Review: Some classic Bond moments & dizzying action in SPECTRE

October 31st, 2015 by

After being bitterly disappointed by Skyfall I was hardly jumping with joy when it was announced that Sam Mendes was on board for another film. However, SPECTRE is a whole lot better. Although Mendes is undoubtedly a talented director, there were too many elements of Skyfall that I disliked. While individually I would probably have been […]

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SPECTRE breaks UK box office records

October 30th, 2015 by

The success of Skyfall meant it was always going to be a tough act to follow. In the UK it became the top grossing film of all time, reaching £103 million. Worldwide it went on to be the first Bond movie to break through the $1 billion ceiling. It had a few things on its side giving […]

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Photos from the red carpet of the SPECTRE world première

October 29th, 2015 by

I was lucky enough to attend the Royal World Première of SPECTRE on Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall, the third Bond première I’ve now attended. This time though with iPhone in hand I managed to get some shots of some of the cast members, including 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Note: all photos are […]

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New book release: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE

October 27th, 2015 by

Renowned photographer Rankin takes us from script to screen in Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, released today. The book features a curated selection of exclusive photography and interviews with cast and crew interviews, featuring contributions from celebrity photographers such as Mary McCartney, Graciela Iturbide, Anderson & Low and Brigitte Lacombe. This hardcover is […]

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Watch the SPECTRE premiere online

October 26th, 2015 by

Tune in here at 5pm GMT for coverage of the SPECTRE premiere.

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Aston Martin DB10 to be auctioned: one not-so-careful owner

October 22nd, 2015 by

One of the 10 Aston Martin DB10s made exclusively for SPECTRE is to be auctioned for charity. The Aston Martin DB10 was made exclusively for use in SPECTRE and, so far, has been unavailable to buy. Ten cars were supplied to the filmmakers of which two were written off while filming in Rome and five more badly […]

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First reviews for SPECTRE

October 22nd, 2015 by

Last night saw the first public screening of SPECTRE at the Odeon Leicester Square. Although The James Bond Dossier was not lucky enough to be invited to the screening, here we’ve rounded up a number of reviews. MI6 The first review is by our friends at MI6. I’ve read it in full and it contains no […]

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BBFC confirms SPECTRE as longest Bond

October 21st, 2015 by

Today the British Board of Film Classification confirmed the runtime and rating for SPECTRE on their website. The BBFC notes that the film makers were given advice during post-production in order to secure a 12A rating. An early cut was likely to have received a 15 rating and so some changes were made to secure the 12A […]

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Sam Smith talks about the music of SPECTRE [Video]

October 20th, 2015 by

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SPECTRE is the longest Bond movie ever

October 19th, 2015 by

SPECTRE is the longest James Bond movie to date according to an invitation for a media preview screening on Wednesday.   Although the British Board of Film Certification website still has no information about the certification or running time, the invitation reveals SPECTRE has been rated 12A and runs for 148 minutes, or 2 hours […]

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