A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby bomaz on 11 Jan 2012, 14:47

I haven't seen it in a while (i didn't even watched it during my "007 marathon" last year) but it isn't the worst James Bond at all (Quantum of Solace and live and let die got the prize equal). Dolph part is, well, quite short, but still enjoyable.
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 24 Jan 2012, 19:19

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JANUARY 14
ON THIS DAY IN BOND HISTORY: 1985, A VIEW TO A KILL completed principal photography. Last scene shot: #007 & Mayday in the destroyed mine.


JANUARY 7
OTDIBH: 1985, the Albert R. Broccoli #007 Stage was reopened for filming of A VIEW TO A KILL, following a huge fire the previous year.
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 25 Jan 2012, 02:35

Rare pic on the set
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 25 Jul 2012, 09:20

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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 05 Oct 2012, 15:45

A VIEW TO A KILL will be first sold as a separate Blu-ray in Spain November 7
http://www.amazon.es/Panorama-Blu-ray-C ... R0D4MX54FO

But is now out as part of the James Bond 50th anniversary boxset
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 05 Oct 2012, 23:53

Jox wrote:A VIEW TO A KILL will be first sold as a separate Blu-ray in Spain November 7
http://www.amazon.es/Panorama-Blu-ray-C ... R0D4MX54FO

Wait there's a target exclusive?!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-View-To-Kill- ... 19d5c8fb95

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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 23 Oct 2012, 23:55

Blu-ray screen capture (click for high-res)

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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 04 Nov 2012, 13:55

I was just pointed out by the www.jamesbond007.se webmaster that there's a new book on A VIEW TO A KILL (and director John Glen loved it - no mention of Dolph though):
JAMES BOND IN OUR SIGHTS: A CLOSE LOOK AT 'A VIEW TO A KILL' by Andrew McNess

Largely seen by fans and critics alike as the overly-formulaic orphan child of the ‘70’s smash Bond hits, “A View To A Kill,” the 14th installment of the modern cinematic classic, is the film in question in Andrew McNess’s James Bond In Our Sights. McNess puts up an exuberant display of a film critic’s sharp, trenchant observations and a compleat fan’s reverence for the condign qualities of Ian Fleming’s, cool, womanizing spy-hero.

The film marked Roger Moore’s final performance as Agent 007. However, in the author’s superbly well-reasoned contention, “A View To A Kill’s” intriguing, even subtle, qualities have been unrecognised or passed over since its 1985 release. Such is the fate of the erstwhile late entry in a series that already commanded a solid, respected place in the popular imagination. By reason, perhaps, of various factors attendant upon a popular culture vehicle, the film was simply accepted as another Bond film.

In entertaining and thought-provoking fashion, McNess shines a light on the unique qualities of the film and how they achieve a transcendence through working creatively within formulaic parameters, rather than struggling against them.


http://www2.xlibris.com/books/webimages ... /index.htm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Bo ... 1546702153

http://www.amazon.com/JAMES-BOND-OUR-SI ... 1465382380

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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 22 Nov 2012, 22:53

The single Blu-ray is set for release February 18 in the UK
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 19 Feb 2014, 17:00

Some claims that the movie hasn't been restored in it's original aspect ratio...
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php ... ost8814877
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Re: A VIEW TO A KILL (John Glen, 1985)

Postby Jox on 20 Feb 2014, 11:01

Jox wrote:Some claims that the movie hasn't been restored in it's original aspect ratio...
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php ... ost8814877

Which editions are in correct AR?
Special edition only. Ultimate and BD lose substantial information on all four sides (same as the UE of GoldenEye). The "popular" explanation is that both films were restored by Lowry from a pan-and-scan source, which is ridiculous. It would have been impossible to make 16x9 of these films had that been the case. My suspicion is that this was a "creative" decision from the restoration team. The Lowry restoration was split between several teams (Lowry did some himself) and the project manager was the same on both AVTAK and GE. The GE BD may have DNR but at least shows the film in its proper composition AND colours (the Lowry team did an unholy effort to desaturate the film to death). Unfortunately, AVTAK is not as loved as GE, so there wasn't a general outcry for fixing those mistakes on BD.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php ... ost8819305
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