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Further Details On That Amazing (22 Disc!?!?) James Bond Blu-ray Set Which Is Coming Later This Year!!

A few months back we posted some intital deatails (and this nifty promo reel)...

...for the BOND 50 Blu-ray megaset which arrives later this year, presumably in alignement with Daniel Craig's most recent 007 outing, SKYFALL

Now coms further deatils re: the set, which...along with newly created extras and whatnot...will also bring the release of a number of Bond titles not previously issued on Blu-ray.  I.e. this set contains all Bond films to date, save for the bizarroverse Sean Connery revisitation NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, directed by THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's Irvin Kershner, and John Huston's 1967 adaptation of CASINO ROYALE.  Which ,arguably, aren't part of the "proper" Bond cycle to begin with...

The release reveals that the set will release September 25 in North America (September 24 in the UK) - it's currently pre-orderable HERE!















Includes Videoblogs Filmed on the Set of SKYFALL

For a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Latest Film with Cast & Crew Interviews


Announcement Coincides With Anniversary Screenings of Classic Bond Films

Taking Place This Week at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival



All the Bonds.  All the girls.  All the action.  All in high-definition.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment mark James Bond’s monumental golden anniversary with the release of BOND 50,the complete Bond experience showcasing all 22 classic films on Blu-ray together for the first time ever, neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set.  The collection will be available beginning September 24 in the United Kingdom and September 25 in North America with additional international markets to follow that week.  BOND 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of bonus features.


Set for release just prior to the theatrical premiere of SKYFALLBOND 50 will offer a look at the latest Bond film through videoblogs shot with the cast and crew.  The BOND 50 collection also provides two all-new pieces that spotlight the history of 007.  “The World of Bond” takes a look at the style and attitude that is signature to Bond; pulling together the cars, the women, the villains and the music that have been a staple of these films for the past 50 years.  “Being Bond” profiles the six distinguished actors that have had the honor of portraying 007.


Additional bonus content in the BOND 50 collection includes cast and crew commentaries, the behind-the-scenes making of each film, in-depth interviews with every actor that played Bond, a closer look at the exotic locations as shot on-the-set, the women of Bond, the villains of Bond, Bond’s cars and gadgets, music videos and much, much more!


Special Features:


·       DISC TWENTY THREE – Bonus Material

o   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.

o   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. 

o   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)

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew

o   6 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew

o   2 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


·       DISC THREE—Goldfinger (Over 5 hours of content)    

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton

o   Commentary with the cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Screen Tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Original Publicity Featurette

o   Original Radio Interviews With Sean Connery

o   Photo Galleries


·       DISC FOUR—Thunderball (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Terence Young

o   Commentary with Editor Peter Hunt and Screenwriter John Hopkins

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Peter Hunt and cast and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Deleted Scenes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots


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

o   Commentaries with Director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore and Tom Mankiewicz

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   2 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   3 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots


·       DISC ELEVEN—Moonraker (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Theatrical Trailer

o   Photo Gallery


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

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew

o   4 Featurettes

o   Animated Storyboard Sequences for Snowmobile Chase & Underwater

o   Music Video performed by Sheena Easton

o   Deleted Scenes and Expanded Angles

o   Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

o   Photo Galleries


·       DISC THIRTEEN—Octopussy (Over 6 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director John Glen

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   Original Screen Tests with James Brolin

o   "All Time High" Music Video

o   Original Theatrical Trailers


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

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew

o   Commentary with Roger Moore

o   4 Featurettes

o   A View to a Kill Music Video performed by Duran Duran

o   Original Theatrical Trailers and TV spots


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

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and cast and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Deleted scenes with introductions from Director John Glen

o   The Living Daylights Music Video performed by A-Ha

o   Original Theatrical Trailers


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

o   Commentary with Director John Glen and cast

o   Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew

o   3 Featurettes

o   Licence to Kill Music Video performed by Gladys Knight

o   “If You Asked Me To” Music Video Performed by Patti LaBelle

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   Original Theatrical Trailers

o   Photo Galleries



·       DISC SEVENTEEN—GoldenEye (Over 5 hours of content)

o   Commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   8 Featurettes

o   Deleted scenes

o   GoldenEye Music Video performed by Tina Turner


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

o   Commentary with Director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.

