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From Russia with Love
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Directed with consummate skill by Terence Young, the second James Bond spy thriller is considered by many fans to be the best of them all. Certainly Sean Connery was never better as the dashing Agent 007, whose latest mission takes him to Istanbul to retrieve a top-secret Russian decoding machine. His efforts are thwarted when he gets romantically distracted by a sexy Russian double agent (Daniela Bianchi), and is tracked by a lovely assassin (Lotte Lenya) with switchblade shoes, and by a crazed killer (Robert Shaw), who clashes with Bond during the film's dazzling climax aboard the Orient Express. From Russia with Love is classic James Bond, before the gadgets, pyrotechnics, and Roger Moore steered the movies away from the more realistic tone of the books by Ian Fleming. --Jeff Shannon

Directed with consummate skill by Terence Young, the second James Bond spy thriller is considered by many fans to be the best of them all. Certainly Sean Connery was never better as the dashing Agent 007, whose latest mission takes him to Istanbul to retrieve a top-secret Russian decoding machine. His efforts are thwarted when he gets romantically distracted by a sexy Russian double agent (Daniela Bianchi), and is tracked by a lovely assassin (Lotte Lenya) with switchblade shoes, and by a crazed killer (Robert Shaw), who clashes with Bond during the film's dazzling climax aboard the Orient Express. From Russia with Love is classic James Bond, before the gadgets, pyrotechnics, and Roger Moore steered the movies away from the more realistic tone of the books by Ian Fleming. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • Connery at his best.
    I have to say that From Russia With Love is one of my all time favorites. Connery is sharp, whitty, and at his best in this film. The plot of the story is good! I highly recommend this one along with Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Thunderball!! Also, read the novel from Ian Fleming. Quite enjoyable!...more info
  • From Russia With Love
    I was very happy with the delivery time on this movie. As well as the quality of the movie itself. I am very happy with my first experience using Amazon....more info
  • Bond Goes Red
    Lots of intrigue and lots of action in this 007 spy-fi. Connery is a hit again as 007 the spy who's a hit with the ladies, and a pain in the neck to the bad guys. Look for Robert Shaw to be the menacing bad guy....more info
  • One of the classics. Great transfer on Blu-Ray
    One of the classic Bond (Connery) films has been lovingly transferred to Blu-ray. Great picture quality and the soundtrack, though dated, sounds very good for it's age....more info
  • From Russia,With Blu-ray
    If you like James bond and you are collector you must have them on blu-ray the picture quality and sound are great you will not be disappointed. Trust me on this. ...more info
  • More great Bond action!
    The fight scene on the train is one of the best action sequences ever filmed for a Bond film or any other in its time. Sean Connery is at his rugged best. I can remember how shocked I was at the beginning of this film when I first saw it in the theaters .... shocked that a SPECTRE agent had so easily vanquished my idol, the great James Bond. Of course, this deceitful illusion is soon clarified and we get to see Mr. Connery at his swashbuckling best! Great film from start to finish!...more info
  • From Russia,With Blu-ray
    If you like James bond and you are collector you must have them on blu-ray the picture quality and sound are great you will not be disappointed. Trust me on this. ...more info
  • "From Russia,With Love"-Blu-Ray Edition
    The image is superb,as always,for Blu-Ray High Definition,as is the 5.1 High-Def surround sound.Bonus features are good,but,no deleted scenes/test scenes.I only wish that they had put in never before seen unused footage into the film itself,as it is the regular theatrical release version as usual.This is one of my personal favorites in the long running James Bond movie series,I highly recommend it....more info
  • The best of the James Bond series!
    This is my favorite Bond movie. It's got everything you expect from a classic Bond film. It's got sexy women, great dialouge, great action, and a great fight scene between Sean Connery as bond and Robert Shaw as Red Grant. This is the role that Connery was born to play....more info
  • One of Connery's two best outings - the best Bond film before the GOLDFINGER plunge!
    When viewing these films by how closely they translated the character of James Bond to the screen, this film is clearly the best of the entire 20+ film series. If you take the three Bond movies that Terrence Young directed (this, DR. NO, and THUNDERBALL), it is clear who truly understood Ian Fleming's character and universe. FRWL is the most espionage oriented of the series, delivering a story that is every bit as crackeling as the on-screen action. Rich, complex, and full of suprises, the story is the best feature to this Bond gem. Connery also seems fully devoted to the role (unlike his final two efforts).

    Having gotten through the introductory phase of DR. NO, this is where the Bond series really begins to take off. After watching this classic, one truly wonders how much better the remainder of the series would have been if they had stayed more true and down-to-earth with the Bond character and his assignments. Unfortunately, as is the case with most sequels, the producers lost sight of what made the first films so great (the character and plotting) and instead gave us what THEY figured we wanted - more unbelievable action and explosions!

