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  • Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Marceau, Sean Connery
  • Directors: Guy Hamilton, John Glen, Lee Tamahori, Lewis Gilbert, Martin Campbell
  • Format: Box set, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: Arabic, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 20
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000BZND4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,724 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Contains the following James Bond films:

  • Doctor No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • You Only Live Twice
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live And Let Die
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Moonraker
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Octopussy
  • A View To A Kill
  • The Living Daylights
  • Licence To Kill
  • Goldeneye
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • The World Is Not Enough
  • Die Another Day

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Timothy Dalton's second and last James Bond assignment in Licence to Kill is darker and harder-edged than anything from the Roger Moore years, dropping the sometimes excruciating in-jokes that had begun to dominate the series in favour of gritty, semi-realistic action. When CIA colleague and close friend Felix Leiter (David Hedison) gets married immediately after arresting villainous drug baron Franz Sanchez (with a little help from Bond), the crime lord's retribution is swift and terrible. Bond goes on a personal vendetta against Sanchez after his licence to kill is revoked. There are plenty of spectacular stunt scenes, of course, but the meaty story of revenge is this film's distinguishing feature. Dalton's portrayal of the iconic hero as tough but flawed was a brave decision that the producers subsequently retreated from after Licence to Kill's relatively poor box-office showing.

On the DVD: Timothy Dalton's insistence that Bond was a man not a superhero, and "a tarnished man" at that encouraged the producers to redefine Bond with a tougher edge more in keeping with Fleming's original conception of the character. Licence to Kill is Bond's darkest assignment. The production team experienced their usual difficulties in bringing it to the screen, the "making-of" documentary reveals, including a haunted road in Mexico and a mysterious flaming hand that appeared out of the fire during the climactic tanker explosion. There are two commentaries here, both montage selections of interviews from cast and crew. The first features director John Glen and many of the actors; the second has producer Michael G Wilson and the production team. Gladys Knight pops up in the first music video, Patte La Belle in the second ("If You Asked Me To"). There are the usual trailers, gallery of stills and a feature on the Kenworth trucks specially adapted for the movie's stunt work. --Mark Walker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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107 of 110 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Aug. 2004
Format: DVD
This box set is incredible value for money. I already owned all the Connery DVDs as well as OHMSS and most of the Brosnans. When I decided to complete my Bond DVD collection I realised that it would be cheaper to just buy this box set and give my duplicates away rather than buy the individual titles I was missing. For the price, you get all the 20 Bond titles (exactly the same as the individual titles that are available as separate DVDs - including the two-disc version of Die Another Day), you also get a nice collectors' tin emblazoned with the 007 logo. If you are a Bond fan, this is almost impossible to refuse.
Three things to note, however. Firstly, to those people (below) who complained that this box set does not include Never Say Never Again, you should be aware that this is not an official Bond film (i.e. it is not a EON/DANJAQ/MGM-UA release). Therefore, it is no surprise that it is not included in this set (neither is Casino Royale, for that matter). If you want to purchase NSNA or CR, they are both available at a very good price here on Amazon. In my opinion, this is not a good reason to give this box set less than the five stars it deserves. Secondly, there are rumours that the first nineteen titles are going to be reissued as two-disc special editions (like Die Another Day), with a second disc devoted to extras. I think the existing extras are already sufficient (especially the excellent Making Of documentaries usually narrated by Patrick McNee). So, if, like me, you can't wait for those to come out, don't hesistate to get this superb box set. The price is just too good to resist. Thirdly, Bond 21 is already in pre-production. So, this box set will eventually become incomplete. But you can always buy that film as a separate DVD when it is released.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 July 2012
Format: DVD
Licence to Kill is directed by John Glen and written by Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson. It's an original story that uses characters and instances created by Ian Fleming. It stars Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Desmond Llewelyn, David Hedison, Benicio Del Toro, Frank McRae, Everett McGill and Wayne Newton. Music is scored by Michael Kamen and cinematography by Alec Mills.

Bond 16 and 007 goes rogue when drug baron Franz Sanchez leaves Felix Leiter mutilated and his wife dead. With licence revoked by MI6, Bond has to go it alone to enact revenge for the Leiters.

The controversial Bond for many reasons, Licence to Kill even today has been known to induce fearsome arguments in Bond fan circles. Not since On Her Majesty's Secret Service has a Bond film so polarised opinions. In one corner are the folks who determine it's not a Bond movie, in the other is those who say it's a stripped to the bone human Bond. You either love it or you hate it it seems. True to say that it is more an action thriller than a outright Bond film, no humongous sets, no megalomaniac villain (Davi's drug baron a very realistic menace) and of course there is Bond being pursued by those that have courted him previously as their number one agent. Yet there's a whole raft of scenarios that could only exist in a Bond universe, there's gadgets, too, for those that enjoy that side of Bond. Where else would you see a tanker driving on its side? Or exploding toothpaste and alarm clock, camera's that turn into weapons and a broom that is actually a transmitter? Not Bondian enough? Really?

Licence to Kill is a superior action thriller movie, the script is tight, the cast ace and the picture is crammed full of exceptional action set pieces.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By N. Williams on 8 Mar. 2004
Format: DVD
Think for a minute here. What film franchises have notoriously made too many films? Friday the 13th? 10 of those, certainly outstayed its welcome in my opinion. Any advance on 10? How about 20? That is, to date, the sum total of the adventures of the world's most popular Englishman, James Bond. No other franchise in cinema history is going to come near to the sucess (continuing success as well) of Bond.
This collection covers the entire lot from the first effort Dr. No (made for only $1,000,000), right through to the ultra-modern Die Another Day although it doesn't include rival productions Never say Never Again, or the spoof, Casino Royale. It covers all five actors, the original Connery (the yardstick by whom all other Bonds are measured), the one-shot wonder Lazenby (in one of the best films of the franchise), the king of the blazer Moore (king of the witticism as well), the dark Dalton (closest to the brooding spy of the Fleming novels) and the super cool Brosnan (Ireland's contribution to the Bond franchise).
The Bond films have always been notoriously a bit hit and miss, but there has not been a single one made that doesn't have the viewer entertained and from the moment each one begins and we look down that gun barrel listening to the strains of Monty Norman's inimitable theme tune, we're hooked. Every film has its moments, even weaker efforts like View to a kill for example, which features a fight on top of the Golden Gate Bridge which is one of the most thrilling of any Bond film. Its also great fun to watch the evolution of the Bond franchise as he goes from fighting the criminal organisation SPECTRE (originally SMERSH in the Fleming novels), through to terrorists, drug dealer, and Korean ex-military.
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