Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond on Blu-ray
In celebration of James Bond's monumental 50th anniversary this year, MGM and 20th Century Fox announced the release of BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. Complete... until the new movie SkyFall is released one month after this set is released.
The Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. The set won't be available until later this year (October), but can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.co.uk (£89.99), and Amazon.com ($199.99).
Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) with special guests Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) made the Blu-ray announcement on January 10th 2012 during a Directors' Panel discussion in the Panasonic Booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
BOND 50 showcases fifty years of Bond neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set featuring all six iconic James Bond actors. Produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation, the collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No toQuantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features previously released extras and some new and exclusive content.
"With all 22 feature films available on Blu-ray in one collection for the first time this is a great way for fans to catch up on 007's epic journey before Skyfall hits theaters next Fall," said Michael Brown, Senior Vice President, MGM Home Entertainment. "Now viewers can enjoy the intense action of the innovative franchise in the most immersive home experience possible."
"We have a whole program of exciting activities planned for our 50th anniversary year, beginning with today's announcement, by Fox, of the release of all 22 films on Blu-ray for the very first time," added Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, with EON Productions. "We are also delighted that Fox has unveiled a specially designed anniversary poster which we hope the fans will love as much as we do. Our website, 007.com will be regularly updated with all the latest anniversary news and events."
Special Poster released for the 50th Anniversary: