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Laserdisc THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987 Timothy Dalton James Bond 007 Lot#3 DLX LTBX LD

Laserdisc THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987 Timothy Dalton James Bond 007 Lot#3 DLX LTBX LD

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Edition: Deluxe Letter-Box Edition (Double-Disc Set)
Directed By: John Glen
Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbe, Joe Don Baker, Art Malik
Production / Year: 1987 Danjaq, S.S. and United Artists Company
Running Time: 130 Minutes / Color
Audio Format: Digital Sound, Dolby Surround, Stereo, CX Encoded
Video Format: DLX LTBX, NTSC, CLV (Extended Play)
Miscellaneous Features: Rated PG
Distributed By: MGM/UA Home Video
Catalog / Spine Number: ML102530

Cosmetic Condition:
Disc (s): Excellent - Hardly noticeable to very minor hairline surface swirls or very light fingerprint marks, if any
Jacket: Excellent - Normal shelf wear, few creases, slightly worn-out corners or edges but no signs of spines splitting


James Bond finds himself helping a Soviet general escape from the Iron Curtain only to see a cellist holding a rifle on his subject. When the general is recaptured, Bond decides to track him by finding out why a concert cello player would try and kill her benefactor. He escapes with her first to Vienna, then to Morocco, finally ending up in a prison in Soviet occupied Afghanistan as he tracks down the elements in this mystery.

The Living Daylights represents the first appearance by Timothy Dalton as "Bond...James Bond." Based very, very loosely on an obscure Ian Fleming short story, the film finds Bond assigned to aid in the defection of KGB agent Jeroen Krabbe. 007 must prevent an unknown sniper from killing Krabbe before he can reach the West. The mysterious assailant turns out to be the luscious Maryam d'Abo, who like practically everyone in the film except Bond is Not All That She Seems. The plot wends its way through a scheme to trade several million dollars' worth of diamonds for weapons, which will be shipped off to mercenaries worldwide. The climax takes place high above the clouds in a cargo plane loaded with opium. Dalton would play Bond one more time in License to Kill (1989) before handing the franchise over to Pierce Brosnan.

Aside from some "crowd-pleasing" scenes (the icy car chase and the ensuing cello slide) this is Ian Fleming's 007 of the novels and the early films. Gone are the Roger Moore wisecracks and fantasies, but a straight to the core spy story. Timothy Dalton is a terrific 007 and I ranked him 2nd to Sean Connery. He is icy-cold and he means business. He even looks the Bond of the novels. Dark and a dangerous. An air of menace. But the somewhat disappointment is the action sequences which lacks the punch of the best of the series. Not 007 solid enough.

The pre-credit scene is pure Bond thou and Dalton's introduction is likened to that of Connery's in "Dr.No". At that time, Dalton is not yet a familiar face and the film toyed with audience by showing different characters that can be, one assumed; is the new Bond. He is the more human 007, showing frustration and tension that one thought Bond is not capable of.Good supporting players, thou a somewhat tired John Barry score (his last in the series so far) and a intricate plot makes "The Living Daylights" one of my all time fave Bond film.


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