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Added on: 26/2/2001 20:57
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Licence To Kill: Special Edition (James Bond) (UK)

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His bad side is a dangerous place to be
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 133 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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James Bond (Timothy Dalton) takes on his most daring adventure ever when he turns renegade and goes head to head with one of the international drug cartel`s most brutal and powerful leaders.

This time, he`s fighting not for country, not for justice... but for revenge.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Audio Commentary by Director John Glen
Second Audio Commentary by producer Michael G. Wilson
`Inside Licence to Kill` - an original documentary
`Behind the Scenes` featurette
Licence to Kill music video by Gladys Knight
`If You Asked Me To` music video by Pattie La Belle
Original Theatrical Trailer
Stills Gallery
Kenworth Truck Featurette

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: German
CC: English

Directed By:
John Glen

Written By:

Desmond Llewelyn
Anthony Zerbe
Talisa Soto
Robert Davi
Carey Lowell
Timothy Dalton

Casting By:
Jane Jenkins
Janet Hirshenson

Soundtrack By:
Michael Kamen

Director of Photography:
Alec Mills

John Grover

Costume Designer:
Jodie Lynn Tillen

Production Designer:
Peter Lamont

Michael G. Wilson
Tom Pevsner
Barbara Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli

United Artists
Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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10 / 10
this bond movie failed in 89 so badly we had to wait 6 years before the next having gone up against heavy competition from batman indiana jones and ghostbusters.but this is easily the best bond film of the 80`s.dalton is more flemings bond than moore or connery was.more violent more realistic this was sadly overlooked however on dvd this kicks other dvd up the khyber.this is superb .and its uncut for the first time in this 89 the censor was going to give the movie a 18 unless a cut was made .they agreed and so it became a 15.but now its the full movie
posted by flair on 27/2/2001 21:40
10 / 10
this is bond at his best a must buy dvd
posted by Tony Ferrino on 6/4/2001 23:40
10 / 10
Assuming that the print used to master this DVD was the same for every single copy then sadly the film is still shortened. This time however it may not be the BBFC`s fault. The distrubutors may have trimmed it as a recent showing of the film in Italy (who don`t often cut anything) Licence to Kill was this version. ITV showed the full uncut version before the watershed during the last Bond season.
This version is missing brief shots in the most violent scenes, including one in the Felix Leiter/shark scene. (you don`t see his leg missing below the knee turning the water red)
Also Dario`s and Sanchez`s final scenes both shortened.

The film itself is one of the best in the Bond series. A gritty realistic thriller not something you usually get with a Bond movie.
Robert Davi`s baddie is excellent and Timothy Dalton shows us what Ian Fleming`s 007 was really like.
Great stunts and action sequences throughout which are covered in some excellent bonus material on the disc.
2 commentaries made up of interviews with cast and crew are informative also.
Video and Audio superb but not up to todays standard.
posted by groovedoctor on 2/8/2001 23:22
10 / 10
A Great Bond Movie Probably The Best.Dalton Is Terrific.The Extra Features Are Fantastic.And its Uncut for the First Time.
posted by Filmbuff1970 on 18/2/2002 19:31
6 / 10
Not the best bond film but I love the quality of picture and sound.

Extras have been excellent as the film is the only let down
posted by barry110 on 30/7/2002 14:45