If you’re struggling for Christmas or birthday presents for your Dad, older brother or Daniel Craig loving mum the post Cringle Day release date of the Skyfall DVD might come as a bit if a disappointment to you. However, it is available from Amazon.co.uk, so if the worst comes to the worst you can always just tell them that it’s in the post, along with a secret microfilm, a beretta 9 mm and a Russian bride called Yvanna Kurlyerendkoff.
The Skyfall DVD is set to be released on the 18th February 2013, along with a Blu-ray edition, which will be released at the same time. The DVD includes special features on the psychedelic opening sequence, the women of the film, the epic locations, behind the wheel of the DB5 and a promo for the movie soundtrack, which includes Adele’s it’ll-grow-on-you Bond theme song.
However, if you opt for the Blu-ray edition, you’ll get a full-on 17 special features, including The Death of Bond, The Return of Bond, Villains, mor on the music of Bond, the end sequence (AKA Kevin grows up), features on M and the future of Bond, the Skyfall premier, commentary from Director, Sam Mendes, and commentary with Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson plus Production Designer Dennis Gassner.
For anyone that missed it in the cinema, Skyfall is the latest in the new series of James Bond films starting Daniel Craig. It pits 007 against the pretty nasty genius of computer hacking megalomaniac, Raoul Silva, played brilliantly by Javier Bardem. While there are a few disappointments from Skyfall there are also a fair few surprises, which has created a bit of a split between the people that love the film and those that are frustrated by its flaws. See our full Skyfall review for more info.
Apart from the super slick action, a relentless bad guy and amazing sets, one of the most impressive aspects of the film is the performances of new Bond girls, Sévérine and Eve. Naomi Harris is impressive in the delivery of MI6 agent, Eve, who’s fieldwork skills are more rounded than she’s eventually given credit for. However, stealing the show is Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine, who’s pre-filming smile slid away to reveal a hardened sneer that builds the storyline amazingly.
Whether you liked it or were slightly disappointed by some elements of Skyfall, it’s probably still worth watching again, making the DVD release a good opportunity to decide on the Home Alone ending. With the knee slide on the ice getaway, Dame Judy Dench’s Micro Machines scene and Javier Bardem’s shock and surprise at the explosions at the back door there are definite similarities, but were they enough to ruin the film?
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