The First Bond Film You Saw - Rolling tally

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  • Posts: 1,068
    Yep, I'm feeling very old reading all this! lol Laserdisc you say? Wozzat?

    I recall once watching a SC clip, YOLT I think, as a demo on a B & O Betamax in Harrods. least I think it was It's a bit hazy but I was well impressed with it all!! Now I am sounding old!!
  • Posts: 582
    andmcit wrote: »
    Yep, I'm feeling very old reading all this! lol Laserdisc you say? Wozzat?

    I recall once watching a SC clip, YOLT I think, as a demo on a B & O Betamax in Harrods. least I think it was It's a bit hazy but I was well impressed with it all!! Now I am sounding old!!

    I remember Betamax-just! My parents had a player - only tape I can remember us having was The Snowman - the one with the Aled Jones song - Walking in the Air.
  • Posts: 16
    I remember when I was ~10 years old, my father rented a Bond film from the local Blockbuster, which I found out was Octopussy when I was gradually developing as a Bond fan later on. I can distinctly remember myself watching many scenes from that particular film back then (especially the pre-titles sequence and Magda's "unique" exit from Bond's hotel room), but I can't for the life of me remember if I saw it in full from beginning to end, so I can't rightly consider it the first Bond film I ever saw.

    It wasn't until late 2002 or early 2003, when I was in my pre-teens, when my older brother, already in his teens at the time, introduced me to a little film known as Live and Let Die. It intrigued me,... frightened me at times,... captivated me throughout with attentive eyes and ears. It was nothing like I had ever seen before in my whole life up to that point, film-wise. I wanted to discover more about these James Bond films, so my brother introduced me to the next Bond film (TMWTGG), I rented the rest of the Roger Moore entries over the next several weeks (bar Octopussy, because, at that time, I thought I had already seen it), and the rest, as they say, is history. I became hooked on Bond at that point, following on from there with the Connery entries, Dalton's introduction (TLD), the PG-13 entries once I turned 13, and finally ending with OHMSS by December 2003/January 2004.

    So based on my memories, I'd have to say that Live and Let Die was the first Bond film I ever saw. Regardless of whether it was that or Octopussy , however, I'm very grateful that I was first introduced to the series with Roger Moore as 007. He may no longer be my favorite Bond these days (he was when I was running through his Bond films for the first time), but he still holds a very special place in my heart when it comes to my love for the film series. :)



    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (1) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (2) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (0) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (11) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • Posts: 406
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball +1
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (2) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (0) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (11) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

    Thunderball was the first film I saw on TV.
    Licence to Kill was the first VHS
    The World Is Not Enough was the first one I saw in the cinema
  • Posts: 4,622
    First Bond I ever saw was DAF. Blew me away! still my favourite film of all time.

    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball +1
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (0) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (11) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • Posts: 1,580
    First Bond film I saw was The Living Daylights.


    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball +1
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (11) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

  • Being a child of a Bond fan, I saw many pieces of movies as a kid, but the first I saw entirely was Goldeneye. Didn't become a fan until, like @timmer, saw DAF when on high school.

    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (0) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

  • Posts: 582
    Housekeeping - these are the current numbers

    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (1) - A View Yo A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • Posts: 2,464
    I am not really sure what was the first movie I saw (I think DN) but the first 007 movie I have memory off (movie that I've seen posters for) is DAD
  • Posts: 11,119
    I'm not sure if it's clear to posters what they see as the "First Ever Bond Film They Saw". The first one they saw in cinema? Or the first one they saw on TV.
  • Posts: 199
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (1) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
    I'm not sure if it's clear to posters what they see as the "First Ever Bond Film They Saw". The first one they saw in cinema? Or the first one they saw on TV.

    First one they saw. Period. It's not difficult.
  • Posts: 582
    I'm not sure if it's clear to posters what they see as the "First Ever Bond Film They Saw". The first one they saw in cinema? Or the first one they saw on TV.

    The first Bond film they saw, whether it was in the cinema, on television, on vhs, on DVD, on Blu-Ray, on Laserdisc &tc.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,259
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (1) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

    Saw my first Bond film on TV in late 1994. It was a double feature of FYEO/TSWLM (incredible experience) and then FRWL the next night. At the time, the films were playing regularly on TV with all the buzz about GE in production.
    tigers99 wrote: »
    My first ever Bond (on VHS): GE
    First Bond on DVD: GE
    First Bond on TV: TMWTGG
    First Bond in theaters: CR
    First Bond on Blu-Ray: SF
    All the firsts, i like it:)

    for me

    My first ever Bond (on TV): YOLT (August 1997)
    My first ever Bond on VHS: GoldenEye (January 1998)
    First Bond that I taped off TV to keep - The Living Daylights (May 1998)
    First Bond in theatres: TWINE (December 1999)
    First Bond on DVD: OHMSS (October 2000)
    First Bond on Blu-Ray: Dr. No (January 2013)
    first Bond on TV: FYEO (late 1994)
    first Bond on VHS: think it was LALD (1996)
    first Bond taped off TV: NSNA (1997 or 1998)
    first Bond in theatres: TND (December 1997)
    first Bond on DVD: ? probably FRWL (mid-late 2007)
    first Bond on BR: SF (early 2013)
  • Posts: 3,052
    OHMSS at the cinema back in the winter of 69
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,499
    bondsum wrote: »
    OHMSS at the cinema back in the winter of 69

    Excellent. That was the one my family skipped. I guess that my mother had no interest in a non-Connery Bond at that point. I was too young to have much say or the awareness that it had even come out.

