Rent James Bond: A View to A Kill (1985)

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Synopsis:
Roger Moore lends humour, elegance and lethal charm to his final performance as James Bond in A View to a Kill. Bond confronts Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), who has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market, even if he has to kill millions to do it! But before Bond can stop the madman, he must confront Zorin's beautiful and deadly companion, May Day (Grace Jones).
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Voiced By:
Michael G. Wilson
Writers:
Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Thrillers
Collections:
A Brief History of Singer Biopics, Action & Adventure, The Best of James Bond Films, Top 10 Winter and Snow Films, Top Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/11/2003
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore
  • Audio commentary featuring director John Glen and members of the cast and crew
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/02/2013
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 5.1, German DTS 5.1, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
  • Commentary Featuring Director John Glen and Members of the Cast and Crew
  • Film '85 BBC Report
  • Original Promotional Featurette
  • The Streets of San Francisco - Deleted Footage
  • Float Like a Butterfly - Test Footage
  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Director John Glen
  • Alternate and Expanded Angle Scenes with Introductions by Director John Glen
  • Inside A View to a Kill - An Original Documentary
  • The Bond Sound - The Music of James Bond
  • A View to a Kill Music Video, Performed by Duran Duran
  • Exotic Locations
  • Theatrical Archive
  • Image Database

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Reviews (1) of James Bond: A View to A Kill

A terrible end to Roger's tenure as Bond - James Bond: A View to A Kill review by TB

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08/05/2023

I so wish Roger hadn't agreed to star in this film. This is literally the "one last job that goes wrong" scenario, but a million times worse.

This is a film with all the usual components in place, (stunts, locations, beautiful women, crazy megalomaniac,) but nothing works, at all, in any way.

Christopher Walken, who you'd expect would ham it up perfectly, just doesn't fit and is in the wrong film. The story is risible, stupid and so far-fetched I think the cast themselves can't believe what they have been asked to take part in.

So much has been directed at Roger that I almost don't want to add to it. He is and always will be my favourite Bond. He still has the glint in his eye, the ridiculous smile of "This is great fun, come and enjoy it with me." But he is just too old. He should have stepped back after For Your Eyes Only, or definitely after Octopussy. It's a shame, but for me, he just shouldn't have been in it. Even he admitted as much later on: "I was only about 400 years too old for the part!"

There is however one saving "grace," and that is Grace Jones. She is absolutely brilliant. In the stale film she's in, she electrifies every scene. Although she was apparently a nightmare to work with, on screen you just can't get enough of her.

I so wish this was a film the calibre of The Spy Who Loved Me, for Roger to be given the send off he deserved. But it is what it is. Watch it, then immediately put on the TSWLM or Live and Let Die to remind yourself of how good the best actor to ever play Bond was.

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