Prime Video to celebrate 60 years of ‘James Bond’

Prime Video has announced that it will stream all 25 ‘James Bond’ films in the U.S., U.K, and other key territories as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the classic spy franchise. 

Furthermore, the streamer also unveiled posters and trailers for the celebration as well as for ‘The Sound of 007′, a Mat Whitecross-directed documentary focusing on six decades of the series’ music.

These films are known for their iconic theme music (composed by Monty Norman) and opening sequences which have featured artists like Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Adele, Sam Smith, Billie Eilish, and more.

The documentary will also premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide alongside all the movies on October 5, 2022. In addition, the platform will also stream a recording of the charity concert, The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall’, on October 4.

The stories of these film center around the titular British Secret Service agent who was created by English novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. The character, also known by his codename 007, has been played by six actors till date.

The first film in this franchise helmed by Eon Productions was 1962’s ‘Dr. No’ which starred Sean Connery as James Bond. He was followed by George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the most recent actor to play the role, Daniel Craig.

Craig too ended his run with 2021’s ‘No Time To Die’. The next actor to play Bond has not been cast yet but it has been confirmed that the character will return.

Other films in the franchise include ‘From Russia with Love’ (1963), ‘Goldfinger’ (1964), ‘Thunderball’ (1965), ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967), ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ (1969), ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971), ‘Live and Let Die’ (1973), ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ (1974), ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977), ‘Moonraker’ (1979), ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981), ‘Octopussy’ (1983), ‘A View to a Kill’ (1985), ‘The Living Daylights’ (1987), Licence to Kill’ (1989), ‘GoldenEye’ (1995), ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (1997), ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999), ‘Die Another Day’ (2002), ‘Casino Royale’ (2006), ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008), ‘Skyfall’ (2012), and ‘Spectre’ (2015).

Check out the official ’60 Years of Bond’ trailer:

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