But Never Say Never Again never reaches the escapist thrills of vintage Connery and Moore; it cares too much about getting sued than it does about giving the actor a vehicle worth coming back to. Who knew that calling The First Bond in from the cold would have fared worse than Roger Moore, undercover as a circus clown, defusing a bomb under the big top?
Score: 5 out of 10 Video and Presentation It's unfortunate that this Collectors' Edition comes with a HD transfer that didn't get the restoration treatment.
The picture quality gets better, in spots, as the film progresses, but a lot of dirt and film grain from the print mar the opening title sequence, and a moire effect is consistent and distracting.
At one point during the teaser, dirt that gets stuck to a print after traveling through the gate on a projector dominates the top of frame, and makes a cameo here and there as the film continues. Black levels are down, and backgrounds tend to bleed into one another, leaving the image void of anything dynamic to focus on.
Bright colors, like the white of Blofeld's cat or the blue Bahamas sky, are full of noise, and HD is merciless when it comes to showing more of the source material's deficiencies.
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With the upcoming release of No Time to Die , the 25th official Bond film sees Eon breaking a few barriers: This is the first movies in the series directed by an American, thanks to the hiring of Cary Joji Fukunaga; it will reportedly be the longest Bond movie , with a possible running-time of an eye-watering minutes; and it will be the final film of star Daniel Craig.
Of course, for some Bond fans, this will be film number The latter was an oddity for a number of reasons. For one, it saw Sean Connery return to the iconic role a whole 12 years after he stepped down following 's Diamonds Are Forever.
It was also, notably, the first non-Eon Bond film since 's spoof comedy Casino Royale. Never Say Never Again is technically an adaptation of Ian Fleming's Bond novel Thunderball , which was previously adapted into a canon Bond movie of the same name in , also starring Connery. That novel was originally intended to be a screenplay, which Fleming worked on with producer Kevin McClory and screenwriter Jack Whittingham.
Rather than his traditional Walther PPK , James Bond Sean Connery carries the more modern Walther P5 in this film, presumably to appease the manufacturers, who were trying to promote the new pistol at the time.
He fires it only twice in the film. Interestingly, Roger Moore as Bond also carried the P5 in Octopussy , the official James Bond film released in as opposed to this unofficial attempt by Warner Brothers.
This was probably intended to pass for a Walther PPK. While at the private party, Bond takes a nickel-plated Nambu Type 14 off one of Largo's henchmen and forces him to hide in a closet, holding a "bomb" cigar case. The pistols appears to be the small trigger guard version of the Nambu. Nickel-plated guns were usually awards or private purchase items and were highly prized 'bring backs' from the Pacific Theater. The touch of your voice. The feel of your eyes on me. You leave me no choice.
Though I know there's danger there I don't care, let it be. To get it bad with a man who says never, May have no future, but then, I just could be the woman to reach you, And teach you to never say never again.Jan 30, · Ultimately, Never Say Never Again is an anomaly, enjoyable and star-studded, but barred from official Bond-dom, fated to forever live in Author: Conrad Doucette.