Bond Remastered - The Living Daylights (1-disc) [DVD] 
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Timothy Dalton plays James Bond for the first time in this instalment of the 007 franchise. The action this time sees Bond running around various exotic places in pursuit of a couple of seedy dealers in arms, drugs and diamonds.
The Living Daylights, new boy Timothy Dalton's first Bond outing, gets off to a rocking start with a pre-credits sequence on Gibraltar, and culminates in a witty final showdown with Joe Don Baker's arms dealer, set on a model battlefield full of toy soldiers. While the Aston Martin model whizzing through the car chase has been updated for the late 1980s--including lethal lasers and other deadly gizmos--the plot is pretty standard issue, maybe a little more cluttered and unfocused than usual, involving arms, drugs and diamond smuggling. Nevertheless, the action-formula firmly in place, this one rehearses the moves with ease and throws in some fine acting. Maryam d'Abo, playing a cellist-cum-spy, is the classy main squeeze for 007 (uncharacteristically chaste for once). Dalton, with his wolfish, intelligent features, was a perfectly serviceable secret agent, but never caught on with the viewers, perhaps because everyone was hoping for a presence as charismatic as Sean Connery's in the franchise's glory days.--Leslie Felperin
On the DVD: Casting the new Bond takes up much of the "making-of" documentary: first Sam Neill was in the running, but vetoed by Cubby Broccoli, who wanted Timothy Dalton and had considered him as far back as On Her Majesty's Secret Service (but Dalton felt he was just too young at the time). When Dalton proved unavailable, Pierce Brosnan was hired. Then, at the last minute, Brosnan's Remington Steele contract was renewed and he had to drop out. Dalton came back in, on the proviso that he could give Bond a harder, more realistic edge after the action-lite of the Roger Moore years. The second documentary attempts to profile the enigmatic Ian Fleming, who was apparently as mysterious and chameleon-like as his alter ego. The commentary is a miscellaneous selection of edited interviews from various members of the cast and crew. There's also Ah-Ha's "Living Daylights" video, and a "making-of" featurette about it. A brief deleted scene (comic relief--wisely dropped) and trailers complete another strong package. --Mark Walker --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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What can I say? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Timothy Dalton was an excellent James Bond. He was portraying the character exactly the same way Daniel Craig does (but Timothy has far more charm) only he did it 30 years earlier. Unfortunately, for Dalton, his performance was and still is derided. This is most unfair. It's a great shame he didn't continue in the role as he has aged extremely well and could have easily gone on to equal or even surpass Connery and Moore's score of films. Then we wouldn't have had to suffer Pierce Brosnan's emasculated Bond. Pity.
The movie itself is also underrated. The plot is not the usual megalomaniac trying to take over the world. It concerns cross and double cross, diamonds, opium and arms dealing. This makes for a more believable film.
The picture quality is excellent and so is the sound. Film ratio is 2.35:1 and audio is 5.1.
The extras disc is brimming with the usual fantastic documentaries, trailers, gallery, etc.
Check this one out - one of the very best Bond movies in the series. Dalton's final Bond appearance, Licence To Kill, is very good too, but much darker in tone.
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