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Dalton's right up there with Connery.
on 30 June 2017
This is a review for The Living Daylights (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc) [DVD].
What can I say? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Timothy Dalton was an excellent James Bond. He portrays the character exactly the same way as Daniel Craig, but Timothy has far more charm and humanity! Unfortunately, for Dalton, his performance was, and still is, derided. This is most unfair. It's also 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.
Film ratio is 2.35:1. Audio is DD 5.1. The picture quality is excellent and so is the sound.
The extras disc is brimming with the usual fantastic documentaries, trailers, gallery, etc.
You should definitely add this film to your Bond collection as it's one of the very best in the series. Dalton's final Bond appearance, Licence To Kill, is very good too, but much darker in tone.