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  1. Bond50: Blu Ray Update.

    I’m sure many of you are wondering about the Special features contained on the upcoming James Bond Blu Ray Boxset? Well, digitalbits have gave us a major update regarding the apparent lack of extras on the new boxset. It seems that all the special features from the previous DVD releases will be carried over to this set, with a few exceptions.

     

    We’ve confirmed with our sources at 20th Century Fox that nearly all special feature content from the previous Special Edition Blu-rays and DVDs will carry over to the new BD releases. The only exceptions are the Mission Control menu-based content from the previous DVDs, many items from Charles de Lauzirika’s original 2003 Die Another Day: Special Edition and 5 items from the 2008 Casino Royale: Collector’s Edition BD (The Art of the Freerun, Catching a Plane: From Storyboard to Screen, Storyboard Sequence: Freerun Chase, Filmmaker Profiles and Bond Girls Are Forever). So if you have those discs and want to retain all the bonus content, definitely keep them.

    We’ve also confirmed that the 11 classic Bond titles previously released on Blu-ray will be available widely again on 10/2, the same day as the box set. We already know that Walmart will have 3 of the never-before-released titles as BD exclusives that day: Diamonds Are Forever, Octopussy and GoldenEye. We’ve now OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED exactly what we suspected, which is that BestBuy will have On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me as BD exclusives on 10/2, and Target will have A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Tomorrow Never Dies as BD exclusives. So that’s our Bond news for today. Again, that’s official.

    You can read the article here.

     

    That’s all for now folks. The Blu Ray Boxset will be released on September 24th, and the new James Bond adventure ‘Skyfall’ will hit cinema screens a month later.

     

    Special thanks to ‘clublos’ for the alert.

    Matthew Harkin @ 2012-08-29
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