A Single Location Offering Streaming Access to All 25 James Bond Films

by Hailey Greg

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film series, Prime Video has announced that they will be streaming all 25 Eon James Bond films in October. 

This October, the whole James Bond film series, which consists of a total of 25 movies, will be made available on Prime Video. The British author Ian Fleming created James Bond, the persona, and first launched him in 1953 in a chain of publications that included 12 volumes and two collections of short stories. The sophisticated super spy made his initial appearance in cinema as Sean Connery’s character in the classic film Dr. No, which was released in 1962. This picture was the first installment of a large franchise that still continues today. Eon Productions is responsible for making all 25 of the movies that are considered to be legitimate entries in the James Bond film series. The exceptions to this rule are the comedies Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983)

Over the course of the franchise’s history, James Bond has been portrayed on screen by a wide range of actors. This includes Sean Connery (who gives James Bond an introduction to the silver screen in a total of six movies, five from 1962-1967 and one in 1971) then George Lazenby (who only appeared in 1969 in the series’ sixth film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), then from 1973 Roger Moore (whose tenure stretched from 1973’s Live and Let Die till 1985’s A View to a Kill), then it was Timothy Dalton (who played Bond in just two films,1987’s The Living Daylights and 1989’s License to Kill), then comes Pierce Brosnan (played the part from 1995’s GoldenEye to 2002’s Die Another Day).

Daniel Craig becomes the most recent actor to play the role of James Bond. After Roger Moore, he was the longest-running Bond in history. He made his debut as Bond in the origin story in 2006’s Casino Royale, which marked the beginning of a darker and seems continuity-oriented branch of the Bond franchise that continued till the final appearance, which was in the film No Time to Die in 2021. 

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Beginning on October 5th, Prime Video will commence the streaming of every Eon James Bond film which are 25 in total at their platform in the majority of territories, according to the announcement (some countries including Germany, Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil will have only 24, excluding the 25th No Time to Die). As part of the celebrations honoring the 60th anniversary of the franchise, the movies will only be available to stream on the site only for a limited time.

In celebration of the launch of the collection, an exclusive broadcast will also be showcased on Prime Video of a recording of the event The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall which will take place on October 4. Prime Video will become the first platform to broadcast this, as well as The Sound of 007 the documentary, which marks the progression of James Bond’s most recognizable musical themes. 

The Streaming Future of James Bond and Why It Matters. 

Although Prime Video has reviled that the James Bond movies will only be available to stream together for a limited time, as yet, they have not provided any specifics regarding the length of time during which the movies will be accessible or which movies will continue to be available after the allotted time has passed. Due to the fact that MGM and its cinematic archive is now owned by Amazon, it is highly likely that a lot of these titles will continue to be available on the site even after the exclusive window has passed. Nevertheless, that agreement was reached in 2021, which means that certain contents may be guaranteed to other streaming services in the future as part of the extremely convoluted chain of licensing arrangements that govern the streaming landscape.

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Since it is already apparent how difficult it has been to secure the international streaming rights for the most recent picture, No Time to Die, it is likely that the films will disperse to many other parts of the internet way before Prime Video will be able to collect them all in one location once again. 

Though it’s a long shot, that every single James Bond film would continue to be available on the streaming platform, it is highly possible that Prime Video is aligning itself to become the exclusive streaming home for Bond 26 once it has been produced. Amazon has already stated its intention to pursue theatrical releases for subsequent sequels, but there is not much information available about that project yet, including who will portray Bond in the upcoming installment. However, this does not necessarily imply that they will not maintain any future Bond movie as the crown jewels of their streaming service until the theatrical window has closed. 

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