CASINO ROYALE
2006, MGM/Park Circus, 144 min, UK, USA, Dir: Martin Campbell

Previously filmed in 1967 as an all-star spy spoof, this deadly-serious take on Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel opens as the rough-and-tumble British secret agent has just earned his double-0 status. After foiling a bomb plot, Bond follows the trail to terrorist financier Le Chiffre to challenge him in a poker game where the stakes couldn't be any higher. While some fans were skeptical of the choice of Daniel Craig to inherit the mantle of 007, his portrayal of the iconic character as fallible but brutal won raves, and this relaunch of the movies’ most durable franchise became the highest-grossing Bond film ever. Co-starring Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen and Judi Dench (the sole carryover from previous installments of the series).


TOMORROW NEVER DIES
1997, MGM/Park Circus, 119 min, UK, USA, Dir: Roger Spottiswoode

Released in Europe only in 70mm, the explosive, techno-packed TOMORROW NEVER DIES finally returns the Bond series to top form, with dashing Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007 battling media mastermind Jonathan Pryce, bedding ex-flame Teri Hatcher and sparring with fabulous Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh!


GOLDENEYE
1995, Park Circus/MGM, 130 min, UK, USA, Dir: Martin Campbell

Following the collapse of the Soviet empire, a renegade Russian general commandeers a deadly satellite; in order to stop him, James Bond must go up against a fellow MI6 spy - who's also licensed to kill. After a six-year hiatus, the world's most famous secret agent returned to the screen in this successful reboot of the franchise for the 1990s. GOLDENEYE introduces a new Bond (Pierce Brosnan), a new M (Judi Dench), a new Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) and even a new car (a souped-up BMW replaces the trusty Aston-Martin). And though it's also the first of the series to utilize CGI effects, the film has plenty of good old-fashioned stunt work, including a breathtaking opening bungee jump and a chase sequence with 007 behind the wheel of a tank!


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