Casino Royale

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Spanish
Format: DVD 2007
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Summary
Actor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to spy on notorious terrorist Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan) for his maiden voyage as a 007 agent, Bond boldly goes against MI6 policy to launch an independent investigation that finds him traversing the Bahamas in search of Mollaka's notoriously elusive terror cell. Subsequently led into the company of the mysterious Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) and his exotic girlfriend, Solange (Caterina Murino), Bond soon realizes that he is closer than ever to locating well-guarded terrorist financier Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), the man who has personally bankrolled some of the most prevalent terrorist organizations on the planet. When Bond learns that Le Chiffre is planning to partake in an upcoming high-stakes poker game to be played at Montenegro's Le Casino Royale and use the winnings to establish his financial grip on the globe, M (Judi Dench) assigns beguiling agent Vesper (Eva Green) the task of watching over the fledgling agent as he plays against Le Chiffre in a covert attempt to destroy the nefarious gambler's well-established monetary stronghold in the underworld once and for all. Bond will need more than his legendary gambling skills in order to win this dangerous game, though, and after allying himself with local MI6 field agent Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), the endlessly suave super-spy puts on his poker face for a high-stakes game of cards in which the stakes are not measured in dollars, but human lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, 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. Secret Service 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. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Matthis, MI6's local field agent, and Felix Leiter, who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax."
Additional Information
Subjects Bond, James -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Fleming, Ian, -- 1908-1964 -- Film adaptations.
Great Britain. -- MI6 -- Drama.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Poker -- Tournaments -- Montenegro -- Drama.
Terrorists -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Spy films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, California :2007
Edition 2-disc full screen edition.
Other Titles Casino Royale.
Contributors Purvis, Neal, screenwriter.
Wade, Robert, 1961- screenwriter.
Haggis, Paul, screenwriter.
Wilson, Michael G., 1942- film producer.
Broccoli, Barbara, 1960- film producer.
Campbell, Martin, film director.
Craig, Daniel, 1968- actor.
Green, Eva, 1980- actor.
Mikkelsen, Mads, 1965- actor.
Wright, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Charles), 1965- actor.
Dench, Judi, 1934- actor.
Arnold, David, 1962- composer.
Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964. Casino Royale.
Eon Productions (Firm), production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench.
Other Contributors Costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; music, David Arnold ; editor, Stuart Baird ; director of photography, Phil Meheux ; production designer, Peter Lamont.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity.
Language English
French
Spanish
In English, Spanish or French with optional Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Special features include: Becoming Bond; James Bond: for real; Bond girls are forever; Chris Cornell music video.
System Details DVD; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 2 videodiscs (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781424818549
1424818540
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