From Russia With Love Blu-Ray Review

November 6, 2008

ChattahBox From Russia With Love Blu-Ray ReviewFrom Russia With Love

Blu-Ray Review
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Street Date: October 21st 2008

The second in the series that to this point has covered 22 films and counting, From Russia With Love brings back Sean Connery as our favorite MI6 agent James “007” Bond. Following the original Dr. No in being restored on the latest and greatest technology it is only fitting that From Russia With Love receive the same treatment.

The first sequel to the series follows Bond who is assigned to find and intercept a secret decoding machine known as Lektor, which will allow access Russian state secrets and destabalize the world as we know it. In his path to success he is forced to face the evil Red Grant and Rosa Klebb and the agents of the evil organization known as SPECTRE, out for blood after Bond had killed their agent Dr. No in the first film.

Just as in the first film, From Russia with Love made in 1963, from time to time has it’s moments of cheesy-ness and moments where the special effects leave something to be desired compared to modern films. Sean Connery continues to show his blend of cool and toughness in the role that in my opinion is not matched by any of the Bond’s that follow.

The HD sound and video are fantastic in restoring this film to modern visuals. The video is at 1080P and sound DTS HD 5.1 Loseless Audio. Also the bonus features are nothing new since they had been previously released on DVD versions of the film.

Film: 7.0

Audio: 8.0

Video: 8.0

Bonus Material: 6.5

Overall: 7.7

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