James Bond: Ultimate Collection - Volume 4

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


Fourth five-course helping of films featuring Ian Fleming's stylish, cool-under-fire secret agent-cum-ladies' man. In 'You Only Live Twice' (1967) Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to Japan to keep the peace between the superpowers when a SPECTRE rocket intercepts an American space capsule carrying a nuclear warhead. In between visits to the geisha house and flights in his Little Nellie, 007 manages to track down SPECTRE's secret base and its evil mastermind Blofeld (Donald Pleasence). 'Dr No' (1962) again sees Connery in the title role. He's sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of one of his colleagues. It transpires that an island is being used as a base for the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, who, under the guidance of the despotic Dr No (Joseph Wiseman), have developed technology to divert rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. In 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (1997) Pierce Brosnan returns as James Bond. When a British warship is destroyed in Chinese waters, Bond is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of World War Three. He discovers that the superpowers are being manipulated by ruthless media tycoon Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce), and sets about enlisting the help of Carver's attractive wife, Paris (Teri Hatcher). 'Octopussy' (1983) again stars Roger Moore, this time up against the glamorous titular villain (Maud Adams) and a bunch of evil Soviets who have plans to plunder Tsarist treasures and create a nuclear explosion in a German NATO base. In 'Moonraker' (1979), when a space shuttle goes missing during a test flight, James Bond (Roger Moore) is the man who must track it down. His investigations take him to Venice (where he uses his specially customized gondola), Rio de Janeiro (where he fights iron-toothed henchman Jaws on top of a cable car), and finally into outer space (where he uncovers a ruthless plot to wipe out the human race and replace it with genetically engineered humanoids).