SPECTRE longest 007 movie at 148 minutes

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According to an invitation for a U.K. press screening, SPECTRE is the longest James Bond film at 148 minutes.

A PICTURE OF THE INVITATION was tweeted by Henry Fitzherbert, who writes about film for the U.K. Express newspaper. (You can CLICK HERE for an Oct. 4 story about SPECTRE he wrote.)

The showing is scheduled for the evening of Oct. 21 at Odeon Leicester Square, according to the invitation and the movie lasts 148 minutes.

The previous 007 record for running time was 2006’s Casino Royale at 144 minutes, followed by 2012’s Skyfall at 143 minutes.

Earlier this month, SPECTRE director Sam Mendes  denied to TIME OUT LONDON that SPECTRE was longer than Skyfall. Here’s a quick excerpt.

So, we asked the film’s director Sam Mendes (who also made ‘Skyfall’) to clarify the issue for us. ‘I don’t know where that came from,’ he told us from the edit suite where he’s hurriedly putting the final touches to the film – so he should know. ‘At the moment it’s exactly the same length as “Skyfall”. Whether that means it’s the longest, I don’t know. But, no, it’s almost to the second the same length as “Skyfall”.’

It should be noted that running times can vary a bit from country to country.

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