For Your Eyes Only [Blu-ray] [1981]

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  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (160 out of 164)

    Synopsis


    For Your Eyes Only
    Roger Moore is back as Secret Agent 007, this time on the trail of shipwreck that holds an Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) for all of the British Naval submarine fleet. Along the way he teams up with the beautiful Melina, played by Carole Bouquet, a maiden out for revenge against a Cuban hitman who killed her father, the head of a British effort to salvage the ATAC. Turns out the hitman was in league with Greek businessman Aris Kristatos (Julian Glover). who's working for the Soviets to attain the Communicator. Together with a drug smuggling rival of Kristatos (played by Topol), Bond and Melina race against time before the keys to all of Britain's missles get in the wrong hands. Richard Maibaum's screenplay has very little to do with the collection of short stories that made up Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only, save for the plotline involving Melina's seeking vengeance for the death of her father. The direction is by John Glen, who'd previously done second unit work on other Bond films and went on to direct four more films in the franchise. For Your Eyes Only eschews the gimmickry and campiness of earlier Roger Moore efforts by concentrating instead on intrigue, save for the campy opening that sees Bond dispatch the dastardly Blofeld in a broad comedic pre-credits scene. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Roger Moore
      Roger Moore - James Bond
    • Carole Bouquet
      Carole Bouquet - Melina
    • Topol
      Topol - Columbo
    • Lynn-Holly Johnson
      Lynn-Holly Johnson - Bibi
    • Julian Glover
      Julian Glover - Kristatos



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "For your eyes only James Darling"

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      Brad
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      Thankfully this was not the case with this film. I won't say that I am the biggest James Bond fan ever there are far too many to know for sure. I would like to think I have a above average appreciation for this most engaging character and his sidekicks. I am thinking that Mr Craig the current Bond has had the biggest impact on how I feel about the character but each Bond has a special place in my heArt Connery the first and the template for all to follow used his artistic canvas to paint a debonair and commited son of England who will do the right thing and do it right while looking and feeling cool. The first most interesting man in the world. Roger more the most films to his Bond runs made Bond funny and easy and determined with not a hair out of place. Lazenby was a stand in with style you knew Bond getting married was a bad idea and it turned out we were right. pierce B was a happy combo-meal Bond young pretty half Moore half Connery all 80s and completely acceptable by all. Dalton in contrast was the anti war spy by default angry at the world for getting so bloody out of hand-Bond. If I fix it you better not mess it up again Bond. Too angry to be cool and moody moody moody. Then came D.C. Cool suave Blond? Ok we will overlook that cause darn if he isn't the "Bondiest" of Bonds. There is no doubt in my mind that his role in "LAYER CAKE" lead to him being 007. He is James in so many ways it's the role he was meant o play and though I have no doubt he will play many others with equal gravitas (too old for Adam warlock?)he will embody Bond for me for a long time. That having been said this movie rocks watch it love it

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hands down, the Best Roger Moore Bond film

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      Gone2Disneyland
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      I was in my teens when the Roger Moore films hit theatres, so he's the Bond I grew up on. Revisiting them as an adult, I've sadly come to realize his adventures were juvenile, especially as compared to when I later started watching Connery's films (which sadly also deteriorated to juvenile towards his end in the role) and enjoyed the more serious tone of his films and scripts. But there's one Moore Bond film I spent hard-earned cash on to own on Blu-ray and that's this one. In sort of a shock, the filmmakers opted to go 180° in tone from the previous film, Moonraker, when they developed this one. And I'm so glad and grateful they did. Moore is brilliant in this film which offers far less ham and finally some real grit to his version of James Bond. He's also appropriately is hands off with the young ice skating ingenue, perhaps the only humor in the film but it's organic to the story, not shoveled in camp. On a side note, since I don't enjoy Connery's last, Diamonds Are Forever, nor any of the rest of Moore's Bond films but do enjoy On Her Majesty's Secret Service, I like to pair this after watching Lazenby's solo outing as Bond as a double feature. Not only does that make for a chronological viewing of Bond films, but the very beginning of FYEO makes for an excellent segue from one film to the next.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      for your eyes only

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      johnnyangel2010
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      While not being particularly fond of many of Sir Roger Moore's adventures as James Bond, I must admit that For Your Eyes Only is amongst his best films as the legendary spy. Moore's take on the character tends to rub me the wrong way, with his silly attempts at action and his focus on style over substance, but he does butch things up a bit with this outing. The film is easily the most realistic of Moore's contributions; the producers made a point of trying to bring the Bond character closer to that of the books. MGM brings For Your Eyes Only to Blu-ray with a understated but attractive video encode, and audio that does its best to sound up to date. Supplements are extensive, as is normally the case with the Bond releases; fans will be more than pleased. Ultimately, while this film doesn't hold up to the scrutiny of time as well as Sean Connery's contributions to the Bond Legacy, For Your Eyes Only is, perhaps, Roger Moore's best. Set your expectations to a reasonable level, and the film might just surprise you. Recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "I'll buy you a delicatessen! In stainless steel!"

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      DWolfe47
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      After the out of this world masterpiece that was Moonraker Cubby Broccoli rightfully chose to open the new decade bringing Bond back down to Earth with this faithful return to Fleming's source material. Using elements from two short stories from For Your Eyes Only as well as elements from other novels a gripping plot concerning a stolen guidance system and a possible turncoat lead Bond to Greece with the aid of the beautiful daughter of a murdered scientist and charming smuggler. The transfer while shows the films' rather drab and earth-toned cinematography limitations is still perfect and of course the extras are extensive as usual especially the great commentary by Moore who provided commentary for all the films he made under his tenure. Highly recommended for fans of the film or for those seeking a more down-to-Earth earlier Bond film.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Great Bond Adventure

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      Sparvel
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      This starts strong and maintains it's momentum throughout, delivering just the right mix of action, tension, romance, and humor. The skiing chase scenes are spellbinding and Moore proved to be particularly formidable against an array of dangerous villains including the chilling Locque and a young Charles Dance. I enjoyed the deftly-handled scene on the boat in which Bond finally meets Columbo since it defied my initial impression of him and led to an unlikely alliance. Bond's dark haired damsel was stunning until she spoke. Add the scintillating underwater scenes and this is one of the most underrated entries in the Bond collection.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perhaps 4 1/2*

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      oldman928
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      By now, it will be quite rare to find someone who hasn't seen Bond films. I found this old Roger Moore film to be one of the best. No multibillionaires looking for world domination using some exotic/esoteric weaponry. This film takes a more realistic approach of a solid 2-feet-on-the ground spy action/thriller. Great scenery/cinematography, great believable action and plot, good acting and the price was low, very low for a blu-ray

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      back to the basics

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      prlwctd

      While it was cool to see 007 in space in Moonraker, the producers wisely decided to only do it once & return Bond to his down-to-earth espionage roots for the next Bond film. Bond (Moore) investigates the sinking of a British ship with the help of the daughter (Carole Bouquet) whose parents were murdered conducting a similar investigation. This film is actually closer to Fleming than most of the other Bond pics, which certainly makes it noteworthy.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent film well-presented!

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      Larnymon
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      I collect Bond, so I am biased. I do think this is one of the better 007 films. All my previous DVD copies have been faulty, although the VHS was not, so I was glad to see that a Blu Ray version was available. The quality of image and audio is quite wonderful., much better than the DVD special edition, on my up-scaling player and UHD TV. I plan to get all the series if they come out this well.

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