James Bond Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 20/10/2008
  |  706 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of six films featuring Ian Fleming's stylish, cool-under-fire, secret agent-cum-ladies' man. In 'Dr No' (1962), James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of one of his colleagues. It transpires that the island is being used as a base for the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, which, under the guidance of the despotic Dr No (Joseph Wiseman), has developed technology to divert rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. In 'From Russia With Love' (1963), Bond (Connery) is sent to Istanbul to steal a Russian coding machine, but comes up against two fearsome opponents also interested in the device: East German spy Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya), who hides a deadly switchblade in her shoe, and Red Grant (Robert Shaw), an assassin posing as a fellow British agent. In 'Thunderball' (1965), global criminal organisation SPECTRE has stolen two nuclear bombs and is threatening to blow up the world. Bond (Connery) infiltrates the terrorists' underwater base off the Bahamas in order to foil their plan. In 'For Your Eyes Only' (1981), when a British ship sinks in foreign waters, the world's superpowers begin a desperate hunt for its cargo: a nuclear submarine control system. Bond (Roger Moore) also joins the search as he attempts to prevent global devastation. In 'Live and Let Die' (1973), Bond's (Moore) mission is to crack a voodoo-controlled drug smuggling racket in the Caribbean. 007 carries out the task with his customary verve, finding time for speedboat chases and crocodile encounters along the way. Admirable support is offered by Clifton James, as an irate Southern Sheriff, and Jane Seymour, as a Voodoo Queen whose power disappears when she loses her virginity by sleeping with Bond. Finally, in 'Die Another Day' (2002), 007 (Pierce Brosnan) has spent the last 12 months in a North Korean prison after being captured whilst on assignment by government agents. When he is finally freed his superiors are worried that he will not be up to the job. Until, that is, Bond discovers that one of his former captors, Zao (Rick Yune), has teamed up with the evil Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) and the pair plan to put the fate of the entire world in jeopardy. Bond must once again save the world whilst also keeping his quota of glamorous women in tow (Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike), using the gadgets provided by Q (John Cleese) and travelling the world in the most expensive cars.