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  1. James Bond 007 'Ultimate Edition' DVDs

    CBn rounds up all the past news regarding the upcoming release of the ‘Ultimate Edition’ James Bond 007 DVDs.

    James Bond 007 'Ultimate Edition' DVD Case

    Restored with a “breakthrough digital process” by Lowry Digital, both picture and sound will be greatly improved. They will all feature DTS 5.1 surround sound, and each will feature loads of new extras including “never before seen footage” and “Top Secret Files” on “The Bond Women” and “Exotic Locations.” In addition, former 007 Sir Roger Moore has recorded audio commentaries for all of his seven James Bond films.

    Cover Art

    The front covers feature the James Bond actor in the middle right panel, while often a Bond girl and/or prominent location are featured on the left. The top and bottom panels contain the title of the film in the original font as well as other scenes and characters from the respective film. Click here for high-res photographs of the front and back covers.

    Release Dates

    UK: The ‘Limited Edition Attache Case’ box set, due for release on 17 July 2006, is currently discounted to a price of £209.99 on amazon.co.uk, while each film is currently discounted to a price of £12.74.

    Australia: Ezydvd.com.au report that the monster box set can be pre-ordered for a price of $399.83 AU. The set includes a space for the eventual DVD release of the newest James Bond film, Casino Royale. In addition to the monster box set, customers will also have a choice of a hard case which seems to feature different case artwork and is only $299.83 AU. Pre-order the attache case and/or the hard case today.

    US: No release details have officially been announced, but it is expected to see the ‘Ultimate Edition’ James Bond DVDs released sometime around the premiere of Casino Royale, in November 2006.

    Menu/Screen Caps

    DVD Times have posted menu and screen caps for all twenty of the upcoming James Bond 007 films. Included are shots of the main menus on both discs for many of the films, as well as shots from the 007 Mission Control, Image Database, Mission Dossier, and many more sections. Also included are image comparisons between the Special Edition DVDs and these new ‘Ultimate Editions.’ Click the following for comparisons on: Dr. No | From Russia With Love | Goldfinger | Thunderball.

    New Certificates

    A View To A Kill, GoldenEye, and Tomorrow Never Dies will all be released with new certificates.

    A View To A Kill: 12 (Previously PG) CBn member ‘Bourne’ has pointed out that the back cover of the new A View To A Kill DVD states: ‘Some of the added value material has rated this film a 12’

    GoldenEye: UNCUT / 15 (Previously 12) As collected on the IMDb, GoldenEye has had an interesting history with the censors on both sides of the Atlantic. The headbutts featured during the battles between Xenia Onatopp and James Bond, as well as Bond and Alec Trevelyan had all been removed for the UK release. The US release (which features a PG-13 rating) reportedly trims down the shooting of Trevelyan during the pre-title sequence, the scene of the attack on Severnaya by Xenia, as well as her own death.

    Tomorrow Never Dies: UNCUT / 15 (Previously 12) Originally carrying a ’12’ certificate when first released in 1997, the IMDb reports that some footage (roughly six seconds worth), which included the throwing stars on the Stealth Ship, as well as Bond hitting a man’s face with his boot, were cut to qualify for the rating.

    Pre-order The ‘Ultimate Edition’ James Bond 007 DVDs

    Dr. No …… Amazon.co.uk
    From Russia With Love …… Amazon.co.uk
    Goldfinger …… Amazon.co.uk
    Thunderball …… Amazon.co.uk
    You Only Live Twice …… Amazon.co.uk
    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service …… Amazon.co.uk
    Diamonds Are Forever …… Amazon.co.uk
    Live And Let Die …… Amazon.co.uk
    The Man With The Golden Gun …… Amazon.co.uk
    The Spy Who Loved Me …… Amazon.co.uk
    Moonraker …… Amazon.co.uk
    For Your Eyes Only …… Amazon.co.uk
    Octopussy …… Amazon.co.uk
    A View To A Kill …… Amazon.co.uk
    The Living Daylights …… Amazon.co.uk
    Licence To Kill …… Amazon.co.uk
    GoldenEye …… Amazon.co.uk
    Tomorrow Never Dies …… Amazon.co.uk
    The World Is Not Enough …… Amazon.co.uk
    Die Another Day …… Amazon.co.uk
    Limited Edition Attache Case …… Amazon.co.uk

    James Bond 007 ‘Ultimate Edition’ DVD Features

    Dr. No – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • TOP LEVEL ACCESS 007: License to Restore – Featurette Detailing the BOND Ultimate Edition Film Restoration Process
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT The Guns of James Bond
    • Premiere Bond
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Dr. No
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Terence Young and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside Dr. No
    • Terence Young: Bond Vivant
    • Dr. No 1963 Featurette
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    From Russia With Love – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Ian Fleming: The CBC Interview
    • Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler
    • Ian Fleming on Desert Island Discs
    • Animated Storyboard Sequence
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of From Russia With Love
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Terence Young and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside From Russia With Love
    • Harry Saltzman: Showman
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Goldfinger – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Sean Connery From the Set of Goldfinger Screen Tests
    • On Tour With the Aston Martin DB-5
    • Honor Blackman Open-Ended Interview
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Goldfinger
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Guy Hamilton
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Cast and Crew
    • The Making of Goldfinger
    • The Goldfinger Phenomenon
    • Original Publicity Featurette
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Thunderball – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT The Incredible World of James Bond – Original 1965 NBC Television Special
    • A Child’s Guide to Blowing Up a Motor Car – 1965 Ford Promotional Film On Location With Ken Adam
    • Bill Suitor: The Rocket Man Movies
    • Thunderball Boat Show Reel
    • Selling Bonds – Original 1965 Television Advertisements
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Thunderball
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Terence Young and Others
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Peter Hunt, John Hopkins and Others
    • The Making of Thunderball
    • The Thunderball Phenomenon
    • The Secret History of Thunderball
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    You Only Live Twice – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
    • Whicker’s World – Highlights From 1967 BBC Documentary
    • On Location With Ken Adam
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of You Only Live Twice
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lewis Gilbert and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside You Only Live Twice
    • Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles
    • Plane Crash: Animated Storyboard Sequence
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, Photo Gallery, TV Spot & Radio Communications

