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6th November 2006 1:53  #1

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
"Casino Royal" thread
Since there is just couple of days to premier of the new Bond film..i thought it would be ok to start tha dedicated thread. Happy

Personaly, I can't wait..i'm goin to see it the first day ti'll be on...as a big Bond fan, ican't wait to see what have they done this time, and, what bothers me the most, how is Daniel Craig as new double-o-seven. I think that Brosnan was a good Bond, so as I was disapointed when they have fired him, i'm hopeing the new Brit will do fine Happy.

P.S> what was your favourite Bond film, and which of the actros was your fav 007 ???

Greatings

6th November 2006 2:32  #2

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
Correct me if I'm wrong, but they didn't fire Pierce Brosnan.

6th November 2006 2:48  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
My fave is "The Living Daylights". Watched the new remastered DVD last night. Timothy Dalton is so COOL! Too bad he only lasted two Bond Films.

6th November 2006 3:07  #4

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
I forgot to mention...my fav is "The Man With the Golden Gun"
and fav Bond is Connery...but I realy regret that Lazenby didn't play Bond longer..i think he was realy good.

Tomorow is the day of the Polish premier of new Bond's UE...and I only have money for two single titles...and I still can't decid which one to get Sad

6th November 2006 4:08  #5

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,639 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
My favorite Bond films are Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the Living Daylights.   The early Bonds like From Russia With Love get better with each viewing.  I have faith in the new Bond actor since Craig was fantastic in Layer Cake.

My only problem with Brosnan is that sometimes his emotional range was limited depending on which Bond film he was in.  It might be his fault or the directors of some of the films.

6th November 2006 5:04  #6

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
"Casino Royale" thread
£ukasz D wrote: Since there is just couple of days to premier of the new Bond film..i thought it would be ok to start tha dedicated thread. Happy

Personaly, I can't wait..i'm goin to see it the first day ti'll be on...as a big Bond fan, ican't wait to see what have they done this time, and, what bothers me the most, how is Daniel Craig as new double-o-seven. I think that Brosnan was a good Bond, so as I was disapointed when they have fired him, i'm hopeing the new Brit will do fine Happy.

P.S> what was your favourite Bond film, and which of the actros was your fav 007 ???

Greatings


I suggest you save the money since the price of 2 single ones is probably 2/3 the cost of a box set with 5 (I do not know this as fact, but it is often the case).

My favourite by Bond: 1. Connery: Goldfinger
                      2. Lazenby: OHMSS (yes yes, no need to tell me it's his ONLY movie, but I rank OHMSS in the top five of the 20 Bond films anyways, otherwise I wouldn't include him at all)
                      3. Moore: For Your Eyes Only
                      4. Dalton: Licence to Kill
                      5. Brosnan: GoldenEye

I am glad they are keeping the torture scene true to the book (and just including it, despite it being performed on television in 1954). I wish it could be rated R, but we all know it wouldn't fly.

If I may add a question to the thread: Out of curiousity, how many of you have seen the 1967 spoof version and the TV version? What did you think?
Personally I liked the 1954 version, as it was faithful enough to the book (more so than some of the later features). The 1967 version is not without its charms.

6th November 2006 12:50  #7

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
I read the novel in the summer.  It's a great story and the torture scene is pretty tough to take if you're a guy Sick

I'm interested in seeing what the filmmakers do to string it out to a whole movie, especially since Tarantino offered to direct Casino Royale himself before this was announced.  I just hope they don't fill it with invisible cars and random babes for the sake of it.  We've already got 20 versions of that!  I'm a big Bond fan as well before anyone starts Wink

6th November 2006 16:14  #8

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
"Casino Royale" thread
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:

I suggest you save the money since the price of 2 single ones is probably 2/3 the cost of a box set with 5 (I do not know this as fact, but it is often the case).

There is no such 10 Disc boxes in R2 like they are in US R1..there are 4 boxes with 5 Bonds each in Poland, but unfortunately the come with 5 single-disc editions..so not interesting. I wil buy them sepretly.

