Can you imagine a boxed set containing every James Bond film to date? Imagine no more, as MGM has announced BOND 50, a 23-disc Blu-ray collection that spans from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace. Spread out among the disc collection you’ll also find over 130 hours of extras — including never-before-seen content from the Bond archives. What’s the 23rd disc you might ask? (Bond fans know there’s only 22 “true” Bond films to date.) The extra disc contains more bonus content — brand new and never before released. 007 directors John Glen, Martin Campbell, and Michael Apted made the announcement at CES, joined by Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Caterina Murino. Want to pre-order the set? BOND 50 carries a hefty MSRP of of $299, but Amazon currently has a special pre-order price of $186.28.
JAMES BOND CELEBRATES FIFTY INCREDIBLE YEARS
WITH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY COLLECTION
THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL SECRET AGENT MEETS THE WORLD’S BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY
LAS VEGAS, NV (Jan. 10, 2012) – In celebration of James Bond’s monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.
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 today during a Directors’ Panel discussion in the Panasonic Booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
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 to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including 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.”