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What's your favourite James Bond movie? - poll

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Sean Connery in Goldfinger. It takes a special kind of secret agent to pull off a white tuxedo

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James Bond fans have plenty to celebrate in 2012 with the release of a 22-film Blu-ray box set and Daniel Craig returning to the 007 role in Skyfall.

As the suave secret agent celebrates his 50th cinematic anniversary, we here at Digital Spy want to know which Bond movie is your favourite. Do you love the ruthless steak of Sean Connery, or the arched eyebrow of Roger Moore? How about the darker movies led by Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig?

To help make up your mind, DS staff have had their say on which films are their personal favourites. Read on below to find out, then scroll down to have your say!

David Moynihan, Editor - Casino Royale
"This was the first Bond movie that genuinely made me like the spy franchise. Daniel Craig's 'Bourne'-esque reinvention of the movie icon was icy, brutal and unmissable - but all with that familiar Bond glint of wry British charm. Skyfall promises more of the same and I can't wait."

'Casino Royale' still


Morgan Jeffery, TV Reporter - The Living Daylights
"Cinema-goers may praise Daniel Craig for returning the 007 franchise to its 'gritty roots' following the invisible cars and cartoon villains of Piece Brosnan's swansong Die Another Day, but Craig was only following in the footsteps of Timothy Dalton, who'd similarly grounded the series after seven movies starring Roger Moore's eyebrows.

"The Welsh actor's run as Bond was short-lived, but his first effort - The Living Daylights - remains an effective and underrated spy thriller. It's not a perfect movie - suffering from a lack of a strong villain - but Dalton's rock-solid performance papers over any cracks."

'The Living Daylights' still


Ben Lee, Editorial Assistant - Licence to Kill
"007 gone rogue! Say what you will, but this underrated gem is easily the most memorable Bond film for me: an edgier and darker direction, the hyperbaric chamber, a young Benicio del Toro and the shredder, and a stunning action set-piece climax."

Alex Fletcher, Deputy Editor - From Russia with Love
"It has to be Connery (Dalton - too serious, Moore - too camp, Craig - too serious) and it has to be From Russia With Love. Featuring the badass villain Rosa Klebb and featuring more grit than gimmicks, it's a Bond film for people who aren't even fans of Bond films."

'From Russia with Love' still


Simon Reynolds, Movies Editor - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
"It's the forgotten Bond film with the forgotten 007, but On Her Majesty's Secret Service is probably my favourite of the series. George Lazenby had the impossible job of replacing Sean Connery, and his lack of leading-man confidence transmits to the character in a weirdly effective way - he's vulnerable and human, playing Bond as a real person instead of an indestructible superhero.

"For my money, OHMSS also has the best Bond girl in Diana Rigg and best Blofeld in Telly Savalas. Plus, who could forget John Barry's incredible score, those stunning action sequences in the Swiss Alps and that ending?"

On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby, Diana Rigg


Mayer Nissim, News Editor - GoldenEye
"Despite the revamp of Casino Royale, the only time 007 has been in any real existential danger was the whopping, unprecedented six-year gap after Licence to Kill. Dalton may well be the best Bond, but Brosnan's introduction really did rescue the superspy.

"I think you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur," said Judi Dench's M. "A relic of the Cold War." GoldenEye dealt with the obvious head-on, but was still unashamedly Bond. Evil Ruskies, massive explosions, a bombastic Bassey-esque theme from Tina Turner and a villain who crushes guys between her thighs, what more could you want?"

Pierce Brosnan revived James Bond in the '90s with GoldenEye

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The James Bond poll is now closed. Check back soon to see the results!
The James Bond 22 Film Blu-ray collection will be released on September 24. Skyfall bows in cinemas and IMAX screens on October 26 in the UK and November 9 in the US.

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