UPDATE: Complete James Bond Blu-ray boxset on sale September 24th

21 May 2012

Bond 50 Blu-ray boxset

Update 21.05.12

All the Bonds. All the girls. All the action. All in high-definition. That's the promise from MGM Studios and Twentieth Century Fox to mark 007's 50th anniversary with the release of the mammoth 23-disc Bond 50 Collection, showcasing all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray for the first time.

We first reported on the bumper Blu-ray release at CES back in January (see original story below), but today comes the news that the full set will be released in  the UK on September 24th, with other markets to follow later that week.

Bond 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high defintion on Blu-ray, and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of bonus features.

 

Today also sees the official release of the first Skyfall trailer, starring Daniel Craig as 007.

Here's a more detailed breakdown of all the extra features included in the Bond 50 Collection:

Special Features:
 
*         DISC ONEDr. 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 TWOFrom 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 FOURThunderball (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 FIVEYou 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 EIGHTLive 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 TENThe 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 TWELVEFor 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 THIRTEENOctopussy (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 FIFTEENThe 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 SIXTEENLicence 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 SEVENTEENGoldenEye (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 NINETEENThe 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 ONECasino Royale (Over 1 hour of content)
Becoming Bond
James Bond: For Real
Chris Cornell Music Video
 
*         DISC TWENTY TWOQuantum of Solace (Over 1 hour of content)
2 Featurettes
"Another Way to Die" Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailers

 

*         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 humour 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.

Published 12.01.12

Look at that Blu-ray boxset - you want it, don't you? We certainly do...

It's the complete James Bond movie collection, also featuring 130 hours of bonus features, including content exclusive to this new boxset. It will be available to buy from 1st October, but you can pre-order now  - current prices are around £89.99.

After years of finally resolved contractual wrangling - and two incomplete interim Blu-ray boxsets – the full collection will be released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr No's film debut.

Each movie comes from the 4K restorations made by Lowry several years ago – as detailed in our blog here from 2008. Yes, that's how long we've been waiting for the full film series to come to Blu-ray!

The boxset was announced on the Panasonic booth here at CES, complete with guest appearances from two Bond girls and three Bond directors.

Bond CES launch

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) provided the glamour, while John Glen (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) took part in a discussion about bringing Bond to the big screen.

No news from 20th Century Fox yet on whether the previously unreleased Bond titles will also be available to buy separately. We'll keep you updated.

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Comments

26th October in the UK

Considering Skyfall isn't out until November, that would be highly unlikely...

They will max money from this 50th anniversary Blu-ray boxset, then Skyfall at the box office up to Xmas, then go big on the Skyfall Blu-ray in time for Easter 2013. 

 

I think it's a shame they did not wait & include the latest Bond film "Skyfall" for a Christmas Blu-ray box set release.

6th.replicant wrote:
They could've selected a less camp pose for Connery! Laughing

It's 2012 – they have to show he's in touch with his feminine shide.

They could've selected a less camp pose for Connery! Laughing

Clare Newsome wrote:
Am loving how the WHF swear filter doesn't like the name of the Bond movie beginning with 'Octo'!

Now sorted, Artist Formerly Known As Boss...

Am loving how the WHF swear filter doesn't like the name of the Bond movie beginning with 'Octo'! Mind you, it is a pretty dire film....

doctorrock wrote:

£89.99 pre order on Amazon -