MI6 reviews the new James Bond Ultimate Edition
DVD of the 1981 outing "For Your Eyes Only"...
DVD Review - For Your Eyes Only
29th May 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.
When a British ship is sunk in foreign waters,
the world's superpowers begin a feverish race to find its
cargo: a nuclear submarine control system. 007 (Roger
is thrust into one of his most riveting adventures as he
rushes to join the search... and prevent global devastation.
Release Date: 17th July 2006
Running Time: 121 minutes
Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Soundtracks: English DD5.1, English DTS
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hindi,
Norwegian and Swedish
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English DTS 5.1 (768Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Featuring a 2.35:1 transfer, "For Your Eyes Only" enjoys its
best home release to date, only to be surpassed by the inevitable
HD release in the future. The Lowry process has remastered light
and colour levels, bringing the film back to the quality of
the day it was first processed. Compression artifacts are almost
nonexistent and all film specks and dirt have been removed.
The DTS track is better than the Dolby Digital track on this
release, but both are very good. Lip sync is almost flawless,
with only a few minor issues that were present in the original
and crisp, which have not been heard properly since theatrical
distribution. Fans of the sub woofer will be impressed by its
Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
Deleted Scenes & Expanded
in Greece, Bond in Cortina
007 MISSION CONTROL
Into the World of For Your Eyes Only
SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY - MISSION DOSSIER
Commentary Featuring John Glen and Actors
Commentary Featuring Michael G Wilson and Crew
For Your Eyes Only
Animated Storyboard Sequences
Easton Music Video
MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA, Original
Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio
All other features were previously released on the
Special Edition DVD.
New Bonus Features
Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger
Moore - A rather interesting
commentary with tons of anecdotes and stories. Very refreshing
compared to standard commentary
tracks on most films.
Deleted Scenes and Expanded Angles -
Introduced by John Glen, this feature contains a deleted
scene where Bond
dumps the Zamboni's snow on the hockey players; another
scene hints a bit of jealousy from Melina when she discovers
Bond spent the night away from his hotel room; and an alternate
camera angle of Bond kicking Locque's car down the cliff.
Bond in Greece - Michael G. Wilson narrates this clip containing
behind the scenes footage of the heroin smuggling bust,
the casino sequence with Cassandra Harris, and a backgammon
game between Roger Moore and Cubby.
Bond in Cortina - Narrated by Michael
G. Wilson, this is another feature containing behind the
scenes footage of
the long distance ski jump, Rémy Julienne on the
motorcycle, and Willy Bogner skiing in the bobsleigh run.
Neptune's Journey - More archived footage narrated by Michael
G. Wilson, this time about the Neptune submarine and how
it was used as a publicity prop to promote the movie.
One Last Thing....
ITV produced a special television programme covering the London premiere of "For
Eyes Only" and the special guests the Prince and Princess of Wales, including
interviews with key cast and crew members. It survives in fan VHS collections,
on any official release...
"For Your Eyes Only"
Ultimate Edition DVD
Your Eyes Only" MI6 Movie Coverage
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