [:15]
27. "A Power Over Men" [:42]
28. "Call Him Off!" [4:19]
29. Diving For The Girl [3:31]
30. Stopping A Madman [:10]
31. "Christmas In Turkey" [6:03]
32. End Credits [1:25]


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The World is Not Enough 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Denise Richards is so hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the James Bond movies... I think Pierce rates second only to Sean Coneray.. He has the sexappeal and charisma to make it work. I enjoy films that have comic relief and drama mixed together, and plot twists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 1999 title is my favorite movie.It starts of with a bang! Bond (pierce Brosnan) jumping out of a bankers window holding on to a rope with a briefcase of money. then an amazing boat chase then holding on to an air balloon and falling 2 stories just as it blows! He lands on his shoulder dislocatinng his collar bone. M (Judi Dench) keeps him of duty but that doesn't stop Bond leading to an amazing snow seQuence. he tries to stop Renard (terrorist who has ben shot in the head cutting of his senses. he can still here and see though. this movie is awsome if you have seen tomarrow never dies and liked it you'll love this one!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge James Bond fan... but his chapter was not up to par. It was as if the writer stole material and scenes from all the other great Bond films and "shook and stirred" them together to make one mess of a film. Pierce Brosnan is a great Bond... but he needs better material than this to succeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Super sexy. My jaw hit the floor and stayed there!!!! You don't know movies until you've seen this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ''awsome............''
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the if not the best bond movie i've ever seen!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Bond is back, and this time worse! This isn't the worst film from the James Bond series though, and the film is preety good too. But compared to the most of the other James Bond films, this is one of the worst ones.