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Agent 007 heads for the Orient to find a $ 1 million hit man with a midget sidekick. The ninth James Bond movie.
Die-hard 007 fans should be satisfied with the amount, if not the depth, of the material on the Blu-ray disc for Man with the Golden Gun . Two audio commentaries lead the supplements; the first is devoted to Sir Roger Moore, who provides a constant flow of amusing if lightweight reminiscences (some of which may be familiar to Bond Blu-ray collectors), while the second is built from interviews with various cast and crew members, including director Guy Hamilton, costars Christopher Lee, Maud Adams, and Britt Ekland, cowriter Tom Mankiewicz, and composer John Barry. The latter is the preferred track for those seeking more production facts, while the former is for casual Bond fans and Moore fans.
The rest of the extras are segmented into various and somewhat obtuse sections. Mission Dossier is dominated by the half-hour documentary Inside the Man with the Golden Gun , the latest in the Bond Blu-ray series' impressive production featurettes narrated by Patrick Macnee, which offers interviews with the major cast and crew and a jaw-dropping look at the infamous "Astro Spiral" car stunt sequence. Also included is Double-0 Stuntmen , a clip compilation of the franchise's greatest stunt sequences.
Classified MI6 Vault is a grab-bag of TV and behind-the-scenes excerpts, the most amusing of which is an interview with Moore and Herve Villechaize on The Russell Harty Show from 1974; Moore is charming, while Villechaize announces that his next project is the ill-fated Alejandro Jodorowsky adaptation of Dune (!). Producer Michael G. Wilson narrates two short behind-the-scenes clips, including unused footage from the wince-worthy kung fu battle; more fascinating is The American Thrill Show Stunt Film , a five-minute promo film that examines the conception and execution of the Astro Spiral stunt, with an optional extended interview with stunt coordinator WJ Milligan. 007 Mission Controlis an alternate scene selection menu that arranges chapters in the film by theme ("Women," "Allies," "Villains"), with its chief virtue being a look at the opening titles sans text credits. And Ministry of Propaganda compiles the studio's promotional campaign, including two theatrical trailers (which emphasize Clifton James's unwelcome Sheriff JW Pepper, for some reason), as well as radio and TV spots and a gallery of publicity stills and poster art. --Paul Gaita
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85: 1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
- MPAA Rating: s_medPG PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Product Dimensions: 6.75 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number: 504468880
- Director: Guy Hamilton
- Media Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Stereo, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitle, Widescreen
- Run time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
- Release Date: May 12, 2009
- Starring: Maud Adams, James Cossins, Carmen Du Sautoy, Britt Ekland, Clifton James
- Dubbed:: French, Spanish
- Subtitles:: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese
- Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Number of discs: 1
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