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Live And Let Die [DVD]
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on 21 August 2016
This was Rogers first James Bond and I think he was the correct choice as he was well known to the British public in popular TV series such as the Saint. I enjoyed this 121 min REGION B/2 DVD with the highlight being the boat chase. Several British Agents are killed in a short space of time, during routine surveillance of dictator Dr Kananga (Yaphet Kotto). Bond is sent to New York to investigate and falls into a trap by gangster Mr Big thanks to his tarot card reader Solitaire (Jane Seymour)
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on 17 June 2017
Roger Moore was my favourite James Bond, he never took himself to seriously and, when I heard he had died recently, I decided to treat myself to his Bond films. Buying them separately was cheaper than buying a set. The are all good quality and arrived promptly. I have made hours of viewing pleasure ahead of me. Very pleased.
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 26 August 2010
Sean Connery finally said goodbye to Bond, the character that had made him famous, with `diamonds are forever'. So for Bond's eighth big screen outing we were introduced to Roger Moore (and his eyebrow) in the lead, the third actor to play the part on the silver screen.

Known for his roles in Ivanhoe and The Saint, Moore was a good choice. He had the on screen presence and mannerisms to carry it off, but was no Connery clone His Bond was just different enough to Connery to stand out, and it is this attempt to be different that was the secret of his success in the role. Moore's Bond seemed a more human construct, slightly less remote and dangerous but still ruthless when it comes to getting the job done.

In this film Bond is sent to America in order to sort out some drug smugglers. Along the way we have fun as we see the typical Englishman deal with the mean streets of Harlem, there is the excellently staged and thrilling bug boat chase through the Florida everglades, and the immortal stunt with the crocodiles. Into the mix there is a large dose of voodoo, and it sometimes seems that Bond's antagonists are not of this world. After the almost embarrassing attempt to be hip with the last film, the producers got it largely right this time, and largely because of the change of actor the humour and seventies fashions work a lot better.

There are notable performances: Yaphett Koto as the villain - a very underrated actor Koto gave this role his all and made a memorable Mr. Big, and Jane Seymour as Solitaire, the voodoo priestess who finds the tarot cards stacked against her... There is also an excellent score featuring Wings, it is up there with any of Shirley Bassey's themes for the series and fits the mood and style of the film to a tee.

It is a film which is full of atmosphere, entertaining in terms of thrills and humour and a great way to pass a couple of hours.

Notable in the Bond canon that it is the second film not to feature Q, and Bond carries a Magnum rather than the usual Walther PPK.

This ultimate edition really is the best version of the film I have owned. The picture has been lovingly restored and cleaned up, and looks amazing. Really, I am not just saying that. It looks superb. The sound has been similarly treated and there is an option to listen to it in 5.1 DTS surround, which is truly exceptional.

As well as the superb presentation of the film, there is also a host of extras, original trailers, informative audio commentaries and the such. These are exhaustive and some of them quite interesting. But these really a garnish for the main course, which is the film itself. This is an excellent release, and does the film justice. This series of `Ultimate editions' really sets the standard for film releases. It really does not get any better.
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on 15 April 2014
Amazing transfer both in picture and 5.1 surround knocks you off your seat. brilliant Soundtrack and Roger Moore in , really the only 007 film he presented himself with some sort of serious nature, unlike all the others he did that were far to silly in my opinion, although did like Moonraker, as Drax was one of the better baddies, and the way he spoke was always charming, which made him one of my favourite baddies. Lois Chiles was very nice Eye candy too!:) "You know him"? "Not socially"," hes called Jaws, he kills people"!
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VINE VOICEon 8 December 2007
My personal favourite Bond Movie (largely because of nostalgia) and along with Moonraker, the most bizarre outing for the secret agent. Where Moonraker failed though, Live And Let Die succeeds. There are good set pieces, fights, girls, funny moments (not as over the top as they would become) and unusually for a Bond film, it is actually quite scary in parts, especially for the younger viewer.

When Bond is sent to America to investigate the deaths of several British Agents, his search leads him to Mr Big, a Harlem crime lord. With further investigation, Bond finds a drug-smuggling link between Mr Big, and Dr. Kananga, a mysterious man from a Caribbean island. Bond flies to Kananga's island to stop the massive Heroin dealing. There he meets the beautiful Solitaire played wonderfully by Jane Seymour, a virgin who has been enslaved by Kananga as her mystical powers bring him success. Bond soon finds himself entwined in voodoo forces he can barely fight, and struggles to complete his mission.

Plenty of stunts and action sequences, chases and humour make this an instant Bond classic, but the characters and performances of Yaphet Kotto and his various goons make it one of the best. Tee Hee is mysterious, Whisper is memorable, and Baron Samedi is a strong Villain as he seems to be immortal. This marks the appearance of Sheriif GW, and his comic escapades which are either annoying or very funny depending on your point of view. Moore gives a good performance, bringing the series in a different direction, and Seymour is one of the most beautiful Bond girls. There are many memorable moments, including the famous train fight, and Kananga's explosive end. Probably the most scary Bond film so far, in fact there has not been another one like it, and when i was young it was always the one i most looked forward to seeing. There are flaws- it does have more slapstick humour than previous outings and Bond does not seem as tragic or cold a character as before.

The features, like all of the Ultimate Editions are excellent, along with impressive picture and sound restoration work. There are trailers, documentaries, and an interestin early sight of Moore as Bond.
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on 30 October 2014
This was my first Bond Film and has always remained a personal favourite - Wah-Funk-Soul & Voodoo Grooves, Speedboat Chases, Killer Lard -Ass Taxi Drivers, Heroin smuggling International Diplomats and Solitaire... everything a five year old boy needed.

Jane Seymour I am forever grateful for 'the awakening' =)

It also is the greatest bond theme ever produced.
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on 23 January 2010
This is by far my favourite bond movie of all time. It has everything brilliant action, fantastic stunts, beautiful bond girls Jane Seymore and above all my fav bond Roger Moore. The plot centres around drugs and drug trafficing and some voodoo is thrown in for good measure. There are some truely excellent set pieces including the best chase sequence in all the bonds a speed boat chase around the lakes and rivers of new orleans, the croc island stuff is great as is the finale in the underground mines and aboard the train. Roger brought a freshness to the role which was at the time going a little cold. Overall I would highly recommened this exceptional entrant to the series.
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on 11 December 2015
Still an entertaining Bond film 42 years on but probably the most "dated" of the whole JB collection through it's portrayal of Harlem Hoods decked in garish gold jewellery, driving pimpmobiles ..... However, the beautiful timeless Jane Seymour saves the Day ....
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VINE VOICEon 28 January 2018
The only "real" James Bond. English in birth speech and manner. All the others were and are imitators of Sir. Roger.
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on 16 February 2017
The first Bond movie i saw as a kid,remains to me the best of the Bond franchise,70's movie yes,but still as the magic of 007...and good memories too.Well pleased with this item,it replaced my version i once had on video...delivery was fast and efficient.
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