    Aside from the sight of a giant car-telephone, this film alone in the series feels unconstrained by the decade in which it was produced - creating a tense and involving story that can be enjoyed and appreciated by today's audiences as much as it was during its first run!

    This film also introduced us to the character of Q, played by Desmond Llewelyn. Though in this film, his trademark animosity toward 007 is not quite fully formed, it is nice to see him come into the series so early!

    My only true complaint about the movie is the underdeveloped female character of Tanya Romanov. She could have been a really unique character, but as it is, we never really see when or why she decides to "switch sides." It is never clear, in fact, until the last scene whose side she is on. It may have been nice to see more of the story from her POV.

    Though Bond would have a few more "realistic" adventures to come (THUNDERBALL, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, LIVE AND LET DIE, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, LIVING DAYLIGHTS), this was by-and-large the last and best of the early "real" James Bond.

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  • Bond
    I can only rate on receiving the package. It was given as a gift, so I don't know how the dvd actually is, but I received it quickly, and in very good condition....more info
  • It Will Take 43 Years To Get Any Better Than This
    From Russia With Love hit the nail directly on the head. Not only would I call this Connery's best Bond, but I would also say it is one of the most exciting action films ever made.
    The problem with some of the old Bond movies was that they could get rather campy. From Russia With Love does not have this problem at all. With an interesting yet simple plot it allows for much more character, character development and nail biting action to be added to the film.
    Robert Shaw is brilliant in this, he plays an outstanding assassin. The train fight is probably my favorite of all time. Also Rosa Klebb and Tatiana both make great female characters.
    This one is really where Connery shines. It's almost as if Dr. No was really an experiment and they simply just got it right this time. This is one that you can watch over and over and still enjoy.
    From Russia With Love is nothing more than a fine wine; it gets better with age. 9/10...more info
  • Amazing!
    I'm feeling in an avant premi¨¦re of this picture,like 45 years ago.
    This restoration recover all intentions of the Producers.
    The images are so impressive natural!
    I bought this together with Package 1.
    It's my special Christmas gift.
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  • Meet James Bond
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE while being the second in the series to DR. NO is the first in which the James Bond popular culture came to know and love makes his appearance and is often considered the best of them all. Sean Connery plays Bond a bit different from the character on the pages of Ian Fleming spy novels as well as turning in an improved performance over his previous effort in DR. NO. Connery made a Bond better fit for the screen, giving the character more personality, more charisma and humor than Fleming's buttoned-up, bland English gentleman spy. As one co-producer of the Bond films says,"We always start out trying to make another FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and end up with another THUNDERBALL". Well, THUNDERBALL is just another good Sean Connery Bond action film while FROM RUSSIA.. is film classic....more info
  • Less Bond cliches , more punch and believability
    This earlier film in the Bond series keeps a good pace and lets Sean Connery get on with solving the mystery and finding the clues . There is more of a dramatic feel to it - it's less like a comic book .

    The series would go downhill mostly from here on .

    The better film would be Goldfinger , but this is not far behind that . I recommend it to those who are unfamiliar with the less showy Bond films .
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  • This ties with Goldfinger in my book as Connerys best.
    Connery will always be James Bond in my book, even though I think that Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan were great Bonds for different reasons. In FRWL we see James Bond emerging as the action hero that he will always been seen as in years to come. You cannot beat the scenes where he is chased by the helicopter or the speed boat chase in the end; they are some of my more memorable Bond moments. Another reason this film stands above the rest is that Shaw plays his role as henchmen/assasin Grant perfectly with a blend of malice, intelligence, mystery, and sophistication...making him one of the most competent and threatening Bond villains of all time. Remember that this review reflects my own opinion...but overall a great Bond film!...more info
  • Excellent Spy Thriller
    "From Russia with Love" is an excellent 1963 spy thriller, based on Ian Fleming's novel, which keeps you riveted to the seat throughout the show. This is among the best James Bond spy thriller, thanks to the exceptional skills of the director Terence Young.

    James Bond's (played by Sean Connery) mission is to try to acquire a Russian encryption device in Istanbul, Turkey, from a Russian agent who wants to defect to the West. The American CIA and a sinister organization called SPECTRE also want the device. However, it turns out that the Russians knew nothing about the device and in fact the whole scheme was a trap for James Bond. The thrilling and exciting story unfolds as Bond gets involved and distracted by a pretty and sexy KGB double agent Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) and is chased by all sorts of people including a cold blooded killer, Red Grant (Robert Shaw) and the sexy and vicious assassin (Lotte Lenya) with switchblade stiletto shoes as well as Russian and Bulgarian gunmen.

    This is a classic action packed James Bond spy movie with a straightforward plot which is well made with excellent acting all round. Set during the Cold war, the story is plausible which adds to the tension.
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