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Story

Roger Moore was introduced as James Bond in this 1973 action movie featuring secret agent 007. More self-consciously suave and formal than predecessor Sean Connery, he immediately reestablished Bond as an uncomplicated and wooden fellow for the feel-good '70s. This film also marks a deviation from the more character-driven stories of the Connery years, a deliberate shift to plastic action (multiple chases, bravura stunts) that made the franchise more of a comic book or machine. If that's not depressing enough, there's even a good British director on board, Guy Hamilton (Force 10 from Navarone). The story finds Bond taking on an international drug dealer (Yaphet Kotto), and while that may be superficially relevant, it isn't exactly the same as fighting supervillains on the order of Goldfinger. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: English, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Commentary by director Guy Hamilton
  • Commentary by screenwriter Tom Manckiewicz
  • Documentary: Inside Live And Let Die
  • Featurette: On The Set With Roger Moore
  • Still gallery with more than 150 images
  • United Kingdom milk board commercial
  • Collectible behind-the-scenes booklet

Cast

Roger MooreJames Bond
Yaphet KottoKananga/Mr. Big
Jane SeymourSolitaire
Clifton JamesSheriff Pepper
Julius HarrisTee Hee
Geoffrey HolderBaron Samedi
David HedisonLeiter
Gloria HendryRosie
Bernard LeeM
Lois MaxwellMoneypenny
Roy StewartQuarrel

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Guy Hamilton
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 121 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 27, 1973
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 19, 1999
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