James Bond

Amazon purchases MGM

After what has been months of talks from MGM about wanting to sell their company, and rumours floating around about who and when this sale would happen it has finally happened. Jezz Bezos’ Amazon has purchased MGM studios for nearly nine billion dollars, which is more than Disney paid for both Marvel and Lucasfilms. While this still has to be approved and going through rigorous checks, we do...[Read More]

Christopher Nolan – Batman, Superman, and James Bond?

While in London to promote the premiere of his latest project, the science fiction thriller, ‘Inception,’ director/producer/writer Christopher Nolan made it known that the James Bond films were a source of inspiration for him as a youth. An inspiration that he carried into Inception.  Nolan said, “The Bond influence on the film was very intentional because, for me, growing up wit...[Read More]

Hollywood Out of Ideas?

Since the first moving picture in 1878, and the advent of the Hollywood studio system in 1927, the forces behind what is now called Hollywood have generally been able to generate copious amounts of unique content. Fast-forward eighty years into the future and it appears as though the Hollywood machine is skipping like a scratched LP. It’s copy / paste craziness.

‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ Sets Sight for Blu-ray

MGM continues to release its Bond catalogue on Blu-ray.  Up next on May 12, 2009 are Licence to Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun. It’s going to be an expensive may. Save some cash.

‘Quantum of Solace’ in March

Sure it was short, sure it featured little plot and some strange action sequences (personal fighter with machine guns being outmaneuvered by a locomotive sized prop driven cargo plane anyone?) but hey it’s Bond and features the hotter then lava Olga Kurylenko and delectable Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields. Seriously, who could turn down a girl named that? It’s Quantum of Solace and...[Read More]

Live and Let Die [Blu-ray review]

Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane SeymourDirected by: Guy Hamiliton Running Time: 122 minutes Back Cover James Bond battles the forces of black magic in this high-octane adventure that hurtles him from the streets of New York City to Louisiana’s Bayou country. With charm, wit and deadly assurance, Roger Moore steps in as agent 007 and takes on a powerful drug lord (Yaphet Kotto) with...[Read More]

Thunderball [Blu-ray review]

Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, Luciana PaluzziDirected by: Terence Young Running Time: 125 minutes Back Cover The thrills never let up as James Bond dives into this riveting adventure filled with explosive confrontations and amazing underwater action! Sean Connery brings his characteristic style and magnetism to agent 007 as he travels to Nassau to track down...[Read More]

Dr. No [Blu-Ray Review]

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, John KitzmillerDirected by: Terence Young Running Time: 110 minutes Back Cover His name is Bond, James Bond. And here, in his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming’s immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Sean Connery embodies the suave yet lethal cool of agent 007 as he battles the mysterious Dr. N...[Read More]

Bond, Bond – Double Dip in BluRay and Standard DVD Release

In March 2007 the revived Bond franchise released ‘Casino Royale’ on home video to big sales. Those big sales happened even though there was much grumbling about the dearth of bonus features. Sony Pictures has gone the double dip route with the recent announcement of a two-disc collector’s edition of Casino Royale scheduled to street on October 21, 2008 preceding the November 7th...[Read More]

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