Casino Royale


Daniel Craig takes over the role of the legendary British secret agent, James Bond, in the highly anticipated 007 adventure thriller. "Casino Royale" will be the 21st James Bond film.

‘Casino Royale’ Gets a New Special Edition on October 21st

Bond is coming back and better than ever in a brand new set. Casino Royale will be coming back to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 21. We have no pricing details or cover art, but we'll update this as soon as we have more information. The film stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright and Judy Dench.

Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status. "M" (Judi Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly-promoted 007 on his first mission that takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. "M" places Bond under the watchful eye of the Treasury official Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one.

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Daniel Craig Is Set to Star in ‘Defiance’

Daniel Craig plans on shooting the film before reprising his role as James Bond for a follow-up to Casino Royale. That film already has an announced release date of November 7th, 2008.

Defiance is set to start shooting in September of this year. It is one of many World War II features currently going into production.

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‘Casino Royale’ Ships 100,000 Units on Blu-ray

Movie PictureFor Blu-ray and Bond the mix keeps bringing smiles to Sony's bean counters.

Since the November launch of Playstation 3, sales of Blu-ray titles have risen exponentially - a more than 700 percent increase. "As a point of comparison, the first DVD title to ship 100,000 units took approximately 11 months (Air Force One, in February 1998)," said Mr. Bishop. "Casino Royale on Blu-ray has done it in far less time and is clearly demonstrating the format's robust growth in the marketplace." Sony DADC has replicated more than two million Blu-ray Discs for Sony Pictures since the launch of the format.

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‘Casino Royale’ Has a Royal Week on the Charts!

Movie PictureJames Bond was the man on the sales and rental charts last week.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Casino Royale was No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's video rental chart.

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Blu-ray Version of ‘Casino Royale’ Cracks Amazon's Top 10

Movie PictureWe all knew James Bond was good but we didn't know he was this good.

In a story from IMDB, it seems that the Blu-ray version of Casino Royale is the first next generation title to crack's Top 10 sales list.

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‘Casino Royale’ Shoots It's Way To DVD March 13!

Movie PictureSony is rolling out Casino Royale in many formats March 13.

Casino Royale traces the early career of James Bond (Craig) as he is elevated to "00" status. "M" (Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends Bond on his first "007" mission leading him to Le Chiffre (Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Green), is assigned to deliver his stakes for the game and watch over the government's money. But as Bond and Vesper survive a series of nearly lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual affection develops, leading Bond to learn his most important lesson: trust no one.

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Sony Brings Out It's Blu-ray Offerings for 2007

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) President David Bishop today announced, as part of the company's first quarter Blu-ray line-up, that Bond will be making his way to Blu-ray with the much anticipated release of Casino Royale on March 13. Casino Royale, starring Bond newcomer Daniel Craig, grossed more than $400 million at the box office worldwide and will debut on a 50GB dual-layer disc encoded in MPEG-4 AVC. Consumers can see even more of Craig who also stars in Layer Cake, a riveting thriller set in the U.K. underworld, when it hits Blu-ray (50GB) that same day.

Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length animated feature, Open Season starring Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence, will mark the debut of the first MPEG-4 AVC encoded BD title from SPHE on January 30. In addition to Casino Royale, three more dual-layer 50GB box office hits were announced for Q1. Gridiron Gang, starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, will be available January 16 followed by Running with Scissors, with Annette Bening in a Golden Globe®-nominated performance, on February 6 and Stranger Than Fiction, featuring writer and producer Will Ferrell, February 27.

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‘Casino Royale’ Sets Worldwide James Bond Record

According to Variety, Casino Royale has shot past the worldwide record for a James Bond movie, thanks mostly to strong international performance over the Christmas holiday weekend.

Sony's Casino Royale cashed in overseas with $14.5 million at 6,300 during the weekend through Sunday, lifting the foreign total to $304.4 million -- the 41st biggest international gross of all time. It's only the fourth 2006 pic to clear $300 million, joining "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," The Da Vinci Code and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

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