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Live and Let Die (4K UHD)

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In the eighth Bond installment. Bond's investigation of the murders of three fellow agents in New York soon puts him on the trail of Mr. Big, a Harlem crime boss plotting a globally threatening scheme involving tons of self-produced heroin.
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Guy Hamilton
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Roger MooreYaphet Kooto
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SuspenseAdventureAction
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Rob HollyReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
"L.A.L.D." is tied for 2nd on my list of 12 favorite James Bond movies because of many reasons!
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The title says it all! I've seen this movie so many times that I've lost count. I like that Roger Moore does a wonderful job in his 1st time as James Bond. I also enjoy the supporting cast, particularly, Jayne Seymour as the beautiful Solitaire, who, I believe, is the best Bond girl of them all, as well as Yaphet Kotto as Dr. Kananga. I also think the scenes with the late Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi are really good. Plus, I enjoy the theme song by Paul McCartney & Wings. What I really enjoyed was how James Bond was able to persuade Solitaire to change sides and join him by losing her powers & eventually having to rescue her from being sacrificed. I also enjoy the funny one-liners like after Kananga's body explodes, Solitaire asks, "Where's Kananga?" & Bond says, "Well, he always did have an inflated opinion of himself.!" I also enjoyed the special features, especially the "Inside LIVE AND LET DIE documentary. So, I recommend this movie to anyone who likes James Bond films, Roger Moore, or both because, believe me, it is WONDERFUL!!!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
James Bond in a blaxploitation flick
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Live And Let Die was Roger Moore’s first stint playing James Bond and his second best film in the series. It’s very interesting because it’s a blaxploitation flick.

Bond is tasked with investigating Prime Minister Karanga (Yaphet Kotto) of the mythical Caribbean country of San Monique. It turns out Karanga is connected with a Harlem mobster named Mr. Big. By doing so screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz included all kinds of elements from blaxploitation including black gangsters, black clubs, pimpmobiles, and voodoo. Best of all Bond got to be called a honky. The settings were all in black neighborhoods and countries as well including Harlem, the make believe San Monique and New Orleans. There were also plenty of black characters with meaningful parts. Besides Kotto, there was Julius Harris playing Mr. Big’s right hand man. I should say claw as he was missing a hand. Geoffrey Holder had the most exciting character as the flamboyant Baron Samedi who was a witch doctor. The movie did a good job with it all and it was fun to watch.

Finally, Roger Moore fit right into being James Bond. Previously he played Simon Templar in The Saint TV show who was a playboy who travelled the world to solve crimes and help people. That made for a perfect transition to being Bond.
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SixnStonesReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
a better bond
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as a preteen I grew up watching James Bond movies almost every Sunday night on a 13 channel TV.My dads choice of course but its one of the few times we "bonded". That and baseball.I remember never knowing what the heck the plot was about...but the action scenes were fun.I haven't seen them since....some I never saw after Roger Moore.Now Im going back and in order watching them all,with my passed on Dad.As was I always liked Roger Moore better then Sean Connery.Oddly enough 40 plus years later I feel the same way.Maybe it was the movie content back then but now Sean Connery seemed overly cocky,bordering arrogance and self important.Maybe that's the way James Bond was written? Roger Moores Bond seemed many times unsure and maybe even a glint of scared.I like that.But whether its Moore or Connery I'll always have those memories as a child every Sunday Night.This is the worst song so far.But Shirley Bassey created something others would never replicate...the song of Bond.
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SoulfulSeñorReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Time has not been kind to this one
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I first saw this as a kid at the drive in with my parents and siblings. I remembered a few things about it that validated the re-watch:

1. The GREAT Geoffrey Holder, who left an impression in my young mind for being at the same time both scary and kinda funny with his over-the-top performance.

2. BEST boat chase EVER!

3. Jane Seymour. Even at the tender age of 10 years old, I could appreciate her exceptional beauty

4. The creepy use of the New Orleans funeral march to dispose of oblivious “good guys.” I love this twisted use of a local tradition!

Watching in 2021, the images of Harlem and stereotypical portrayal of the heavies feel wrong and unworthy of Ian Fleming’s storytelling. (Many “artistic liberties” were taken with his story to “fit with the times.”)

As a youth, I was unimpressed with Roger Moore in the role of Bond. Rewatching now, I’d say that he did a half decent job of making the character his own. He’s still down the list of my favorite JBs. Connery is #1 then there’s everybody else.

Unlike most of the Daniel Craig “Bond” movies (other than “Quantum of Solace,” which bored me to tears for the last hour plus), “Live and Let Die” does little to advance the narrative of or favorite British spy. It drops him instead into an unfortunate period piece that - other than bringing us an epic boat chase and the aforementioned Ms. Seymour and Mr. Holder - falls flat.
DReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible in so many ways
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I keep watching these old Bond films because I assume at east some of them must be decent, and I keep getting disappointed. This one had:
- painfully obvious racial stereotyping
- a silly plot
- poor acting
- poor storytelling
- the usual sexism
- bad one-liners
- terrible, repetitive music

Do. Not. Watch.
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NaesReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Roger Moore's 1st outing as bond is pretty good.
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I'd probably give it 3 and half stars. This is a step up from "Diamonds are Forever" but a step down from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Bond has to investigate the head of small (fictional) Caribbean nation. Along the way it connects to the disappearance of one of their agents, heroin selling in Harlem, and a Voodoo cult. The sheer strangeness of the movie really gives it a unique feel. The locations are interesting although seeing Bond in Harlem getting called a "haunky" seems more appropriate to Shaft or Superfly. It is interesting to see how different NYC looks now compared to 1973. The scene with the gators is awesome in Louisiana as is all of the action. This movie actually has 3 pretty good henchmen which might be unmatched in a Bond film; usually these movies are lucky to have 1 good henchman per movie. The only big black eye I'd give this one is GW Pepper- the hillbilly stereotype in Louisiana. He might be the worst character in a Bond film ever. Think Boss Hog meets Yosemite Sam. It's not only an unfunny stereotype- it's downright offensive and embarrassingly outdated. The fact that he reappears in "Man with the Golden Gun" is inexplicable. I personally hate the stadium rock theme by McCartney, but it ranks as many people's all time favorite Bond theme. All in all, I enjoyed it and check this one out and it is often being sold for under $10.
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RobertReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible with some good aspects
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Oh boy was this cheesy. Really bad editing flops in so many places. Story was pretty lame too. I like some of the characters, mainly the redneck Sheriff. Jane Seymour was hot. Moore wasn't a bad Bond, but he didn't have much to work with. Maybe this was seen as hip back then, but the takes on voodoo and other things were so not hip.
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TobyReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Roger Moore's best Bond film
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This has always been my favorite Roger Moore Bond movie The villain is more plausible than in other Bond films. There is of course action, drama, romance and comedy, so it has all the right ingredients. While some of the "high tech" spyware featured in the film might seem sadly quaint by today's standards, I think it is also a bit charming because it was novel in it's time. A person can think it's dated, or appreciate it for the time it is set in and enjoy the nostalgic adventure of Bond in a simpler time.
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