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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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September 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Mummy (2017), Phenomena, The Resurrected

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This week’s list of horror-themed home entertainment releases is almost exhausting, as we have well over 30 titles coming our way on September 12th. For those who may have missed them in theaters earlier this year, you can now finally catch up with both The Mummy (2017) and It Comes At Night, as they’re both headed home on multiple formats.

Cult film fans should keep an eye out for an array of releases this Tuesday, including The Fox With A Velvet Tail, The Resurrected, the standard two-disc Blu-ray for Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Creep Behind the Camera, Spider, and Don Coscarelli’s entire Phantasm series comes home in a five-disc DVD set from Well Go USA.

Other notable releases for September 12th include The Ghoul, Dead Again in Tombstone, The Hatred, Ruby, Tobor the Great, and Night Gallery: The Complete Series.

The Fox With A Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro,
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Contest: Win The Resurrected on Blu-ray

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Several years after unleashing clever zombies with an appetite for brains in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to home media in high definition on September 12th, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Resurrected.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Resurrected Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 18th.
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"James Bond: Moneypenny"

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Producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise, simultaneously" including spin-offs based on 'MI6' Agent 'Moneypenny' and 'CIA agent' "Felix Leiter":

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Moneypenny" is written by Jody Hauser and illustrated by Jacob Engler, with a cover by Tula Lotay:

"...in this never-before-told mission starring 'Moneypenny', the friend of 'James Bond' and former 'MI6' field agent and bodyguard of 'M'...

"...follows her on a routine protection mission, when she stumbles upon a complicated assassination plot...

"...that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood.

"Can Moneypenny call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot...?"

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1,  is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart,
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Scream Factory Reveals Full List of Blu-ray Special Features for Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected

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Several years after unleashing clever zombies in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to Blu-ray on September 12th with a final list of bonus features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory:

Press Release: Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic The Resurrected, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (Zodiac, Full Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High). On September 12, 2017,Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment is proud to presentTHE Resurrected on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans,
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"James Bond: Black Box" - 'No Name'

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Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Black Box" #5, available July 5, 2017, is written by Ben Percy and illustrated by Rapha Lobosco, with covers by Dom Reardon, Jason Masters and Patrick Zircher:

"....in the 'Suicide Forest' of Japan, near the base of Mt. Fuji, 'James Bond' finds himself hunted by 'No Name', the nightmarish assassin. 

"After narrowly escaping, '007' and 'Selah Sax' find themselves on board a bullet train bound for the headquarters of 'Saga Genji'...

"... in a race against 'Felix Leiter' and the Americans for the 'black box' of information that could compromise their nations..."

Producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise...

...including a feature based on CIA agent 'Felix Leiter'.

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.
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"James Bond: Felix Leiter"

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According to new reports, producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise, simultaneously" including a feature based on CIA agent "Felix Leiter"?:

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart, finds 'Felix Leiter' in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond..."

Created by Ian Fleming, Leiter is an operative for the 'CIA' and close friend of 'James Bond'. But after losing a leg and his hand to a shark attack, Leiter joined the 'Pinkerton Detective Agency'.
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Scream Factory Announces September Blu-ray Releases for After Midnight (1989), Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected & More

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As special guests on the Shock Waves podcast, the fine folks at Scream Factory just gave horror fans four big reasons to look forward to September, as they announced Blu-ray releases for The Spell (September 5th), Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected, aka Shatterbrain (September 12th), After Midnight (September 26th), and A Quiet Place in the Country (September 26th).

From Scream Factory: "We just announced four new upcoming titles on the Shockwaves podcast (which you can listen to and hear a lot more Scream Factory scoop @ http://www.blumhouse.com/podcast/ ). Here’s are the early details!

