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Casino Royale Cracks China
First Bond film to get a release

16 November 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Daniel Craig’s Bond has managed a feat no other 007 has been able to pull off before him – he’s found a way into China.

Casino Royale marks the first time that a Bond film has made it past the strict Film Board that vets every foreign film before it’s even considered for release. Previously, Bond’s cavalier attitude, death-dealing ways and spying on other countries was frowned upon – at least until now. Casino will see screens on 30 January, while Chinese audiences previously had to get their Bondage via illegal pirate DVDs.

"We are extremely pleased that the film has passed and expect it to be one of the highest grossing films next year in China," said Li Chow, Sony Pictures' China manager told Variety.

So that’s Chinese film policy, then. Invisible cars? Bad. Testicle torture? Good. Says it all, really…

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Shut up you fools
Shut up you couple of tarts, anyone with half a brain cell about films knows what happens to Bond in Casino Royale, plus how can you blame Empire when every TV special the past month has mentioned it! Go back to your now completly redundent website! More

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Empire, you suck.
Thanks for the spoiler guys. You could have put a warning before revealing anything about what I'm sure was going to be a surprising and shocking scene. I don't think I'm alone in not having seen the film yet, with it having been in cinemas about 6 hours or so. You really should have known better. More

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