Oct 28, 2008

New Spy DVDs Out This Week

This week's sole new spy DVD comes bundled with a CD full of music most readers are likely to already have... but it still sounds pretty cool. The newest iteration of EMI's frequently reissued The Best of Bond... James Bond CD comes in two versions: a regular CD and a CD/DVD combo. The CD contains all the Bond themes that the last one did, plus Chris Cornell's awesome "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale and Madonna's "Die Another Day." (Listening to that one without earmuffs is as bad as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of thirty-eight degrees Farenheit.) It's also got a previously unreleased version of "The James Bond Theme." The DVD includes five Bond music videos (all of which are also included on the DVDs of the respective movies), a 1974 Shirley Bassey concert performance of "Goldfinger," and the documentary "The Music of James Bond." I assume the latter is the same one featured on the A View To A Kill DVD. So you don't get all the videos (neither of the hilariously cheesy Licence To Kill videos is included, nor the excellent Garbage one or a few others), and the only thing you're not likely to own already is the Bassey performance. But a disc full of Bond music videos is still a pretty cool idea in my book, so I'll probably pick it up anyway! Plus, the cover art's an improvement over the last version.

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