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Paul@TheOverlook 30th June 2008 01:12 PM

Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Anyone else anticipating this one as much as me? The trailer went online today. Check it out here.

Almar@Cult Labs 30th June 2008 01:19 PM

Looks surprisingly similar to the last film but then I had a whale of a time watching it so more of the same is fine by me!

Paul@TheOverlook 30th June 2008 01:27 PM

Yeah, it looks quite gritty - I'm really looking forward to this - It has the potential to be every bit as enjoyable as the last one.

mark meakin 30th June 2008 01:49 PM

Bond going rogue.Seems to share simularities with Licence To Kill one of my favourite films in the series.One of mates found Casino Royale boring but I really enjoyed it.

Paul@TheOverlook 30th June 2008 01:54 PM

I can't imagine CASINO ROYALE being done any better than it was ? the Eon guys really need to give the character a kick into touch after all the shenanigans that went on in the latter Brosnan flicks. It's funny you mention LICENCE TO KILL, mate, because?Like Daniel Craig with QUANTUM OF SOLACE?that film was Timothy Dalton's second Bond film, following on from LIVING DAYLIGHTS, which was also something of a franchise overhaul after the wackiness of the latter Roger Moore flicks.

I really liked Dalton as Bond and I love LICENCE TO KILL; it's really quite gritty and even nasty in places.

mark meakin 30th June 2008 03:04 PM

Yes Dalton was really underrated & though I prefer LTK of his two Bond films The Living Daylights was still a welcome return to form for the series with some outstanding setpieces.My wife hates the films but even she enjoyed LTK and regards Dalton as the best Bond she's seen.

vincenzo 30th June 2008 03:55 PM

Dalton was my favourite Bond. Oddly my top Bond movie was Lazenby's OHMSS. Still an amazing film even now.

bedorca 30th June 2008 09:26 PM

I am an uber Bond fan. They hold a lot of great memories (not least Britt Ekland and Maud Adams in TMWTGG)

I love em all and think each actor has their own strong points

Peter Neal 1st July 2008 02:44 PM

Best I join the row and confess that "Licence to Kill" is my fave Bond movie, too.:cool:

I have started to watch the whole Bond series a good while back, but so far I couldn't get myself to face "Tomorrow Never Dies" my "project" has been in slumber for over half a year now.:D
But I want to get to "Casino Royale" before the new flick arrives, there's only still too much Brosnan to sit through first for my liking:jest:

Matt 5th July 2008 09:50 PM

There are films coming out that aren't The Dark Knight?

As much as I thought Casino Royale was... fine, it really made it apparent that Bond films clearly aren't for me. And this looks really quite similar to that film.

WaveCrest 24th September 2008 11:23 PM

James Bond Ultimate Edition DVDs
Two of my favourite Bond movies are The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. The uncut version of the latter still isn't available on DVD (when the R2 UE's were first released there was an "UNCUT" icon seen on the front cover of the GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies DVDs. But there wasn't one on the front cover of Licence to Kill, despite the 30 odd seconds previously cut put back in).

I was sure I read many, many years ago that there were two scenes filmed but not included in the film. The first is the raid on Wavekrest, when the remains of Killifer and the security guard in the maggot tray are found. The second is a dinner party for the Japanese businessmen hosted by Sanchez at his villa in Isthmus City, the night before he shows them round his drugs producing plant.

I found out at an autograph show in the last couple of years that they did film Felix and Della's wedding inside the church. I saw Priscilla Barnes and was shown a B & W photo of their wedding inside the church.

The Living Daylights UE DVD dosen't have the music video to the Pretenders' single If There Was A Man, which is played over the end credits.

cloud 25th September 2008 01:38 AM

I've been toying with the idea of buying the ultimate collection set now it's down to ?65. I've never been a huge James Bond fan, if I'm in the mood though there's nothing better. I have a few on VHS but haven't upgraded to DVD yet.

iluvdvds@Cult Labs 25th September 2008 02:37 PM

Ooh! I luv James Bond films! You shud def get them, they're so good. Ok, ok, ok, so it may be true that if you've seen one, you've basically seen all of them but c'mon! lol! I luv them anywho :)

vipco 26th September 2008 11:48 AM

The only Bond film I own is ' Casino Royale ' on BluRay and I would say its the best Bond film i've ever seen.

Paul@TheOverlook 26th September 2008 06:15 PM

I've got all the ultimate editions on R2; previously had the Special editions on R1 - the UE's look stunning and there are great supplements. Definitely worth getting but do bare in mind that MGM/Fox are slowly releasing the series on Blu-ray, starting with seven titles in October. I shalln't be buying them again, as the SD DVDs look good enough.

WaveCrest 27th September 2008 06:05 PM

Along with The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill there are other Bond movie UE DVDs I want to get but haven't for similar reasons. Moonraker has a deleted scene which isn't on the DVD (Drax has a meeting with this financial backers in the space shuttle launch room), The Man with the Golden Gun has a cut scene where Bond moves through some rocks where you can see some of the wreckage from his destroyed seaplane and A View to a Kill has a cut scene in which Q's robotic dog squirts something into the eyes of one of the dogs patrolling Zorin's seawater pumping station out of San Fransisco.

vincenzo 23rd January 2009 12:55 PM

The James Bond Thread
For lovers of all things Bondian (and other secret agents) - pour out both a Dry Martini and your comments here.

