Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde among new Britbox titles this December

Charlie Higson’s Jekyll and Hyde (2015) comes to Britbox this December, among a whole host of other shows It ran for one season and was mired in controversy over depictions of violence, but there’s another chance to catch the series on Britbox from December 10. Jekyll and Hyde starred Tom Bateman as Dr Robert Jekyll and … >

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James Bond retrospective 007: ‘Diamonds are Forever’ (1971)

We referred to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as the ‘black sheep’ of the Bond family. However, a similar claim could be made for this, Sean Connery’s one-off return (as long as we only count Never Say Never Again as an unofficial Bond). It’s a complete tonal shift from its predecessor and plays out as … >

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James Bond retrospective 005: ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967)

Arguably the Bondiest of all Bond films and the prime inspiration for practically every spy spoof that has ever spoofed, You Only Live Twice is truly the epitome of the view that ‘bigger is better’. Let’s dive in and find out… > Buy the complete James Bond collection on Blu-ray.   The plot A US … >

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James Bond retrospective 004: ‘Thunderball’ (1965)

It’s the most financially successful James Bond film (adjusted for inflation), the second (after Goldfinger) to win an Oscar, this time for Best Visual Effects, and infamously remade as Never Say Never Again, luring Sean Connery back to the role, in 1983. AND YET. Reaction to Thunderball has always been decidedly mixed, for reasons that … >

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James Bond retrospective 003: ‘Goldfinger’ (1964)

In the words of Ab Fab’s Eddy and Patsy in the middle of a wine tasting: ‘this… this is the one.’ Or at least so everyone says. Some might argue that this is more of the recognised opinion rather than one that anybody actually holds. Others would point out that this is the quintessential Bond … >

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James Bond retrospective 002: ‘From Russia with Love’ (1963)

There were only three things missing from Dr. No: a theme song, a villainous henchman and an appearance by Q (Peter Burton played Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, but he was never billed as or referred to as Q). Fortunately the remaining elements of the Bond formula were all added for this first sequel and … >

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James Bond retrospective 001: ‘Dr. No’ (1962)

Barry Nelson may have technically got there first, but we all know that 007 really started when Sean Connery put on that suit, lit that cigarette and introduced himself to the world with that immortal line. Dr. No is where our Bond obsession began and what’s truly remarkable is that pretty much everything we know … >

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Win a bundle of cult movies on Blu-ray!

Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, Hard To Be A God and dystopian sci-fi tale Zardoz arrive on Blu-ray from Arrow Video this month. To celebrate the releases, we’ve got sets of all three cult movies on Blu-ray to give away to 3 of our Twitter followers For a chance to win, just follow @CultBoxTV on Twitter … >

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New James Bond boxset and limited edition steelbooks announced

Seven brand new special edition James Bond Blu-rays will be released later this year. The set of limited edition Blu-ray steelbooks, available exclusively from Zavvi, includes six Bond films featuring the SPECTRE organisation (From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only) … >

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James Bond rewatch: ‘Diamonds Are Forever’

001. The story After killing arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in a puddle of mud, James Bond heads off to infiltrate an international diamond-smuggling ring and uncovers a deadly scheme to ransom the world. Played by a returning and freshly-bewigged Sean Connery, 007 quips his way through Amsterdam and Las Vegas before reaching an oilrig off … >

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