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Quantum of Solace [DVD] [2008]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (668 out of 710)

    Synopsis


    Quantum of Solace
    A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of vengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Betrayed by Vesper, 007 (Daniel Craig) suppresses the urge to make his latest mission personal as he teams with M (Judi Dench) to interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). It soon becomes apparent that the organization behind the blackmailing of Vesper is more powerful than Bond and M had previously anticipated, and after discovering forensic evidence that links an MI6 traitor to a bank in Haiti, Bond immediately sets out to gather more intelligence. Once in Haiti, a case of mistaken identity leads Bond into the company of the ravishing Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a dangerous beauty with her own vendetta. It's Camille who leads Bond to a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), who is soon revealed to be the mastermind of a powerful but clandestine organization. Greene is conspiring to corner the market on one of the world's most precious natural resources, and in order to make that happen he has forged a deal with an exiled general named Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). By enlisting the aid of his many associates and using his vast resources to force contacts within the CIA and the British government into bending to his will, Greene plans to overthrow the current regime of a Latin American country and hand control over to General Medrano in exchange for a parcel of land that appears barren on the surface, but actually houses a natural resource that will make Greene the most powerful man on the planet. But Bond's mission to uncover the culprit who blackmailed Vesper and prevent Dominic Greene from exerting his will on the entire world won't be easy, because now everyone from the CIA to the terrorists and even M are out to get him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Daniel Craig
      Daniel Craig - James Bond
    • Olga Kurylenko
      Olga Kurylenko - Camille
    • Mathieu Amalric
      Mathieu Amalric - Dominic Greene
    • Judi Dench
      Judi Dench - M
    • Giancarlo Giannini
      Giancarlo Giannini - Rene Mathis



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 710 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      10th Anniversary of an Underrated Bond Film

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      BBCincy
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      Quantum is so different from Casino Royale that fans didn't know what to make of it. It's a faster, tougher, grittier Bond film and about 30 minutes shorter than Casino. In some ways it's an extension of Casino as it picks up right after that movie but it definitely has it's own style and sense of purpose. In many ways this is a darker more emotional Bond film in that it deals with love and loss and revenge. Bond is drunk with rage and heartache and uses that pain to go after the bad guys. It's a brave film in that it didn't want to give fans more of the same and is worth the price of admission for just the first 20 minutes where you see an edge of your seat car chase and then a foot chase where Bond hunts down a double agent on the rooftops of Siena, Italy that culminates in one of the most inventive gun fights in action movie history where, let's just say, Bond loses his sidearm and only has seconds left to live. I would say Quantum, now it's in 10th Anniversary, really deserves a second chance and no longer has to be overshadowed by either Casino Royale or Skyfall. It's aged well and has it's own style, identity, and purpose in telling a modern Bond film that's about combining the action and thrills fans demand while also taking some risks in showing Bond as a wounded and vulnerable killer who is paying the price for his decisions and actions while also coming to terms with his role as an agent for preserving justice and serving his country. In addition Quantum looks and sounds fantastic on blu ray with reference quality audio and video.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good as part of the whole

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      Flashburn
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      I have grown up with the entire James Bond series, being 12 when Dr. No was released. Sean Connery will always be the quintessential 007 for me. He was the first to raise through flag and therefore set the standard, very high, for all others. That said, I have enjoyed the 4 movie arc with Daniel Craig immensely. He is the perfect Bond for our time just as Connery was for the 60's. Forgetting nostalgia for Goldfinger, Skyfall is my favorite Bond movie ever. And just a great film. Period. Quantum of Solace is the least of the 4 Craig films but that still says a lot. As with most set up movies in any series, it raises more questions than it answers. Especially true here as, at its release, we did not realize that this was not your usual stand-alone Bond film but one of four chapters. Now that this series is, sadly by all appearances, complete, this film is even more satisfying than at its release. Until these films, there was no attempt to have Bond grow or develop his personality in any of the earlier movies. Here, we see his strengths and weaknesses. We see why he has such a dismissive attitude towards women. And even find some salvation. But only after losses that actually affect him. I don't know where the Brocoli's are going to take 007 next. I look forward that day. They have, however, set the bar very high with Daniel Craig and these 4 films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Top notch picture and sound

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      Excalibur
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      I'm guessing any reader wants to now about the technical specifications rather than the quality of the film so let me reassure you that the HD picture quality is first class as is the sound reproduction. If only the film was as good. Thankfully it's shorter than SPECTRE but just as disappointing in it's own way. SPECTRE is confused and plot heavy whilst this is lean but both have bland characters you care little for, let alone about. QOS has style to spare so whilst the money was spent on production design and locations rather than a decent script it is easy on the eye for the most part, with one huge exception. The first 20 minutes and the action sequences are frenetic. It wasn't edited, it was butchered. I'm sure the set designer and the second unit director, Dan Bradley of Bourne Identity fame, did an excellent job but I saw no evidence of that as those scenes went by in a blur with no sense of scene-geography or inclusion. They assaulted the senses rather than seduced them. I purchased the steel tin edition for $10 and despite my grumbles about the quality of the movie I'm more than happy with the quality of this collectors Blu-ray. As well as the high quality picture and sound presentations there are some interesting extras, though no "Inside Quantum of Solace" documentary, unfortunately. If the tales of on-set problems are to be believed then a detailed "making of" feature may have been more entertaining than the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Make way for the next generation of 007!!!

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      redandblack6s

      My wife and I love the new Bond films! This one literally picks up where Casino Royale left off. I know there are those old school Bond geeks that don't like the new Bond and are stuck on the old ones, but I personally think Craig is the best yet! The new Bond films and Daniel Craig have brought on a new era of 007. Don't get me wrong, I still love and respect the old Bond movies I grew up watching as a kid. It's just that the new Bond is more intense and more realistic. Yes, it was cool to watch the old Bonds get shot at and go through explosions, only to pop up without a scratch and straighten thier ties. I like Craig's Bond because when the bullets start flying and the hand-to-hand combat ensues, he's not afraid to get his hands dirty, get banged up, or lose the suit if necessary. He's the roughneck Bond, not the pretty boy Bond. I personally have been taking martial arts all my life, was an amatuer cage fighter at one point in my early to mid 20s, and spent about 8 years in security jobs in which I had to wear a suit. It is almost impossible to be in a full on brawl or engage in hand-to-hand combat with someone and not get a scratch or tear in your suit. In fact, if it got nasty, we would come out of our jackets and wore clip on ties so we could yank them off and couldn't be choked with them. Like I said, this Bond is more realistic than the past Bonds. Not to mention, the new Bond films are much more fast paced, action packed, and intense from the opening scene to the last. I don't think there was a single scene longer than 5 min. in this film without action! I highly recommend this film and Casino Royale!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NO MATTER WHO SAYS WHAT? I BELIEVE IN JAMES BOND

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      FLY1

      I am not sure why they didn't make this longer when they go to make a James Bond Film, they need to realize we do not want to sit and watch Advert after Advert! I am not happy that there are too many. This is the Blu Ray and or DVD I want to own even though it is shorter than the normal Bond flick. I wonder how in the hay they fit the One Hour and 40 Minutes not 47 Minutes because the Opening credits SOng is about 4 Minutes long I saw the Video not that bad not that wonderful but not a horible Special Effects. There are no more idiotic somwhat naked Bond Girls on the Screen I guess there won't be a tragical death as normal it used to be a good girl died the one we alll thought was not funny ended up being the Bond Girl and that was bad but I am very sure this new Bond Girl may return in the future as she is somewhat new and no9t English Speaking as her first language? I hope the $18.18 after tax I am paying or have alrewady paid the amount is worth my Money and if Blu ray? I see not a change between normal Def and High Def there is no Dif about it here I have a Bi Focal lens maybe that's is the situation and the TV is on the Floor I have a 1080 SOny 42 Inch got it on Sale too. :) Excellent Film no matter what the Critics say what do they know? We the Audience should be Film Critics and I say this is the best one out there buy it before I gobble it up I am buying their entire stock and befoiire you all get your claws into theis Blu ray and dvd';s they will be gone.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Danel Craig continues the Bond tradition

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      JimG944

      5 of 5 stars for the James Bond 007 action movie: Quantum of Solace. As with every other James Bond movie, you can expect rich big settings with grand sweeping action, exotic international locations and insanely big action. QoS is on par with other Bond movies but is not in my top 10 list. QoS follows the events following Casino Royale (the remake of a few years ago, not the comedy version of the 70's). Daniel Craig plays Bond in both CR and QoS. He is a good, though not great, version of Bond. I do like Judi Dench as "M". She is strong, solid and believeable in the role. The key point to this movie is a new secret organization which MI6 learns of the hard-way. The organization is named Quantum of Solace. QoS turns out to be primarily a "business" organization trying thru illegal means to extract extreme profits from a country. The story has Bond jumping around the world to chase after the bad guys. The downside to this movie is that QoS doesn't really form as a group and the "big bad guys" are not as grand as in other Bond movies. The Blu-Ray of this is stunning with extreme sound quality. Further it is packed with extra contents. I was wondering how they blew-up that hotel. Even with the limitations I mentioned, this is a 5 star movie and well worth the time to watch it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      a weak point in 007 history

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      GreaterThanDiNozzo
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      I know there's a slowly growing segment of Bond fans suggesting that this film deserves a reappraisal, but re-watching the Daniel Craig Bond films in preparation for SPECTRE reminded me just how weak Quantum of Solace is. The suggestion by fans of watching it back-to-back as an extended ending to Casino Royale does help a bit, but the action scenes aren't done particularly well, there's just something a bit off about them (moreso than the weaker action scenes of Brosnan's films) and the story never quite gels. The transfer is good, essentially the same Blu-ray that was released a few years ago. The steelbook cover art picks a decent shot from the opening credits, though not as desirable as some of the other selections in this 9 title steelbook line, but the bland inside art logos (the same as all 8 other titles, differentiated only by title color) are a disappointing shortcut and missed opportunity. Recommend for die hard fans and completists only.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Least of Craig's Bond Efforts

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      VandyPrice
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      It hurt me to only give this new Bond flick 3 stars-I wanted to love it as I did Casino Royale-but in comparison to that this just failed. The section sequences were grand and well put together and I'm still convinced Daniel Craig is the best Bond to date, but the fact this movie felt like a section of something bigger just hurt it for me. I liked the continuation from Casino Royale, Im glad we found out what was going on, but it just felt like there should have been more to it-the absence of a true Bond girl didn't help either, Strawberry Fields felt like more of an obligation than part of the story. Some positive things though are that this Bond is evolving from eager rookie to a more mature killer, but the latter seems to be coming in the next film as shown in the last scene of Quantum. I liked this film, it was above par to many action films lately, but in comparison with its predecessor, it had nothing on it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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