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Every James Bond Movie EVER Will Soon Be Available On Blu-ray, Including Nine Not Yet On Blu!!

 

Merrick here...

One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge from CES this week is news that a forthcoming amalgamation of James Bond Blu-rays - intended to commemorate the film franchise's 50th anniversary - will not only feature all already released 007 Blu-ray titles, but 9 007 movies which have yet to see the light of day on Blu.  

 

This means:  the only pictures not included in this set would be John Huston's 1967 CASINO ROYALE adaptation (starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen - although it's available on Blu HERE seperately) and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK director Irvin Kirshner's bizarroverse Sean Connery follow-up NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (available seperately on Blu HERE).  Presumably, complicated rights issues  - and the fact that neither title is traditionally considered a 'proper' chapter in Bond franchises as as most underrstand it  - prohibited the inclusion of these titles.  

Artwork for this mega-set has now been released ('tis EMBIGGENABLE!):

 

 

...and the collection is now up for pre-order on Amazon HERE.  This press release discusses the release further...

 

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JAMES BOND CELEBRATES FIFTY INCREDIBLE YEARS

WITH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY COLLECTION

 

BOND 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 OnlyOctopussyA View to a KillThe Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEyeCasino 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.”

 

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.

 

 

 

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  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Fuck me for being poor

    by john

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I'd like another what-if bond stand alone like never.

    by UltraTron

    Could be set in the 60s.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Ray.

    by Iowa Snot Client

    Blu Ray.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Huston," not "Houston

    by Josh Katz

    Come on, you don't get to write for a major movie website and misspell the name of one of cinema's great directors. I don't care if the illiterate Knowles is your boss--it takes sixty seconds to fact-check something like that.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    So what is the 'missing 9' ??

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    That's nice, but it's missing the Barry Nelson Bond.

    by KazamaSmokers

    And that's been around for years. No excuse not spending a couple of extra bucks to include it.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Izzit just the next 9 movies that haven't been made yet?

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Favourite Bond stunt?

    by Rtobert

    Skiing off the cliff in Spy Who Loved Me.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Is Timothy Dalton just pointing a finger in the sky on this box art?

    by Fatboy Roberts

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Ehhhhhhhhhh

    by lotor666

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Ultratron..

    by Righteous Brother

    Have you tried reading 'Devil May Care'? James Bond book, set in the sixties, written by Sebastien Faulks in the style of Flemming? It's a pretty good read, not sure about the villain with the monkey paw though!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    mickster_island:

    by UltraTron

    You are like the old man in the twilight zone movie who spilled his drink. Stewerdis I think I spill my drink. Actually you haven't demonstrated that level of awareness.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The Living Daylights on Blu

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Nice.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Never Say Never Again better be in there! Kim Basinger!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Max Von Sydow! Rowan Atkinson! Directed by Irvin Kershner!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    What's the Twilight Zone?

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    fatboy_roberts

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Dalton is holding Carey Lowell's tiny pistol from Licence To Kill.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    No Bob Holness (RIP)?

    by MotherPussBucket

  • In 3-5 years time, these doorstops will seem as quaint as CD music boxed sets.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Ballet Connery?

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Of all the stances Connery used, why the one where he is posing like a ballet dancer?! Dalton is holding a beretta, which is a very small gun.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Remington Steele

    by SkitZo

    Sucked balls as Bond.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Chop, that's "idiot" singular

    by P

    being that I'm the only one who made the comment. And I agree with you. Doesn't mean that's not the direction things are headed. In the future, everyone will consume media on either their smart phone or xbox/playstation/wii etc. It's already happening. Just look at the market for CD boxed sets. The Beatles set was the last one that will ever move millions of units. Physical media will become a niche market, like vinyl is now.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    LIVE AND LET DIE is the best!!!

    by GravyAkira

    Best opening song also. I'll still give the nod to Connery for the best Bond though.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    choppah with the beatdown

    by TitusPullo

    and I'm in on this box set

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Re: Remington Steele

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    I'll second that. Brosnan's Bond films got progressively worse. And the dirty little secret, Goldeneye was scripted with Dalton in mind. Imagine if Dalton was in it; it would have been an even bigger box-office hit! Dalton's two Bond movies were intended for Moore and Brosnan. Yep, License to Kill was intended to be Brosnan's first foray into James Bond.