o   Commentary with Vic Armstrong and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   2 Featurettes

o   Interview with Composer David Arnold

o   Deleted and Extended Scenes with introduction from Director Roger Spottiswoode

o   Tomorrow Never Dies Music Video performed by Sheryl Crow

o   The James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-Version)


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

o   Commentary with Director Michael Apted

o   Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong

o   4 Featurettes

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   The World Is Not Enough Music Video performed by Garbage

o   Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scene

o   Original Theatrical Trailer

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Commentary with Director Lee Tamahori and Producer Michael G. Wilson

o   Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike

o   5 Featurettes

o   MI6 Datastream Trivia Track with Branching Video

o   Opening Titles Sequence

o   Photo Galleries


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

o   Becoming Bond

o   James Bond: For Real

o   Chris Cornell Music Video


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

o   2 Featurettes

o   "Another Way to Die" Music Video

o   Original Theatrical Trailers




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  • It also looks like the very cool trailer for OHMSS (that was included on the limited edition VHS release) has been omitted yet again.

  • May 21, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Will they have Sam Neill's screen test for The Living Daylights?

    by successor

    I'm curious to see it.

  • May 21, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I love Never Say Never Again

    by Ditko

    "Bizarroverse" and all.

  • I'm glad MGM are sorting their money issues out or we may not have seen this for some time. Plus I cant believe how cheap it is, its on £80 - 90 in the UK, Bond DVD box sets used to hit the £200 mark at release then would come down to £60 - 100 in the sales. BR players are gonna sell even more once this and the Indy Jones set comes out.

  • May 21, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Craig looks like a hobo compared to the others

    by peter skellen

  • May 21, 2012, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by peter skellen

    The Sam Neil and James Brolin screentests are easily found on the net and were on The Living Daylights and Octopussy special edition DVDs respectively if I recall. Would be great fun to see more of the actor tests they've done over the years.

  • May 21, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    L'UMANOIDE as a bonus content

    by Gorgomel

    A film reuniting Richard Kiel (best Bond bad guy ever), Barbara Bach (The Spy who loved me) and Corinne Clery (Moonraker) should be part of this set.

  • May 21, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I wonder when these will be sold seperately

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Other than the You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, I don't really want any of the other ones that haven't been released on bluray yet.

  • May 21, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by ilovemichealbay

  • May 21, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    And... pre-ordered.

    by Mister Vertue

    My wife is going to kill me for getting yet more Bond movies (that I already own), but that boxset looks too glorious for me to resist *clears space on DVD shelf in preparation*

  • May 21, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Too'd need to clear a shelf.

    by justmyluck

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is all I'm waiting for at this point.

  • May 21, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    And the best Bond ever is (lights a match and runs away)......

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • May 21, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    And... pre-ordered. Just a fucking essential release in my eyes.

    by cactusjack1972

  • May 21, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I'm Definitely Getting It

    by Aquatarkusman

    But 9 hours of additional Tomorrow Never Dies content? That's like winning the lottery but finding the payout's in Monopoly money!

  • May 21, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Does the audio commentary count in the 'hours of content'?

    by Rtobert

  • May 21, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    They're not including the 2-disc Casino Royale SE? LAME

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    So much for a "definitive" set if I have to hold onto my copy of the 2-disc CR...

  • May 21, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    At $200, though, it really is about $20 for each good Bond film

    by Aquatarkusman

    And I'm counting Moonraker.

  • May 21, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    And here we go again.

    by Colin Dent

    There's a new one coming, so why don't we release a box set of all the previous ones? But let's not leave a gap in the box for 'Skyfall.' That's bad business practice. We should just wait until we make another one, and then do the whole process again, and tack 'Skyfall' onto another box set in two years time. It's enough to make you spew! How many times have Eon and MGM done these 'complete' collections? I mean they've been out twice or thrice on VHS, twice on dvd, and well I never, twice on Blu. (Well, some of 'em have.) And then the twats have the nerve to stick anti-piracy warnings all over the fuckers. Thank fuck no-one copyrighted the wheel. I know we all need a bit security in later life, but this business needs an enema!

