Fifty years. Six actors. Twenty two films.
It was a pretty impressive announcement at this year’s CES. To be released in time for the upcoming Skyfall, this box set includes not only the films, but a staggering 130 hours of bonus features.
Full press release after the jump.
JAMES BOND CELEBRATES FIFTY INCREDIBLE YEARS
WITH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY COLLECTIONBOND 50
THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL SECRET AGENT MEETS THE WORLD’S BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY
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
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.”’ABOUT EON PRODUCTIONS EON
Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by
the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that owns,
together with MGM, the James Bond franchise. EON Productions, an
affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the
James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film
history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and
Barbara Broccoli took over the franchise from Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli
in 1995 and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever
including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The twenty-third film
entitled SKYFALL is currently in production.
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT Twentieth
Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global
industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of
innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox,
TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all
Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original
productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and
Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for
MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and
newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass
merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce
throughout the world.
ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and
distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video,
interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the
world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100
titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM
Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co.,
MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home
Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and
MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic
and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more
information, visit www.mgm.com.