  • But The Worst Bond Movie ever already intended for Brosnan? You must be kiddin'. Oh, and yes, the Brosnan Movies kept getting worse... until that Die Another Day came out. Felt good for an anniversary, was fun, had the worst SFX EVER, but still had some shiny diamonds (not just in Berry's navel...). I still love it!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Brosnan was never the problems with the films he was in.

    by alan_poon

    I liked all the actors who have appeared as Bond, even Roger Moore. (Me and Partridge alone on that one) but OHMSS is still the best one even if it features on of the weakest Bonds.

  • 1) Available exclusively as a download to the paid subscribers of his website 2) Available exclusively at Target 3) Given away for free with a London tabloid. ;) Pearl Jam, Nirvana and U2 boxed sets most definetely qualify as niche. They are super-delux sets to commemorate the anniversary of particular albums. No casual fan is going to drop 400 bucks on an uber edition of Achtung Baby. Like I said: niche. And as far as the Stones. Christ, they release a new box set everytime another baby boomer turns 65. BD will probably be last fully mass marketed physical format that we will see simply because everything is going digital now, and discs are slowly becoming out-dated. As one Prince fan to another, let's just agree to disagree on this one.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Good Ol' Roger

    by cushing1967

    The only Bond that looks like he might be about to fight SPECTRE while all the others are just interested in getting chicks - or holding their own balls like Dirty Dalton :) As for the complicated rights issues - different studios released them. Sorry, I can break it down further if you want? I love Bond but will never buy another Bond on disc as they must be the most over-released films in history. How many times on video? How many times on DVD - it's only a matter of time before these get another rerererererererererererererererelease - with riveting extras like an interview with a man who likes Broccoli and also likes the word Cubby. Fuck off EON - no more money from me, you make Lucasfilm look inept. You might not have tampered with the films in the same way but you still did fuck up the ratio of the first three or four Bond films for the special definitive widescreen rerelease back on Video.

  • Dalton's third Bond film was going to be 'Property of a Lady' (Anthony Hopkins as villain and the first Bond film to be shot in China) but then Kevin McClory jumped in with his 'I invented SPECTRE so have the rights to James Bond argument - again' and by the time it was going to be filmed Dalton had pulled out of his contract amicably. Dalton was already Bond when Licence to Kill was written under the standard three movie contract. The Living Daylights was written for Roger Moore though.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    alan_poon: I love Roger Moore's Bond!

    by wtriker1701

    Some of the best movies came out during his reign.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Also known as "The Incomplete Bond" after the release of Skyfall.

    by CountOrlok

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Never Say Never Again - I like the classically staged fight in the clinic,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Barbara Carrera makes a nice villianess, the already mentioned Van Sydow and Atkinson, but isn't this the one where the villlian fights Bond with a lethal video game...? Yup. Pretty lame.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    This set will have NINE THOUSAND AND SEVEN movies...?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yikes.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    ....Annnd look at the poster for Never..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    ..uuuggllyyy!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service on Bluray

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Good, my next favorite Bond movie after Goldfinger.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Box art: Connery is sniffing his gun, Dalton is cupping his balls.

    by Karl Hungus

    I already own all the other films on Blu-ray. Now I have to buy this set to get the remaining 9? Fox is the worst. And if they were smart (they aren't) they'd leave an open slot in the box for Skyfall, since that's part of the 50th Anniversary. I wish I ran Hollywood.

  • Reminds me of when WB put out a new boxed set of Harry Potter everytime a new film was released on disc, even though everyone knew the 5,6,7 films were coming out down the line. Suckers, man.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Never say Never Again is not a traditional Bond movie?

    by Titus05

    I don't remember it all that well now but I don't remember it ever deviating from the traditional Bond elements...so every Bond movie is included in this set except for that? unless they all get 4K remasters most of them will still look like crap on Blu-ray...only crazy, die hard, convention attending, Bond fanatics will buy this...the kind that watch all the Spike TV marathons

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    release the Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray set already!!!!

    by Titus05

    good lord, every major movie set is out now from Jurassic Park to Star Wars to LOTR etc etc...why the hell isn't this out!!

