- Actors: Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Edward Fox, Barbara Carrera, Kim Basinger
- Directors: Irvin Kershner
- Format: AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: MGM
- Release Date: March 24 2009
- Run Time: 134 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 131 customer reviews
- ASIN: B001R10BMS
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Never Say Never Again (Collector's Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
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Sean Connery is back for his final appearance as agent James Bond in this high-velocity action thriller. Now you can experience it as never before with this explosively entertaining Collector's Edition with an all-new audio commentary and three never-before-seen featurettes! Agent 007 is hurled into a pulse-pounding race to save the world from Armageddon when two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization!
After years of enduring Roger Moore in the role of James Bond, it was good to have Sean Connery back in this 1983 film for a one-time-only trip down 007's memory lane. Connery's Bond, a bit of a dinosaur in the British secret service at (then) 52, is still in demand during times of crisis. Sadly, the film is not very good. In this rehash of Thunderball, Bond is pitted against a worthy underwater villain (Klaus Maria Brandauer); and while the requisite Bond Girls include beauties Kim Basinger and Barbara Carrera, they can't save the movie. The script has several truly dumb passages, among them a (gasp) video-game duel between 007 and his nemesis that now looks utterly anachronistic. For Connery fans, however, this widescreen print of the Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) film is a chance to say a final goodbye to a perfect marriage of actor and character. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The movie is filled with double meanings. For instance, M believes that James is overweight and too old to keep up as an agent. This parallels how some felt that Connery was past his days as the well known spy. There are other little quotes, as well as a wink, to let you know that this was all intentional. For James Bond, and Sean Connery, fans, this is like an added treat.
I do wish there were more of von Sydow in the movie, but the movie does well focusing on Connery. The movie is also a little dated with the video games, like Centipede, that are shown in the casino.
I would still recommend watching this film.
No, this was the return of the TRUE James Bond, the one and only Sean Connery. Here he is older yet wiser, not as foolhardy but still daring, and though his libido must have subsided a tad, he is still the ladies man. Kim was great as the bad guy's gal pal. Equally good was the villian himself, not as totally outlandish as some of the previous ones. Several scenes stand out....
The Tango (fantastic and it was reprised with the...) Arab auction. (What a great opportunity for Bond to make a - pardon the pun - dashing entry). Then there was the game for the world and who can forget the over the top performance by Barbara Carrerra as the sexy Fatima Blush. Where DO they come up with these names? Good plot, good characterization and good ending.
There are a couple detractors from this movie, though. In Thundeball, the movie moved slowly but it was saved by an exciting ending. Never Say Never Again is more exciting but the end is anticlimactic. Some of the dialogue is pretty dumb, but what can you expect when the script was written by the same guy who did the Batman TV show? And the DVD special features pale next to those in the "official" Bond movies.
Despite the minor flaws, Never Say Never Again is a classic and arguably Connery's best. All Bond fans must watch this exciting flick!
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