  • May 21, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I agree with Samuel Fulmer

    by Greggers

    The only disk I'm actually interested in getting is On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and that's because it is A) previously unavailable in blur-ray, and B) an interesting movie in its own right. I bought the regular DVD set that included it because I couldn't get it solo, but this time, I'll just wait. Meanwhile, I'm sure the commentary tracks are still the same old ones from the all the other releases: Less commentaries really than they are audio documentaries (that put a lot of focus on stunts -- dear lord, so much focus on stunts) that happens to play while the movie is going. I guess getting a real director's commentary would we hard since Terrence Young, et al, are dead. But Connery is still alive. Put him in a room with Kevin Smith and run the movies, and I'm sure you'd have commentary gold. That's something I might shell out for, in fact.

  • May 21, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Look on the bright side Corode

    by Mr_P

    physical media will be dead soon so they won't be able to keep on gouging folk for these box sets every time a new one comes out for much longer!

  • May 21, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Having the Bonds comment on each others films would be gold.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    It's too good of an idea to actually happen.

  • May 21, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    It's actually a 23 disc set, contrary to the title of this article

    by Jaster Mareel

    All 22 films, plus an extras disc with like an hour long new documentary.

  • Yep, I would listen to that.

  • May 21, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by Chaz

    Amazing job and I applaud the effort, but way too many discs.

  • May 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Uncut versions

    by 24200124

    If they're going to include the uncensored version of "Licence to Kill" that has been released on DVD already, why can't they release the uncensored version of "Casino Royale" over here? At least include it in this box set!

  • May 21, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    What's the point?

    by RoyBattysBatter

    Really? They keep making Bond films, I'm not complaining, I love them dearly, but honestly, what's the point of buying a box set for a film series that never ends? It can never be 'complete'. Utterly pointless.

  • May 21, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I would like to see the vintage Criterion commentaries

    by Robert Evans

    Surface on these sets one day..

  • May 21, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Roybattysbatter you make a good point

    by Wcwlkr

    But I love the Bond films so I'm servely tempted to buy this set! I know they're going to keep making them, but I only own a few and having all the previous films on Blu Ray hard to resist.

  • are those things worth anything any more? Actually is there any physical media format that has ever held 5% of it original value after 10+ years in circulation?

  • May 21, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Once they go vintage, girugamesh

    by Mickster_Island

    Time reveals true value. Crappy old albums are cheaper now than they ever were. Find an old Who album in good shape and you'll have to pay a few dollars - probably more than it originally cost. That said, I can't quite see audio and video cassettes hitting the antique market quite the way that vinyl has. Laserdiscs, being weird and of high quality, probably will. And soon, I'd guess.

  • May 21, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Colin Dent

    Iknow, I nearly mentioned it in the post, and I for one cannot wait. You'll have gathered from the tone of my post, that I am an old bitter bastard, and I've been stung sooo many times in my life wih 'Definitive Editions' and 'Collectors Editions.' Any old shit sells if you dress it up in 'modern clothes.' I know they've scanned these movies to thousands of lines of resolution, so whatever comes after the current HiDef format, you know they'll keep churning these sets out. There's always another generation with disposable income to blow.

  • May 21, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST



    What the...? Positive I read that Forster had done a commentary a few years back. That would be the most interesting thing in the disc. including the film!

  • May 21, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    The Living Daylights on Blu

    by kwisatzhaderach


  • Should have some great deals. Already got Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Don't need Brosnan or Dalton. Do want OHMSS, but not buying a whole damn box set just to get it.

  • May 21, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I've never pre-ordered anything in my life

    by Joe Plumber

    Never really understood the urge to be the first to have something. I mean, you're not the first. Many other people pre-orger as well. And with something like this, it's not like it's something you haven't seen a million times. Plus, unless you're extremely wealthy you're only gonna be pissed with the price inevitably drops a few months after it is released. Anybody who has pre-ordered this care to weigh in? I'm generally curious. I mean, I understand when it comes to a video game that no one has played before, the desire to want to play it first.

  • May 21, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Complain all you want, monkeys!

    by Keith Small

    I already pre-ordered mine, and I'm glad I did. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!! - Insane Bond Fan :)

  • May 21, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Laserdiscs suffer from bit rot.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • May 21, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Just want Goldeneye and The Spy Who Loved Me separately.

    by Mike

  • May 21, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Craig will always look like a chimp...

    by Ricky Retardo a tuxedo. Another banana for Mr. Bond. Ripe, not raw.

