When the eponymous spy James Bond returns next month in Spectre, one thing’s first certain: he’s gonna kill some folks. 007 has a license to kill, after all, and he’s put it to good use over the past half decade, resulting in a number of elaborate and inventive fight sequences, gun battles, and car chases that end with blood on Bond’s hands.
Given the character’s lethal nature, the editors over at Auralnauts set out to capture (and count) every single James Bond kill seen onscreen, and the result is a 38-minute supercut that highlights all 362 kills in the James Bond franchise thus far. The video is impressive for that fact alone, but it’s actually quite elegantly put together. Of course, given that this all happens in the world of film, some ground rules had to be established in order to count what is and isn’t a kill. For example, all guns, blades, and projectiles count as kills unless otherwise depicted, indirect kills as a result of an explicit action by Bond count, and dream sequences count—everything that’s onscreen is fair game.
I’d be curious to see which actor is the most lethal Bond ever, so if you’re so inclined, take a closer look at the video and tabulate the results of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig’s times as Bond. If I had to take a blind guess, I’d say Connery or Brosnan (the 90s were full of lethally violent actioners).
So check out the video supercut below (via Esquire) and enjoy. Be prepared to set aside nearly 40 minutes, though. Bond is one deadly dude.