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4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a Legend, 31 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Dr. No [DVD] (DVD)
The first entry in the decades long successful James Bond franchise seems irrevocably dated in its aesthetics and style of filmmaking. Nevertheless, this is indeed where it all started as several of the standards that were to recur in the series were already here: the Bond/M scene in London, an airplane flight to an exotic location, the Bond girls (two good, one bad), a loyal local contact to show 007 around before he gets killed, many unusual attempts to assassinate Bond, an inscrutable villain owning a hidden HQ soon to be blown up in colourful pyrotechnics and so forth.
Even though it's well made considering the budget limitations, 'Dr. No' seems to go in two directions, the first half being a detective thriller and the second a rather naive and occasionally poor science fiction movie typical of the late 50s and early 60s. Sean Connery holds it all together brilliantly and he portrays James Bond as a tough, cold and merciless killer - just look at how he kills Dent -, a characteristic that would be subdued in the subsequent films.
The restored print included in this ultimate edition is so good it feels like the film was finished only a few months ago. The remaining extras are not sensational, but the film itself is worth its purchase so go for it!
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