Spectre [Blu-ray]

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A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

Bonus Features:
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

**SPECTRE: Bond s Biggest Opening Sequence
**Video Blogs
**Gallery

**Digital HD

3 Responses to Spectre [Blu-ray]

  1. HMS Warspite says:
    63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Spectre: The end of the beginning…, December 18, 2015
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    HMS Warspite (California) –
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    This review is from: Spectre [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
    Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond has been a rebooting of the 007 franchise, as a young Bond becomes a mature agent. “Spectre” is the end of that narrative arc. In this outing, Bond’s opponent is a man whose name will be familiar to long time fans of the franchise.

    The movie opens with a terrific action sequence in Mexico, set on the Day of the Dead. Bond is off on a private mission, while MI-6, in the fallout from “Skyfall”, is facing termination. With help from Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw), Bond will doggedly pursue a trail of clues to a young woman who may have some of his answers. Together, they will find and face an old acquaintance who is the head of a very evil and very powerful organization.

    The movie has a story, and plenty of action sequences, one after another. The movie’s subtheme, about the power of information and its misuse, is very topical, and the villain himself is urbanely, cheerfully nasty. There is a worthy evil henchman to be fought, an exciting car chase sequence in Rome, after dark, and an even better chase sequence in the Austrian Alps. Highly recommended as good entertainment for fans of the franchise.

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  2. Steven Herring says:
    41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My Favorite Film of 2015, December 27, 2015
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    Steven Herring
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    This review is from: Spectre [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
    To start this review off I’d like to say that Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond. Even though I am a classically trained Bond fan. I grew up with Connery films and I love the entire franchise. Craig’s films overall though have been far and away my favorite. The reviews for this latest entry though had been mixed so my expectations were a bit lowered. To put it simply though Spectre blew me away. Daniel Craig once again nails the character perfectly. If this is his final bow as the character he ends on a high note. His performance is just incredible. The Bond Girl this time around is played by Lea Seydoux known for her performance in Blue is the Warmest Color. It’s the first love interest since Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd in Craig’s first outing, and the relationship is well handled. It feels real and not tacked on to fill the beautiful woman quota.

    The film follows Bond’s path of discovery as he fights to learn the truth behind a mysterious evil organization. Now this may sound like a familiar plot point for a Bond film, but it is done with expert execution. The organization is run by a man that just might have a past with James. Their story is an excellent emotional ride that does a great job of tying all the previous Craig films together. I recommend that if you haven’t seen his other films, or it’s been a while you should see or get a refresher before you see Spectre. There are many nods and references made to his other films and overall Spectre won’t have the same impact if you hadn’t seen his other movies. Also clocking in at almost two and a half hours Spectre is James Bond’s longest outing. However the pace is so well done it never feels like it overstays it’s welcome.

    The action in the film is very well constructed yet again by Sam Mendes. It actually includes the largest explosion ever filmed according to Guinness. The reliance on practical effects is always a welcomed sight. Even away from the action Mendes has a great eye and it makes the film visually stunning. Whether it is the city of London, on ski slopes in the Alps, or in Rome the sequences are beautiful. Part of the opening scene is comprised of a long one take that was a nice touch and I loved it. Sam Smith recorded the song “Writings On The Wall” for the movie. It connects to the movie much more than a regular Bond theme and I loved it. I never thought that I would say this, but if this is Craig’s final Bond film I am content with that. It so expertly puts a bow on Craig’s Bond, and could act as a perfect conclusion.

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  3. Julian Pope says:
    28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Seemingly Underrated Bond Flick That New Gens May Not Understand, January 1, 2016
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    Julian Pope (Houston, TX) –

    This review is from: Spectre [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
    I am shocked and appalled at the negative reaction to this movie. Let me preface this review by saying, if your style of action movie is something like “Furious 7” you may have no interest in Spectre.

    Lets start from the beginning.

    Just because you don’t understand a movie, doesn’t mean it’s not good. There are many reasons you might not understand this movie, if you’re not a real Bond fan and are just looking for a good popcorn flick, this may not be for you. It’s not really a multitasking movie, if you weren’t paying attention, or were anticipating being force-fed the plot that would explain as to why you were lost.

    What makes a Bond movie? What are the factual elements that comprise a James Bond film?

    1. The cars. Spectre uses the all new (and Bond modified) Aston Martin DB10 and it is an absolute monster. There are several adrenaline pumping chase scenes in the movie (another Bond staple) that should keep you entirely enthralled. If that isn’t enough wait til the end.

    2. Bond girls. Spectre features not 1, but 2 Bond girls (although one with significantly less screen time). First you have Italian born actress Monica Bellucci, and next (the real Bond girl) you have the gorgeous Parisian Léa Seydoux, who not only looks good but was great for that role.

    3. The gadgets. A lot of older Bond fans (specifically Moore fans) may be salty about the fact that the Craig-Bond doesn’t use a ton of silly gadgets in his movies. While Spectre continues that trend, it is also not completely devoid of any Bond gadgets.

    4. The attire. Like Skyfall, the production and costume design for Spectre was mesmerizing. Specifically for James Bond, who was outfitted in every scene courtesy of Tom Ford. There was not one shot in the film that he wasn’t dressed to impress (unless otherwise intended).

    5. The Bond. This is one that can not be changed, if you don’t already know by now Daniel Craig IS James Bond. Everybody has their favorites but he is who he is and that isn’t going to change unless he does indeed decide that Spectre was his last entry (which I don’t think he will).

    So to recap, the movie literally hit on everything that a James Bond movie is (and has been for over 50 years) and should be.

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