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Goldfinger (1964) - James Bond Ultimate Collection Vol. 1


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Four out of Five

Movie

Rating: PG
Length: 110 minutes

Video

Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Audio

ENGLISH: DTS 5.1
ENGLISH: Original Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Captions

English, French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Thai

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Plot

Bond (Connery) is forced to stop the evil Goldfinger from manipulating the world's gold supply.

Pros

It has a great subject line, who doesn't like gold, with a most entertaining villain. You have an Asian bodyguard with a killer hat and a lovely lady with a most interesting name. Take the time to check out the extras on disc two.

Cons

Even though this is fiction, the gas tanks underneath the planes would only be believable to very small children.

Extras

  • Mission Dossier
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Cast and Crew
    • The Making of "Goldfinger"
    • The "Goldfinger" Phenomenom
    • Original Publicity Featurette
  • Declassified: M16 Vault
    • Sean Connery From the Set of "Goldfinger"
    • Screen Tests
    • On Tour With the Aston Martin DB-5
    • Honor Blackman Open-Ended Interview
  • Ministry of Propaganda
    • Original Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Communications
  • 007 Mission Control: Interactive Guide into the World of "Goldfinger"

Recommendation

This is the first movie I've watched from the "Ultimate Edition" sets just released but if this is any indication what the rest will be like, I can't wait to watch and own them all. The restored video an enhanced audio makes these sets a must for Bond fans, even those of us that also invested in the Special Edition sets released a couple of years ago.

Oh, and by the way, the movie is one of the better Bond films starring Connery.

Director

Guy Hamilton   [Battle of Britain, Diamonds Are Forever, Force 10 from Navarone, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun]

Actors

Martin Benson - Martin Solo
[Cleopatra (1963), The Omen (1976)]
Honor Blackman - Pussy Galore
[Tale of the Mummy]
Sean Connery - James Bond
[Diamonds are Forever, Dr. No, Entrapment, The Hunt For Red October, Indiana Jones III, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Name of the Rose, The Rock, Thunderball, The Untouchables, The Wind and the Lion, You Only Live Twice]
Peter Cranwell - Johnny
Shirley Eaton - Jill Masterson
Gert Fröbe - Auric Goldfinger
Bernard Lee - M
[Diamonds are Forever, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Third Man, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice]
Desmond Llewelyn - Q
[A View to a Kill, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, GoldenEye, Licence to Kill, The Living Daylights, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, You Only Live Twice]
Cec Linder - Felix Leiter
Tania Mallet - Tilly Masterson
Lois Maxwell - Miss Moneypenny
[A View to a Kill, Diamonds are Forever, Dr. No, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love, The Haunting (1963), Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice]
Michael Mellinger - Kisch
Bill Nagy - Midnight
Nadja Regin - Bonita
[From Russia with Love]
Harold Sakata - Oddjob
Austin Willis - Simmons
[Firefox]

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