James Bond: Ultimate Collection - Volume 2

  |  Buy to Own: 06/11/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Second five-course helping of films featuring Ian Fleming's stylish, cool-under-fire secret agent-cum-ladies' man1965's 'Thunderball' was the fourth in the James Bond series, with Sean Connery once again in the title role. Global criminal organisation SPECTRE has stolen two nuclear bombs and is threatening to blow up the world. Bond infiltrates the terrorists' underwater base off the Bahamas in order to foil their plan. 'Die Another Day' (2002) was Pierce Brosnan's fourth outing as Bond. 007 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 won't be up to the job. That is until 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. Madonna provides the theme tune and also has a cameo role. The Duran-Duran-themed 'A View To A Kill' (1985) is Roger Moore's final Bond turn and sees him once again battling a madman (this time played by Christopher Walken) for control of the world. The fiendish plan on this occasion is to flood California's lucrative 'Silicon Valley' by imploding the San Andreas fault. Grace Jones plays May Day, the obligatory evil sidekick, while former 'Charlie's Angels' star Tanya Roberts had a brush with big screen fame as the Bond Girl, Stacey Sutton. 'License To Kill' (1989) is the second and final of Timothy Dalton's outings as James Bond. 007 leaves Her Majesty's Secret Sevice and branches out on his own. The trouble begins when drug baron Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) makes an unexpected appearance at the wedding of Felix Leiter (David Hedison), Bond's good friend, leaving the groom maimed and the bride dead. Bond has no choice but to seek his revenge and sets out after the villainous Sanchez. In 'The spy Who Loved Me' (1977) James Bond (Roger Moore) joins forces with a glamorous Russian spy (Barbara Bach) to outwit a megalomaniac shipping magnate (Curt Jurgens) who intends to achieve world domination by causing nuclear war between the superpowers. The film features 'Jaws', a seven-foot villain with steel teeth.