All special features in the James Bond Collection, Volume 1, are found on Disc Two of each movie, and each comes with an eight-page production booklet. On Disc One, there is an optional commentary with Director John Glen and members of the cast and crew. On Disc Two, under Declassified, you will find two deleted scenes with an introduction by Director Glen; a 48-minute featurette, narrated by Roger Moore, looking back at 25 years of the Bonds, those magnificent toys, to-die-for cars, and, of course, all of the Bond Beauties; four Silver Anniversary featurettes (Cubby Broccoli, Maryam D
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture has been cleaned up slightly, with the few source element artifacts that were noticeable on the previously reviewed edition completely removed. Black levels are deeper in this release, but the image appears to be too highly contrasted, and inadequate shadow delineation makes the image look flat. Edge enhancement has been cleaned up well, but it is still noticeable on high contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
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