I just read on one of the Polish portals, that the British critics reaction to the new Bond are at least good.
In "The Times", "The Mirror", "The Sun", "The Telegraph" and "The Daily Mail" the called Daniel Craig the best Bond since Sean Connery, and "Casino Royal" itself the best Bond movie since 1995 "Goldeneye".
If the critics are that excited about it..then oooooooo...i can't wait even more....Happy

P.S. I just picked my first ULTIMATE EDITION Bond...."The World is Not Enough"...i know it's not the best of the serie, but it's the one I don't remember.

7th November 2006 0:18  #9

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
"Casino Royale" thread
scottmck wrote: I read the novel in the summer.  It's a great story and the torture scene is pretty tough to take if you're a guy Sick

I'm interested in seeing what the filmmakers do to string it out to a whole movie, especially since Tarantino offered to direct Casino Royale himself before this was announced.  I just hope they don't fill it with invisible cars and random babes for the sake of it.  We've already got 20 versions of that!  I'm a big Bond fan as well before anyone starts Wink


I think the only random babe we're getting this time is Solange, Le Chiffre's mistress (not in the book if memory serves). No gadgets, no worries. Happy


£ukasz D wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:

I suggest you save the money since the price of 2 single ones is probably 2/3 the cost of a box set with 5 (I do not know this as fact, but it is often the case).

There is no such 10 Disc boxes in R2 like they are in US R1..there are 4 boxes with 5 Bonds each in Poland, but unfortunately the come with 5 single-disc editions..so not interesting. I wil buy them sepretly.

P.S. I just picked my first ULTIMATE EDITION Bond...."The World is Not Enough"...i know it's not the best of the serie, but it's the one I don't remember.


Well, I dunno, when I first got my 007s a few years back (single disc), they were $25 each, or $90 for a set of [00]7...

7th November 2006 2:22  #10

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
"Casino Royale" thread
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Well, I dunno, when I first got my 007s a few years back (single disc), they were $25 each, or $90 for a set of [00]7...

The single 2-disc UE Bond is for $16,50 in Poland...the complete collection in metal brifacse costs $465...so I think you understand why i'm buying them separetly...since there is no 10-disc boxes in R2

7th November 2006 3:49  #11

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
"Casino Royale" thread
£ukasz D wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Well, I dunno, when I first got my 007s a few years back (single disc), they were $25 each, or $90 for a set of [00]7...

The single 2-disc UE Bond is for $16,50 in Poland...the complete collection in metal brifacse costs $465...so I think you understand why i'm buying them separetly...since there is no 10-disc boxes in R2


Well actually, I don't understand. Let me try and piece it together... They have 2 disc Bonds sold individually. But in the box sets with 5 movies, they are only single disc, right?

2 disc: $16.50 each (all 20 costing $330)
Box Set of 5 (single disc): $?
Metal Briefcase: $465 ($135 more than buying individually)

Sorry, I'm just extremely confused, especially since I remember you saying you wanted the Briefcase in another thread (I could be mistaken so I apologise if I am).

But I can see how buying them individually is more cost efficient than buying an elaborate metal briefcase to keep them in.

7th November 2006 3:53  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
The movies are on TV so much here in the States (even in widescreen) that I've never seen cause to buy them. I've thought that the last two Bronson films were dire, but might give this new one a shot. I like their choice in actor, and hope they aren't lying about the grittiness.

Also, Spider-Man 3 trailer!

7th November 2006 4:00  #13

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
"Casino Royale" thread
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:
Well actually, I don't understand. Let me try and piece it together... They have 2 disc Bonds sold individually. But in the box sets with 5 movies, they are only single disc, right?

2 disc: $16.50 each (all 20 costing $330)
Box Set of 5 (single disc): $?
Metal Briefcase: $465 ($135 more than buying individually)

Sorry, I'm just extremely confused, especially since I remember you saying you wanted the Briefcase in another thread (I could be mistaken so I apologise if I am).

