Beware those with parts of the first collection
Kurt C. Decker | NY, NY, United States | 12/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those that purchased one of the box sets the first time they were issued, beware: MGM didn't re-release them. They conveniently shuffled the discs around so that if you bought Volume 1 of the old edition, buying volumes 2 and 3 of this edition will leave you missing some movies, and with duplicates of thunderball, live and let die and for your eyes only. Overall, the movies are great and have some good special features which are worth checking out. Just be warned that these new sets don't match up with the previously released ones."
The Rectifier | Harrisburg, PA United States | 12/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like the third boxed set, a few titles you can live without, but some good movies are in here:From Russia With Love - slow by today's movie standards but an excellent Bond film. Bond's gadgets are very practical and he's only human in this one. Don't miss the gypsy girls fighting or Tatiana getting ready to meet Bond!You Only Live Twice - not as interesting as the novel although the girls and the custom Toyota were good to look at. Bond finally meets Ernst Stavro Blofeld.Diamonds Are Forever - the funniest Bond of them all. I enjoy this one even though there were some glaring questions like how does a car on two wheels suddenly go up on the other two wheels and why would diamonds around a laser make it more powerful than if they were in the laser?Moonraker - the outerspace battle is as boring as the underwater battle in Thunderball and Jaws is as inept as he is indestructible in this one. Plot is certainly more up to date than that in Fleming's novel, but didn't have much to offer except women in skimpy outfits and a good fight scene in the glass museum.For Your Eyes Only - decent movie, often played for laughs. Teaches you not to mess with women wielding crossbows.The Living Daylights - Timothy Dalton attempted to bring Bond more in line with Fleming's down to earth, human spy. Although Dalton may have been just a bit too serious as Bond, this is one of my favorite Bond films. The opening is terrific and we see a Bond with his own moral code doing what he must. The World is not Enough - Bond's family motto and a good film. Brosnan's line as he kills the true villain of the piece is reminisent of some of Connery's better lines. Most fantastic opening sequences of any movie!"
Kurt C. Decker | 11/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Iam going to tell you what I thought about these films. From Russia with Love:This is a great film Sean Connery is the best Bond that there is.For some reason I like the old movies better.You only live Twice:Once again Connery returns in this pulse-pounding adventure as bond meets Blofeld!Diamonds are Forever:This is not the best Bond movie as it is Connerys last.Moonraker:Great movie Roger Moore is pretty good as he takes on Hugo Drax.For Your Eyes Only:Moore is back again I loved the theme son.The Living Daylights:Very good movie but I hate Timothy Dalton as Bond.It had a very good story.The World Is not Enough:A very good movie Brosnan is very good.Bond confronts Electra King in this ation packed film"
James Bond Set 2
Tom B. | New Jersey | 08/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a die-hard Bond fan so of course I like every movie in this set! I'll tell you what I think of each individual film:
1. From Russia with Love (1963) Starring: Sean Connery, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya. This is the film with the best plot in the series and is probably the most accurate rendition of Fleming's original novel!: *****
2. You Only Live Twice (1967) Starring: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tetsuro Tamba. Of Connery's films, this is probably the worst one since the plot is the most far-fetched of his Bonds. The Japanese location and the revelation of what Blofeld looks like make this movie worth the watch however.: ***
3. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray. Even though this film is very outlandish, it is is still one of the most fun films to watch in the series. The diamond pipeline plot adds greatly to the film, despite the idea of Blofeld's "diamond satellite" being very far-fetched. You'll have fun with this one!: ***1/2
4. Moonraker (1979) Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale. This is the most riodiculous film in the series, in terms of reality, but it still is a guilty pleasure. The movie is actually a very straight-foward Bond adventure unitl Bond takes off into outer space, then the film gets bizarre beyond belief.: **
5. For Your Eyes Only (1981) Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Boquet, Topol. Of all the Bond films in this set, this is my personal favorite. It is the most serious of the Roger Moore Bond films and is to Moore what "From Russia with Love" was for Connery. If you're looking for a very down-to-earth, realistic spy adventure, look no further than this gem!: *****
6. The Living Daylights (1987) Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam D'Abo, Joe Don Baker. Of Dalton's two Bond films, this is the one I prefer. I'm a big fan of his interpretation of Bond, since he made the character very much like he was in the original novels. The only major fault with this film is the fact that the villains are very weak, and that no one villain dominates at all. Other than this, a wonderful film that is very underrated: ****1/2
7. The World Is Not Enough (1999) Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Caryle. Of the four Brosnan films out right now (I still don't know if he's doing more, though I certainly hope he does), this shows his best portrayal of the character. Even though I prefer "Goldeneye", this movie has the better plot and has some of the best characterizations in any Bond film. This film really shows Brosnan at the top of his game!: *****