I love a good cultural allusion or when a film pays homage to another.  That’s one reason that the adventures of the cartoon Simpson family are so enjoyable to watch.  It simply makes the watcher feel clever to catch what the writer and director are throwing out and adds to the overall enjoyment of the film.  Now there’s a movie available in a new format for the first time that specializes in recognizing the whole series that came before it.

Starting this October 21st, now available on Blu-ray for the first time ever from MGM Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the film series which introduced us to the hippest British agent of all time.  Die Another Day is ready to burst our of your television screen in full high definition and with more special features than any high powered explosion could destroy.  Bring home this monumental cinematic moment today!

Bond is imprisoned in North Korea, then exchanged back to the British.  His credibility hurting, he sets off to find the man he thought he had already killed.  Along the way, he runs into Jinx, a gorgeous NSA agent.  Bond is seeking out his traitor and finds him in spectacular fashion that you have to see to believe.

The special features included on this disc are unbelievable.  It has 1080p, lossless audio and smart menu technology.  There is an optional audio commentary from Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike, one from director Lee Tamahori and produce Michael Wilson, a trivia section about MI6, a look at this from from script to screen, a featurette about Bond on ice, a behind the scenes look at the movie, a featurette about Bond in London, an on location featurette, an interactive guide into the world of Bond and an image database.

I was never smitten Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.  He was a mixture of the worst of Connery and Moore and I think that’s something no one ever wants to see.  I am glad that this was his last Bond movie and I simply love Daniel Craig as 007.  I did love all the allusions and nods to earlier Bond films that this one granted us, but the CGI came on a little too strong.  Nonetheless, this movie shines in HD.  Blu-ray was made for Bond.

You’ll Die to catch this film.

This Blu-ray title is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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