The Spy Who Loved Me DVD

A review of the special edition DVD of The Spy Who Loved Me is based on features found on the Region One encoded disc. Features or specifications for other regions may vary.

FEATURES: • Aspect Ratio(s): Widescreen Anamorphic – 2.35:1
• DVD Encoding: Region 1 (USA & CANADA)
• Layers: Dual
• Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
• Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
• Commentary by director Lewis Gilbert, the cast and crew
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Documentaries: Inside The Spy Who Loved Me & Designing Bond
• Still Gallery
• Original TV Ads & Radio Spots
• Collectible Making-Of Booklet

DVD is definitely the best way to see The Spy Who Loved Me. Widescreen will help best establish the scope of Ken Adam`s sets and Derek Medding`s models of the Liparus. Details often cropped out in pan & scan versions that were broadcast on ABC and TBS will be a real eye opener for the viewer new to DVD. The documentaries are top notch, and a lot of time is given to Rick Sylvester`s amazing jump off the Asgaard Peak.

The audio track includes commentary by Michael Wilson, Lewis Gilbert, Ken Adam and Christopher Wood. The lack of star power on the commentary is a drawback though, as it leaves too much time for Ken Adam and Lewis Gilbert to ramble on and interrupt one another. Barbara Bach or Richared Kiel would have been a welcome relief.

One of Roger Moore`s best Bond films is also one of the best special editions to hit DVD.

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