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We finally got a look at the official poster (or at least one of the official posters) for the upcoming James Bond film SKYFALL. The poster isn’t exactly groundbreaking, although it’s presented in black and white reminiscent of the way Casino Royale (2006) opens — in grainy black and white, high contrast film. Directed by Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition), SKYFALL is the 23rd film in the Bond Franchise and stars Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory), Daniel Craig (James Bond), Javier Bardem (Silva), Judi Dench (M) and Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar). Click on the image for a larger view.

The 23rd James Bond film SKYFALL will hit theaters on the 9th of November, 2012. Until then, we’ve been treated with the first trailer for the film which stars Daniel Craig as 007 along with Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem, and of course Judi Dench as ‘M.’ “Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first,” says Bond at the end of this trailer. We’re hoping this isn’t the first and last trailer to be released, especially given the four year wait since Quantum of Solace (2008), which hit theaters just 2 years after Casino Royale (2006).

MGM has announced the “Bond 50” collection on Blu-ray Disc. The 23-disc set, which doesn’t have a release date yet, will contain every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through Quantum of Solace (2008). That’s all 22 films! The 23rd disc, in case your asking, will contain never-before-seen content from the Bond archive. Each disc will also contain extra bonus content adding up to over 130 hours. James Bond film directors John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) got together to make the announcement at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Casino Royale‘s Caterina Murino, and Quantum of Solace‘s Olga Kurylenko, were also at the big announcement. The Blu-ray Disc collection will retail for $299. Too pricey? You can pre-order right now from Amazon.com for $199.

Over what seems to have been an eternity producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli finally announced the title of the next James Bond film. Bond 23, as it has been referred to, will be called Skyfall. The film will star Daniel Craig as James Bond, Judi Dench as M, and Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe — their roles as of yet to be revealed. According to director Sam Mendes (American Beauty), Skyfall will be shot in locations in China such as Shanghai, as well as Istanbul and Scotland. Skyfall is slated for release on November 9, 2012. The film will celebrate the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962.

Netflix has added 14 James Bond films to their streaming “Instant Watch” online service. What’s more, the films are available in HD. The newer films (from 1990 and present) are not available digitally yet but you can always rent the DVD or Blu-ray Discs by mail. The quality looks great (for movies this old) and it sure is fun to watch them commercial free. Nice job Netflix!

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