DVD review: Skyfall

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James Bond's 50th anniversary film was a phenomenal hit in the cinema, even by 007 standards – and fair enough.

Under the direction of Sam Mendes, it glows with affection for the franchise's history (both Q and Bond's sense of humour make a welcome return), but it also breaks boldly from tradition (by referencing Bond's childhood, for instance). It's bound to be remembered as one of the series' half-dozen most important entries.