MI6 reviews the new James Bond Ultimate Edition
DVD of the 1963 outing "From Russia With Love"...
DVD Review - From Russia With Love
27th April 2007
The James Bond movies have been brought into the 21st century
with special 5.1 surround sound remastering, new film transfers
and extra special features in the "Ultimate Editions"
series. MI6 reviews reviews the films and each of these features
along with all the special new content.
James Bond (Sean Connery) squares off against the evil SPECTRE organization
in a pulse-pounding race to seize the Soviet Lektor decoding machine.
His mission thrusts him into a thrilling boat chase, a brutal helicopter
attack and a deadly brawl aboard the Orient Express, proving once again
that Agent 007 cant be stopped!
Release Date: 17th July 2006
Running Time: 115 minutes
Screen Format: 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Audio
Subtitles: English HOH, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hindi,
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English DTS 5.1 (768Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
"From Russia With Love" enjoys one of the highest quality
video transfers and digital restorations of the Ultimate Edition
series. The image sharpness and shadow detail is top notch,
especially when considering that the original print is
over 40 years old. COlours and skin tones have been well preserved
throughout the restoration process. Encoding artifacts are
almost nonexistent, with only a few edge details visible in
Two new tracks (Dolby Digital and DTS) have been re-created
from the original mono soundtrack, which is unfortunately absent
from this release. Audiophiles may have cause for complaint
that the true soundtrack for the film is not included, but
the new remastered mixes are excellent and stay faithful
to the original.
On The DVD
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Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview
Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler
Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs
Animated Storyboard Sequence
007 MISSION CONTROL
Interactive Guide Into the World of From Russia
THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY - MISSION
Audio Commentary Featuring Director Terence
Young and Members of the Cast and Crew
Inside From Russia With Love
Harry Saltzman: Showman
MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA, Original
Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio
Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview - A short but interesting
interview with Ian Fleming. The grainy footage contains
rare words on screen
by Bond's creator.
Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler - An interesting
discussion between the creators of James Bond and Philip Marlowe
about their heroes.
Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs - Ian Fleming talks
about his early military days and work in the intelligence
the creation of the James Bond novels and their adaptation on
the big screen.
Animated Storyboard Sequence - Storyboards for Bond and
Tatiana's boat escape from SMERSH agents near the end of
All other features were previously released on the
Special Edition DVD.
One Last Thing....
The collection of Ian Fleming interviews as the new special features
can not hide the lack of new "From Russia With Love" specific
content. The cut scene of Kerim Bey's cigar in Istanbul must
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