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Genre: Action/Thriller
Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen, Joaquin Cosio
Director: Marc Foster
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2008



- "Another Way to Die" Music Video
- Theatrical and Teaser Trailers

- Bond On Location Featurette
- Start of Shooting Featurette
- On Location Featurette
- Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase Featurette
- Director Marc Foster Featurette
- The Music Featurette
- Crew Files Behind-the-Scenes Clips


Languages: English
Subtitles: English//Latin
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Letterbox
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 56 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Alliance Entertainment
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Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in this thrilling, action-packed adventure which starts shortly after Casino Royale ends. Betrayed by the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. On a nonstop quest for justice that crisscrosses the globe, Bond meets the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), who leads him to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious “Quantum” organization. When Bond uncovers a conspiracy to take control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, he must navigate a minefield of treachery, deception and murder to neutralize “Quantum” before it's too late!


Grossing over US$500 million worldwide at the box-office with majority of the critics raving over it, "Casino Royale" marks the successful reboot of the renowned 007 franchises and established Daniel Craig as the new leading man.

Two years later, British actor Craig again returns as the beloved spy in "Quantum of Solace" but this time round Quantum took a beating from the critics but still audience embraced it.

Let’s just dive straight to the facts why critics hated Quantum. Royale was an old fashioned spy thriller akin to the original grand old James Bond classics that starred Sean Connery. Director Martin Campbell took his time to slowly develop the plot, the various characters and stages elaborate action sequences to excite the audience. Whereas Quantum on the other hand took a sudden 360 degrees turn, under the hands of Marc Foster, Quantum begins with a wild car chase and ends up with a huge pyrotechnics explosion and intercut with dozens of action scenes that will have you breathless.

But wait a minute. Where’s the story heading? The weak setup of the plot could be due to the fact that it continues immediately after Casino Royale. Remember something about a mysterious organization? It turns out that a corporate villain, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) is behind all the evil-doings and his ultimate aim is to seize control of a large desert region with the help of a certain General Medrano. The ever committed Bond then begins to track down Greene with the assistance of Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) who has an agenda of her own.

Strangly coming from the original scribers of Royale, Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the development of Greene unfortunately dampens the viewing experience as he is weakly written here despite Amalric’s menacing performance. Judi Dench is still remarkably mesmerizing as M, Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton while never matches Michelle Yeoh’s turn in "Tomorrow Never Dies" is commendable.

Bond who was last seen betrayed by love is nothing but a loose cannon here. He leaps across parapet, jumps on a boat chase and even pilot a plane. The hands-on gritty bruised Bond that we got to know from Royale is back again but the frantic editing which seems to run on Red Bull makes things a lot less comprehend. Another thing is the transition of the James Bond character is too similar to Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne trilogy which some might find repulsive. The cool-headed familiar Bond who finds time to bed a lot of pretty women and sipping his shaken martini is apparently nowhere to be seen.

Foster who helmed the award-winning "Monsters Ball" and dramas such as "The Kite Runner" and "Finding Neverland" simply is out of his range here. Taking on his first action movie and a well-known screen character, his usual traits of storytelling is nowhere visible in Quantum with the exception of the lush cinematography of the various locations. I’m not at all surprised most of the sequences are even handled by second unit director and stunt coordinator Dan Bradley.

Perhaps this is a closing chapter on the beginning of James Bond, Quantum is just a setup for further things to come. Watching Casino Royale and Quantum back-to-back might be thus far more enjoyable. However, diehard action fans might love Quantum for all the crazy Bourne style action. Alas it’s too far removed from the original Ian Fleming’s novels for faithful Bond’s followers.


Disc One contains the feature film, the teaser and final theatrical trailers and "Another Way To Die" Music Video performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys. A song blasted by many for being not James Bond-like although personally I have no qualms about it.

Disc Two:

Bond On Location – In this 24 minutes featurette, we learnt that the crew went to places such as Panama for location scouting and some snippets of behind-the-scenes.

Start of Shooting - A short 2 minutes feature that has director Marc Foster talking on the first day of shooting on January 3, 2008.

On Location – This is a redundant feature consider that the topic on hand was already extensively covered in an earlier featurette.

Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase Sequence – Another short clip that showcases Bond girl Olga Kurylenko shooting her first stunt in the boat chase sequence.

Director Marc Forster – The cast and crew talks about Foster in this 2 minutes feature.

Music – Interview with the film composer David Arnold and footages of him hard at work at the film’s score in his studio.

Crew Files – This is a tedious featurette which clocks at 45 minutes. It covers brief interviews with the various crew members of Quantum of Solace ranging from set designer to stuntman etc.

Obviously the producers are holding back on the extra features in this 2-Disc edition. There might be a 3-Disc edition of Quantum along the way once the next Bond adventure starts to roll into theatres.


The DVD is presented in anamorphic 2.35:1. Details are sharp and vivid and colours are darker, desaturated to suit the whole gritty look of the new Bond. The Dolby 5.1 surround is very active and loud when it comes to the frantic action sequences, the perfect title to showcase your home theatre setup.



Review by Linus Tee


. Quantum of Solace (Movie Review)

. Quantum of Solace (Soundtrack Review)

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. Babylon A.D.

. Journey to the Center of the Earth

. Desert Saints

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. Horton

. Right At Your Door

. Deception

. Doomsday

. Never Back Down

. Virgin Territory

. Shutter

. Little Fish

. Shanghai Kiss


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Alliance Entertainment


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