I finished up Volume 2 of the James Bond Blu-ray Collection last night, saving Thundarball, my favorite in the collection for last. All things considered, I know From Russia with Love is considered a classic, and it is a good film, but Thunderball in my humble opinion is a lot better. Not only does the story hold up well, but the underwater photography is still pretty damn good. Well, except for the fight scene at the end, which is pretty remarkably stupid.
Bond: “That looks like a women’s gun.”
Largo: “Do you know a lot about guns, Mr. Bond?”
Bond: “No, but I know a little about women.”
As quick ratings go, I will rank Thunderball 5-stars, For Your Eyes Only 4-stars, and From Russia with Love 3-stars. If you are a fan of Bond movies, these are worth picking up because the two 1960s movies in this set have never looked so good. Plus For Your Eyes Only is just a plain fun Sir Roger Moore movie. Yes, some of the fights and special effects do not hold up well, but in general the photography is still top notch. To me this set was easily $30 well spent.