Spectre [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [SteelBook] [2015]

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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6470 out of 6707)

Synopsis


Spectre
Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to the James Bond franchise with this adventure that finds Daniel Craig once again reprising the role of the sophisticated MI6 spy. This time, a cryptic message from Bond's past leads him on a rogue mission to investigate the secret organization Spectre and its leader Blofeld (Christoph Waltz). Meanwhile, M (Ralph Fiennes) fights political forces that are questioning the relevancy and threatening the existence of MI6. Bond covertly enlists the help of Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw), and a former assassin's daughter (Lea Seydoux) to untangle the mysteries behind Spectre. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Craig - James Bond
  • Christoph Waltz
    Christoph Waltz - Franz Oberhauser
  • Naomie Harris
    Naomie Harris - Eve Moneypenny
  • Ben Whishaw
    Ben Whishaw - Q
  • Dave Bautista
    Dave Bautista - Mr. Hinx



Overall customer rating

4.5
97%
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One to pass up

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    cujoe
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    Spoilers ahead! This is it, this is the one Bond movie that no one thought would happen. Any real Bond fan will quickly realize the eerie similarity between this and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. That's is the first mistake they made. The second mistake was the whole "I'm having daddy issues and will bring the entire world to ruin just to get back at my brother for being better than me" plot that this movie suddenly throws at you to insult your intelligence just a bit more. Yes, every one of the Bond movies starring Daniel Craig was just chewed up and spit out with some lame plot that his brother (Blofeld) was truly responsible for everything that has happened since Casino Royale came out. This entire movie was simply an attempt to cash in on a long dead enemy of the early Bond franchise. The problem with SPECTRE (the organization, not the movie) is that it doesn't work in today's world. Much like how you can't have cold war troubles in Star Trek, because there is no cold war, no one would understand. This movie actually would have worked if they had left out the 'evil brother' plot and just stuck to 'evil terrorist organization determined to rule the world' plot (COBRA, is that you?). Now, the reason SPECTRE (the movie) didn't work is because we were already treated to Quantum, the "SPECTRE" of today's Bond. They had already established that Quantum was doing everything that SPECTRE was supposedly doing on top of what Quantum was doing... or something like that, I don't really know, I find it hard to believe that one super power has another super power as a front that is also just as secret and no one knows it exists. If your super secret organization is so secret, why do you need a secondary super secret organization to hide the main one if no one even knows it's there to begin with? I really half expected to have the Avengers show up, but I keep forgetting this is SPECTRE, not HYDRA... though there seems to be some similarities there as well. At least we were given an awesome opening credit song by Sam Smith. Most of the action scenes were sub-par, even by James Bond standards, the car chase scene just didn't do anything for the movie either. The way the entire series has gone (and the way this one ended), I'm sure Bond will be back at work as if he never stole a top secret prototype car and disobeyed the orders of every single person of higher authority than him. If they make one more. Casino Royale started us off real good, but the entire series since then just kind of lost its spark and I feel this movie was just throwing everything it could into the pot and hoping whoever ate it didn't notice how bad it was by adding lots of spices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    SPECTRE Stumbles where SKYFALL Left Off

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    VandyPrice
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    I saw my first James Bond film at fifteen. What I saw, some say, is the worst Bond picture of all time. 2002's Die Another Day featuring the last go-around for Pierce Brosnan as the famous British super spy was goofy fun at the time, especially for someone keenly unaware of any of the traditional elements and archetypes included in a Bond film, but four years later and one year after the revolutionary origin story that was Batman Begins made it okay to make something campy into something more grounded and serious we received a new kind of Bond, a more grounded in reality Bond with a seriously serious streak about him. That isn't to say that producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli overcompensated as Casino Royale still sits as my favorite of the Daniel Craig Bond films. For what it's worth, I don't necessarily have a great affinity for the Bond movies. They have never done much to excite me, but I look forward to them because I more or less know what I'm getting, but on a grand scale. And I like epic. Moreover, Craig is the Bond of my generation and if I were to have any type of fondness for any of these films it would be his rough and rugged incarnation of the typically suave MI6 agent. All of this is to say that while I appreciate what the producers and director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) have done for the series in being bold and essentially wiping the slate clean and starting from scratch it can't help but feel as if they ran out of tricks with the latest installment, Spectre. While there is much to like in this new film-the set pieces are consistent, the familiar elements more present than ever since Craig took over as well as the gorgeous cinematography from Hoyte Van Hoytema (her, Interstellar) capturing it all-and yet there is something missing from the story. There is a lack of substance while still holding an unbelievable amount of aspiration. Spectre feels like a film that wants and has the intention to do so many things and fulfill so much fan service that it actually ends up doing very little. To say Spectre is a waste of time or even a bad movie is too harsh as there is clear craft that has been put into the final product, but what the film is and what it wanted to be are clearly two very different entities.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Very Good Wrap-up of the D Craig Bond Series

