CASINO ROYALE introduces JAMES BOND before he holds his licence to kill. No less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, Bond is elevated to “00” status. “M” (Judi Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier attempting to recapture funds in a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. When Bond is placed under the watchful eye of the treasury official Vesper Lynd, his initial skepticism of her turns into a deepening interest as 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.
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Audio Commentary Featuring the Crew
**Becoming Bond Featurette
**Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Including The Road to Casino Royale and More
**Ian Fleming’s Incredible Creation and Ian Fleming: Secret Road to Paradise Featurettes
**“You Know My Name” Music Video Performed by Chris Cornell
Disc 2: DVD
Cast & Crew
Bond as a human being? Who'd'a'thunk?
Casino Royale has the answers to all my complaints about the 45-year-old James Bond series, and some I hadn't even thought of.
I hope Craig finds more moments like that in Bond. And I hope he gets to wear that tuxedo again and again and again.
I consider Daniel Craig to be the most effective and appealing of the six actors who have played 007, and that includes even Sean Connery.
This, at last, is Bond stripped bare.
There's clearly life in the old dog yet.
Welcome to the new world of MI6's most storied agent.