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Old 11-10-2008, 07:30 PM
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Default Fan Review: Live and Let Die

Since there are no reviews of this flick which is already out on Blu Ray, I thought I'd add my two cents. This was always one of my favorites along with From Russia With Love,License to Kill,Goldeneye and Casino Royale.

Movie: For those who haven't seen this flick, it's the very first Bond movie starring Roger Moore in the title role. I thought he did an excellent job in this one of making his bond unique from Sean Connery.The main plot is 007 is given orders to track down the strange disapearance of three agents, whom you see offed in some very clever ways in the pre-credits sequence. Jane Seymour was an excellent Bond girl, while the Rosie Carver character is one of the worst actresses to ever grace a bond film.




Yaphet Kotto made an interesting foe for Bond as Kananga the drug overlord while Tee hee was the usual henchman with a clever gimmick. Of course, this being a 70s bond movie we get some silly one liners and characters. Clifton James as Sherriff Pepper grates after more than five minutes with his fake redneck accent and racial slurs. The scene where Bond escapes from the crockadiles is one of the most impressive sequences ever because this wasn't achieved by CGI. It was done by a real stuntman who hopped on those crocks backs. You don't get that type of suspense anymore because today's CGI creatures just destroys any sense of danger. I thought that brining Bond into the drug world of Harlem and Lousiana was a fresh approach and it was nice to see Bond tackling an issue that was more in touch with the domestic problems of the United States.Overall I give the movie a solid 4 out of 5 star rating.

PQ: Superb. The Lowry team that cleaned these up should pat themselves on the back for the outstaning work they did. Narry a blemish or scratch can be found here. For a movie that is 35 years old, it looks like it was made just recently. Colors are rich and vibrant, grain is at a minimum and detail is everywhere. I give it a 5 out of 5 star rating because I just don't see how this movie could ever look better.

SQ: I'm not much of a sound expert because I don't have the T.V hooked up to surround sound speakers, so someone else will have to give the lowdown on that one.

Extras: All the usual extras that came with the previous release.

Overall:A definite must buy for fans of the movie or series. This was definitley one of Roger Moore's finest hours before the series got way too campy to be taken serious anymore.
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Wow. No one wants to comment on this?
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Not really.
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no offense, just not a fan of the film. one of my top 2 most hated Bond Films, and i'm a Bond lover.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:45 PM
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I like the film, and my Blu ray copy turned up yesterday. I haven't seen it yet. I'm a Moore Bond fan though. This is like the Blaxploitation Bond. Some classic lines in it too.

I don't agree with your comment on it being Moore's finest hour. I'd go with For Your Eyes Only on that. But you are entitled to your opinion though!

Here is a review here

http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews...ws.asp?ID=8500
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Well I wanted to hear a review of the audio quality, but you are listening through TV speakers. Argh!
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I watched this with "mono." I say Jane Seymour looks stunning.
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no offense, just not a fan of the film. one of my top 2 most hated Bond Films, and i'm a Bond lover.

My most hated are Die another Day,Diamonds are Forever,Tommorow Never Dies,Moonraker,The Man with the Golden Gun and View to a Kill. To each his own.
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I say Jane Seymour looks stunning.
Indeed. She's the best part of the movie. I gotta admit though, I actually didn't hate watching this movie again. It's bad but in a good way, perhaps.
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I like this movie and haven't seen it in many years but I have purchased the Blu-ray and will watch it soon.

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