For your Eyes Only

For your Eyes Only

DVD - 2006
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James Bond is thrust into one of his most reveting adventures filled with outrageous stunts, passionate encounters and exciting confrontations. James has a lethal determination to find himself infiltrating the Greek underworld and races against time to find a stolen device capable of controlling a fleet of nuclear submarines.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Ultimate edition, widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: FOR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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mammothhawk229e
May 21, 2017

Liked back to basics film with no gadgets or that James bond fought at a disadvantage against larger, more heavily armed foes.
So not surprised at rare stalemate to preserve Cold war status quo.
Okay, the Lotus blown up by car thieves & James Bond forced to drive a Citroen was funny.

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biny
Dec 03, 2015

The song is lovely.

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jessadam2
Jun 20, 2015

June 11'- June 26*, 2015 53/23 On time with one. This age in my Life. along with " sudden Impact " Tiger Eyes or Maybe Fast ??

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akirakato
Jan 21, 2014

This is the 12th installment of the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as James Bond.
Released in 1981, the film combines the plots from two short stories from Ian Fleming's "For Your Eyes Only" collection.
In the plot, Bond attempts to locate a missile command system while becoming tangled in a web of deception spun by rival Greek businessmen
along with Melina Havelock, a woman seeking to avenge the murder of her parents.
The opening seequence begins with Bond laying flowers at the grave of his wife, Tracy Bond, before a Universal Exports helicopter picks him up
for an emergency.
Control of the helicopter is taken over by remote control by a bald man in a grey Nehru jacket with a white cat.
This character is unnamed in either the film or the credits, although he looks and sounds like Ernst Stavro Blofeld as played by Donald Pleasence or
Telly Savalas.
This bad guy is deliberately not named due to copyright restrictions with Kevin McClory, who owned the film rights to Thunderball,
which supposedly includes the character Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the organisation SPECTRE, and other material associated with the development of
Thunderball.
In any case, this opening scenes are quite exciting and thrilling---more so than the main plot.

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AtomicFez
Aug 28, 2011

Once again, skip one, love one, skip one, love one...

Finally we have a Bond film that shows the agent as being resourceful, intelligent, heroic, filled with physical stamina, and is incredibly sexually restrained: he doesn't sleep with anyone until the very end!

There's a nice bit of 'you think you know who the villain is, but — a-ha! — we fooled you!' in this story, and the fact that the actor playing M for years had passed away before filming actually makes the scene in the confessional work better to my mind (sending Q into the field seems more likely than M).

The fact 007 is fighting to re-gain control of a coding machine, much like in "From Russia with Love" to an extent, seems far better and the low-tech nature of the thing gets us re-focused on basic, realistic espionage. There's no crazy big laboratory with football field-sized screens showing where things are in the world, there's no totally hot women about to wrestle Bond over the lip of a live volcano filled with lava-eating sharks, there's just Bond, the daughter of two murdered agents, and a couple of potential enemies/allies trying to get to the code machine before anyone else does.

Yes, there's a bit of foolishness with motorcycles, skiers, a biathlon competitor, a bobsleigh, and a long jump, but that's as crazy as things get, and there's nary a gadget to be seen (other than the code machine, and the Lotus which merely blows up real good).

As far as Roger Moore Bond, this is probably the best.

...granted that's not saying a great deal.

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TheBigMan
May 29, 2011

I actually really enjoyed this Bond movie. The story was good, very cool chase scenes, and I really liked the co-op in the ending. Plus the girl with the cross-bow was pretty good as well. Overall this was a fun action packed Bond movie, and I was nicely surprised by it. I'll give For your Eyes Only a 8/10.

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