But I can see how buying them individually is more cost efficient than buying an elaborate metal briefcase to keep them in.


that's right..the 4 boxes with 5 Bonds come in single-disc edition each. (u know, I live in Middle or you might call it Eastern Europ..and distributors here think, that peole who buy DVD's would welcome riped-off boxes for jus a bit lower price)..each of the 5-Disc boxes costs $63.

And as for the brifcase..yes again..the brifcase itself cost around $135..so I see no point in buying it, and yeas I wanted it, but not for that price. Happy

7th November 2006 5:00  #14

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Yeah, I gathered you were in Middle or Eastern Europe what with the R2 references and your location set as Poland Wink

All right, sorry for the confusion, just wanted to be clear. Happy

Have you read the book (Casino Royale) £ukasz?

Gabe: My introduction to Bond several years back was because every Saturday night they'd play one on one of 2 channels for the late night movie. I had them all (recorded, albeit, with commercials, hence my desire for the DVDs) within 3 months. Have all the DVDs. Won't be a broken record Wink Oh and also have YOU read the book (CR)?

7th November 2006 7:10  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I haven't read a novel in years, so no.

7th November 2006 13:42  #16

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i haven't read it.

7th November 2006 22:59  #17

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I haven't read very much of the book. (Only what I could get away with in the bookstore.)Wink Anyway Connery is by far the best Bond, with Moore very close behind. My favorite Bonds would be:

Connery - Goldfinger
Moore - A View to a Kill
Dalton - Living Daylights
Brosnan - The World is Not Enough

15th November 2006 4:44  #18

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
My favorite Bond is Sean Connery, easily, with George Lazenby and Pierce Brosnan as my other favorites, while Roger Moore did an okay job, although Moonraker and Live and Let Die are excellent. Craig looks like he's doing an excellent job from the clips I've seen.

17th November 2006 14:08  #19

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
My NEW favourite Bond list:

Connery
Craig
Moore
Brosnan
Dalton
Lazenby

17th November 2006 15:38  #20

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
those who already have seen new Bond..pleas post your opinions .Happy

17th November 2006 22:53  #21

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I thought it was brilliant. Bond is back (and he doesn't give a damn!). Craig owned the role (where are all the naysayers now?). I'm glad they kept the original story intact (the novel was pretty short so they had a lot to fill) and it filled in quite nicely with the new stuff (although, with Bond, faithful adaptations aren't a must, so this can be overlooked anyway). Even though I knew where everything was going, it was still suspenseful and thrilling. It seems that Bond is more reliant on the staff at MI6 now, but hopefully that's just a precaution for a 00's first mission. I won't tempt you with ending spoilers (even if I put, you'll read anyways) but it is very well done and, again, Bond is back!

M has a more comic role in this one. She provides many jokes which seemed odd, but were really in character enough to believe ( "Back in the old days if an agent screwed up he'd have the good sense to defect! Christ I miss the Cold War!" )

Overall, it's in my top 5 Bond list (although it will take a few re-watches on DVD to actually rank it, it's coming out March 27th.Happy)

 

18th November 2006 6:48  #22

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
When the film first started I was a little shocked at the lack of a gun barrel logo at the very first. However, it worked out fine the way they ended up doing it. The film was very enjoyable, even without the one-liners and Q-branch which I really missed both. Oh well. I do recommend this, as it is definitely one of the better bonds.

18th November 2006 17:45  #23

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Casino Royale shook up the U.K. box office during its first day of release on Thursday, earning more than any other film in the James Bond franchise, reports Reuters.

The 21st 007 installment, which marks the debut of Daniel Craig, sold 1.7 million pounds ($3.2 million) worth of tickets, a 54 percent increase over comparable sales for the previous Bond film and first-day record-holder, 2002's Die Another Day.

In all, two-thirds of all movie tickets sold in Britain were for Casino Royale.

19th November 2006 1:02  #24

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
As a founder of the thread, and as I just returned form the cinema..here are my thoughts.

After reading so many articles about the nem 007 film, I was goin to see it with a bit of..let's call it concern...would it be any good..would it make me happy as big Bond fan as every single one BOnd did before...would Craig make it.?????