    I finally showed it to my mom when she was visiting a couple of years back.
  • Posts: 3,052
    Well, better late than never @Birdleson. I hope your mom at the very least liked it
  • Birdleson wrote: »
    bondsum wrote: »
    OHMSS at the cinema back in the winter of 69

    Excellent. That was the one my family skipped. I guess that my mother had no interest in a non-Connery Bond at that point. I was too young to have much say or the awareness that it had even come out.

    I finally showed it to my mom when she was visiting a couple of years back.

    My mother thinks exactly like yours: For her, Connery IS the one and only Bond. She liked Brosnan and tolerates Craig. To her, Moore, Dalton and Lazenby do not even exist. In fact, she hates Sir Roger's guts.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited October 2015 Posts: 30,499
    My mother likes them all now, she never hated Roger, just didn't have an interest. That's why LIVE AND LET DIE was the first one that I went too without parents, I guess.
  • bondsum wrote: »
    OHMSS at the cinema back in the winter of 69

    I'm envious.

  • edited October 2015 Posts: 4,622
    Birdleson wrote: »
    bondsum wrote: »
    OHMSS at the cinema back in the winter of 69

    Excellent. That was the one my family skipped. I guess that my mother had no interest in a non-Connery Bond at that point. I was too young to have much say or the awareness that it had even come out.

    I finally showed it to my mom when she was visiting a couple of years back.

    My mother thinks exactly like yours: For her, Connery IS the one and only Bond. She liked Brosnan and tolerates Craig. To her, Moore, Dalton and Lazenby do not even exist. In fact, she hates Sir Roger's guts.
    This is understandable, as back in the day, when Rog was Bond, his depiction was in stark contrast to what Connery had done. Laz was irrelevant.
    The cult of Connery sprang up I think as a visceral response to Rog's less convincing, less Alpha Bond.
    Sean I think had been taken for granted, up till the full Rogness manifested.
    It was assumed that Sean was Bond. Laz at least did an acceptable Connery stand-in. He brought the physicality and the Bond edge.
    Suddenly the Saint was playing Bond. It was all wrong. Bond was no longer threatening, no longer dangerous. Rog brought the charm, but not the violent edge.

    If I could go back in time, as Bond producer, I would sit down with Laz, and convince him to return as Bond for LALD and forward. Mend fences. Wouldn't have been difficult. Just a matter of soothing egos and writing a cheque.
    Give Bond back his dangerous edge.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Not quite sure where I am, but my heart is definitely somewhere in Italy or San Marino
    Posts: 5,447
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (2) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (2) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

    Still love TWINE. It was the start of my Bond fascination, and my Bond fascination was the start of my interest in international cinema.

    TWINE sure made a big difference for me.
  • Garth007Garth007 Missouri, USA
    Posts: 50
    First bond film for me was Thunderball but first in theaters was GoldenEye when I was 4 lol. The line for the movie was massive and everyone was super excited there to see bond back on screen again. :D
  • Posts: 582
    Current list, keep 'em coming

    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (3) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (2) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • TigerTanakaTigerTanaka Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
    Posts: 50
    LOL! Feeling old? Count me in --first Bond film for me was TMWTGG :D
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,499
    @TigerTanaka , if you follow the running tally, you'll see there are those of us far older. Add yours to the tally below:

    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (3) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (2) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • TigerTanakaTigerTanaka Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
    Posts: 50
    Oops, sorry about that ;)
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (3) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (2) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (1) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    (2) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall
  • TubesTubes The Hebrew Hammer
    Posts: 158
    (1) - Doctor No
    (0) - From Russia With Love
    (3) - Goldfinger
    (3) - Thunderball
    (4) - You Only Live Twice
    (0) - Casino Royale '67
    (0) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    (3) - Diamonds Are Forever
    (2) - Live And Let Die
    (1) - The Man with the Golden Gun
    (3) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    (1) - Moonraker
    (2) - For Your Eyes Only
    (4) - Octopussy
    (0) - Never Say Never Again
    (2) - A View To A Kill
    (1) - The Living Daylights
    (1) - Licence To Kill
    (12) - GoldenEye
    (2) - Tomorrow Never Dies +1
    (2) - The World Is Not Enough
    (3) - Die Another Day
    (1) - Casino Royale '06
    (0) - Quantum Of Solace
    (0) - Skyfall

    Analytics:

    Connery: 14
    Lazenby: 0
    Moore: 15
    Dalton: 2
    Brosnan: 19
    Craig: 1

    60's: 11
    70's: 10
    80's: 10
    90's: 16
    00's: 4

  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,116
    Give Brosnan and GE credit for reviving the series and introducing new fans.

  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
    Posts: 7,293
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Give Brosnan and GE credit for reviving the series and introducing new fans.

    Yes, I think GE and TND are both smashing. :D
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