James Bond: Ultimate Collection - Volume 1

  |  Buy to Own: 06/11/2006
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Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of 5 movies featuring Ian Fleming's stylish, cool-under-fire secret agent-cum-ladies' man. 'The World Is Not Enough' (1999) is Pierce Brosnan's third outing as Bond in which he comes up against another dangerous nemesis - Renard (Robert Carlyle), a power-crazed terrorist intent on taking control of the world's oil supplies. Bond has his work cut out defeating Renard, as the villain has a bullet lodged in his brain which renders him immune to any pain. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) has Sean Connery returning to the role. Bond must infiltrate a worldwide diamond smuggling operation. The action - which moves between Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the desert - sees Bond encounter Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood), steal a moon buggy, get beaten up by a couple of female karate experts known as Bambi and Thumper, before finally bringing him face-to-face with a reclusive arch villain. Goldfinger (1964) Bond (Connery) pits his wits against the power-crazed criminal mastermind Goldfinger (Gert Frobe). Mr Finger has secured most of the gold in the world and now plans to render the rest useless. Henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata) helps him realise his plans, thanks to his unusually lethal bowler hat, whilst Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) is the glamorous pilot who Goldfinger hopes will execute the raid on Fort Knox that will make him the richest man in the world. In 'The Man With The Golden Gun' (1974) James Bond (Roger Moore) travels to the Far East to hunt for hired assassin Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), who appears to have Bond in his sights. However, it soon transpires that Scaramanga is really after a missing scientist, the creator of a pocket-sized solar converter. 'The Living Daylights' (1987) is Timothy Dalton's first time as Bond, leaving behind the high camp of the Roger Moore years for a relatively straight reading of the famous secret agent. The action this time sees Bond running around various exotic spots (Gibraltar, Afghanistan) in pursuit of a couple of seedy dealers in arms, drugs and diamonds. There is as much action and gadgetry as ever, but a slightly less tongue-in-cheek script keeps 007's romantic liaisons down to a minimum.