(Sean Connery, the original James Bond)
James Bond, the savviest super spy in the world of cinema, has been handed an intriguing assignment: to infiltrate the homes of DStv Premium customers, and keep them spellbound for two weeks.
From February 23 until March 5, M-Net Movies will screen every single Bond film ever made - from 1963’s vintage Dr No to the latest explosive big-budget blockbuster Spectre (2015) - on an extra-special M-Net Movies pop-up channel. All the action will play out on channel 109 on DStv Premium. It can also be streamed live on DStv Now and enjoyed at your convenience on DStv Catch Up Plus, which is available with a DStv Wifi Connector.
The M-Net Movies James Bond pop-up channel pays tribute to one of Hollywood’s biggest movie franchises, celebrating 55 years of Hollywood’s most charming secret agent. Over the course of two weeks, fans will be able to experience all the dapper tuxedos, iconic fast cars, sultry Bond girls, exotic locations, mind-blowing gadgets, deadly villains, unforgettable music, incredible title sequences and martinis… shaken, not stirred, of course.
The explosive 24 Bond films will be screened in chronological order with Sean Connery, the first actor to incarnate author Ian Fleming’s suave creation, embarking on the first mission on February 23 at 10h10. Thereafter, he will hand the Bond baton over to Roger Moore and the rest of the Bonds until Daniel Craig has dismantled Spectre on February 26 at 20h00. Then the entire sequence will play out again from February 27 at 10h00 until March 2 at 23h20 before those who missed their appointments with the secret agent during the day can enjoy the full marathon of all the films from March 3 at 10h00 until March 5 at 13h30.
As a bonus, four documentaries, namely, Now Pay Attention 007 (2000); Best Ever Bond (2002); Bond Girls Are Forever (2012) and Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012) take a peek behind the scenes - if they can breach the tight security that befits the life of a secret agent, that is. Remember, in the world of espionage, secrecy is everything!
To find out when your favourite Bond film will be screened, go through the EPG Guide on your remote control or click through to the M-Net website – www.mnet.tv - where all the schedules will be displayed. You can also become part of the adventures by joining the conversation @mnetmovies
FEBRUARY 23, 2017:
Dr No at 10h10. Year:1963. Directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress and Joseph Wiseman.
From Russia with Love at 12h03: Year:1964. Directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya.
Goldfinger at 14h03. Year 1965. Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman and Gert Fröbe
Thunderball at 15h53. Year:1965. Directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi
You Only Live Twice at 18h03. Year:1967. Directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Sean Connery, Mie Hama and Donald Pleasence
On Her Majesty's Secret Service at 20h00. Year:1969. Directed by Peter R Hunt and starring George Lazenby, Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas
Diamonds are Forever at 22h21. Year:1971. Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Sean Connery, Jill St John and Charles Gray
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Live and Let Die at 09h35. Year:1973. Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour
The Man With the Golden Gun at 11h37. Year:1974. Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland
The Spy Who Loved Me at 13h42. Year:1977. Directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and Curd Jürgens
Moonraker at 15h47. Year:1979. Directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Roger Moore, Lois Chiles and Michael Lonsdale
For Your Eyes Only at 17h53. Year:1981. Directed by John Glen and starring Roger Moore, Julian Glover and Carole Bouquet
Octopussy at 20h00. Year:1983. Directed by and starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan
Never Say Never Again 22h10. Year:1983. Directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Kim Basinger
A View to a Kill at 00h23. Year:1985. Directed by John Glen and starring Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts and Grace Jones
FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Casino Royale (Peter Sellers Spoof_TV Movie) at 10h35. Year:1967. Directed by Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest and Richard Talmadge. Starring Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and David Niven
The Living Daylights 11h30. Year:1987. Directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo and Joe Don Baker
Licence to Kill at 13h40. Year:1989. Directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi and Carey Lowell
GoldenEye at 15h52. Year:1995. Directed by Martin Campbell and starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean and Izabella Scorupco
Tomorrow Never Dies at 18h01. Year:1997. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh
The World Is Not Enough at 20h00. Year:1988. Directed by Michael Apted and starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau and Robert Carlyle
Die Another Day at 22h08. Year:2012. Directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Toby Stephens
FEBRUARY 26, 2017
Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007 at 08h20. Year:2012. Directed by Stevan Riley and starring Ken Adam, Maud Adams, John Barry
Bond Girls are Forever at 10h00. Year:2012. Directed by John Watkin and starring Maryam d'Abo, Halle Berry and Ursula Andress
Now Pay Attention 007! at 10h50. Year:2000. Directed by Richard Mervyn and starring Michael Apted, Pierce Brosnan and Martin Campbell
Best Ever Bond at 11h45. Year: 2002. Directed by John Piper and Debbie Geller and starring Roger Moore, Ken Adam, and Michael Apted
Casino Royale at 13h23. Year:2006. Directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen
Quantum of Solace at 15h52. Year:2008. Directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Mathieu Amalric
Skyfall at 17h38. Year:2012. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes
Spectre at 20h00. Year:2015. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux
*In case you missed Casino Royale (Peter Sellers Spoof_TV Movie) it will be re-screened on February 26 at 21h27
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