Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Modern Marvels - James Bond Gadgets |
Genres: Television, Documentary
His movies are legend his women beautiful & his toys are beyond compare. Take an exclusive look at the fascinating & outrageous gadgets secret agent 007 has used in his bid to save the world. Studio: A&e Home Video Relea... more »
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critters | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My copy of "James Bond Gadgets" was BEAUTIFULLY captioned by WGBH, but A&E says it's not. Since I don't have documentation, I haven't submitted the correction to Amazon. If you depend on captions, I don't know what to tell you to be sure you get a CC copy; subtitles aren't available.
Anyway, the show is excellent!!! It's fun and informative; I had no idea that the rocket backpack was actually a real invention, not just for TV. I can't help but wonder why the thing wasn't ever produced for the masses, or, at least, produced more than it was? Learning about the other cars, boats, and "stuff" of Bond legend was just a blast!!!"
Loyd E. Eskildson | Phoenix, AZ. | 09/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Forty years of Bond movies established the genre as the standard for gadgets. This DVD confirms that these gadgets were based on reality and actually still work.
The first displayed is an acrobatic homemade small jet plane (12' long, 17' wingspan, 12" engine diameter) that goes 325 mph and up to 35,000 feet.
Then on to an underwater tow sled with CO2-operated harpoon guns used in "Thunderball." The 20-minute fight scene took 3 months to film. The sled no longer has its electric motor, so in this DVD was towed by thin line monofilament.
"The Man With the Golden Gun" featured a 360-degree barrel turn over water using an AMC stunt car. This feat was recreated in the DVD; precision is required - speed must be between 39.5 and 40.5 mph, and placement within 2 inches. Viewers also learn that the movie's chase scenes were done in real Bangkok traffic with a movie official following to pay off damages to damaged vehicles.
The DVD ends at the International Spy Museum in D.C. - primarily a display for real spy weapons, tools and disguises, but also featuring additional Bond regalia."