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Casino Royale [Blu-ray] [2006] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Daniel Craig
Casino Royale [Blu-ray] [2006] Blu-ray ~ Daniel Craig
Until Skyfall there were three great Bond films; From Russia with love, the Spy Who Loved Me and now Casino Royale. Daniel Craig fits the role perfectly- a ruthless risk-taker and of course womaniser. He is certainly the most butch Bond. His physical prowess is second only to Sean Connery's.

The plot is excellent and Mads Mikklesen makes a very good baddy, cool and deeply unpleasant. The torture scene is brutal. And the scenes of Montenegro add to the excellent local colour of the film.

The extra for the Blu-Ray is well worth it, it looks great. Enjoy!
Suspicion [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Cary Grant
Suspicion [DVD] DVD ~ Cary Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick with the b/w, 10 Feb 2014
The beautiful Cary Grant and the late great Joan Fontaine. To me the film is better than the more highly rated Rebecca. The film keeps you guessing right till the end. Unusually for a Hitch (the other being Cary's great To Catch a Thief) you are kept guessing till the end.

Ms Fontaine draws your pathos as the initially dowdy spinster. Cary Grant plays the charmer well too. The couple make the film.

The film is best watched in the original black and White, the colour restore being a bit too fuzzy.
The Fruit Machine [1987] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emile Charles
The Fruit Machine [1987] [DVD] DVD ~ Emile Charles
This film combines humour, intrigue, sadness and sexual politics to produce a highly watchable film that has become a cult classic. I had never heard of the film until a friend of mine introduced me to it. It doesn't glamourise being gay but nor does it stigmatise it, and this was the 80s, the era of section 28. The two protagonists are very attractive characters on the run from a gangland murder. They are somewhat chalk and cheese and this is why their pairing works well. The humour comes in the nightclub owned by robbie Coltrane . The intrigue comes from their encounter with the kind but slightly sleazy opera singer, protecting them from always sinister baddy Bruce Payne who puts on a… Read more