MI6 Reviews the new James Bond Ultimate Edition
DVD of the 1995 outing "GoldenEye"...
DVD Review - GoldenEye
6th February 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 the films and each of these
features along with all the special new content.
The effortlessly suave and sophisticated Pierce Brosnan
makes his acclaimed debut as Agent 007 in the rip-roaring
espionage thriller featuring the most eye-popping opening
sequence yet! When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world
domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond
must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland
and even Russia, all while dodging a sexy, deadly femme
fatal who will stop at nothing to put the "squeeze"
on the intrepid spy!
Release Date: 17th July 2006
Running Time: 125 minutes
Screen Format: 2:35:1 Anamorphic PAL
Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, English DD5.1
Subtitles: English, English Captions, Greek, Danish, Dutch,
Finish, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish.
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English DTS 5.1 (768Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0
The colour and picture are clear and full. The most observant
of Bond fans will notice subtle improvements by way of colour
correction and contrast, but there are no glaring advancements
to the "GoldenEye" picture.
The new DTS audio track comes to its forefront during the title
sequence. The full range of audio and surround sound is mixed
nicely with Tina Turner's powerful title song. However, at times
the bass is over-dominant. Throughout the feature, the score
well mixed and the brooding baseline compliments
the eeriest scenes.
On The DVD
DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT
Deleted Scenes With Introductions
by Director Martin Campbell
Directing Bond: The Martin
Building a Better Bond: Pre-Production
The Return of Bond –
The Start of Production Press Event
Driven To Bond: Remy Julienne
Anatomy of a Stunt: Tank Versus
Making It Small in Pictures:
On Location With Peter Lamont
The Secret Files
Pre-Title Sequence Storyboard
Sequence With Director Martin Campbell
007 MISSION CONTROL
Interactive Guide Into the
World of GoldenEye
THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES
LIBRARY - MISSION DOSSIER
Audio Commentary Featuring
Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson
The World of 007 – Original
1995 Television Special Hosted by Elizabeth
The "GoldenEye" Video
"GoldenEye" Music Video
Performed by Tina Turner
MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA, Original
Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Communications
New Bonus Features
Deleted Scenes – Four scenes removed
from the final cut, complete with informative introductions
from Martin Campbell. In most cases it is clear why the
scenes were removed, but any fan will be excited to watch
these for the first time.
Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles –
Behind the scenes footage laced with interviews from"GoldenEye"
cast and crew discussing the directorship and style of
New Zealand helmer Martin Campbell.
Building a Better Bond – Introduced
by Michael G. Wilson, this is a 1994 featurette covers
the re-birth of Bond and pre-production of "GoldenEye".
The Return of Bond – Behind the
scenes at the first "GoldenEye" press day when
Pierce Brosnan first greeted the world as 007!
Driven to Bond – Featurette touching
on the work of legendary stunt arranger Remy Julienne
on set footage of the "GoldenEye" car chase
Anatomy of a Stunt – A behind the
scenes look at the process of one single stunt. Complete
with footage of the St. Petersburg set and tank chase.
Making It Small In Pictures
– A tribute featurette to the work of model maker Derek
Meddings and his contribution to the "GoldenEye" production.
It was his last picture before passing away.
On Location With Peter Lamont – Location
scouting for "GoldenEye" with an informative narration
from production designer Peter Lamont. Footage includes a train
yard in England, the Swiss Alps and Leavesden Aerodrome.
"GoldenEye" – The Secret
Files – A "making of" featurette, beginning
with the renovation of Leavesden Aerodrome to become a suitable
studio and following the "GoldenEye" production in
detail to create a comprehensive documentary.
Pre-Title Sequence Story Board – Martin
Campbell discusses the uses and importance of storyboarding
gives viewers a glance at the “GoldenEye” pre-titles
One Last Thing...
Besides Pierce Brosnan's full screen-test being absent (which
as with the other Bond actors, may never escape Eon's vault),
an opportunity was missed to cover the phenomenon of the Nintendo
64 title - still the best selling 007 videogame of all time.
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