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Terry C
01-16-2012, 06:40 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006U1J5ZY


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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."




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Ian Jane
08-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Fox just sent over the complete list of extras for this set, figured I'd post it:

Special Features:


DISC TWENTY THREE – Bonus Material

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.
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.
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)

Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew
6 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew
2 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



DISC THREE—Goldfinger (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton
Commentary with the cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Original Screen Tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Original Publicity Featurette
Original Radio Interviews With Sean Connery
Photo Galleries



DISC FOUR—Thunderball (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Terence Young
Commentary with Editor Peter Hunt and Screenwriter John Hopkins
4 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
4 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Peter Hunt and cast and crew
4 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Deleted Scenes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots



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

Commentaries with Director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore and Tom Mankiewicz
3 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
2 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
3 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots






DISC ELEVEN—Moonraker (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer
Photo Gallery



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

Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
4 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequences for Snowmobile Chase & Underwater
Music Video performed by Sheena Easton
Deleted Scenes and Expanded Angles
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries



DISC THIRTEEN—Octopussy (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
Original Screen Tests with James Brolin
"All Time High" Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailers



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

Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
A View to a Kill Music Video performed by Duran Duran
Original Theatrical Trailers and TV spots



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

Commentary with Director John Glen and cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Deleted scenes with introductions from Director John Glen
The Living Daylights Music Video performed by A-Ha
Original Theatrical Trailers



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

Commentary with Director John Glen and cast
Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
3 Featurettes
Licence to Kill Music Video performed by Gladys Knight
“If You Asked Me To” Music Video Performed by Patti LaBelle
Opening Titles Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailers
Photo Galleries




DISC SEVENTEEN—GoldenEye (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson
8 Featurettes
Deleted scenes
GoldenEye Music Video performed by Tina Turner



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

Commentary with Director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.
Commentary with Vic Armstrong and Producer Michael G. Wilson
2 Featurettes
Interview with Composer David Arnold
Deleted and Extended Scenes with introduction from Director Roger Spottiswoode
Tomorrow Never Dies Music Video performed by Sheryl Crow
The James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-Version)



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

Commentary with Director Michael Apted
Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong
4 Featurettes
Opening Titles Sequence
The World Is Not Enough Music Video performed by Garbage
Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scene
Original Theatrical Trailer
Photo Galleries



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

Commentary with Director Lee Tamahori and Producer Michael G. Wilson
Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike
5 Featurettes
MI6 Datastream Trivia Track with Branching Video
Opening Titles Sequence
Photo Galleries



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

Becoming Bond
James Bond: For Real
Chris Cornell Music Video



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

2 Featurettes
"Another Way to Die" Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailers

Ian Jane
08-20-2012, 02:45 PM
And a better look at the packaging/book:

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The Silly Swede
08-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Holy tits! How much is this gonna set me back? I et they will jack up the price for the euro release. Probably €250-300 at least.

Ian Jane
08-20-2012, 03:24 PM
The DVD set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1JD5G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006U1JD5G&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) is $102.85 right now.

The Blu-ray set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1J5ZY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006U1J5ZY&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) is with the hardcover book is $186.25.

Kinda spendy, but when you divide the prices by 23 discs you're looking at $4.47 per DVD and $8.09 per Blu-ray - which is not really expensive at all, and you get the fancy ass packaging too.

Ian Jane
09-23-2012, 02:29 PM
So Best Buy has this for $150 on Tuesday. Amazon just dropped their price to $150, I bit. Looking forward to getting this.

Apronikoff
09-23-2012, 02:41 PM
So Best Buy has this for $150 on Tuesday. Amazon just dropped their price to $150, I bit. Looking forward to getting this.

Yeah I was on the fence about this, because I'm not really a fan of that style of packaging. But when the price dropped to 150 on amazon I couldn't pass it up...

Apronikoff
09-25-2012, 12:39 PM
Out of curiosity, did anybody get this today? I pre-ordered mine from Amazon, but here it is release day and it still says "shipping soon"

Ian Jane
09-25-2012, 12:54 PM
Mine has the same status. Sometimes with Amazon though, I get a shipping notification after I receive the items.

Horace Cordier
09-25-2012, 04:03 PM
I got mine. And even with the bonus expensive BOND film book.

I have a theory though that the preorders from months ago that included the free book shipped first and that the later non-free book orders got back logged due to insufficient stock.

Richard--W
09-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Looks like an elegant box-set but I don't want to buy the titles I already have again, so I'll pass. Some films -- like the Craigs which I despise -- I don't want and I'll never watch.

Instead I'll pick up You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever individually to complete my Blu-ray collection of the originating Bonds. I might get The Living Daylights as well.

Paul L
09-25-2012, 05:08 PM
Instead I'll pick up You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever individually to complete my Blu-ray collection of the originating Bonds. I might get The Living Daylights as well.
That's what I plan to do too, Richard. I'm particularly looking forward to OHMSS on Blu-ray. As for the rest of the films, I'll stick with my DVDs.

Ian Jane
09-26-2012, 09:03 AM
Mine should be arriving today! :gory:

Ian Jane
09-26-2012, 07:50 PM
The book that comes with the Amazon version is swanky! Too bad it's abridged, but swanky nonetheless!

Apronikoff
09-26-2012, 08:12 PM
The book that comes with the Amazon version is swanky! Too bad it's abridged, but swanky nonetheless!

