The “Bond 50” Blu-Ray Collection Gets a Release Date

I think we can officially declare today to be “James Bond Day!” With  the new Skyfall trailer hitting the web early this morning, and now a release date for The Bond 50 Blu-Ray Collection emerges, fans have to be excited. Not only do we have a release date, but details about each of the discs have also been revealed. While it’s disappointing to see that Quantum of Solace won’t be seeing a special features update, it is exciting that new releases like Golden Eye have five hours of content to dig through. Check out the details for all twenty two discs in the press release below.

Press Release:

LOADED WITH EXTRAS, THE DEFINITIVE JAMES BOND COLLECTION

ARRIVES THIS SEPTEMBER FEATURING

ALL 22 FILMS TOGETHER ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

 

Includes Videoblogs Filmed on the Set of SKYFALL

For a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Latest Film with Cast & Crew Interviews

 

Announcement Coincides With Anniversary Screenings of Classic Bond Films

Taking Place This Week at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival 

 

All the Bonds.  All the girls.  All the action.  All in high-definition.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment mark James Bond’s monumental golden anniversary with the release of BOND 50, the complete Bond experience showcasing all 22 classic films on Blu-ray together for the first time ever, neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set.  The collection will be available beginning September 24 in the United Kingdom and September 25 in North America with additional international markets to follow that week.  BOND 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of bonus features.

 

Set for release just prior to the theatrical premiere of SKYFALLBOND 50 will offer a look at the latest Bond film through videoblogs shot with the cast and crew.  The BOND 50 collection also provides two all-new pieces that spotlight the history of 007.  “The World of Bond” takes a look at the style and attitude that is signature to Bond; pulling together the cars, the women, the villains and the music that have been a staple of these films for the past 50 years.  “Being Bond” profiles the six distinguished actors that have had the honor of portraying 007.

 

Additional bonus content in the BOND 50 collection includes cast and crew commentaries, the behind-the-scenes making of each film, in-depth interviews with every actor that played Bond, a closer look at the exotic locations as shot on-the-set, the women of Bond, the villains of Bond, Bond’s cars and gadgets, music videos and much, much more!

 

Special Features:

 

·       DISC TWENTY THREE – Bonus Material

o   NEW – The World of Bond – the 007 films have a look, style and attitude that is signature Bond.  From the cars, to the women, to the villains and even the music, Bond films stand apart. The World of Bond takes the viewer through the best of five decades worth of classic James Bond in one thrilling montage.  The World of Bond showcases the fascinating and entertaining interplay among unforgettable moments of danger, seduction, adventure and a dash of that distinguished humor that fans have cherished from the beginning up until now.  To add to the experience, The World of Bond featurette will also offer a Pop-Up Trivia option to challenge even the sharpest of fans with little known facts and interesting trivia from the Bond Universe.

o   NEW – Being Bond – there’s only one James Bond – but he’s proven too much for only one actor to play the role.  In the franchise’s 50-year run, six distinguished actors have taken on the part and secured a spot in cinematic history. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig each reflect on the impact and importance of taking on such a famous role.  With this piece, gain insight into what each actor brought to the character and discover how they shaped the world’s most timeless secret agent.

o   SKYFALL Videoblogs – behind-the-scenes look at the making of SKYFALL from the cast and crew

 

·       DISC ONE— Dr. No (Over 3 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew

o   6 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC TWO— From Russia With Love (Over 3 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew

o   2 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC THREE—Goldfinger (Over 5 hours of content)    

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton

o   Commentary with the cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Screen Tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Original Publicity Featurette

o   Original Radio Interviews With Sean Connery

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC FOUR—Thunderball (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young

o   Commentary with Editor Peter Hunt and Screenwriter John Hopkins

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC FIVE—You Only Live Twice (Over 4 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC SIX—On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Over 4 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Peter Hunt and cast and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC SEVEN—Diamonds Are Forever (Over 4 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Deleted Scenes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

 

·       DISC EIGHT—Live and Let Die (Over 7 hours of content)

o   Commentaries with Director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore and Tom Mankiewicz

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC NINE—The Man with the Golden Gun (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   2 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC TEN—The Spy Who Loved Me (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

 

·       DISC ELEVEN—Moonraker (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer

o   Photo Gallery

 

·       DISC TWELVE—For Your Eyes Only (Over 7 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequences for Snowmobile Chase & Underwater

o   Music Video performed by Sheena Easton

o   Deleted Scenes and Expanded Angles

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC THIRTEEN—Octopussy (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Screen Tests with James Brolin

o   “All Time High” Music Video

o   Original Theatrical Trailers

 

·       DISC FOURTEEN—A View to a Kill (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   A View to a Kill Music Video performed by Duran Duran

o   Original Theatrical Trailers and TV spots

 

·       DISC FIFTEEN—The Living Daylights (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Deleted scenes with introductions from Director John Glen

o   The Living Daylights Music Video performed by A-Ha

o   Original Theatrical Trailers

 

·       DISC SIXTEEN—Licence to Kill (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and cast

o   Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Licence to Kill Music Video performed by Gladys Knight

o   “If You Asked Me To” Music Video Performed by Patti LaBelle

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailers

o   Photo Galleries

 

 

·       DISC SEVENTEEN—GoldenEye (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   8 Featurettes

o   Deleted scenes

o   GoldenEye Music Video performed by Tina Turner

 

·       DISC EIGHTEEN—Tomorrow Never Dies (Over 9 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.

o   Commentary with Vic Armstrong and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   2 Featurettes

o   Interview with Composer David Arnold

o   Deleted and Extended Scenes with introduction from Director Roger Spottiswoode

o   Tomorrow Never Dies Music Video performed by Sheryl Crow

o   The James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version)

 

·       DISC NINETEEN—The World Is Not Enough (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Michael Apted

o   Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong

o   4 Featurettes

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   The World Is Not Enough Music Video performed by Garbage

o   Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scene

o   Original Theatrical Trailer

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC TWENTY—Die Another Day (Over 8 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Lee Tamahori and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike

o   5 Featurettes

o   MI6 Datastream Trivia Track with Branching Video

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   Photo Galleries

 

·       DISC TWENTY ONE—Casino Royale (Over 1 hour of content)

o   Becoming Bond

o   James Bond: For Real

o   Chris Cornell Music Video

 

·       DISC TWENTY TWO—Quantum of Solace (Over 1 hour of content)

o   2 Featurettes

o   “Another Way to Die” Music Video

o   Original Theatrical Trailers

By Ryan Davis

About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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