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain) (1991) – Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the
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Moneyball gone Terribly Wrong

Money in the world of football has become a big talking point within the game. Be it transfer fees, ticket prices, imaging and TV rights, or even the odd FIFA related bribing scandal, the financial element of the game will now always be questioned. With figures nearly exceeding £100,000,000 for a single player it’s beginning to feel that clubs can demand stupid money for any player within their squad. You only have to look at players like Dwight Gayle, Jake Livermore, and Robert Snodgrass who are being bought for £10 million plus. I mean, Crystal Palace bought Jeffery Schlupp for £12 million! Am I missing something here? It’s like money doesn’t have any value within the game anymore.

Of course, there are some transfers that warrant clubs splashing out large amounts of money to get their man. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, and Neymar to name a few.
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"James Bond: Felix Leiter"

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Sneak Peek Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman, available January 2017:

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart, finds 'Felix Leiter' in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond..."

Created by Ian Fleming, Felix Leiter is an operative for the CIA and close friend of 'James Bond'. After losing a leg and his hand to a shark attack, Leiter joined the 'Pinkerton Detective Agency'.

The Leiter character has appeared in ten films, portrayed by actors Jack Lord, Cec Linder, Rik Van Nutter, Norman Burton, David Hedison, John Terry and Jeffrey Wright.

Click the images to enlarge.
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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with
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Arsenal Transfers: 8 Late Deadline Day Deals Arsene Wenger Could Do

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Inevitably, the last day of the transfer window dawned as surely as it always does around the Emirates: as Jim White filled himself with sugar for his shouty evening slot on Sky Sports News, Arsene Wenger was already saying he was 99% sure he would be doing no business. Which is exactly what he says 99% of the time, whether he’s intent on signing anyone or not. He doesn’t seem keen on John Terry though.

To be frank, Arsenal’s squad needs more development: they haven’t been in as strong a position to win the league for some time, and if they want to pip Leicester to the title, there is still work to be done. Particularly since Arsenal players seem to have a far higher probability of getting lengthy injuries than anyone else.

It isn’t all just about incoming transfers either:
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Chelsea “Submit £45 Million Bid” For England International

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Chelsea have bid £45 million for Everton defender John Stones, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.

This is the fourth offer the reigning Barclays Premier League champions have made for the England international, after seeing three bids knocked back by the Toffees last summer. Their final bid of £37million was point-blank refused by Roberto Martinez, despite Stones filing a formal transfer request.

Now, The Blues see the 21-year-old as the man to martial their leaky defence after setting off on one of the worst Premier League title defences of all time.

Towards the end of Jose Mourinho’s reign, both John Terry and Gary Cahill were hung out to dry. The players paid the price for numerous bad results Chelsea suffered. Who could forget former England skipper Terry being hauled off at half time at The Etihad during a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in August?

Stones
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6 Tactical Changes To Save Chelsea’s Season

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At Cobham, Jose Mourinho closes the door to his office and slumps in his chair, fearing the worst. His team look great in training but that would lull weaker managers into a false sense of security. Falcao scored twice with not a hair out of place, Terry was imperious in their usual 5-a-side session. He asks himself, “What am I not seeing?”.

Jose’s phone vibrates. It’s an email from the Fa about his post-match comments after the home defeat to Southampton. Great.

While he is the best manager the Blues have ever in football sentimentality is for the history books and, currently hovering above the relegation zone after eight games, Chelsea’s season has run aground.

It’s not yet the spectacular fall from grace Leeds United experienced in 2004 nor is it the arid ten-year trophy drought that forced Liverpool to hit the panic
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10 Most Underrated Footballers In The World Right Now

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An underrated football player can play for any team in the world. They do not have to play for a poor side and they’re often household names that are simply overshadowed by a ridiculously well-built, Nike endorsed, Portuguese goal predators.

But enough about Swansea City’s Eder. Nowadays, footballers’ performances are inspected by the media’s meticulous magnifying glass every week and fans are now able to view almost every game (if you can work out the migrainously complicated logistics of having both Sky Sports and BT Sport). If you’re playing in isolation (for instance the 12.45pm kick off on Saturday or an 8pm Monday Night Football spectacle in front of Neville and co) then your performance will be hung up like a punch bag and continuously poked, caressed, prodded and sometimes punched until the studio manager turns the fancy touch-screens off.

This well-rounded
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FIFA 16: Confirmed Chelsea Player Ratings

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It’s nearly here. FIFA 16 is ready for release towards the end of September, and just to whet your appetite, you can now try out the hotly-anticipated demo version of the game.

Alongside the demo though, game-makers EA Sports have recently confirmed player ratings for a host of clubs in the new game. The list includes the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain and European champions Barcelona.

Each outfit boasts a stream of world-class talent, and even before the main release of FIFA 16 you’re able to test the game out – with the aforementioned clubs – in the demo version.

But this article will bring you a selection of those confirmed ratings. Here, we focus on Premier League champions Chelsea, who powered to the title last season after faltering challenges from former champions Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Chelsea are littered with quality players all across the park,
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FIFA 16: Top 10 Premier League Player Rating Predictions

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Knowing exactly who the top players are in each league is becoming more important every year, with Ultimate Team selections jumping to the front of everyone’s mind when it comes to FIFA.

The Premier League is stacked with talent again this year, with a few exciting additions and notable departures sure to have an impact on FIFA 16 when it is launched in the coming weeks, but who will form the elite group of players at the very top of the league ratings?

Falcao, Robin Van Persie, and Eden Hazard were the highest rated Premier League players last season with 88 ratings, though while the latter won the Player of the Season award, the other two flopped. Falcao has now moved to Chelsea desperately looking for an unlikely revival, while Van Persie has left the country for Fenerbache. So which players have stolen their lofty positions? All ratings are
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Hawk The Slayer Sequel in the Works!

It seems like the 80s is a goldmine of sci-fi and fantasy movies that time forgot. Every other day some movie fan digs up some obscure bit of entertainment that they loved when they were kids and which still holds some nostalgia to a large enough group of people. This story is and isn't exactly that.

Remember Hawk the Slayer? The English high fantasy drama directed by Terry Marcel (who later went on to produce and direct "Dark Knight") co-wrote and directed this tale of knights and sorcery which pits Hawk (John Terry) and Voltan (Jack Palance) as brothers who are at war.

I never saw the movie but watching the trailer brought back memories of a load of other movies of this ilk that I flipped through on TV in the early 90s. I feel like I probably need to give this particular [Continued ...]
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Newcastle And Sunderland Urged To Make Move For Chelsea Defender

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Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been urged to make an audacious move for Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma by Don Hutchison.

The former West Ham United and Black Cats midfielder, who now works as a columnist for The Chronicle, tweeted that the pair should try and hijack Roma’s rumoured offer for the Blues defender.

Zouma replaced John Terry, who was substituted for the first time ever by Jose Mourinho, at half-time of Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City at weekend and is rated highly by the Blues boss, although Roma’s rumoured interest suggests a move could be agreed.

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And Hutchison tweeted about the 20-year-old:

“Apparently Roma favourite to get Zouma on loan.

“Where on earth are Newcastle and Sunderland on this…….”

Interestingly, Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli tweeted last month a seemingly far-fetched rumour that the Magpies had enquired to the
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Fantasy Premier League 2016 Tips: 10 Things To Consider From Week 1

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After spending hours working out how you were going to fit a Chelsea defender into your Fantasy Football team and still make sure you had a credible strike-force, your dreams were crushed as Swansea City hadn’t read the blueprint. For future notice, Garry Monk, the Blues aren’t meant to concede any goals at Stamford Bridge hence why we all forked out a sackful of precious moolah on Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry you ridiculously bloody impressive 36-year-old weekend-ruiner, (oh and two R’s in Garry looks ridiculous).

While I’m on the subject of Jose Mourinho’s week one bottle-jobs that brings me nicely onto Thibaut Courtois who decided to get himself sent off for a lethargic challenge on Bafetimbi Gomis and in doing so grabbed himself a three game suspension (subject to Chelsea’s recent appeal). I hope you Courtois pickers all selected
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