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The James Bond Collection, Volume 3
The James Bond Collection Volume 3
Actors: Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2000     12hr 25min

Sean Connery casts a long shadow over the James Bond legacy. He created the movie persona and starred in six of the first seven features, all but establishing the cool cold warrior as the world's most suave secret agent....  more »


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Actors: Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Collections & Documentaries, Timothy Dalton & George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2000
Original Release Date: 07/31/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 07/31/1987
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 12hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Defective DVDs being sold by MGM!
Christopher Brian Hayes | Bailey, NC USA | 11/22/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Bond Set 3 and Never Say Never Again DVD Problems The Bond Volume 3 has "The Living Daylights" and "Octopussy" on recall. For those that got it early call MGM at 1-877-646-4968 1-877-MGM-4YOU Email MGM Attn: Carrie Smith and she will send you the UPS label and information about shipping them back to MGM in Santa Monica, CA. Include your name, address, phone number and where you purchased them at. O.K. folks A lot of questions have come up regarding the flawed bond DVD's. I will try an re-cap the information with specific flaws so that you know if your copy is one of them. The DVD's in question are Never Say Never Again, Octopussy, and The Living Dayligts. As of right now all of these DVD's are missing elements of the movie. Never Say Never Again (Missing scene) Towards the end of Chapter 19 Bond has the bouncer hold the cigar case in the closet. Chapter 20 Bond is walking and ready to sit down and play largo in the video game. There is scene between these two that shows bond after leaving the bouncer in the closet he walks around the casino and drops the bouncers gun in an ice bucket, then he sees Domino playing video games and says his famous line"My Name Is Bond, James Bond". Then Bond and Domino sit down and have drinks. After that largo comes over. This entire scene is missing. The Living Daylights (Subtitles Missing) The subtitles that are missing are NOT the ones that can be selected with your DVD players, such as Spanish, French or German. The sub-titles that are missing are the ones that are a part of the actual movie in order to let you know whats going on such as a location("Bratislava") or a time frame ("6 Months later"). This has nothing to do with the spoken language, however it has a lot to do with the story line of the movie. After the opening titles and just before the concert a subtitle that depicts the location of the scene should appear "Bratislava". It is missing. Also missing after Koskov is sent throught the pipe, Bond's female frind rezips her jumpsuit and tells the surpervisor "I am not that kind of woman" Octopussy (Subtitles Missing) After the opening "East Berlin" is shwon as the location. This is missing Also early in the movie Bond is fighting one of the bad guys and throws him on a bed of nails. There is an indian man that was previously laying on the bed and yells in hindi,(I believe) at this time the subtitles are "Get off my bed". These subtitles are also missing. later on in the movie another shot showing a different location your suppose to get a subtitles that says "Kremlin Depositary". This is also missing. I am sure these are not all of them, however there are enough in here to let you know if your DVD is flawed or not."
A Fully Loaded DVD Package !!
paperbackriter | USA | 11/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another great job by the folks at MGM! Not only do we get 6 James Bond movies, but we get 6 DVD's loaded with tons of extra goodies. Most Bond fans are probably familiar with the films themselves, so I'll comment mostly on the extra features.Each individual film features a highly informative "behind the scenes" documentary which includes interviews with principal film and crew members. Bond fans will be fascinated as the secrets behind many of the series' best known stunts are revealed. For example, there is a riveting sequence on "Inside A View to a Kill" in which stuntmen give us an inside look at how they accomplished the very dramatic and dangerous leap from the Eiffel Tower. Really good stuff!In addition to the "behind the scenes" sagas, each disc also features an additional documentary. The topics covered are: Producer Harry Saltzman (on From Russia with Love disc), the brilliant James Bond Title Sequences (You Only Live Twice disc), Producer Cubby Broccoli (Diamonds Are Forever), Set Designer Peter Lamont(Octopussy), Bond Creator Ian Fleming (The Living Daylights) and The Music of James Bond (View to a Kill). Again, I found each documentary to be most enlightening and entertaining. In fact, I'd venture to say these extras alone make this package worthwhile. But, wait there's more....Each disc includes a feature length audio commentary which consists of interviews with directors, cast and crew. The only dissapointment among the bunch was the commentary of "From Russia with Love" in which commentators seem to ramble endlessly about topics not related to the film. You'll also get to view numerous trailers for each film. It's really fun to compare the difference in movie advertising from the 60's films to that of the 70's and 80's flicks. Some discs include radio spots, while "The Living Daylights" and "View to a Kill" feature the music videos of their respective title songs. A glossy mini-booklet, complete with color photos accompanies each title. Whew, what a package! If every studio followed MGM's example, the world of DVD would be a much more exciting place.Just for the heck of it, I'll give my own brief opinion (for what it's worth) of each film. 1)From Russia with Love (5 Stars -- perhaps the best Bond ever)2)You Only Live Twice (3 1/2 Stars -- Beautiful to look at. However, a bit of a let down after the first four Bond films.)3)Diamonds Are Forever (3 Stars -- Sean Connery's weakest outing, but it's still a lot of fun)4)Octopussy (4 Stars -- One of Roger Moore's best) 5)A View to a Kill ( 1 Star -- absolutely awful)6)Living Daylights (4 Stars -- Great debut by Timothy Dalton)"
The collection completed
Simon | Brampton, ON | 07/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Finally, the last six James Bond movies have been re-released (or will be re-released rather) on VHS and enhanced DVD. This set includes The Living Daylights, Diamonds Are Forever, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill. Unfortunately, this set is perhaps the weakest one of the three gift sets. While From Russia With Love is generally regarded as a Bond classic, the other five titles are hit-or-miss (either you'll love it or you'll hate it). The Living Daylights is a great spy story, but some fans hate Dalton's Bond. Similarly, Connery is a fan favorite but YOLT and Diamonds are lackluster to some in terms of his acting ability and plotline. If you're a genuine Bond fan, by all means grab this set, each of these films is worth viewing at least once (and the DVD's throw in great extras, I'm told). Casual fans wanting a guaranteed thrill should just get From Russia with love."
The final series of James Bond DVD's!
Mr. | 09/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"James Bond returns in the third and final wave of the James Bond DVD collection. The only sad thing is that this is the last collection released by MGM/UA. However, we must all thank MGM/UA for producing the 007 Special Edition DVD's, along with for selling them and having information about them. If this collection is anything like the first two collections, then James Bond fans like myself are in for a BIG treat.Out of this collection includes "From Russia With Love," "You Only Live Twice," "Diamonds Are Forever," "Octopussy," and "A View To A Kill," and "The Living Daylights." I enjoy all of these movies, especially "From Russia With Love" and "Diamonds Are Forever." In fact, I enjoy all of the Bond films included in this collection. These just happen to be a few that I enjoy the most.Each of the movies are filled with documentaries, original movie trailers, director commentaries, and tons of extra features that really enhance the DVD versions of the 007 films. If you have not yet experienced James Bond 007 on DVD, it's time for you to do so. I've seen all of the movies on VHS, and after watching them on DVD, it gives you a totally new experience. Also on the DVD version of the collection is the Widescreen presentation, filmed in the true widescreen of 2.35:1. It's just like watching the films over again in the theater. I would recommend this collection along with the other two collections for anybody who is looking for Bond the way it should be. I hope you enjoy!And remember,James Bond will return!"