‘Dr. No’ Is Bringing Back Sean Connery’s James Bond to the Big Screen
James Bond fans have to feel like they’re in the midst of a Golden Age. For the first time ever, every Bond film will be available on Blu-ray in one collector’s set (beginning on September 25); we’re loving the latest trailers for ‘Skyfall,’ which makes it look like Sam Mendes will be able to right the 007 ship (after the misfire that was ‘Quantum of Solace’); and now, one of the best Bond movies is coming back to theaters for a limited time only.
That would be Terence Young’s ‘Dr. No,’ the debut 007 feature that introduced audiences around the globe to Sean Connery’s suave, sophisticated secret agent. Fandango reports that ‘Dr. No’ will be back in select AMC theaters (only 50) across the nation for one night on Monday, September 24 (the day before the ‘Bond 50’ Blu-ray box set hits store shelves). Tickets are available on AMC’s website, where you also can check theater availability.
We’re in a retro cycle of films coming back to the big screen. Audiences recently flocked to a resized ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and Steven Spielberg also plans to put ‘E.T.’ back in multiplexes ahead of its Blu-ray release. James Cameron recently put ‘Titanic’ back in theaters (with a 3D upgrade), and classics like ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Citizen Kane’ often play as retrospective screenings.
The thing about the Bond series is that you can release almost all of them back into theaters and earn some extra coin. Though, we’re not paying full price to endure ‘Moonraker’ again. But ‘Goldfinger’ or ‘Live and Let Die’ would look amazing back on the big screen. Let’s make this happen, MGM. It would be the ideal appetizer to ‘Skyfall’ in November, don’t you think?