  • Holding our favorite movies/music/TV/porn hostage until we submit to their dominance. But as I said, I'm right there with you. I'm old enough to remember the dark ages of music media: those few years when records were dying and CDs hadn't caught on, and we were all left squinting to admire the cover art on a 3 x 5 cassette sleave. Come to think of it, I think my original copy of SOTT is on cassette. But until every last Gen Xr dies off, there will always be a market for physical media. It will just be more of a collector's market, like laserdiscs and vinyl. Kids today! Watching their Lawrence of Arabias on their damn epods.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Ya gotta feel sorry for Michael Apted...

    by Royston Lodge

    He really wasn't given much to work with on The World Is Not Enough eh?

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Available Individually? What Features

    by 120chester

    I already own the available movies on Blu-Ray. Will the nine unreleased movies be available individually? Also, are these the same editions as the previous Blu-Ray releases (which were the same as the previous DVD release)?

  • The missing 9

  • Could of just written "All James Bond movies will be available on Bluray." Or just say "The nine remaining Bond movies will be released on Bluray" Seems neater.

  • The Daniel Craig Reboot gets it right, no gadgets and no crazy cars just like the book. The Dalton Films were ok but everything else especially the Roger Moore tomfoolery simply can die as far as I'm concerned!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    TWINE committed the cardinal sin of being a Bond film...

    by olivehead

    just plain boring.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    THIS would be something I would love to see in a Bond movie.

    by JediRob

    http://www.ccdblog.com/2012/01/now-this-is-bond-movie-i-want-to-see.html A fantasy? Yes. But totally cool.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Can somebody please make a Pussy Galore joke?

    by welcometothepartypal

    I'm at work and my wittyness-ness keeps getting interrupted.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    OSS 117 - comedy but spot on 60s spy movie.

    by higgledyhiggles

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    O.k, buying this box set will get you...

    by welcometothepartypal

    oh fuck it.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    @titus, NSNA isn't a Broccolli film

    by bah

    It's a separate Bond franchise (of one film) created by someone who sued over the rights to Thunderball and won. Sadly, I believe it's also why Blofeld and SPECTRE will never be mentioned again in a Bond film.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)

    by BWOzar

    You left this one off the list of missing Bond movies. Barry Nelson plays an Americanized 'Jimmy Bond' and Peter Lorre plays La Chiffre.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Barry Nelson's Casino Royale-

    by A_Banned_Apart

    -is a special feature on the 1967 version's DVD. Not sure about the blu ray, though.

  • McClory sued to regain the rights, which is why Never is essentially Thunderball redux. According to IMDB, Steven Seagal was a martial arts instructor for the film and accidently broke Connery's wrist during training.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I wasnt a fan of sean connery's bond...

    by Norman Colson

    I know i may get the bond fanboy's but i loved Roger moore's moonraker and went from there... then timothy dalton and pierce brosnan was awesome... and psychopathic daniel craig is just well my favorite right now, but they should had brosnan come back there was nothing wrong with him...

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    My Favorite Ever: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

    by eloy

    I don´t get the hate. Also right at the top: Goldfinger, Dr. No, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Spy Who Loved Me, and . GoldenEye. The real shitty ones (that I still want anyway because, well, they´re James Bond flicks): You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, Man With The Golden Gun, Moonraker, Licence to Kill, and Quantum of Solace. I´d just purchased my eight Blu out of the thirteen currently available titles so, fuck that money, right? Because I really plan on getting this motherfucker- package alone beats the individual and three-movie packs I´d already gotten. Finally, what makes a Bond flick for me are (in this exact order): the right Bond, obviously; the light-mood-infused globe-trotting, international intrigue adventures (Bond is neither Bourne nor Jack Ryan, all gritty and somber, but he most certainly shouldn´t go all the opposite way to the flat-out lunacy to be found in the early Moore ones) and the hot-ass chicks, the most he fucks the better (fuck political correctness in the AIDS era; again, this is James Bond). Oh, yeah. Lots of hot-ass Bond chicks.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    It doesn't get any better than this

    by Seth Gecko

    All 22 Bonds on HD. I will be getting this for my next holiday break and sit on my arse and watch the lot. There are a couple I don't like that much but most Bonds are better than most action films.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I think we can all agree Die Another Day is the worst

    by sunwukong86

    Its the "Batman and Robin" of Bond films

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    well said, sunwukong86.

    by P

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH does not exist in this dojo

    by ScreamingPenis

    It's like Godfather III or the Starship Tropper sequels.

