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"The World is not Enough" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

The World is Not EnoughSynopsis

When Elektra King (Marceau), daughter of the CEO of King Industries (an oil drilling and production company), is kidnapped, Bond (Brosnan) is brought in to find her. Her father had been killed when trying to pay the ransom. She had been planning to build an oil pipeline that would have competed with Russian pipelines, and they wanted to stop her.

Bond travels to Azerbaijan, where King Industries is located, and runs into Christmas Jones (Richrds), who is a scientist working there. She is quite a handful, matching wits with Bond.

Together, they are put into life and death situations trying to rescue Elektra, as they close in on the kidnapper, named Renard (Carlyle). The "help" they get from an acquaintance, Valentin Zukovsky (Coltrane), makes them wonder if he is friend or foe.

 

Specifications

  • MGM
  • 1999, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hr 8 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 25 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench
  • Directed by Michael Apted
    Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: No

Commentary

This was Brosnan's third film as Bond, and sometimes I wonder how Judi Dench, who plays "M" in many of the Bond movies, maintains her sanity with so many actors she has to address as "James". The double entendres are still there, and they don't disappear until Daniel Craig takes over.

Technical

The image is nearly perfect, although it looked a little etched (edge enhancement), and there is ample surround sound (as there should be with action films such as these).

Extras

These include The Director's Commentary, The Secrets of 007, Creating an Icon, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, and other things.