TOMORROW NEVER DIES
1997, MGM/Park Circus, 119 min, UK, USA, Dir: Roger Spottiswoode

Released in Europe only in 70mm, the explosive, techno-packed TOMORROW NEVER DIES finally returns the Bond series to top form, with dashing Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007 battling media mastermind Jonathan Pryce, bedding ex-flame Teri Hatcher and sparring with fabulous Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh!


GOLDENEYE
1995, Park Circus/MGM, 130 min, UK, USA, Dir: Martin Campbell

Following the collapse of the Soviet empire, a renegade Russian general commandeers a deadly satellite; in order to stop him, James Bond must go up against a fellow MI6 spy - who's also licensed to kill. After a six-year hiatus, the world's most famous secret agent returned to the screen in this successful reboot of the franchise for the 1990s. GOLDENEYE introduces a new Bond (Pierce Brosnan), a new M (Judi Dench), a new Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) and even a new car (a souped-up BMW replaces the trusty Aston-Martin). And though it's also the first of the series to utilize CGI effects, the film has plenty of good old-fashioned stunt work, including a breathtaking opening bungee jump and a chase sequence with 007 behind the wheel of a tank!


DIE ANOTHER DAY
2002, MGM/Park Circus, 133 min, UK, USA, Dir: Lee Tamahori

Caught on a mission in North Korea, 007 is imprisoned and tortured for more than a year before being freed in a prisoner exchange. Convinced he was betrayed by a double agent, Bond follows a trail of clues that leads back to the Korean peninsula - where he and sexy NSA operative “Jinx” Johnson (Halle Berry) are the only ones who can prevent a war between north and south. The 20th James Bond film also is the final one to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's storied spy, and he certainly goes out with a bang; Lee Tamahori's hyperkinetic direction dives headfirst into the world of CGI special effects. The film's release coincided with the franchise's 40th anniversary, so watch closely for subtle nods to previous Bond installments (and for a cameo from Madonna, who also sings the title song).


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