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Are these the most perfect Bond movie moments of all time?

Oh, James.

By Kate Gilbert, 23 February 2016
Are these the most perfect Bond movie moments of all time?

(Pic: Sony Pictures)

The gadgets. The cars. The explosions. The slightly cringe seduction techniques. We're all a little bit in love with James Bond. And now, the latest film Spectre has been released on DVD so everyone can add Daniel Craig's potentially final Bond film to their collection. To mark the occasion, we're running through some of most iconic moments from the British secret agent's back catalogue. Martinis at the ready...

'Can you swim?'

What would Bond be without his cars? The adapted underwater Lotus in The Spy Who Loved Me combines classic Q branch gadgetry, with a Bond girl and a missile.

'No Mr Bond, I expect you to die'

The laser between the legs scene from Goldfinger is not only a seminal moment, but is responsible for one of the most recited lines in Bond history. 

M's demise

Judi Dench is perfection throughout Skyfall – from her 'to hell with dignity, I'll leave when the job is done' speech, to her poem scene, through to her tragic death. Skyfall was as much about Dench as it was about 007. 

The BMW that drives itself

Another Q branch invention, destroyed by Bond, is the BMW that can be driven by a mobile phone remote control. The wonders of technology. Pierce Brosnan makes a dramatic getaway in Tomorrow Never Dies using every little (and big) boy's dream toy.

Underneath the mango tree

The Bond girl to end all Bond girls, Ursula Andress emerging from the ocean in Dr. No, wearing that white bikini is pure 007.

The Crane Fight scene

Dizzying heights and Bond without his gadgets makes this scene out of Casino Royale one of the most mindblowing Bond moments for sheer nerve alone.

Death by piranha fish 

From the white cat to the piranhas, Blofeld in You Only Live Twice is the perfect villain. 'Kill Bond, now!'

Daniel Craig and that swimming scene

Bond having his own Ursula Andress moment in Casino Royale. Just giving the ladies what they want.

'This is where we leave you'

Jaws pushes James out of a plane without a parachute in this impressive stunt scene from Moonraker, made in 1979.

Bond's bride dies

The only time James gets married is in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and his new wife is gunned down on their way from the wedding. A rare human and emotional scene from 007.

The dam bungee jump

In the opening sequence to GoldenEye, Bond bungee jumps 220m off the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland and into the film. It was voted one of the best movie stunts of all time, and thrill seeking fans queued up to do the same jump.

Any ski chase scene

If you are a skier, you will have undoubtedly been on a mountain pretending you are in the ski chase from The Spy Who Loved Me or For Your Eyes Only.

The casino poisoning

Bond nearly gets killed by his martini after it's poisoned during the Casino Royale poker game. Gasp.

'No well dressed man should be without one'

The jetpack from Thunderball is everything when it comes to impossible gadgets. 

The tank chase scene

If in doubt, take the tank and crash your way around St. Petersburg. Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye ends with the necessary suave tie adjustment.

'You are a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond'

Spectre will be released on DVD on February 22nd, so let's watch the trailer again and get Bond goosebumps shall we?

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