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Pierce Brosnan returns for his second stint as James Bond (after GoldenEye), and he's doing it in high style with an invigorating cast of costars. It's only appropriate that a Bond film from 1997 would find Agent 007 pitted against a media mogul (Jonathan Pryce) who's going to start a global war (beginning with stolen nuclear missiles aimed at China) to create attention-grabbing headlines for his latest multimedia news channel. It's the information age run amok, and Bond must team up with a lovely and lethal agent from the Chinese External Security Force (played by Honk Kong action star Michelle Yeoh) to foil the madman's plot of global domination. Luckily for Bond, the villain's wife (Teri Hatcher) is one of his former lovers, and at the behest of his superior M (Judi Dench), 007 finds ample opportunity to exploit the connection. Although it bears some nagging similarities to many formulaic action films from the '90s, Tomorrow Never Dies (with a title song performed by Sheryl Crow) boasts enough grand-scale action and sufficiently intelligent plotting to suggest the Bond series has plenty of potential to survive into the next millennium. Armed with the usual array of gadgets (including a remote-controlled BMW), Brosnan settles into his role with acceptable flair, and the dynamic Yeoh provides a perfect balance to the sexism that once threatened to turn Bond into a politically incorrect anachronism. He's still Bond, to be sure, but he's saving the world with a bit more sophisticated finesse. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Commentary by director Roger Spottiswoode
  • Commentary by second unit director Vic Armstrong & producer Michael G. Wilson
  • Secrets of 007: featurette depicting the evolution of the bond series
  • Stunning visual effects reel
  • Music video "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Sheryl Crow
  • Isolated Music-Only Audio Track & Interview with composer David Arnold
  • Innovative storyboard overlay technology that compares initial "Action-Scene" concepts with the final film

Cast

Pierce BrosnanJames Bond
Jonathan PryceElliot Carver
Michelle YeohWai Lin
Teri HatcherParis Carver
Ricky JayHenry Gupta
Götz OttoStamper
Joe Don BakerJack Wade
Vincent SchiavelliDr. Kaufman
Judi DenchM
Desmond LlewelynQ
Samantha BondMiss Moneypenny
Colin SalmonChief Of Staff Charles Robinson
Geoffrey PalmerAdmiral Roebuck
Julian FellowesMinister Of Defence
Julian Rhind-TuttYeoman
Gerard ButlerLeading Seaman

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 119 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 19, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 22, 2002
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