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 with the films spread over 22 discs. 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. (Tricia Spears)
Packaged to look like two hard-bound books, the first book features the following films from 1962 - 1981: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, and For Your Eyes Only. The second book features the following films from 1983 - 2012: Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum Of Solace, and there is a space reserved for the latest film set to be released in theatres on November 9, 2012: Skyfall. Previous special features are included on each disc and also included is a bonus disc that features the following all-new special features: World Of Bond includes Title Sequences for each of the films (HD 01:02:32), Gadgets with a shot by shot list showing which film each gadget was used in (HD 03:03), Villains with a shot by shot list showing which film each villain was in (HD 02:22), Bond Girls with a shot by shot list showing which film each Bond Girl was in (HD 01:24), Locations with a shot by shot list showing which film each location was used in (HD 01:40), and Bond In Motion (HD 01:43); Being Bond is a featurette that portrays all six actors who have played 007 (HD 03:08); Designing 007: Fifty Years Of Bond Style is a featurette that shows key moments in Bond history that reflects on the changing design and styles of the last 50 years (HD 04:01); and Skyfall Videoblogs includes Skyfall Behind The Scenes (HD 01:51), Sam Mendes (HD 01:28), Naomie Harris (HD 01:09), Bérénice Marlohe (HD 01:12), Production Update From Shanghai (HD 01:35), Dennis Gassner Takes Us Inside The Look Of Skyfall (HD 01:58), and Jany Temime On Dressing 007 For Action (HD 01:54).
In terms of picture quality "BOND 50" is a catalog of films that are the best that they have ever looked on home video and in 1080p resolution. As such this is a collector's must-have James Bond collection. (Gary Reber)
Each film sports a repurposed and remastered DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack that is true to the original master sound elements and presents the respective soundtracks as never before experienced. (Gary Reber)