Mine would be The Spy Who Loved Me. I just loved the Lotus submarine car when I was a kid (and still do now)
As a grown-up I would have to say my favorite would be Casino Royale.
While I can't name an absolute favorite, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is up there.
John Barry's marvelous score is a big part of it.
Felix Leiter does not die. He gets attacked by a shark in Licence to Kill, but survives.
From first frame to last, that's the one film in the franchise that has everything that cries "James Bond Movie," but the kitchen sink. That's my fav as well.
Barbara Bach, as the main Bond Girl, was an absolute stunner! What a babe. The delectable Caroline Munro also starred in a small role, so it was double the pleasure.
Jaws was the perfect henchman.
And the Lotus turns into a submarine!
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
I was born the year Dr No. had its world wide release (Oct 1962). How does it feel to know you saw the first one when it came out 50 years ago? Time flies..........
Love for all things Hi-def...Losing count; 200 plus bluray, 500 plus dvd, 30 plus HDdvd and a rapidly growing 50 plus in the cloud.
"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
"You only live twice" was the most memorable due to being the first Bond movie I had seen at the theater.
IMHO, "Never say never again" was the most anticipated Bond movie of all time as I love Sean Connery.........the best Bond of all time................but was disappointed as the movie was a flop and Sean Connery just looked too old for the part. With that movie...........I knew never meant never again!!!
Try Costco, just bought the collection yesterday for $150
Thanks my friend. That is the one. I need to watch it again.
+1! Can't wait for that one! It definitely has the difficult task of outdoing Casino Royale after the lesser Quantum Of Solace!
Though I never miss a Bond movie -- fan since Sir Roger Moore was the man -- Casino Royale is the only Bond movie I've ever bought. I dunno, I think I've always felt there were better movies to get for my collection than the Bond films, except Casino Royale, my # 1. For me, all Bonds were good, albeit very different from one another, but Daniel Craig takes the cake! Moore was the man, Craig is the man! I actually see it as a rebirth of Bond, and now a new trilogy, with Craig taking the lead. Once Skyfall is available on Blu, which I have high hopes for, I think I'll add both that and Quantum to complete the "trilogy". The full 50th Anniversary bundle...? Think I've passed on getting other Bond movies to be considering this set priceworthy -- time will tell...
Come to think of it, I think my "problem" is I'm a bit younger than most here, my parents are Connery fans! Hence the Roger Moore reference... Don't get me wrong, I love Sir Sean Connery's work too!
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (followed the novel closer than the other Bond movies)
From Russia With Love
The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore was my LEAST favorite Bond. He was - the word I come up with is - clownish. Bond had a keen sense of humor, sometimes obvious one-liners, but Moore was just too silly.
Sean Connery WAS and will forever, be James Bond.
Happy 50th, Mr. B!
It sounds like my preferences are similar to others here. I can't really single out just one, but the Craig films were among my first Blu-ray buys, and haven't disappointed. Other favs include: YOLT, OHMSS, DAF, L&LD, TMWTGG, TSWLM, L2K, TWINE and the '67 Casino Royale with Sellers/Andress (though I've not seen any of these on BD so far).