All special features in the James Bond Collection, Volume 1, are found on Disc Two of each movie, and each comes with an eight-page production booklet. On Disc One, there are two optional commentaries: the first with Sir Roger Moore, and the second with Director Guy Hamilton and members of the cast and crew. On Disc Two, under Declassified, you will find a three-minute video clip from The Russell Harty Show, featuring Moore; a less-than-two-minute on-location segment; over three minutes of fighting girls; five minutes from the American Thrill stunt show, with optional commentary; and five minutes with the director. The Mission Control segment is the same as is provided with Goldfinger (read Goldfinger review for more details). Mission Dossier has two featurettes: a 31-minute behind-the-scenes look and a 29-minute in-depth look at the stunts. Ministry Of Propaganda is home to the theatrical trailer, a TV spot, and a radio broadcast. And, last, but not least, the Image Database is a stills gallery.
A distinctive weapon is the calling card of internationally known assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Lee), 007
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD is a marked improvement over the previously reviewed DVD, with source element artifacts cleaned up very well. Colors are well balanced, and black levels and shadow delineation are much improved over the previous releases. Still, the age of the film is betrayed by the sharpness of the picture, as details can be slightly muddled. Edge enhancement is minor, but noticeable, on high contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
Dialogue is restored very well in the Dolby
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