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Goldfinger (1964)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Guy Hamilton Rating:8.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by Blunt
In fact this commentary features contributions not only from director Guy Hamilton but also from Graeme Rye ( president of the UK fan club) and actors Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore), Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny), Desmond Llewellyn (Q) and even a few soundbites from Connery himself, lifted from other interviews.

The earlier Bonds follow a similar pattern - interviews made specially for these discs are interspersed with interviews from other sources and presided over by a central narrator, who introduces the participants and provides information of his own. It's a pleasing format - almost like an audio documentary, in that the comments are rarely scene specific - but one that is aimed at serious Bond afficionados. Casual listeners will find it only intermittently interesting.

Being (in my opinion) the best Bond film ever, I'd say that this track was the best in the entire Bond collection.
Commentary 2: Cast & crew Rating:6.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by Blunt
Contrary to the details on the box, this track doesn't feature any cast. Instead we hear from stuntman George Leitch, optical fx technician Cliff Culley, fx technicians Joe Fitt,Bert Luxford and John Stears, editor Peter Hunt, designers Ken Adam and Peter Lamont and - last but not least - composer John Barry.

The format is the same as that of track 1 (see above), though the content is obviously more technical. Put together, however, the two tracks make for a definitive record of GOLDFINGER's production. Bond fans will appreciate both.
Reviewed by critterdvd on June 20th, 2022:Find all reviews by critterdvd
Very disappointed with this commentary after some fantastic ones for the previous movies. For a track comprised of mostly archival interviews, there is a shocking about of dead space without anyone saying anything, totaling at least 15-20 minutes of just listening to the movie itself.