Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Live And Let Die - Reviewing Bond 50 Blu-Ray

Roger Moore takes over the 007 mantle.

I've never considered myself a huge Roger Moore fan, however Live And Let Die has always been one of my favourite Moore films. Re-watching the movie now, it still stands up. The story is relatively well structured and makes sense, rather than feeling like a globe trotting adventure.

There are some great action scenes, with the stand out being by far the speed boat chase across the New Orleans lagoons, the stunt work is absolutely incredible.

In terms of Moore's performance, I actually quite enjoyed it. Sean Connery can sometimes comes across as arrogant, but Moore is much more charming and charismatic. The Bond girl Solitaire (played by Jane Seymour) is also one of my favourites, especially looks wise.

I was pleasantly pleased with the blu-ray transfer. The picture returns to almost full screen (the same aspect ratio used for the first three films) on a HDTV and the quality itself is pretty good throughout (with the exception of a bit of stock footage).

Roger Moore's venture into the Bond world starts off strong.

8/10

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