I watched the new James Bond movie (Spectre) last night. I’m a big fan of the James Bond series. I’ve enjoyed previous 007 films and I like the new Spectre movie too. I didn’t think the new villain was sinister enough, but I enjoyed the overall story and action in the new James Bond movie. Spectre (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Continue reading to learn six things about the movie. BTW, I received a Blu-ray for review on my blog.
Six Things About the Spectre Blu-ray
The dead is alive
In this 24th installment of James Bond, 007 follows a clue left by the previous M (she died in Skyfall). When Bond follows the lead, he uncovers a dead person from his past. And this dead person is the leader of a secret organization called Spectre. While Bond digs deeper into the mystery, James meets his new love interest. Naturally, the bad guys want to kill her and James has to protect her from Spectre. To make matters worst, James was also suspended and the other 00’s agents have been reassigned to another organization.
Spectre ties multiple James Bonds movies together
Spectre ties together elements from three other James Bond movies: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. You don’t really need to see the other three James Bond films to follow Spectre, but it would be helpful. It’s been three years since I’ve seen Skyfall and even longer for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. As a result, the details from those movies were a little hazy for me. So when the Spectre story mentioned things that happened in those films, I kinda remembered them, but not clearly.
James Bond is a GQ model
James Bond looks great in his fancy suit and tie. Men want to be him, and women want to be with him. But seriously, how does he chase down villains wearing tight pants and dress shoes? And he can’t exactly be stealthy in dress shoes, right?
Daniel Craig is James Bond again
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond for the fourth time. He’s excellent as the GQ secret agent that can be a brute when he needs to be. Léa Seydoux is the latest Bond girl. She plays the part of Dr. Madeleine Swann. Léa is pretty, but doesn’t seem to have much of a personality. Other cast members include Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), Ralph Fiennes (M), Monica Bellucci (Lucia), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Dave Bautista (Hinx), Andrew Scott (C), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Jesper Christensen (Mr. White), Alessandro Cremona (Marco Sciarra), and Stephanie Sigman (Estrella). Spectre was directed by Sam Mendes.
Spectre is rated PG-13
The film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language. There really wasn’t any nudity or sex scenes. However, there were a few heavy kissing scenes and implied sex.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray includes special features
The Blu-ray I received included the 148-minute movie in Blu-ray and HD digital (Ultraviolet) formats. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray include several bonus features:
- Spectre: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence (Blu-ray only)
- Video Blogs
- Director – Sam Mendes
- Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci
- Guinness World Record
- Gallery(Blu-ray only)