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Any of Connery's first three, or The Living Daylights are an excellent choice.

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All the old Bond pictures have been restored from the original negatives using the Lowry digital restoration and are included in the new Bond 50 22 Blu-Ray disc set.

http://www.blu-ray.c...-Blu-ray/36569/

Collectible box set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc in one complete offering for the first time.

Collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from
Dr. No
to
Quantum of Solace
and more than 130 hours of bonus features including never-before-seen content from the Bond archives, and more.

One disc of brand new bonus content approximately one hour in length.

9 titles available on Blu-ray for the first time ever:
Goldeneye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill
and
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Box set includes an open slot for forthcoming James Bond film (Skyfall).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nid3cMkYS1A

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Craig's signed on for two more movies.

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Bestbuy has the Bond blu-rays on sale for $10. They also include a coupon for $10 towards the price of a Skyfall ticket. If you are planning to see Skyfall anyways, you might as well pick one up, as it's basically free.

I picked up Dr. No and Goldfinger. Planning to see Skyfall with the lady. As WetCoaster mentioned, the movies have been restored and look incredible on Blu-Ray.

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^ I've seen 'Craig confirmed signed on for 2 more Bond movies' and 'Craig wants to quit Bond' on the same google search. Didn't look into what is the truth though.

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i thought this was craig's last bond too.

word on the street is bond may be black in the next film.

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Yep, Idris Elba is in talks to be the next Bond - he's a black British actor best known for playing Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

But I read an interview with Craig last week where he said he will be doing one or two more, so won't be for 5yrs or so.

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Definitely worth watching!

Obviously the technology and visual effects will seem dated, but they are still classics.

Each of the different actors brought a different Bond to the table. Like others have said, I would watch them in chronological order so you watch the evolution of the character, the film-making techniques, and the technology.

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The Timothy Dalton movies (The Living Daylights and License to Kill) seems much closer to the modern Daniel Craig's James Bond. Obviously the special effects and stunts aren't as good as nowadays, but Dalton's Bond is more grittier and less campy. There are no "superhuman" antagonist where there's some bad guy who can bite through rocks or bend metals bars with his pinkies or something.

This version doesn't rely on super gadgets and he does get his butt handed to him at times.... it's up to you to decide whether it's more "realistic" or he's just extremely lucky.

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i thought this was craig's last bond too.

word on the street is bond may be black in the next film.

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Casino Royale which was the first Bond novel written by Ian Fleming has somewhat chequered history before the Daniel Craig version. Ian Fleming had optioned its rights before he made a deal with Eon Productions for the rights to his other Bond novels.

In fact Casino Royale the first Bond novel and the first to make it to the screen - albeit the small screen. it was broadcast as a teleplay in the US as an episode of the Climax! TV program for CBS on October 21, 1954.

It was Americanized with Barry Nelson playing American agent Jimmy Bond and Linda Christian as the Vesper Lynd character (named Valerie Mathis) and my favourite casting?? Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre.

Mission

The very first screen appearance of James Bond 007, made in 1954 for US TV channel CBS. Bond's task is to destroy the evil Le Chiffre, and his plan is to force him to lose a large sum of money at the gambling tables of Casino Royale.

http://www.mi6-hq.co...es/cr_1954.php3

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Here is the teleplay from youtube - note the gun barrel like title sequence... maybe the inspiration for Bonds to come?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bBnVDj5SkA

And then in 1967 Casino Royale was made (poorly) as a spy spoof with and amazing cast of actors.

After the death of M, Sir James Bond David Niven) is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers) is sent to take on Le Chiffre (Orson Welles) in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle, especially when the ultimate villain turns out to be none other than… (no spoiler).

It also had on hand Woody Allan as Jimmy Bond, Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd (the original Bond babe from Dr. No), William Holden as Ransome, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, John Huston, Joanna Pettet, Kurt Kaznar, George Raft and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Unfortunately it was not that good. Now if they would have handed it over to Mel Brooks… And later Mike Myers would do a similar shtick in the Austin Powers series.

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I dont think you could call any one of the bond movies "bad". They are all worth watching. Thats a lot to watch tho. 23 movies including Skyfall.

I would try to see them in order if possible. Its not necessary to the plot or anything since they are each stand alone stories but if you are going to watch them all might as well.

OK, Die Another Day, one of Pierce Brosnans Bond movies is bad. Not because of Brosnan it is just over the top stupid from start to end. The hovercraft chase scene in particular is amazing in that every single thing that gets shot at or touched at all blows up spectacularly. Pile of wood? sideswipe it with a hovercraft and Boom it blows up like its made out of dynamite. The goofiest Bond movie and Id say the worst. But its still worth watching once.

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Random interesting fact about Casino Royale - it wasn't planned to be remade with Daniel Craig. They had another script almost finished when they found out Quentin Tarantino was trying to quietly buy the rights to CR. He was planning to make it into a non-007 canon film with Pierce Brosnan, who apparently was pushed out of the franchise against his will and was pissed.

http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/cr_quentin_tarantino_timeline.php3?id=03226

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Goldfinger is consider the favorite among all the Bond films because of the many elements gadgets, cars, girl, villain, henchman.

FRWL is classic and consider the best of all the movies until Skyfall which is even better as reviewed by critics as the best ever..

Meanwhile

DAF, MR, DAD are among the worst ever

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