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The Man with the Golden Gun [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]

Maud Adams , James Cossins , Guy Hamilton    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
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The British superspy with a license to kill takes on his dark underworld double, a classy assassin who kills with golden bullets at $1 million a hit. Roger Moore, in his second outing as James Bond, meets Christopher Lee's Scaramanga, one of the most magnetic villains in the entire series, in this entertaining but rather wan entry in the 007 sweepstakes. Bond's globetrotting search takes him to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and finally China, where Scaramanga turns his island retreat into a twisted theme park for a deadly game of wits between the gunmen, moderated by Scaramanga's diminutive man Friday Nick Nack (Fantasy Island's Hervé Villechaize). Britt Ekland does her best as the most embarrassingly inept Bond girl in 007 history, a clumsy, dim agent named Mary Goodnight who looks fetching in a bikini, while Maud Adams is Scaramanga's tough but haunted lover and assistant (she returns to the series as the title character in Octopussy). Clifton James, the redneck sheriff from Live and Let Die, makes an embarrassing and ill-advised appearance as a racist tourist who briefly teams up with 007 in what is otherwise the film's highlight, a high-energy chase through the crowded streets of Bangkok that climaxes with a breathtaking midair corkscrew jump. Bond and company are let down by a lazy script, but Moore balances the overplayed humor with a steely performance and Lee's charm and enthusiasm makes Scaramanga a cool, deadly, and thoroughly enchanting adversary. --Sean Axmaker

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shades Of Gold March 20 2004
Format:DVD
The Man With The Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second time out as British superspy James Bond, is notable for several reasons. Chief among them, is the fact that, this was the last film in the series based on the work of creator Ian Flemming. It also boasts a strong villian, his memorable henchman, and two more Bond beauties.
Bond (Moore) learns that the lethal assassin, known as Scaramanga (Christoher Lee), is out to kill our hero. Bond teams with agent Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) to track him down. Their travels bring them face to face with Nick Nack (Fantasy Island's Hervé Villechaize), Scaramanga's faithful servant and Andrea (Maud Adams), Scaramanga's tough but haunted lover and assistant (Adams returns to the series a second time as the title character in Octopussy). And speaking of returns, Clifton James, the southern sheriff J.W. Pepper from Live and Let Die, pops up out of nowhere on vacation. As It turns out, Scaramanga is holding the world's energy hostage, when he commendeers The Solex Agitator and only wants to face Bond in a duel
Made at the height of the 70's energy crisis, this film has all of the Bond trademarks, and director Guy Hamilton knows what he's doing for a fun ride. I have to say though, this time, the villian saves the film--Lee and Moore have a great time battling each other and a plot that loses its way at times. As fun as a Clifton James return may have been back then--it's totally wasted here and now seems quite inappropriate today.
The extras on the special edition DVD are pretty good. They are set up the same way as on most other discs in the series. The audio commentary from Hamilton, the Cast and Crew, is culled together from various sources, taken for what it is, the track is solid. Far better though are the two documentaries on the disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The 9th James Bond movie. This was a project in the wakes of production immediately following LIVE AND LET DIE, and also marking the end of the partnership between producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Fortunately their last effort in this film combines the essential cutting-edge gadgetry, beautiful women, and astonishing action sequences beautifully mixing intrigue and excitement in the story. This also brought relevance to the Cold War-era in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE with the Solex Agitator weapon, and a unique theme in 007's duel with a mesmerizing villain in contract hitman Francisco Scaramanga, as portrayed by Christopher Lee. After a decade of appearances as Hammer Films' Count Dracula, and a close partnership with Roger Moore, Lee brings the usual deadly authority to the role he has perfected over and over again. The real treat is two gorgeous Bond girls in Britt Ekland and Maud Adams, who later appeared in OCTOPUSSY.
THE ASSIGNMENT: Bond's search for a missing solar-energy scientist is placed on hold when a golden bullet engraved with the initials 007 arrives at headquarters. M takes this as indication that Francisco Scaramanga, the highest paid assassin in the business, has Bond's number. Bond is ordered to either resign or hunt Scaramanga. His only lead is the death of Agent 002. His search begins in Beirut, with contacts ranging from a belly dancer to a gun maker to Scaramanga's mistress Andrea Anders. Things gradually become more complicated as Scaramanga is watching Bond's every move. When Bond makes contact with M in the Hong Kong harbor, he learns the scientist developed a small solar agitator into pure energy, and is planning to defect to the East. He met his death at Scaramanga's hands, and now the solex is for Scaramanga's own deadly purposes.
THE VILLAINS: Christopher Lee as Francisco Scaramanga, Herve Villechaize as midget assistant Nick Nack, Richard Loo as Hai Fat, and Chan Yiu Lam as Chula the ninja.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A job well done on Bond DVD collection Nov. 26 2006
Format:DVD
MGM has certainly delivered the goods on their James Bond DVD collection. The films have been wonderfully restored and are presented in widescreen format.Each film is loaded with DVD extras such as trailers and deleted scenes. A couple of things I have a problem with. The movie covers on the DVDs do not have the orginal movie posters which once again I found disapointing(MGM did this on their VHS re-issue in the mid 1990's). Finally I wish the new BOND DVDs were avaiable individually because I would prefer to buy only the Connery and Moore films. Some of the Brosnon films are a complete waste of time. Overall I would recommend this collection to any Bond fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A low for 007 Jan. 17 2004
Format:DVD
Ian Fleming's last novel, "The Man With the Golden Gun," featured one of 007's most interesting adversaries, an assassin who kills with the title weapon for a fee of $1 million. It was a fine role for Christopher Lee who hung up his Dracula cape to face Roger Moore in this 1974 thriller, the ninth film in the long running series.
The critics may have been ambivalent concerning Moore's debut as James Bond in the previous year's "Live and Let Die," but the film was a box-office hit, earning more than Sean Connery's swan song, "Diamonds Are Forever." But "The Man With the Golden Gun" was a comparative failure, earning more than "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," and George Lazenby's sole outing, but falling far short of expectations. Poster art that too closely resembled the advertising campaign for "Live and Let Die" may have made this entry look like a re-issue, but the film itself was stale and unimaginative, failing to capitalize on the effective casting of the charismatic Lee.
Fleming's simple story was unnecessarily padded out with ambitious nonsense concerning a plot to monopolize solar energy, and, worst of all, the bumbling redneck sheriff who made an inappropriate appearance in "Live and Let Die" is revived in an unfunny sequence. Moore is fine as 007, as is Herve Villacheze as Knick-Knack, Scaramanga's Oddjob, but Britt Ekland is one of the dullest Bondgirls of all.
John Barry's score is okay, but the title song, belted out by Lulu of "To Sir With Love" fame, is a disaster, an obnoxious bombast that brings to mind the theme for "The Liquidator," one of the many spy films that emerged in the wake of 007's phenomenal success in the Sixties.
"The Man With the Golden Gun" is a satisfactory time-killer, and Lee is impressive, but this is one of the Bond's dreariest adventures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars End of an Era. Bond fate lies with MGM / UA.
in the 9th Bond film. Bond (Roger Moore) is targeted for assignation by The Man with the Golden Gun. Roger does a good job yet again. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kory Scott
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I was very pleased with the man with the golden gun and it completes my collection of James Bond movies.The delivery was on time and in perfect condition.
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Published 15 months ago by Dr. Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Always Liked This Bond Film - Good Price & BluRay Improves Quality
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK Movie VERY STRANGE
This movie is ok but really i would get get a more recent Bond movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME
IT'S KIND A COOL TO Have such a great box set with all of these James Bond movies. I wonder when they will start release these sets in Blue Ray...
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