Summer is now in full swing at the cinema, so the studios are beginning to play their ace cards in a bid to bag the best of the box office battle. July 2015 at UK cinemas will feature a new marquee release from Pixar, the climax of Marvel’s ‘Phase Two’ and the latest entry in a number of enormous tentpole franchises.
It’s not all big blockbusters, though, as there are several interesting new horror films in the mix, a sporty Oscar hopeful and arguably the best documentary of the year so far.
Here are ten films you should head out and see this July in UK cinemas.
Ahead of the release of SPECTRE this autumn, the Bond Reloaded series takes a weekly look back at each film in the iconic James Bond franchise. It continues with a look at the debut of Blofeld in You Only Live Twice.
Producers Saltzman and Broccoli wanted to adapt On Her Majesty’s Secret Service after Thunderball, but struggled to find the necessary snowy locations for filming. They chose Japan-set You Only Live Twice as the next film, culminating in the first appearance of Bond’s nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Meanwhile, chaos was raging behind the scenes as Sean Connery became even more disillusioned with playing the lead role in the world’s biggest action franchise. The producers also had to deal with an enormous budget for the extravagant sets and a villain who needed recasting at the eleventh hour.
You Only Live Twice relocates the franchise to Japan and, after Thunderball’s underwater finale, keeps its feet mostly on the ground.