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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Documentary: But it lacks 1 or 2 things.
This is a fantastic behind the scenes look at the meteoric rise of the spy film icon James Bond. A mix of archival footage and modern interviews filmed specifically for this film.
Its a fantastic, VERY balanced look at those men who created the longest running film franchise in cinematic history. No holes barred, each of the three men: Brocolli, Saltzman and Fleming,...
Published 18 months ago by Mr. James A. Stevens

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3.0 out of 5 stars Is it Everything or is it Nothing?
Everything or Nothing purports to be the ultimate inside story on the James Bond franchise but in reality there isn't much here that can't be gleamed off the various documentary's on the Bond DVD's. That's not to say EON is rubbish or anything, it's just nearly as revelatory as it could've been and also skimps over few things in it's lean 90 min run time, that could've...
Published 18 months ago by Mr. Russell C. Witheyman


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Documentary: But it lacks 1 or 2 things., 28 Jan 2013
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Mr. James A. Stevens "Trigger" (Stockport, England) - See all my reviews
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This is a fantastic behind the scenes look at the meteoric rise of the spy film icon James Bond. A mix of archival footage and modern interviews filmed specifically for this film.
Its a fantastic, VERY balanced look at those men who created the longest running film franchise in cinematic history. No holes barred, each of the three men: Brocolli, Saltzman and Fleming, each come off with their pros and cons.
It covers the history, the culutral influences of the times and the influnece Bond had on the culture. Its a very broad brush, and some areas DO get glossed over a bit too quickly (music for instance, doesn't seem to be covered at all).
However, for a documentary of only 90 minutes, it does a VERY commendable job.
Some of the highlights for me, was George Lazenby's open heart account of his one film spell and what lead to his sudden departure, and on a more comedic note, Pierce Brosnan's recollection of some the more... ridiculous moments of his Bond's missions ("right Brosnan, today we're surfing a tidal wave").
It is very good as i say, there are a few areas it does fall noticeably short; Connery's absence is very notable, and had he consented to appear, this documentary would have been lifted for it's detail it would have allowed. As it stands, whilst his side is put forward, the story of his fall out, does seem oddly one sided. But, a small niggle in an otherwise brilliant behind the scenes look.
The real reason i struggled to give this the full 5 stars i would have liked was simply the lack of extras.
Even deleted scenes (perhaps of the musical history, or publicity campaigns and how they changed), scenes that probably rightly didn't work for the brief 90 minute running time, i feel should have been included.
However, as i say, if you're just after the film after being lucky enough to catch it's very short run in the cinema, or missed it and want this lovely overview of the 50 year Bond Legacy, DEFINITELY worth the nice price investment.
However, don't expect any extras (although the case and DVD menu are very lovely, i'd love to have the artwork on my wall!)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Is it Everything or is it Nothing?, 1 Feb 2013
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Everything or Nothing purports to be the ultimate inside story on the James Bond franchise but in reality there isn't much here that can't be gleamed off the various documentary's on the Bond DVD's. That's not to say EON is rubbish or anything, it's just nearly as revelatory as it could've been and also skimps over few things in it's lean 90 min run time, that could've been given more coverage if the runtime had been expanded to say 2hrs. Disappointingly there is no deleted interview footage as an extra feature which would've made this a more worthwhile purchase.

The only really interesting stuff, not previously discussed in other docs is Connery's gradual disintegrating relationship with producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. There's some interesting anecdotes from both sides, though Connery's participation is from older interviews sadly. Also Pierce Brosnan's disdain over being cut loose is kinda sterilised in his interview with only a brief mention and doesn't really discuss his anger which was widely reported at the time.

Everything or Nothing is essential for die hard Bond fans like myself but if you have all the DVD's then there isn't much here you won't already know. This really would've made a superb addition to the Bond blu ray set from last year as a nice extra but sadly they didn't include it.

Wait to the price comes down if you're only a casual fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything or Nothing?, 9 Feb 2013
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This is Everything a True OO7 fan should never be without!
A great look and tribute into the history behind the making and sustaining of all things Bond!!
A great appreciation of everything that went into making it all possible, from everyone who believed in what they were doing to making it all possible, without whom we would never have seen these wonderful action hero stories come to light.
Well done Everyone, your work is greatly appreciated!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 007 is still on the case, 30 Jun 2013
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If you think you know everything about Mr. Bond well you have a few surprises coming your way. Every Bond is accouted for and every adventure gets it due. An important and essential purchase for all Bond fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE FOR ALL BOND FANS, 24 May 2013
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A great documentary full of unknown details abour Ian Fleming's spy, as well as the movies and the actors. It's really a shame that this documentary has not been released in the United States, where James Bond films had been so popular since 1962 when DOCTOR NO mde its debut into the american theaters. This versión of EVERYTHING OR NOTHING it's only available in the PAL system, so if you don't have a multisystem DVD player, you won't be able to watch it, unless you send it some place to transfer it into the NTSC system. I own one of those DVD players and was able to enjoy this well done film. that it's truly a MUST HAVE FOR ALL BONDS FANS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is everything!, 28 April 2013
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A. WILLIAMS (Wales, UK.) - See all my reviews
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I won this DVD in a competition off of @007 on Twitter. It's a brilliant documentary. A very balanced view on the Bond Franchise. Taught me a lot of things that I didn't know! Very good, 5 ★'s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and well researched documentary a must for all Bond fans, 8 Feb 2013
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An interesting look at the progression of James Bond from book to screen, the development and lifespan of the official EON cannon and the constant legal challenges of the McClory "Thunderball controversy". Directed at a good tempo that builds the plot with tension worthy of Ian Fleming......with Kevin McClory cast as the Bondesque villain of the piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything or Nothing DVD, 11 Jun 2014
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Bought for son-in-law for Christmas at his request. I havent seen it, not my thing, but he has watched it and enjoyed it. Arrived quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating journey into the world of 007, 25 May 2014
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John Joyce "Author - Masterpiece" (Dublin, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This is the ideal DVD companion to 'The James Bond Archives' book that I reviewed earlier. Taking the viewer from the early days of Ian Fleming and his typewriter in the Bahamas, up through the comical US adaptation of Casino Royale featuring 'Jimmy Bond' to the point where Cubby Broccoli and Harry Satzman made the gamble that launched Dr. No and established the James Bond franchise, this DVD is a treasure chest of new information and insights that will make for repeated viewing by anyone interested in this cinematic phenomenon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good to watch, 6 Mar 2014
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P E Simms "Paula Simms" (New Forest, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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It is good to watch and shows a lot of information about the 007 films over the years and this is 5*
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