  • Seriously, Barbara Bach is the greatest Bond girl ever and "The Spy Who Loved Me" is a pretty damned good example of Roger Moore playing Bond *seriously*. It's the gold standard for classic Bond films outside of Goldfinger. Perfect Song, Perfect Girl, Near Perfect Villain(though when Curd Jurgen gives that stupid "the world beneath the sea" speech in the beginning I keep wanting to hear him Karaoke 'Octopusses Garden' by The Beatles), Perfect Henchman(Jaws is an ICON) The opening ski chase and all the stuff in egypt with Jaws chasing them around the Pyramids is awesome. Of course it was down hill after that with Moonraker but still. The Spy Who Loved Me remains my favorite Bond film to watch on projected on a big screen. It's fantastic.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    The only good Bond film

    by Mugato5150

    was shot in Ian Fleming's basement based on one of his unpublished novels with someone you never heard of as Bond.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    and I should have proofed all those errors, oh well

    by thecomedian

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    creepythinman-returns

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    That mash-up was a riot! Thanks for that!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

    by barneyshouldbeputdown

    Is perhaps the perfect "Prototypical" Bond movie - and my favorite. It's outrageous in a wonderful way, full of conviction, and dares to go to extremes with its villain and the scope and stakes. Casino (Daniel Craig) Royale, Dr. No and Thunderball might be "purer" Bond films, but THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is really what the "Big American Bond Movie" sensibility is all about, and every element is in balance.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    eloy

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    I agree on your list, although I like LTK. TWINE was the first one I saw in theatres, although I'd been a fan for years. TWINE had a smoking hot (and batshit crazy) Bond girl and nukes. That was more than enough for me. </br></br> TND was one big fist fight, but that's why I loved it. </br></br> LALD and TMWTGG were one big chase, but that's 1970's cinema for you. Definitely two of the weakest films. </br></br> Oh, and anyone that doesn't think FYEO was Moore's best Bond film needs to reevaluate their life.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    TSWLM

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    Definitely loved this one, and agree that it's a prototypical Bond flick. That's why it blows me away when people say it's one of the worst. Pure bullshit, and people who hate it were probably born in the 1990's.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Mrs. Peel, we're needed!

    by jimmyhollywood65

    I can't believe it! The two greatest bond women (and I stress the women, not "girls" who came later) are missing from that promo clip. Not one single shot of Diane Rigg or Honor Blackman. Tracy Di Vicenzo, the only woman to ever marry Bond.... and Pussy Galore.... need I say more! Well, I'm gonna go pull-out my (Original) Avengers DVD collection and watch Mrs. Emma Peel and Mrs. Cathy Gale in action. While that's happening, I hope the Editor of this Bond 50th Anv. clip is in some back alley getting his (or her) ass-kicked!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    theskyfortressbahamut, I think it is a generational thing...

    by thecomedian

    2 Years ago I watched TSWLM with my roommates at the time(Male and Female, both in their early to mid 20s) and they laughed during the opening title sequence and thought the movie was "sooooo stupid." I kinda wanted to pummel them.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Connery, Lazenby, Moore.

    by SnootyBoots

    ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE is the last Connery Bond. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is the first Moore Bond.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I've been reading the original books. Someone should Mad Men them.

    by tangcameo

    Completely ignore the movies and the gadgets and do 50s/60s versions faithful to the books ...except Live And Let Die.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Big American Bond Movie??