No..after the screeining one word comes to my mind...SUPERB !!!!
The 21st double-o-seven is great film by any means.
The bigest concern of all JB fans, the new 007-Daniel Craig done a superb job...he is a great BOND..surly one of the 3 best in the series history. he is storng, confident, good-looking (although i'm not to judge) but in the same time very human, natural..and what's most importnat- convincing.
All the other characters are also top-notch....The Villan, The Girls ( I liked Solonge more) even the supporting cast is good.

Many reviews of "Casino Royale" speaked about luck of gadgets....well I think that maybe not as SF-toys, but there still is typical Bond stuff in it......stuning cars ( I loved the silver AM DB5), guns, computers, even some fancy medical stuff Wink...perfect.

The new Agent Bond is much more darker, bloodier, more violent thet any of the 20 before...but it still is James Bond at his best...i still had a sense of watching another one of the great 007 saga. It's different than any other, but it is still good-old-new James..drinking vodka martini, driving AM....picking up ladys....and in the same time he gained the new quality...what makes the series reborn and much more alive Happy.
And James Bond will return....can't wait already Happy

To sum up I use the one word I love the most in all English....SPLENDID !!!!!!!

Greatings Happy  

19th November 2006 3:21  #25

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
£ukasz D wrote: As a founder of the thread, and as I just returned form the cinema..here are my thoughts.

After reading so many articles about the nem 007 film, I was goin to see it with a bit of..let's call it concern...would it be any good..would it make me happy as big Bond fan as every single one BOnd did before...would Craig make it.?????

No..after the screeining one word comes to my mind...SUPERB !!!!
The 21st double-o-seven is great film by any means.
The bigest concern of all JB fans, the new 007-Daniel Craig done a superb job...he is a great BOND..surly one of the 3 best in the series history. he is storng, confident, good-looking (although i'm not to judge) but in the same time very human, natural..and what's most importnat- convincing.
All the other characters are also top-notch....The Villan, The Girls ( I liked Solonge more) even the supporting cast is good.

Many reviews of "Casino Royale" speaked about luck of gadgets....well I think that maybe not as SF-toys, but there still is typical Bond stuff in it......stuning cars ( I loved the silver AM DB5), guns, computers, even some fancy medical stuff Wink...perfect.

The new Agent Bond is much more darker, bloodier, more violent thet any of the 20 before...but it still is James Bond at his best...i still had a sense of watching another one of the great 007 saga. It's different than any other, but it is still good-old-new James..drinking vodka martini, driving AM....picking up ladys....and in the same time he gained the new quality...what makes the series reborn and much more alive Happy.
And James Bond will return....can't wait already Happy

To sum up I use the one word I love the most in all English....SPLENDID !!!!!!!

Greatings Happy  


Oh the irony Wink

19th November 2006 17:24  #26

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Have not seen it yet, but boy it sounds terrific...

96% on RT, 133 to 6, going back when Craign got the spat, who would have thought it would received such positive reviews. I'm sure to check out 'Casino Royale' very soon indeed!

19th November 2006 17:31  #27

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
I really did enjoy the film. Was a bit dubious about Daniel Craig when they announced it, but wanted to give him the chance. When all the nay-sayers appeared, I stuck my neck out and supported him in every conversation just out of spite for them. Thank god that paid off or I'd have lots of phone calls of "I told you so"!

I thought the set pieces stole the show - magic. Exactly wat a 21st Century Bond film should be.

26th November 2006 4:13  #28

Ravenwood Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 230
I loved this movie, Daniel Craig was great as Bond, much better than expected. I'm glad the humour was kept and I didn't miss the gadgets as much as I had expected too. I liked the more serious tone to the movie and loved the action sequences.

27th November 2006 23:22  #29

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I saw it 4 days ago and absolutely loved it. The action scenes are amazing(especially the 10-minute on foot chase through madagascar) and the new theme rocks.

28th November 2006 0:19  #30

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Chris Cornell is amazing. Rage Against the Machine is amazing. Someone please tell me how the f**k Audioslave blows ass!?


Oh.... and Casino Royale was the best Bond film ever.
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