I'm a big fan of the Bond films and have been enjoying the media attention surrounding the franchise's 50th anniversary and the build-up to Skyfall. The new Bond 50 Blu-ray collection is tremendous -- beautifully packaged, although there isn't much here that wasn't on the previous Blu-ray releases. But it's a stellar collection.
Dr. No is still a terrific movie and remains one of the best Bond films. Sean Connery was perfectly cast, the story is excellent and the overall production was first-rate. It's also the least self-aware of all the Bond films, the series and character not having been established yet. But it set a high standard for subsequent Bond pictures to aspire to, and has rarely been matched, let alone bettered.