Dr. No/A-,C+

MGM-UA/1962/110 minutes

      A spectacular   debut for the Bond series from the opening titles to the delightful fade out, Dr. No chartered international waters with all the aplomb of its main character. From character detail to delicious locales, this is film enchantment.

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Banco! MGM-UA

 For the most part the anamorphic DVD transfer is all right. The transfer elements are grainy to begin with and some sections of this DVD look simply awful. Sunny blue skies are a mass of large grain. almost as if the elements have been overly enhanced, hence excess ringing of the grain. The sound is on a par with the visuals. The bottom line is that it's hard to detract from the fun of watching Sean Connery in his Bond bow.

































































































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