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Blofeld and SPECTRE to return?

Blofeld and SPECTRE to return? Eon have finally regained Kevin McClory’s Bond rights which include the character of Blofeld. The Eon statement said: Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2013) – Danjaq, LLC, the producer of the James Bond films, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the longtime distributor of the Bond films, along with the estate and family…

New Forum Elimination Game: Firearms

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With the conclusion of the incidental music game a new game was launched, the firearm elimination game (voting for our favorite Bond gun).  Jim Carrey already tweeted to inform us he will not be participating, however we are hopeful his personal bodyguard might join in the fun. Firearms elimination game Special thanks to JackJamesBond007 for…

Forum Elimination Game: Incidental Music Final Results

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The Forum game reached its conclusion, special thanks to Kris for his work compiling the songs and to everyone who participated. (Cheers!) And the Winner is: A View To A Kill: He’s Dangerous (John Barry) FINAL CHART: 23 – Quantum of Solace: A Night at the Opera (David Arnold) 22 – Skyfall: The Chimera (Thomas…

Secretan, James Secretan

An extract from a 1952 draft of the first Bond novel, Casino Royale revealed that the novelist had another name in mind for his most famous creation. “Ian’s first idea was to give James Bond an assumed name as his cover,” niece Kate Grimond told the Sunday Times of London (Grimond’s family owns the draft).…

R.I.P. Michael France (GoldenEye Screenwriter)

Michael France, 1962-2013 Screenwriter Michael France was found dead by his sister Friday morning.  Our deepest condolences go out to Michael’s family and friend for their sad loss.. Special thank to “Napoleon Solo” for posting the story. Discuss this in our forum. tampabay.com ST. PETE BEACH — Hollywood screenwriter and Beach Theatre owner Michael France…

13 Bond Movies Free to Amazon Prime Subscribers Through April

Good news for Bond fans in the USA subscribed to Amazon Prime, now though the end of April there are 13 Classic Bond movies available free through Amazon Prime Streaming. The movies are available in HD for playback on Kindle Fire HD, Xbox 360, PS3, Roku or other HD compatible devices Check Out Your Favorite…

New Forum Elimination Game: Incidental Music

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Classic Bond moderator Krisatos has created a new forum elimination game centering on the incidental music of the Bond series, Doctor No to Skyfall. Please be sure to check it out! Unsung Bond on Spotify   Incidental music elimination game by Kristatos » 04 Apr 2013 10:27 am I have finally compiled the Spotify playlist…

Martin Campbell to Direct Blakes 7 Remake

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Bond director Martin Campbell (age 70) will be directing the remake of cult classic Blakes 7 for the SyFy channel. Some of our staff are not so sure about remaking this series,  how do you feel about the potential Battlestar Galactica treatment for Blakes 7?  discuss in our forum. Deadline.com–FremantleMedia is launching sales here in Cannes on the…

July Bond Movie Marathon… USA Cable Encore Network

  via press release: ENCORE’S “THE BOND COLLECTION” THIS JULY – 19 BOND CLASSICS FEATURED NIGHTLY DURING BOND MONTH ON ENCORE   Original Bond Stars Include Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan   Bond Girls, “Magic City” Star Olga Kurylenko and Eva Green (Dark Shadows) Included In Featurettes Throughout Uncut/Commercial-Free…

Are You Ready for Jimmy Bond Beer?

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The internet is awash with people outraged by EON selling out Bond to Heineken. So much so EON is dedicating valuable time and energy to try and put down these open acts of rebellion. So far the lukewarm rebuttals have only added to the aggravation, the mainline of defense (or chief excuse) is the ballooning…

William Boyd New Bond Author

Yes we are all about the books today. Ian Fleming Publications announced William Boyd as the new Bond novelist. Boyd will be taking Bond back to the sixtys, supposedly with they style and flare of Ian Fleming. OK, at this point a lot of you are wondering a.) haven’t we already been down this road…

Fleming Bond Elimination Game Final Results

  The Classic Bond forum had an elimination game featuring everybody’s favorite author and his alter ego. The final results: 21 – Agent 007 in New York 20 – Quantum of Solace 19 – Live and Let Die 18 – The Hildebrand Rarity 17 – The Man With the Golden Gun 16 – Casino Royale…

No Skyfall Novelization

Oh noes! The sky is falling!!! No Skyfall novelization. What has the world come to!?!?!  Not that this should come as much of a surprise, the current neo-Bourne reboot has not had novelizations for either entry. The last Bond movie to have a tiein book was Die Another Day ten years ago. There are various…

SPOILER: A Farewell To? and other possible spoilers

It’s a  M related spoiler which most paying attention to the development of Bond 23 have suspected for a long time. Fist a little bit of casting news The Daily Mail reports the lovely Tonia Sotiropoulou is being touted as a new Bond Girl, she had tired out for the role of Severn, for which…

Spoiler: Skyfall lodge is destroyed in a huge explosion.

Oops! Our mistake. That  picture is from Harry Potter. And here I was about to say at least EON is being original. Essentially imagine the same picture except substitute Skyfall Lodge. You can follow this link for more spoilers and pictures Special Thanks to “Kristatos” Discuss this in our forum  

James Bond movie set infiltrated by Turkish teens!

After all the trouble with a certain wildlife photographer you’d think EON would be a little more cautious in Turkey. As it turns out a group of Turkish High Schoolers easily bypassed security and got close enough to film part of the fight scene. The teens were apparently caught when one of them tried to…

Connery, Brosnan, and Moore top US Favourite Bond Poll

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No real surprise that Sean Connery was tops in the CBS 60 Minutes/ Vanity Fair poll  of American’s favourite Bond. What is surprising is how low the current actor in the role ranks with Americans. (Connery 56%, Brosnan 10%, Moore 9%, Craig 7%  ) In the minds of most movie aficionados there is only one…