During the COVID-19 lockdown, a group of 70 musicians and singers joined together remotely to perform this wonderful medley of music from the James Bond series. Many of the performers are based in Wales, with many folks being alumni of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
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We’re already up to 25 official James Bond movies. Now, 007 is back in his blandest film yet. Dogfood edited together this Bond flick entirely from stock video footage, incorporating the not-so-secret agent’s trademark cars, girls, and gadgets, along with an unexpected bedroom shootout scene. (Thanks, Kieran!)
Musician Alex Payler shows off the symphonic capabilities of Yamaha’s Electone Stagea ELS-02C electronic organ with an epic arrangement of Monty Norman’s James Bond theme music. The rich layering and realistic sounds really do make it sound like Alex has an entire orchestra right there with him.
Rogue Origin Films kicks off its series of fan films set in the world of James Bond. The series will focus on a South Korean counter-operative who is both Bond’s arch-enemy and potential ally. The initial short includes a great Bond-inspired title sequence along with a brief, but excellent martial arts fight in a glass elevator.
Theory11 presents an elegant deck of cards inspired by the world’s greatest secret agent. The cards and their embossed box feature a black and gold foil color scheme with intricate details such as Secret Service emblems, and court cards carrying iconic Bond weapons and gadgets.
James Bond’s go-to gadget guru is the inspiration for this special edition Swatch Irony 42mm watch. It features a super-slim 6.7mm thick stainless steel case, a handsome brown leather strap with a red underside, and comes packaged in a special 007 spy case that looks like a laptop when opened up.
Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007 has been delayed until November 2020, but from the look of the intense action and stunt sequences in the latest trailer, it’ll be worth the wait. We also get a closer look at Rami Malek’s pockmarked face as the villainous Safin.
This Blu-ray collection represents an exceptional value, packing in every official James Bond movie (so far) from Dr. No through Spectre. The no-frills boxed set includes 24 complete movies on 24 discs, and featuring Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig as 007.
If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to James Bond movies, it’s the epic theme music. Musician Seb Skelly, vocalist Emma Skelly, and a number of their friends put together this great cover of Adele’s Skyfall, but with every other James Bond theme cleverly woven into arrangement. Can you spot them all?
Inspired by the custom stunt bikes used in the James Bond flick No Time to Die, Triumph’s limited-edition Scrambler 1200 has a sinister black and brushed metal color scheme. Arrow exhaust silencers with carbon fiber end caps, 007 Bond Edition badging, and a special 007 startup screen round out the details.
Actor Burt Reynolds famously turned down the role of James Bond after Sean Connery stopped playing the character. But thanks to the wonders of machine learning tech, we can now see what that might have looked like, courtesy of deepfake expert Shamook, who inserted the actor’s visage into scenes from Dr. No.
Land Rover shows off some capabilities of its new 2020 Defender with stunt footage from the James Bond flick No Time to Die. Like the Defender of yore off-roader tears through mud, rocks, and streams, gets some air, and even a crazy rollover. The vehicles received no body reinforcements other than roll cages for safety.
With Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1) directing, and writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve), we’re excited for Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. The action-packed trailer looks to amp things up more than ever for 007, as he comes out of retirement to hunt down a new evil guy packing dangerous tech.
Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Eaglemoss offer this exquisite 1:8-scale die-cast model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. It includes working lights, pop-out machine guns, flipping license plates, ejector seat, and more. The kit ships as 86 weekly issues ($10.90 ea), spread out over 22 months.
The latest addition to the awesome LEGO Creator Expert series is a 1290 piece replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5. The model is packed with gadgets, including an ejector seat, rotating license plates, bullet shield, tire slashers, and machine guns.
Paying tribute to two of our favorite franchises at once, designer Kurt Rauffer (aka KROFL) created this reimagined title sequence for The Empire Strikes Back, done in the style of classic James Bond opening credits. The music is Radiohead’s unused Spectre theme song.
For its latest list show, Mental Floss teaches us a number of things we didn’t know about James Bond and the actors who played him over the years – like the fact that the trademark James Bond theme music might have never been, had a certain musical ever been staged.