    by bah

    I get your point, but there's never been anything American about the Bond movies. I've often wondered why they aren't nominated for Best Foreign Film.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    License to Kill was a big American Bond movie

    by Mugato5150

    In spirit anyway. Drug dealers, big '80s American style action scenes, even one of the FBI guys from Die Hard was the main villain. And Wayne Newton.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    skyfortress, comedian, bah

    by eloy

    sky, thanks for helping me bring some reason into these lines, regarding World is Not Enough. I did like Licence to Kill, at the very least the final act, with the trailers (I love how Glen shot action- remember the sleds chase sequence in AHMSS?), but Bond in Latin America doesn't really feel like Bond to me, with the exception of the Havana scenes in Die Another Day. However, as I said, there's a certain space in my heart for every single one of the 22 existing flicks. It's James fucking Bond after all. Comedian, your roommates sound retarded as all fuck and I'd love to injure them. I, personally, don´t believe it is a generational thing but, simply, a taste thing. I am very aware that '30´s King Kong is not a real giant ape but I still enjoy the thing and, sure as all fuck, do not start guffawing like a cretin at it. Bah, I think when Bond became the world phenomenon we know today it stopped being the thoroughly british creation it originally was (go back to the very first Connery entries and you'll remember it, indeed, was; even- and probably, mostly- Goldfinger, which was set in America) and became the property of the world, which, in cinema terms, means Hollywood. I think a perfect example of what the Big American-and Dumb, I'd add- Bond Movie is comes with that scene -I don´t remember exactly which movie was, but I'm pretty sure it was Diamonds- where a cop stops Bond's car, asks him why he's speeding and he answers he is James Bond. The cop goes: "Oh, you are James Bond? In that case I'm Queen Elizabeth" or some other stupid shit like that. And they can't award any of them the Oscar because the category is Foreign Language Film.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The Living Daylights for Moore? I don't think so.

    by Nem_Wan

    Moore was in his late 50s. I guess with Connery's competing return in Never Say Never Again having reinforced the image of an older Bond, they might have let Moore keep going if he wanted to (in contrast to how Brosnan would be shown the door after his contract was up). Moore felt he was too old and honestly he was too old by A View to a Kill, although I'm fond of that film because it was the first Bond film released during my teens and that I saw in the theater. I can't believe they got very far with the next script before Moore had let it be known he was moving on.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Freaking sweet.

    by Yelsaeb

    Time to start saving money.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Choppa

    by maxjohnson1971

    Sign me up for the "Sign o the times" remaster today! Agree with you on the demise of physical media. If I like something enough, I want to own a physical copy of it and not risk losing it because my computer, or someone else's, crashed. They said vinyl was dead a few years ago didn't they?

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Dalton & Lazenby shoved to the side. Typical.

    by tomandshell

    This box isn't a bad deal at less than ten bucks per movie. Unless you already own the thirteen previously released titles. Then you're basically paying $22 each for the final nine films new to Blu-ray.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Doesn't MGM own Never Say Never Again home rights?

    by onezeroone

    Did I miss something? NSNA has one thing no other movie has, older Sean Connery as Bond and as anyone with brains and taste will tell you that is the best kind of Bond there is.

  • with these upcoming bluray hd rips.Power to the matroska baby.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Moonraker!

    by Dazzler69

    My favorite one! On Blu Ray!

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Stop Getting Bond Wrong!!!!

    by Justin Atkinson

    Ten pounds to the winner if you get the reference! (not really)

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    @chatbury AHA!

    by Dublin579

    Back of the net

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST

    eloy - don't overlook Cuba

    by bah

    The opening to Octopussy is classic Bond. And the finale of Goldeneye was over-the-top bond goodness. We won't discuss Die anotehr Day. Granted, they tend give it Cuba more a Caribbean vibe than a Latin American one. As to the Americanizing of Bond -- taking place in America and making fun of American stereotypes doesn't make it American. Everything from filming locations to cameos is still thoroughly Euro-centric, if not entirely British.

  • Look up Caroline Cossey.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Moore did not...

    by ZodNotGod

    Cossey wasn't a Bond girl. She didn't even have any lines.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    NSNA is alreay out on Blu....

    by ZodNotGod

    Never Say Never Again is worth the novelty of Connery playing Bond in the 80's,. but its a tedious mess. And NO physical media isn't going anywhere anytime soon, ten years at the earliest. If CD's are dying its not like its a quick death...30 years is not quick. Besides, CDs were never as cheap as DVDs/BR. Why should anyone pay $20 for two good songs when bit torrents have it all for free? People like physical media and it won't go the way of the 8-track, not for at least another decade...

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Screw the 1967 version of Casino Royale! Ugh.

    by ZodNotGod

    Who would want that?