Almar@Cult Labs 23rd January 2009 01:09 PM

Damn I seem to have ended up with a Mondeo! Still at least it's not a Renault!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 27th January 2009 06:48 PM

I myself drive an Aston Transit....;)

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 27th January 2009 06:49 PM

Roger Moore WAS James Bond.....

vincenzo 28th January 2009 11:22 AM

Mine was Lord Timothy of Dalton.

iluvdvds@Cult Labs 28th January 2009 11:29 AM

In my opinion:

- Sean Connery is highly over-rated especially in his later Bond films (he just doesn't seem to care)
-George Lazenby is highy UNDER-rated - OHMSS is one of the best Bond films - the ending is brilliant
-Roger Moore is THE KING of Bond!
-Timothy Dalton is great - but not the best.
-Pierce Brosnan is brilliant as Bond!
-And Daniel Craig is a great actor, but it just isn't Bond. :( More Jason Borne really.

Best Bond films are.....
- Dr. No
- Goldfinger
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- Live And Let Die
- The Spy Who Loved Me
- Tommorow Never Dies
- The World Is Not Enough

WORST Bond films are...
- You Only Live Twice
- Diamonds Are Forever

BRING BACK THE GADGETS AND THE COMEDY! I really hope that John Cleese comes back (to replace Q).

Anyway - that's what I think :rofl:

Toodles. :P

vincenzo 28th January 2009 12:06 PM

My fave Bonds:
Licence To Kill
From Russia With Love

Least fave Bonds:
Tomorrow Never Dies
Die Another Day

bedorca 30th January 2009 08:45 PM

Roger Moore is my fave

I think all the Bond's are fab.

Pure escapism

vipco 31st January 2009 12:57 AM

I liked Moore as well, especially in Live and Let Die.

After his preformance in Casino Royal, Danniel Craig could turn out to be the best Bond yet. Yes even better that Moore and Connery. ! (imho)

WaveCrest 31st January 2009 07:19 PM

Favourite Bond:

It's a tie between Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton

Favourite Bond film:

Always changes. At the moment it's Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only

Favourite Bond theme:

Same as with the Favourite Bond film category, but I do especially like Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight.

TheSpirit 1st February 2009 08:44 PM

On Her Majesty's Secret Service a really underrated Bond film, and unlike some of the films, sticks very closely to the novel. It has great actors like Diana Rigg and Terry Savallas, and also has one of the best opening bond themes ever.

To hell with Diamonds are Forever.

Wilson Bros 2nd February 2009 07:41 AM

OHMSS is our favourite Bond movie - Lazenby aquits himself admirably considering he hadn't had any previous dramatic acting experience. Most people involved (even Cubby) with the production said that if Lazenby hadn't quit, he would have grown nicely as an actor and been an excellent Bond.

Sadly, he decided to leave and didn't take advantage of the benefits of being in the Bond series and he didn't really grow as an actor and was not offered the kind of major connections that Eon & MGM/UA would have presented.

Kev W

bedorca 4th February 2009 08:45 PM

Where would Who Saw Her Die? be if he hadn't quit? :cool:

mark meakin 5th February 2009 08:17 AM

I'd agree OHMSS is one of the finest & Lazenby was good at the fight scenes too.John Barry's score is a classic.

eiren 6th February 2009 12:38 PM

Best Bond film is easily You Only Live Twice.

It's got everything great about Bond... Connery, brilliant gadgets, hot women, ninjas, spaceships that eat other spaceships, Donald Pleasance Blofeld, a script written by Roald Dahl, and an awesome theme song.

They're showing them in HD next week on Sky... cannot wait!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 10th February 2009 08:41 PM

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OHMSS was probably the about NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN? was that Bond?

bedorca 10th February 2009 09:09 PM

Nicked from IMDB (saves me typing it!) ;)

This "Bond film" was not part of the franchise produced by MGM and Danjaq. Kevin McClory, who was producer and co-writer of Thunderball (1965), won a legal battle against Ian Fleming to make his own Bond movie. The settlement stipulated that it had to effectively be a remake of Thunderball.

vincenzo 10th February 2009 10:59 PM

Personally I preferred the 1967 Casino Royale to Never Say Never Again. :)

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 10th February 2009 11:00 PM

You rate the new CR Vince?

vincenzo 10th February 2009 11:07 PM

It's not bad. Very good in parts. A bit too overlong though and the film seemed to lack a particularly convincing or threatening villain.

The 1967 spoof had a Bacharach score and a cast that included Orson Cart.... I mean Welles, Alexandra Bastedo, Stirling Moss, Ronnie Corbett, RSM Ron Brittain, George Raft and Dave Prowse as the Frankenstein monster. How could anyone resist that? :D

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 10th February 2009 11:10 PM

I liked the way they tried to 'toughen' him up.The crane chase was stunning.How did Solace fare critically and financially?

mark meakin 11th February 2009 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by reaper72 (Post 21783)
I liked the way they tried to 'toughen' him up.The crane chase was stunning.How did Solace fare critically and financially?

Critically not as well but I gather it's the top grossing Bond now.

Peter Neal 14th February 2009 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by vincenzo (Post 21159)

Echoed!:cool: But you have no idea how much (verbal) beating I've received for this over the last two decades. Even my mother-in-law doesn't approve:jest:

My wife favours Daniel Craig (Surprise, surprise!) and as his Bonds were the only (!) two action movies she most willingly wanted to watch, I guess I owe it to the man to call him the Bond actor easiest to agree on in my household:popcorn:

The series needs a really good new villian though. There's never been a serious contender since "Licence to Kill"'s Franz Sanchez!

vincenzo 14th February 2009 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by Peter Neal (Post 22038)
The series needs a really good new villian though. There's never been a serious contender since "Licence to Kill"'s Franz Sanchez!

Sanchez and Red Grant were the best two villains in the series.

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