SKYFALL helps German Video Market

August 14, 2013

Germany’s home entertainment market continues to buck the industry’s downward trend, with first-half sales hitting a new record high of just over $1 billion (€798 million). The figure, announced by the German Association of Audiovisual Media (BVV) on Tuesday, beat the previous first-half record of €751 million, set in 2005. Germany’s strength is its buoyant …

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A close Bond: CIA copied 007 gadgets

July 17, 2013

NEW documents show that the CIA copied gadgets from James Bond films like Goldfinger, while Bond author Ian Fleming talked up the agency in his books The University of Warwick has poured over declassified letters and interviews that show a close relationship between Fleming and former CIA director Allen Dulles. Dr Christopher Moran has revealed …

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It’s the Lotus that’s the submarine, Mr Bond

January 29, 2013

IT wasn’t so much Skyfall that was the problem for the driver of this 007-style Aston Martin DB5 as rainfall. Nearly 15mm of rain fell at Brize Norton on Saturday night leaving a ditch in Claypit Lane, Longcot, filled with a deceptively deep pool of water, as these drivers discovered to their cost. And when …

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John Glen honored at Cineways Filmfestival 2017

September 12, 2017

Five time James Bond Director John Glen was honored at the 6th CINEWAYS FILMFESTIVAL with two awards – a very emotional and magical experience While preparing the annual James Bond evening of the Cineways Filmfestival weeks before the actual day, I thought a lot about how the individual program points would leave a lasting impression …

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Béatrice Libert honored at Cineways Filmfestival 2017

September 11, 2017

Actress Béatrice Libert, one of the gorgeous Bond-Girls of ‘MOONRAKER’ (1979), was honored at the 6th CINEWAYS FILMFESTIVAL in Braunschweig, Germany It is always a pleasure to spend time with familiar faces from the Bond family and Belgian actress Béatrice Libert, who starred alongside Roger Moore in ‘MOONRAKER’, is one of those, whose face is …

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‘You Only Live Twice’ at 50

June 12, 2017

As the early Bond films gradually reach thir respective anniversaries, 2017 marks the Golden Jubilee of ‘You Only Live Twice’ which premiered 50 years ago today Hijacked spacecraft, ninjas, a gigantic volcano lair and legendary gyrocopter “Little Nellie” – the fifth Bond film continued the tradition of 007’s extravagant and action-packed cinematic adventures. With a …

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