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    SimonTemplar
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    There is no doubt that the film series has evolved. Not only with our cinematic sensibilities of good action adventure (informed by the Mission Impossible and Bourne movies) but also by our contemporary need to have flawed heroes seeking some form of redemption. Craig brings that sensibility of 'damaged goods' to the role of 007. Certainly, the stunts and cinematic thrills continue to grow in complexity and execution, using both practical and computer enhanced effects. But all of the flash means nothing if the characters aren't strongly written. It took many years to get back to Ian Fleming's literary creation, as opposed to the (often) silly contrivances of formulaic girls, guns and stunts plus the increasingly improbable villains. Dalton's Bond made a valiant attempt to give our hero more real angst and tragedy, but the movie-going public wan't ready. Brosnan's good looks and suave manner fooled a lot of folks while he worked towards building a solid character that had a lot of depth. I sort of feel he had one more great Bond movie in him, but financial and creative issues prevented that from happening. Daniel Craig has been allowed to ground the so-called super spy in a world where consequences are real and lasting. Okay, so this has been more of an overview than specific review, so I will say this: Spectre is a fine movie that does a really good (sometimes great) job of helping to bring full circle the journey of Craig's Bond from talented and self-centred amateur to a fully-fledged agent who makes informed choices based on morality and not expediency. Is it better than Skyfall? No, but as part of the quadrilogy, it does what it should and helps to wind up several dangling questions while not completely shutting down the franchise. If Craig were to walk away from this series, he leaves it in a good place. The extras are quite disappointing, so of course there will be a better version released later, for which most of us will pony up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    An average film

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    ComputerTech14
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    When compared to the far more superior "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall" "Spectre" (which looks to be Daniel Craig's final Bond film) was just an okay film. The story plot was rather bland and the running time was just far too long. I was also not a fan of Sam Smith's opening title song of "Writing on the Wall" either. Moreover, Christoph Waltz (Blofeld) and Monica Bellucci (Lucia) were both horribly underused as well....and the ending was very weak, as it just shows Bond walking away from a battered Blofeld on a bridge (Blofeld is then taken into custody by MI6) and walking off into the sunset with Lea Seydoux's character, Madeleine! On that note, I suppose that the writers just did this in a nod to the previous films, where Blofeld always manages to come back, but still. The fact that Blofeld can also somehow be like Bond's "half brother" in some way was also laughable. Another problem that I had with this film is the rings that all of the villains supposedly wore on their fingers in previous films that ties them to the SPECTRE organization (this includes Le Chiffe, Dominic Greene, Silva, and finally Blofeld). If so, why was this ring, or the SPECTRE organization, not even mentioned in previous films? The scene where Blofeld drills through Bond's head was also pretty unrealistic as well. However, one thing that I was happy to see is how well they managed to tie every previous Craig era film together in the title sequence. I thought that part was very well done, and Mr. Hinx was also a nice tribute to the late Richard Kiel and his classic Bond villain of "Jaws" as well. In summary, if you're a big Bond fan like me, you'll probably be let down. Moreover, recent reports have also confirmed that Daniel Craig recently turned down a $100 million contract for two more Bond films as well, so it will be interesting to see where this treasured film series goes next.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie Review: Spectre

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    The main plot has Bond following clues to uncover the secret organization Spectre, who the leader Franz Oberhauser really is and then stop the plan to take over the world’s intelligence agencies. The subplots of C’s connection to Spectre and the dismantling of the OO section, Oberhauser being Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Bond’s foster brother, Mister White from Casino Royale adds some plot background and his daughter, Dr. Madeleine Swann [Léa Seydoux] who of course becomes a love interest for Bond all interweave with the main plot and for the most part work. As I said earlier, Spectre is a good movie, exciting and enjoyable, but it does have some weaknesses. Director Sam Mendes has said that his main focus for Skyfall and for Spectre was showing an older Bond and how he reacts to the changes of the espionage world around him. Well if the producers wanted to do that they should have kept Pierce Brosnan on as Bond. The excuse for firing Brosnan was that they wanted a younger actor to match up with young attractive actresses. I think Brosnan wanting more money and profit participation had more to do with his firing than casting choices, but I still think Skyfall would have worked very well with Brosnan. I had hoped that the end scene in Skyfall had shut the lid on pealing back the layers of Bond’s troubled past and the next film would have Bond actually going on a real mission like in pre Craig Bond films. But no, Spectre continues to delve into Bonds childhood and adds a long lost evil brother Ian Fleming never created and who coincidentally happens to be the head of a global crime organization that he started because his dad liked young James too much. This plot line stretches believability more than a little and weakens the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good film resolution, only decent steelbook

