Culver City, Calif
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2 videodiscs (144 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Becoming Bond, James Bond for real, Bond girls are forever (2006), Chris Cornell music video, trailers.
Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Director of photography, Phil Meheux ; editor, Stuart Baird ; music, David Arnold ; James Bond theme, Monty Norman ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; production designer, Peter Lamont ; special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould ; visual effect supervisors, Angela Barson, Val Wardlaw.
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity.
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