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For your Eyes Only

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When a British navy ship containing a top-secret nuclear submarine tracking system is sunk, Bond is given the task of keeping the weapon from falling into Russian hands.
Title: For your eyes only
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : MGM Home Entertainment : Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen Ultimate ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (128 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1981.
Special features: Frame-by-frame digital restoration; never before released (newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore); declassified: MI6 vault (deleted scenes; expanded angles; Bond in Greece; Bond in Cortina; Neptune's journey); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'For your eyes only'); mission dossier (audio commentary featuring John Glen and actors; audio commentary featuring Michael G. Wilson and crew; inside 'For your eyes only'; animated storyboards sequences; Sheena Easton Music video); ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots and radio communications).
Contents: [disc 1] Feature film
[disc 2] Special features.
Summary: When a British navy ship containing a top-secret nuclear submarine tracking system is sunk, Bond is given the task of keeping the weapon from falling into Russian hands.
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; Albert R. Broccoli presents ; screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson ; produced by Albert R. Broccoli ; directed by John Glen
Credits: Director of photography, Alan Hume ; editor, John Grover ; music by Bill Conti ; title song: performed by Sheena Easton, music by Bill Conti, lyrics by Michael Leeson ; production designed by Peter Lamont.
Performers: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman, Jack Hedley, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS surround, dual-layer, NTSC.
Other Language: English (5.1 Dolby, DTS) and French (5.1 Dolby) dialogue, English, French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Bond, James (Fictitious character) Drama. Secret service England Drama. Spies England Drama. Organized crime Greece Drama. Nuclear submarines Drama.
Genre/Form: James Bond films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Spy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Bond, James (Fictitious character)
Secret service
Spies
Organized crime
Nuclear submarines
Publisher No: 106015
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Jan 21, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the 12th installment of the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as James Bond.
Released in 1981, the film combines the plots from two short stories from Ian Fleming's "For Your Eyes Only" collection.
In the plot, Bond attempts to locate a missile command system while becoming tangled in a web of deception spun by rival Greek businessmen
along with Melina Havelock, a woman seeking to avenge the murder of her parents.
The opening seequence begins with Bond laying flowers at the grave of his wife, Tracy Bond, before a Universal Exports helicopter picks him up
for an emergency.
Control of the helicopter is taken over by remote control by a bald man in a grey Nehru jacket with a white cat.
This character is unnamed in either the film or the credits, although he looks and sounds like Ernst Stavro Blofeld as played by Donald Pleasence or
Telly Savalas.
This bad guy is deliberately not named due to copyright restrictions with Kevin McClory, who owned the film rights to Thunderball,
which supposedly includes the character Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the organisation SPECTRE, and other material associated with the development of
Thunderball.
In any case, this opening scenes are quite exciting and thrilling---more so than the main plot.

Aug 29, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Once again, skip one, love one, skip one, love one...

Finally we have a Bond film that shows the agent as being resourceful, intelligent, heroic, filled with physical stamina, and is incredibly sexually restrained: he doesn't sleep with anyone until the very end!

There's a nice bit of 'you think you know who the villain is, but — a-ha! — we fooled you!' in this story, and the fact that the actor playing M for years had passed away before filming actually makes the scene in the confessional work better to my mind (sending Q into the field seems more likely than M).

The fact 007 is fighting to re-gain control of a coding machine, much like in "From Russia with Love" to an extent, seems far better and the low-tech nature of the thing gets us re-focused on basic, realistic espionage. There's no crazy big laboratory with football field-sized screens showing where things are in the world, there's no totally hot women about to wrestle Bond over the lip of a live volcano filled with lava-eating sharks, there's just Bond, the daughter of two murdered agents, and a couple of potential enemies/allies trying to get to the code machine before anyone else does.

Yes, there's a bit of foolishness with motorcycles, skiers, a biathlon competitor, a bobsleigh, and a long jump, but that's as crazy as things get, and there's nary a gadget to be seen (other than the code machine, and the Lotus which merely blows up real good).

As far as Roger Moore Bond, this is probably the best.

...granted that's not saying a great deal.

May 29, 2011
  • TheBigMan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I actually really enjoyed this Bond movie. The story was good, very cool chase scenes, and I really liked the co-op in the ending. Plus the girl with the cross-bow was pretty good as well. Overall this was a fun action packed Bond movie, and I was nicely surprised by it. I'll give For your Eyes Only a 8/10.

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