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    Sirik
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    This review is specifically for the steelbook blu-ray edition of the film. First off, if you're a fan of the Daniel Craig era of Bond films, there is very little else that could have been done to return to the roots of James Bond (both in the characters, story, and style of storytelling - Look back to George Lazenby if you have any questions). It is a very fitting way to send off both actor Daniel Craig, and Director/Producer Sam Mendes, both of whom have hailed a new generation of Bond, intended to change the feel, look, and emotion behind the films. If you like the new films, then this is a great one. If you don't, this is not the one to finally convince you. Now, the reason for my four-star overall rating is for the steelbook packaging; I have the Bond 50th Anniversary collection blu-ray collection, which included Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall... I got all three of those in their steelbook releases to match the full Daniel Craig set, even though it created a few duplicates in the library. Each of those has a beautiful, and unique design. They are pretty, but not so awe-inspiring that I would recommend them over the regular blu-ray release unless it's within a couple dollars, and you care. In the case of Spectre (pun intended), the artwork is minimal, unoriginal, and downright boring. While Quantum of Solace is arguably the most vague film of the current series, you wouldn't think so, to look at the cover art. In conclusion, for a decent quality cover, with uninspired artwork, and a subjectively good film, I would give it a solidly "good" rating. Happy hunting!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Not "Skyfall," but It's Still 007

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    ANDM
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    2002's "Skyfall" was a commercial and critical smash, raking in a billion dollars worldwide and widely considered to be one of the best James Bond films. 2015's "SPECTRE" brought back director Sam Mendes (the first director to helm back-to-back Bond films in decades) and most of the crew, and builds on the events of that film, with Bond on a secret mission that leads him to a shadowy organization behind most of the pain in his life (basically everything that has happened since Daniel Craig became Bond with the Casino Royale reboot). As the name implies, the classic evil organization SPECTRE from the Sean Connery era is back, along with its leader whose name I won't mention here. Given all of this, one could reasonably expect SPECTRE to top its predecessor, but unfortunately it can't pull off the trick. The story just isn't as tight, the ending is a bit weak, and Sam Smith's theme song is nowhere nearly as good as Adele's effort from the previous film. However, it still boasts some amazing set pieces, especially the first one in Mexico City, we get a new Aston Martin, and Bond's new supporting cast (led by Ralph Fiennes as the new "M") are all solid in their limited roles. Like the film itself, the extras on the Blu-Ray are paltry compared to "Skyfall" (no audio commentaries as opposed to the two we got previously), but the technical presentation is excellent. If you're a Bond fan, it's an easy call, and you know you'll pony up for the double dip if MGM ever releases a deluxe version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not at all Awesom! It was so boring I fell asleep!

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    STUD
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    If me falling sleep during the early portion of the Film here titled: "SPECTRE" gives any indication, then Awesome Film! In my case, I dumbly paid $10.00 before Tax, the Cashier put the DVD Package on a Frozen Ice Cream so it ruined the Disc making it Damp! Damp DVD is not something to be proud of. Now, I went back to get that DVD Replaced and since the Boy not man, except Boy at Tarjet=Target did the Exchange for me did it like a Regular Return with a Receipt I just Blooming Bought the Damned DVD for crying out loud! Let's talk about Return Policy at BB, Tarjet and all except for Wal-Mart. At Wal-Mart I've not been asked for an I.D., and they gladly smiling at me which to me is perfectly fine but for their Employees to even be Polite, I think I'm no longer in Kansas or Tampa any longer.! I was never asked for an Identification when not having a Receipt! I for them to give me a Gift Card, or tell me this is Food I need to find similar Amount or pay the Balance if it went over? I was thrilled by their new attitudes towards me! In closing, since I did kind of tiny bit go off topic, I wanted to add after I brought my DVD of the Replaced hopefully better Disc version of Spectre, that when I do finally figure out where I put it? I'll do the Test for watching because only in one spot it froze and skipped to the next Scene! I would say if the BR, DVD & Digital Combo was available or the Blu-ray Entire JB Discs were available for my purchase? I would not hesitate to buy it!

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