As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been selling off my DVDs. This post is part of a series where I briefly discuss the DVDs I’ve sold. Here’s the next installment.
When I posted about selling my DVD of Goldeneye, I expressed admiration for the current installment of James Bond films starring Daniel Craig. Casino Royale is my favorite James Bond movie. It represented a breath of fresh air to what had become something of a stale film franchise.
In addition to Daniel Craig’s performance as a James Bond with a harder edge and emotional conflict, there’s tons of other aspects to like here. The action sequences are quite good. They’re physical, but still more grounded. It’s consistent with the style popularized by the Bourne series of films, but has the extra sheen of Bond. I also feel that Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd is one of the best Bond girls. She and Craig work well together on screen.
I love this movie so much that I’ve bought it in multiple formats over the years, necessitating selling some of the previous ones. The version of the DVD I sold was the tricked-out three-disc edition with a ton of special features. I bought it on sale on Amazon. I sold it after the blu-ray of movie, which ported almost over all the special features, came on sale at Best Buy. In order to cover my bases, I also bought a digital copy on iTunes even though one wasn’t included with the blu-ray.
This movie is simply awesome.