Yeah, I enjoyed looking through that...makes me kinda want to order the full thing...

Ian Jane
09-27-2012, 09:54 AM
Those who don't care about the boxed set and just want the singles might be interested to know that on 10/2/12 the 9 'new to Blu' titles will be released as exclusives at the following retailers:

WAL-MART:
-Goldeneye
-Diamonds Are Forever
-Octopussy

BEST BUY:
-On Her Majesty's Secret Service
-The Spy Who Loved Me
-You Only Live Twice

TARGET:
-Tomorrow Never Dies
-The Living Daylights
-A View To A Kill

Mark Tolch
09-27-2012, 08:51 PM
I'll probably pick up a few of the individual titles if I can find them. I'm pretty choosey about the ones that I like, I don't need the whole set.

Richard--W
09-27-2012, 09:23 PM
That makes it easy. Best Buy is across the street from WalMart and Target is around the corner from my house. Total distance driven: six miles there and six miles back.

What are the prices like, I wonder.

Gav M
09-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Anyone having any problems with the extras on the 9 new blu's in the boxset? I've got the UK edition, and so far have checked the extras on OHMSS, Diamonds, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy and Goldeneye but a lot of them seem to only play in the top left quarter of the screen... it seems to be intermittent, for example on The Spy Who Loved Me in the Declassified: MI6 Vault section - 007 In Egypt and Roger Moore: My Word Is Bond are fine and fill the screen, yet from On Location With Ken Adam onwards all the extras are only playing in the top 1/4 of the screen... same with the Mission Dossier section... Also, the sound on Goldeneye seems off, the trumpets especially sound like they've been treated with a chorus pedal or something... I don't know whether it's my set up, the UK edition or what...

Found out since it may just be player specific... time for me to get a new one I think :(

Andrew Monroe
09-28-2012, 08:08 AM
I'll probably pick up a few of the individual titles if I can find them. I'm pretty choosey about the ones that I like, I don't need the whole set.

Same here, it's a gorgeous set but OHMSS is really the only one I need to own. Heck, I got a few of the dvds from the 3$ bin at Big Lots several years ago and still haven't cracked those open. I've seen these so many times on television over the years.

Ian Jane
09-28-2012, 09:27 AM
I'm happy to have it. The completist in me really likes having them all in one big shiny box.

Mark Tolch
09-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Anyone having any problems with the extras on the 9 new blu's in the boxset? I've got the UK edition, and so far have checked the extras on OHMSS, Diamonds, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy and Goldeneye but a lot of them seem to only play in the top left quarter of the screen... it seems to be intermittent, for example on The Spy Who Loved Me in the Declassified: MI6 Vault section - 007 In Egypt and Roger Moore: My Word Is Bond are fine and fill the screen, yet from On Location With Ken Adam onwards all the extras are only playing in the top 1/4 of the screen... same with the Mission Dossier section... Also, the sound on Goldeneye seems off, the trumpets especially sound like they've been treated with a chorus pedal or something... I don't know whether it's my set up, the UK edition or what...

Found out since it may just be player specific... time for me to get a new one I think :(

I've heard about that problem with a number of blus, and it's always player specific. which blows. Good luck.

Mark Tolch
09-28-2012, 01:24 PM
Same here, it's a gorgeous set but OHMSS is really the only one I need to own. Heck, I got a few of the dvds from the 3$ bin at Big Lots several years ago and still haven't cracked those open. I've seen these so many times on television over the years.

I know a lot of people have sung its praises, but I was amazed at how great OHMSS was. Blown away, really. I'll definitely pick that one up.

Richard--W
09-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Food for thought, Mark Tolch: William Wellman once said the best way to get pictures made was to put a writer together with a director and leave them alone. If the EON producers had let Richard Maibaum and Peter Hunt continue their collaboration, which they wanted to do, all the Bond films that followed ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE would have been as good. The 1970s Bonds would have been very, very different entities under director Hunt and writer Maibaum. They tried. They collaborated again developing THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, and both times Peter Hunt withdrew when producer Michael G. Wilson started making wildly ridiculous changes to the script.

Mark Tolch
10-01-2012, 12:27 PM
Huh. Interesting to know, thanks Richard.

Apronikoff
10-04-2012, 03:01 PM
There's a very fun article (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/10/twitch-in-bondage-the-spies-who-never-loved-us.html) on Twitch today about all the Bonds that could have been. Discusses the various actors who were considered for the part at different points in time, like Warbeck, McGann, Niven etc.

Ian Jane
10-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Watched OHMSS last night, was very impressed with the image quality on this one. Beautiful colors throughout.

Richard--W
10-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Some people have complained about problems with the sound on OHMSS. How's yours'?

Ian Jane
10-06-2012, 09:25 AM
I didn't notice any serious issues but I had the volume fairly low as the wife was sleeping. It did seem there were some spots where the levels were too high/too low, but nothing I'd consider a deal breaker.

Mark Tolch
10-06-2012, 09:41 PM
Walmart had nothing, Best Buy had View To a Kill, and we don't have Target yet. I may have to hold off for OHMSS.

Richard--W
10-07-2012, 12:55 AM
Best Buy and Target don't know anything about them in my neighborhood, but the local WalMart has the big display out. I bought DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and the corrected THUNDERBALL.