Austin Powers trilogy speaks volumes about the popularity and influence this third entry in the franchise holds. If the action scenes look incredibly quaint compared to the latter films in the series, particularly Craig's recent outings, they're still surprisingly well-executed (save for those sped-up frames) and made with a sturdiness and craftsmanship which is largely absent in the modern CG-dominated era.
Amongst those many positive attributes which offer up a nostalgic glow, there's a troubling side to Hamilton's film represented in the kind of accepted casual misogyny of the era. The moment when Bond nonchalantly slaps the behind of his female masseur as she exits the shot is uneasy viewing now. However, those elements of Goldfinger are an archaic sociological blip on an otherwise undisputed classic, and should be viewed within the context of that time. This new package will undoubtedly appeal first and foremost to Bond aficionados, yet for those who have been inundated by the film, due to its multiple appearances on terrestrial television throughout the years, this stunning 2009 high-definition transfer offers the opportunity to see one of 007's most memorable adventures in a the best possible way - and for your eyes only, if desired.