Goldfinger

Goldfinger

DVD - 2006
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Agent 007 takes on billionaire Auric Goldfinger, who plans to throw the world economy into a tailspin by contaminating the gold at Fort Knox with nuclear radiation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, distributed by MGM Home Entertainment ;, Beverly Hills, California :, distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2006.
Copyright Date: ©1964
ISBN: 9780792842767
0792842766
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (110 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, mono, Dolby Digital, rda
1.66:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Gold finger [videorecording]

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VonHafenstaaad
Oct 25, 2017

A must-see for any Bond fan. Sure, the acting left a bit to be desired, and the special effects weren't always so special, but it's quintessential Bond -- action, humorous & memorable one-liners, whimsical character names, and a madman with a plan. Great fun -- especially when you consider how revolutionary it was back in the day. It's still my favorite Bond film and the one I watch most often.

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Nursebob
Oct 25, 2017

As with all of these early flicks based on the fevered writings of Ian Fleming one must be able to completely suspend one’s disbelief in order to enjoy the cartoonish action and adolescent sex fantasies. It certainly starts out promising enough with a cool opening montage sung by Shirley Bassey and that iconic image of a nude woman completely covered in gold paint. But with this third instalment in the James Bond franchise I was only able to maintain that suspension for the first twenty minutes before the ridiculous narrow escapes and even more ridiculous sexual conquests (can no woman resist him?) left me shaking my head and uttering WTFs under my breath. It certainly has flash, I’ll give it that, with an action sequence played out in a gold-laden underground vault proving to be a triumph of choreography and editing though no less silly. And this movie has actually found its way onto respected “Best Of” and “Top 100” lists? I suppose these films did serve as a kind of template for the genre, combining overt sensuality with fisticuffs and things blowing up—and Connery’s hairy chest certainly deserved an Oscar of its own—but throughout this spectacle I admit to wishing Bond would eat a bullet, just once. Or at least experience erectile dysfunction.

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ba_library
May 25, 2017

Classic James Bond, looks like SPL now has most of the early James Bond films with Sean Connery. I just had to rewatch some of these films – I saw them all as a kid. The family packed into the station wagon and we went to the Sunset Drive-in (for the locals that was located at what is now the Factoria Mall in Bellevue). Of course now I’m thinking, was James Bond really an age appropriate film for the kids? We had to bring our pillows with us and the thing I remember most about Bond films was the theme song (probably crashed right after that.) I do remember Goldfinger with the woman sprayed with gold paint, Goldfinger’s bodyguard/security guard Oddjob with his lethal hat. Ms. Moneypenny makes an appearance and my favorite character - Q who invented all the gizmos and gadgets for 007. This film (1964) is really a classic – opening sequence has James Bond stripping off his wetsuit to be perfectly outfitted in a tux. Goldinger’s female associate Pussy Galore (what a name) tries to ignore Bond’s seduction, but that doesn’t work out in the end. Sean Connery is the classic Bond, the story is kind of campy and all the super secret spy stuff looks rather dated in our techno-age, but a fun film overall. A bit stupid and sexist, but that was probably the 1960s. So, get yourself set up with a martini (“shaken not stirred”) and enjoy 007 once again!

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Maoisdead
May 03, 2017

Goldfinger has a fun plot, entertaining action, and one of the best villain/henchman duos in Bond filmography. It's full of lines and scenes so classic that they've become famous ("No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die"). And although the seduction narrative is a bit dated, Pussy Galore has one of the best "single entendre" names in the Bond Girl lexicon. Watch this film!

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TheeAvebury
May 03, 2017

Classic James Bond flic starring Sean Connery as 007.

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Derringer
Mar 10, 2017

From Miami, to London, to Geneva (where the globe-trotting Bond gets to drive a cool Austin Martin DB5 with all sorts of nifty extras) and, then finally to Kentucky - James Bond follows the suspicious activities of the gold-smuggling, mastermind criminal, Auric Goldfinger.

Sure, Goldfinger may have been an absolute brilliant master-criminal, and all, but when it came to being a real sport and playing harmless card games like gin rummy and teeing-off with golf, he was a dirty, rotten cheat and a "cry-baby" of a loser.

It's in Kentucky that Goldfinger (along with the help of Miss Pussy Galore (meow!) and her all-female team of blonde pilots (meow!)) puts "Operation: Grand Slam" into motion. And, at this point, it looks like Fort Knox's treasures are all theirs' for the taking.

Can our dashing hero, James Bond-007, foil Goldfinger's diabolical plans and save the day? Well, here's hoping - 'Cause, believe me, it's a literal race against time.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 03, 2017

Such a cold "finger"!?.... Yeah-Yeah. I know that Goldfinger was, of course, a James Bond-007 movie, but, all the same, it was kinda boring and, yes, downright, dumb at times.

(And, I know that this isn't going to go over very well) - But when I watched actor Sean Connery really closely I found that there was something oddly "gay" about him. There was! I can't quite put my finger (gold, or not) on what exactly it was about Connery's mannerisms that sparked my "gaydar" suspicions - But, hey - What the hell, eh? - I'm allowed.

Anyways - All-in-all - I did enjoy Goldfinger for the most part, but I certainly wouldn't rate this one as great entertainment, not by a long-shot.

In conclusion - I ask you - How the hell (in the name of Miss Moneypenny) does one go about painting an adult, human body from head to toe, front to back, without making even the slightest mess out of the whole damn job? Eh? How? - 'Cause that ain't no easy task to undertake. No. It ain't! But in Goldfinger this task's final product was made to look like it was done as easy as pie.

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Onewhoissaved
Sep 05, 2016

"Goldfinger", 1964 was the 3rd James Bond film starring the only man ever meant to portray 007, Sean Connery. Pussy Galore was admirably played by Honor Blackman. What a great name and I don't mean Blackman. The title song by Shirley Bassey is perfect. Later on Gert Frobe, Goldfinger, was accused of being a Nazi in World War II.

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uzebdrumz
Jun 18, 2015

This is the benchmark for all Bond films, despite SPECTRE's absence. It's just this side of believable given that Bond is often on the wrong end of guns (& a laser beam), yet still manages to survive. The female antagonist has a perfect moniker, there are gadgets galore, precious metals, nuclear weapons, Fort Knox, classic one-line quotes, & a timeless theme song introduction.

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garycornell
Jun 16, 2014

For me this is the classic Five Star James Bond Movie. It has class, high tech toys, fast cars, and the best James Bond. With Goldfinger sit back and get ready to be entertained!

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uzebdrumz
Jun 18, 2015

James Bond: Who are you?
Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.
James Bond: I must be dreaming.

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Shaken, not stirred.

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btmslt Jun 05, 2013

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btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Goldfinger tries to increase the value of his gold by making the USA gold storage valueless; however, Bond with some help from the inside, succeeds in halting those plans.

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btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Violence: It would not be a Bond film without violance.

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