  • May 21, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Physical Media Vs Digital

    by rakesh patel

    i sold all my DVDs. i realised it was a mugs game when i looked at my video sets of sttng, voy and ds9. gave them away to a charity shop as no one would have brought VHS. shifted all my DVD's and CD's i needed the cash. Its a shock to the system when your beloved DVDs go for peanuts. Don't be fooled into thinking there's a huge 2nd market for " vintage dvd's" there not. there are too many mass produced copies, and quite frankly like the bond set, they're out of date fairly quickly. I've digitised all my media get a decent enough Nas box and raid some discs together and a shelves worth of media is housed in a box. I only have a shelf worth of books now ( i had several before), once i get down to scanning or purchasing the digital formats, i'm done. Don't kid yourself,. Physical Media will go by the way of the dinosaur. You can either hold on to them, ( if you have the space and they have sentimental value) or you can get rid of them, with they're still worth a little something. How many of you use tapes and cds? I ripped all my stuff into Mp3's, but with a spotify account, i don't even bother with those. JUst maintain a deent enough solution and have a off site backup buddy in case shit happens. Sorted!

  • May 22, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by justmyluck

    I totally agree that the physical format will end up being a niche collector's thing as today's generation grow up with Netflix, VOD, Digital Copy, Ultraviolet, iTunes and such. You're also right about DVDs quickly becoming worthless. Maybe 10% of those have some unique packaging or *out of print* value to collectors. The bulk are just a coaster and an insert sheet. If a release is a box set or has some unique or cool packaging, it ends up on my shelf. The majority of my discs end up in high-capacity disc wallets which are cataloged in Excel to create a printout. The leftover disc insert sheets get sandwiched between stiff cardboard, bound together by bulldog clips and stored in a drawer so they eventually return to flatness. I keep over 600 discs in a small space this way. Hopefully solid state hard removable hard drives somewhere in the 50TB range will become affordable and permit saving even more space by digitizing my DVDs and BRDs without compression. This is why when I look at something like this huge 22-unit BOND set I just shut down and say, *no*, because the only reason each movie has its own dedicated BRD is so that they can be sold separately after the box set has been sold.

  • May 22, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST

    ...and another space saver:

    by justmyluck

    When upgrading a DVD title to BRD, put the old DVD in a paper sleeve and store it in the BRD case as your own *combo pack*.

  • May 22, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST

    @ justmyluck

    by Ryan

    I do that very thing. Paper sleeve BD/DVD combos FTW!

  • May 22, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    There IS a space for "Skyfall"

    by Ryan

    I read there is a space in the box for the "Skyfall" BD when it's released (they said that on their Facebook announcement yesterday). This is on my Christmas list...

  • May 22, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    How many times can they put a product out?!

    by MainMan2001

  • May 22, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    No "Never Say never Again"?

    by superhero

    Why? No Woody Allen Casino Royale? Why?

  • May 22, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    @superhero: NSNA was a Warner flick..probably a *rights issue*.

    by justmyluck

  • May 23, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    NSNA was acquired along with CR67, so that's not the issue ...

    by trevanian

    I think they just want to keep those film being thought of as bastards or non-canon or somesuch. I picked up a DVD of NSNA on a box with CUBA and BRIDGE TOO FAR (Connery Colllection) and it had some pretty nifty interviews with writers I didn't even know worked on the film, though Kersh' commentary is like a 'for those of you who are blind, this is what is happening' track. Always thought that NSNA was putting bits in that somebody had recently seen and just grabbed wholesale ... the 'bond gets pretend killed' opening is very KOBAYASHI MARU from previous year's TREK 2, and even the "I've never lost" is a kind of throwaway version of that film's "I don't like to lose." There's no mention on the DVD, but I remember several mags mentioning that Coppola did an uncredited rewrite on it as a favor to his sister, who was married to the producer. I'm pretty DAMN sure Forster recorded a commentary -- in fact I think he did it while the film was still waiting on vfx finals to come in. Maybe he just says a lot of stuff they don't want folks to hear a la the original Terence Young laserdisc tracks on the Criterion Bonds. A lot of Katzenberg's comments about the first TREK movie went away when Paramount nixed the original 'making of' stuff on that DVD, so you still get a watered down account of the filming there.