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Quantum Of Solace

Quantum Of SolaceBond is back — and hes taking no
  prisoners in the latest 007 adventure
  to blast onto DVD and Blu-ray disc.
  Starring Daniel Craig as the fearless
  British agent, Quantum Of Solace
  follows some of the traditional Bond
  films but brings the genre bang up
  to date

PLAYING A FREE-FALLING, GUNG-HO JAMES BOND, Daniel Craig acquits himself well as Agent 007 in the multi-million global box office smash Quantum Of Solace, that debuts on DVD and Blu-ray disc throughout the UK on 23 March, courtesy of MGM and Fox Home Entertainment.

Quantum Of Solace opens with a car chase between Bond in his Aston Martin and an ill-fated Alfa Romeo before switching to the beautiful city of Siena, Italy, where M (Judi Dench) and Bond question White (Jesper Christensen) about the criminal organisation known as Quantum, little realising that one of their number is a traitor.

Picking up where Casino Royale left off, Quantum Of Solace finds James Bond adrift from MI6. Apparently betrayed by the woman he loved, he is hot on the trail of those responsible for her death and out for justice — leaving bodies in his wake and stopping at nothing to try to extract the information he needs.

Who is a friend and who is an enemy? James Bond is suspicious of everybody — even the beautiful Camille (Olga Kurylenko) he meets in Port-au-Prince, who is seeking her own brand of vengeance and who harbours an appalling secret. Using her former lover — ruthless businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) — to get to the South American General who so wronged her, Camille discovers that Greene wants her dead.

Greene claims to be an environmentalist, but he is using his wealth and power to help the General take over a South American government in exchange for an area of supposedly-worthless desert. What is it about this piece of land that Greene is so desperate to gain control of? And how does he connect with Quantum?

Bond discovers that Greene is involved in a conspiracy to take control of one of the world's most important resources; but he must navigate this minefield of treachery, deception and murder in order to neutralise Quantum before it's too late.

With the exasperated words of M ringing in his ears: "If you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be deeply appreciated!", 007 is determined that nothing will sway him from his single-minded mission to mete out justice and to put a stop to Greene's criminal activities.

Bond teams up with Camille and his friend René Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) — taking time out to seduce the delightful agent Strawberry Fields (Gemma Arterton), who meets a very sticky end — as they face certain death in this high-octane action film that follows the adventures of the world's most famous secret agent.

Quantum Of Solace is thrill after thrill of fast-paced derring-do, riding high on the back of a line of wonderfully successful films featuring Ian Fleming's valiant and charismatic hero. The action takes place across the globe from Siena, Italy, with a race to the death across the rooftops; through to Austria and Haiti, where a stunningly visual boat-chase in a crowded harbour gives plenty of opportunities for memorable stunts. The lead-up to the finale ensures that Quantum Of Solace is remembered for its blaze of glory — a particularly nail-biting scene that will leave you breathless.

A worldwide box office phenomenon, Quantum of Solace has broken countless records, including the biggest Friday opening of all time in the UK, and scored among the top twenty film openings of all time in 67 international territories. Bondů James Bond remains one of the world's largest and most successful film franchises with 22 films to date.

Presented by Albert R Broccoli's Eon Productions Limited, Quantum Of Solace is Directed by Marc Forster and also features: Anatole Taubman; David Harbour; Rory Kinnear; Tim Pigott-Smith; and Joaquin Cosio. Associate Producer is Andrew Noakes; Executive Producer is David Pope; Special Effects Supervisor is Chris Corbould; Visual Effects Designer is Kevin Tod Haug; Director Of Photography is Roberto Schaefer, asc; Music is by David Arnold; Written by Paul Haggis & Neal Purvis and Robert Wade; and Produced by Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli. The theme song, Another Way To Die, is performed by Jack White & Alicia Keys. Incidentally, the opening credit sequences are beautifully creative.

Quantum Of Solace features many familiar faces from 2006's Casino Royale, including Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (in 1999 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Shakespeare In Love) as Bond's closest confidant, M; Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. The Blu-ray Disc and two-disc special edition DVD contain special features including behind the scenes featurettes, crew files, plus a music video for Another Way To Die, featuring Jack White and Alicia Keys.

Quantum Of Solace is out in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on 23 March 2009, courtesy of MGM and Fox Home Entertainment.

Two-Disc Special Edition Special Features
— Bond On Location, 24-Minute Special Feature | Music Video: Jack White & Alicia Keyes: Another Way To Die | Crew Files | Trailers | 5 Featurettes: Start of Shooting | On Location | Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase | Director Marc Forster | The Music.

Blu-ray DVD Spec Features — Includes all the above in a Two-Disc Special Edition with content in spectacular hi-definition.

"Quantum Of Solace is thrill after thrill of fast-paced derring-do, riding high on the back of a line of wonderfully successful films featuring Ian Fleming's valiant and charismatic hero" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar