For Your Eyes Only

Featured In Issue 137, December 2008

WSR Score3.5
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James Bond (Moore) is once again called upon to save the world from destruction in For Your Eyes Only, as he races against time to recover a nuclear submarine control system that was lost at sea. Based on the book by Ian Fleming. (Stacey Pendry)

Special features include a commentary track by the cast and crew; two deleted scenes; one scene featuring an expanded angle; the following featurettes: Bond In Greece (six mintues), Bond In Cortina (four minutes), Neptunes Journey (four minutes), and Inside For Your Eyes Only (30 minutes); 007 Mission Control, which is an interactive guide to your favorite scenes in the movie displayed by character or theme; two animated storyboard sequences; a three-minute music video by Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only; the original theatrical trailer; three TV spots; one minute of radio spots; and a photo gallery.

The H.264 2.35:1 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc shows excellent resolution, with fine details in textures defined nicely. Shadows are delineated well, and black levels are deep. Colors are balanced well with natural saturation. Source artifacts are cleaned up very well. Fleshtones appear somewhat redder than they should be, but it is not a big distraction. Contrast is balanced well and edge enhancement is not a problem. The picture looks very good considering the age. (Danny Richelieu)

The lossless DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack uses each channel effectively at times, with a broader front stage than most of the Bond movies released on Blu-ray™. The LFE channel is used on occasion, but its effectiveness is rather limited considering its relatively low levels. Deep bass is not a big part of the sound design, and when there it sounds flabby and poorly defined. Fidelity, though, is generally good, especially considering the age of the film. Phantom imaging is incorporated well on occasion, and there are scenes that deliver a broad and deep soundstage. Dynamic range is good, and while the noise floor is low, there are times when clipping distortion can be heard. (Danny Richelieu)