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This James Bond outing, starring Daniel Craig in the title role, features less flippant humor, more blood and (gasp!) less sex than past 007 movies. Yet, even with smart writing, astounding performances (Craig being the kingpin) and that classic Bond style, the depictions of perilous situations, sensational violence and high stakes gambling still make Casino Royale a questionable bet for older teens.
Why Is Casino Royale Rated PG-13?
Casino Royale is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity
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Daniel Craig’s first Bond film presents a slightly different tone, with a more serous plotline and less gratuitous sexuality. However, concerning content still prevails with many scenes of hand-to-hand combat, people being shot (along with the usual bullets, a man is shot in the eye with a nail gun) and a naked man subjected to torture (it’s implied his testicles are the target of the attack—no explicit nudity is seen). Sensational and perilous stunts are shown throughout. In one scene, Bond seduces a woman in order to gain information—neither character removes their clothes and they are interrupted before things get too involved. Bond is also depicted passionately embracing another woman in a couple of instances. As well, the main character is shown consuming fancy alcoholic drinks and usually drives in a reckless manner—all in a day’s work…
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Home Video Notes:Casino Royale
Release Date: 22 October 2012
In honor of the Bond Franchise’s 50th Anniversary in 2012,Casino Royale is re-releasing to home video.
DVD Release Date: 13 March 2007
Releasing to DVD in a 2-Disc Special Edition (presented in either wide or full screen), Casino Royale offers Bond fans a license to explore behind the scenes of the action packed movie. Special Features include: Becoming Bond (an intimate look at how Daniel Craig stepped into the role of the 6th James Bond), James Bond: For Real (an inside look at action and stunts of film) Bond Girls Are Forever (a closer look at Bond’s leading ladies) and You Know My Name (Chris Cornells music video). Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0), with subtitles in English and Spanish.
Blu-ray Release: 21 October 2008
Various James Bond films have been restored and re-mastered for release to Blu-ray disc. Fans of the franchise can look for Dr. No, Die Another Day, Live and Let Live, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love, and Thunderbolt.