Steve Simels
February 23, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Goldfinger: Deluxe Collector's Edition

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
110 minutes
performer
Sean Connery, Gert Frobe
director
Guy Hamilton
author
Paul Dehn, Richard Maibaum
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it an A-

The many virtues of Goldfinger: Deluxe Collector’s Edition notwithstanding — the cool car, the babe in gold paint — Goldfinger represents the moment at which the James Bond series first veered toward self- parody; thus, it has much to answer for. That aside, this deluxe edition (with a sumptuous new letterboxed transfer) is noticeably easier on the eyes than six — yes, six — previous disc incarnations, and it’s chockful of bonus material, including two informative making-of documentaries narrated (ironically enough) by ’60s TV Bond surrogate Patrick Macnee. It is, however, a shock to learn that Gert Frobe’s dialogue (even the immortal ”No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”) was supplied by a dubbed English actor. Some information should remain Highly Classified. A-

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