It's Monday and it's the start of a new week once again. And for our arts and culture segment today, Michelle Kim has brought us a film and an exhibition.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] The latest Bond film has finally been released in Korea. This time out, Bond is battling a villain unlike no other he's ever faced in a race to save his closest ally and his cover.
A debonair Daniel Craig walked the red carpet for the world premiere of "Skyfall," the latest Bond film, last Tuesday with fellow cast members Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes.
The film series marks its 50th anniversary this year and joining the cast to celebrate was a distinguished group of actors and actresses from previous Bond installments, including Sir Christopher Lee from "The Man with the Golden Gun," Eunice Gayson from "Dr No" and "From Russia With Love," and Shirley Eaton from "Goldfinger."
In describing the experience, Craig paid tribute to his fellow cast and crew members.
[Interview : Daniel Craig, Actor] "You know these movies are just one big collaborative process and we had the best in the business here so we had a lot of fun."
In Bond's 23rd outing, 007 is chasing a stolen hard drive packed with the names of undercover NATO agents. His search leads him to a masterful villain played by Javier Bardem.
This latest installment pays homage to some quintessential Bond characteristics -- the high-tech gadgets, his expensive taste in cars and his penchant for beautiful women -- but co-producer Michael G. Wilson says the film is more than a re-hashing of old storylines.
[Interview : Michael G. Wilson, Producer] "Well I think it's a fiftieth anniversary film so the writers wanted to have some touches from the old Bonds, some ideas, like the Aston Martin and that. But it's really an up to date contemporary film with contemporary issues."
Along with the film, there have been exhibitions, auctions, a documentary, and merchandising to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond series all around the world.
"Skyfall" is now showing in theaters in Korea.