The latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, has not only been a massive box office hit, it has also inspired thousands of men to ditch the multi-bladed cartridge razor and go back in time. Leading British retailer The Shaving Shack has attributed the intimate shaving scene in Skyfall for a whopping 405% increase in sales of high end cut throat razors.
During a scene in Skyfall, British actress Naomie Harris gives 007, played by Daniel Craig, a close shave using a cut throat razor, whispering in his ear “sometimes the old ways are the best” as she performs the shave. And The Shaving Shack says this intimate shaving scene is the reason for the dramatic sales surge over the last five days.
Can you believe it’s been 50 years since the first James Bond film? “Dr. No” premiered in 1962, and then the third film, “Goldfinger,” became one of the first true blockbuster films tied to merchandizing. The Bond franchise is still alive and kicking, with its emphasis on cars, gadgets, drinks, Bond girls, exotic locations and cool villains. It’s a formula that continues to work well, and we’ll see the new iteration with “Skyfall” premiering this week in Great Britain and next week in the United States.
One part of the Bond formula includes the cool movie posters, and you can see the version for the latest movie above. They’ve become simpler through the years, and I’m still partial to the wild posters from the Sixties. A collection of cool Bond posters is a great way to dress up a room, and a wholesale poster frame option can make them look much more professional to give you something much better than a dorm room look.