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    We'd need broadband capable of streaming high def

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    without stuttering. Anyhow, why would you want to give up hard copy back ups? What I would like to see is those holographic versatile discs, so that you could fit all of those movies in high def on one disc.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    The gazillionth Bond boxset

    by Bop N Rumble

    And still they haven't sorted out the rights of Never Say Never Again? Fuck that shit. It should be boycotted untill they get Never Say Never Again in the. Bunch of fucking moneygrabbing bastards. Gotta admit though, when someone tells me he bought a Bond boxset, I have to start talking about Never Say Never again.

  • And the bad woman exploding.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    nem_wan - The Living Daylights

    by Samson_K

    There are deleted scenes on the DVD that were written for Roger Moore (*or at least a Moore style Bond). A scene where he escapes across some rooftops by placing a rug between wires and people double taking as though it was a magic carpet etc. I think that Moore probably did tell them he was leaving but I think he'd been doing that since Moonraker and Broccoli always convinced him to come back. So, in essence the script was written for Moore

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The Living Daylights must have been a real mess then

    by Mugato5150

    if Roger Moore was thrown into the mix, since Pierce Brosnan was also slated for it except he had scheduling conflicts with Remington Steele.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    TWINE gets better with age... like wine.

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Actually, TWINE has grown on me over the years. If they has cast someone more believable than Denise Richards as Christmas Jones, then the movie wouldn't have as insufferable.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    The longest running movie franchise

    by Gareth Mills

    Is Godzilla at a whopping 29 and soon to be 30 films!!! Sorry 007 but you've got some serious catching up to do!!

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Lazenbry & Dalton shuffled off to the darker corner

    by Al

    the 4 Bonds everybody knows are prominently displayed against the gold background and the other two fellas are harder to make out against the black background. Just sayin'

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks Moore was the best Bond

    by Keith Small

    ....is suspect! And no Bond film, with the exception of the excruciating 1967 version of Casino Royale, was worst than A View To A Kill. That being said, I even enjoyed parts of that dreck (mostly Christopher Walken) because it was BOND, and I'm definitely on board to pick up the Blu-ray 50th aniversary box set.

  • Jan. 12, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    bah

    by eloy

    I´d completely fucking forgotten about the Octopussy teaser! Thanks, really. That shit blew my fucking mind when I first watched it in the theater and it´s been years since I watched it. Hopefully next time will be upon unpacking this set around this coming Christmas- or, hopefully, before (I thought Christmas only came once a year and all that-winkwink). I don´t remember much about Never Say Never Again either, other than Barbara Carrera gave- and still gives- me a grade-A boner every time a look at her in this thing and any other flick she showed up in circa 80's. Man, what a fuckin hot-ass piece of meat. Haven´t checked out Amazon yet. Anyone knows for how much this is going?

  • Jan. 13, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    @ dublin579 Collect Your Prize

    by Justin Atkinson

    http://www.vivadirect.co.uk/wcsstore/ConsumerDirectStorefrontAssetStore//images/large/1579336TAN-gloves-w-co-g.jpg

  • That's how I roll..

  • I spent many hours underwater in my pool, "breathing" air out of the nozzle of an inflatable raft to replicate the scene where Bond breathes out of a car's tires. Guess what, it doesn't work very well!

  • Jan. 13, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Die Another Day definitely the worst

    by Autodidact

    Indeed it is the Batman & Robin of the franchise... and to my horror it turns ten years old this year.

  • a view to a kill and never say never are connery and moores worst. timothy dalton and craigs bonds are the worst, bond started sucking for me after moore and them canning and watering down the john barry music, goldeneye having a watered down ok alternative bond score being the last mediocre bond film. brosnan sounded great and suave and said bond, james bond correctly (wich the pussy craig hasnt said once). hated timothy dalton as the producers tried turning bond into tom clancy jack ryan and hate craig with them americanizing bond and no john barry score. a bond movie without barrys score is like star wars without williams music. nuff said. music is 80% of a film and just as important as a character in it and generaly why film franchises fall apart.

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    daniel craig and fans need to take a 24 year dump

    by nightgamer360

    and lighten up, stop watching batman begins. bond isnt fun anymore, craig is just as painful to watch as a hero without charisma as christian bale and emosnot haydeson christiansen. when mculley kulken has more charm than you..bond has problems.

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