Saturday, April 09, 2016

Jonathan Cape "Dr No" Received

Back in March my brother visited a second-hand book store and found a hardback copy of Ian Fleming's "Dr No" on the shelf.  He managed to purchase it for $40. Recently he dropped it off at my house and I paid him for it.

So now as I have the book in my possession I can add some photos.  It's a Jonathan Cape second edition published in 1958, has a dancing lady under the dust jacket, and the back of the dust jacket has a little foxing.  But overall it's a great book purchased at a bargain price, especially as the book is almost 60 years old.

Friday, April 08, 2016

SPECTRE Released On DVD And Blu-Ray In Australia

On March 9 the latest James Bond film "SPECTRE" was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia.  Strangely I don't recall any ads on TV or radio promoting the release, however I did see lots of bus stops and phone booths featuring this poster.

And the local JB Hi-Fi had this free monthly magazine... 

and display stand...

Today, almost a month later, I visited the same JB Hi-Fi store and managed to pick up some of the advertising material they no longer needed.  I gained part of the aforementioned display stand...

As well as two of these cardboard cubes.  One is a little damaged at the top but they both look pretty cool.

They also gave me several of these posters which hadn't been displayed.
So obviously I was pretty stoked after picking up all this Bond stuff.  Now I just have to find somewhere to put it in my Bond room !