1. 'From Russia With Love' Back On The Big Screen

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-02-28

    As earlier reported on, the upcoming months will see a special season of 007 screenings at BFI Southbank to mark the centenary of James Bond producer Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli.

    One highlight of this event will be the screening of a digitally restored From Russia with Love, which will open on 24 April and then be followed by additional screenings nationwide throughout the UK.

    The full press release follows:

    Classic James Bond – From Russia with Love – Digitally
    Restored and Back in Cinemas

    'From Russia with Love'

    From Russia with Love

    From 24 April, a restored version of From Russia with Love is returning to cinemas nationwide, in celebration of the centenary of producer Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli.

    Broccoli formed EON Productions and Danjaq, with Harry Saltzman, to make Dr. No, launching James Bond onto the big screen in 1962. When Saltzman later sold his shares of the two companies to United Artists, Broccoli became sole producer of the Bond films.

    From Russia with Love, originally released in 1963, has been digitally restored frame by frame by Lowry Digital Images, the world’s leader in digital restoration and image enhancement. The process involves taking moving pictures that show signs of age and wear, removing the fading, dirt, scratches and other defects that occur over time, and returning them to their original condition.

    From Russia with Love, directed by Terence Young, and starring Sean Connery, Robert Shaw and Lotte Lenya, will be opening from 24 April at BFI Southbank (as part of a comprehensive Broccoli season), followed by special screenings at cinemas nationwide.

    As always, keep watching for all the latest on James Bond-related events happening around the world.