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It's the longest of the franchise to date (two-and-a-quarter hours) and the first to augment stunts and physical effects with major CGI, though the best fight is traditional: a polite club fencing match between Brosnan and Stephens that gets out of hand and turns into a destructive hack-and-slash fest with multiple edged weapons. Berry may be the first Bond girl with an Oscar on her shelf, but she's still stuck with a bad hairdo as well as having to endure 007's worst chat-up lines. Amazingly, most of the old things here do still work, though it's a shame that director Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors) wasn't given a better script to play with.
On the DVD: Die Another Day arrives on disc in a transfer that makes some of the CGI look less dodgy than it did in cinemas. The first disc includes two separate commentaries: an interesting, enthusiastic technical one with Tamahori and producer Michael Wilson, and a blander drone from Brosnan with input from "bad girl" actress Rosamund Pike. On Disc Two the main extra is "Inside Die Another Day", a 75-minute making-of with the usual 007 DVD extra mix of boosterism and solid background how-the-hell-they-did-it info. The "Region 2 exclusive" turns out to be another making-of, a video diary effort that takes a more interesting, wry approach to the mix of enterprise and chaos that is the Bond production machine. --Kim Newman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent value plenty of extras, thoroughly enjoyable.I had only seen one of Brosnans Bond films and thought I would try the others.Published 16 days ago by Eric Sumner
I don't think I can explain in words just how bad this film is but here goes...
The story is so ridiculously over the top and way too far fetched (even for a Bond film)... Read more
The last of the brosnan bond films, and one of the better plotted one as well. All the usual bond ingredients are there and are working well with each other.Published 2 months ago by ian forsyth
Piece Brosnan was an excellent Bond, but this was his least successful outing.
The plot is on the sillier ide of un-credible, gadgets ditto, and while Halle Berry and... Read more