    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Casting On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    • Press Day in Portugal
    • George Lazenby: In His Own Words
    • Shot on Ice – Original 1969 Ford Promo
    • Film Swiss Movement – Original 1969 Featurette 007
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Peter Hunt and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    • Inside Q’s Lab
    • Above It All – Original 1969 Featurette
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailer, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Diamonds Are Forever – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes
    • Sean Connery 1971: The BBC Interview
    • Lesson # 007: Close Quarter Combat
    • Deleted Footage – Oil Rig Attack
    • Satellite & Explosions Test Reel Alternate & Expanded Angles 007
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Diamonds Are Forever
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside Diamonds Are Forever
    • Cubby Broccoli – The Man Behind Bond
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Live And Let Die – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Bond 1973: The Lost Documentary
    • Roger Moore as James Bond, Circa 1964
    • Live and Let Die Conceptual Art
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Live and Let Die
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Guy Hamilton
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Tom Mankiewicz
    • Inside Live and Let Die
    • On Set With Roger Moore

    The Man With The Golden Gun – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Roger Moore and Hervé Villechaize – The Russell Harty Show
    • On Location With The Man With the Golden Gun
    • Guy Hamilton: The Director Speaks
    • Girls Fighting
    • American Thrill Show Stunt Film
    • The Road to Bond: Stunt Coordinator W.J. Millian Jr.
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of The Man With the Golden Gun
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside The Man With the Golden Gun
    • An Original Documentary Double-O Stuntmen: A Look at the Greatest Stunts and Stunt Performers in the Bond Films
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    The Spy Who Loved Me – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT 007 in Egypt
    • Roger Moore: My Word Is My Bond
    • On Location With Ken Adam
    • 007 Stage Dedication
    • Original 1977 Featurette Escape From Atlantis: Storyboard Sequence
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of The Spy Who Loved Me
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lewis Gilbert, Production Designer Ken Adam, Co-Writer Christopher Wood and Michael G Wilson
    • Inside The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Ken Adam: Designing Bond
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Moonraker – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT 007 in Rio – Original 1979 Production Featurette
    • Ken Adam’s Production Films
    • Bond ’79 Learning to Freefall
    • Skydiving Test Footage
    • Skydiving Storyboards
    • Circus Footage
    • Cable Car Alternative Storyboards
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Moonraker
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lewis Gilbert and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside Moonraker
    • The Men Behind the Mayhem – Special Effects Documentary
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailer & Photo Gallery

    For Your Eyes Only – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes & Expanded Angles
    • Bond in Greece Bond in Cortina
    • Neptune’s Journey
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of For Your Eyes Only
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring John Glen and Actors
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Michael G Wilson and Crew
    • Inside For Your Eyes Only
    • Animated Storyboard Sequences
    • Sheena Easton ‘For Your Eyes Only’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Octopussy – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Shooting Stunts: Crashing Jeeps & The Airplane Crash
    • Ken Burns On-Set Movie
    • On Location with Peter Lamont
    • Testing the Limits – The Aerial Team
    • James Brolin Original Screentests
    • James Bond in India – Original 1983 Featurette
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Octopussy
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director John Glen
    • Inside Octopussy
    • Designing Bond – Peter Lamont
    • Rita Coolidge ‘All Time High’ Music Video
    • Storyboard Sequences
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers & Photo Gallery

    A View To A Kill – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore
    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Film ’85 BBC Report
    • Float Like A Butterfly Test Footage
    • Deleted Scenes & Expanded Angles with Introductions by Director John Glen
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of A View to a Kill
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director John Glen and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside A View to a Kill
    • The Music of James Bond
    • Duran Duran ‘A View to a Kill’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots & Photo Gallery

    The Living Daylights – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes With Introduction by John Glen
    • Happy Anniversary, 007 Silver Anniversary Featurettes
    • Timothy Dalton: The New James Bond/Vienna Press Conference
    • Timothy Dalton: On Acting
    • Dalton and d’Abo Interviews
    • The Ice Chase Outtakes – Deleted Footage With Director John Glen Narration
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of The Living Daylights
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director John Glen and Members of the Cast and Crew
    • Inside The Living Daylights
    • Ian Fleming: 007’s Creator
    • a-ha ‘The Living Daylights’ Music Video
    • The Making of ‘The Living Daylights’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Licence To Kill – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes With Director John Glen Introductions
    • Bond ’89
    • On the Set With John Glen
    • On Location With Peter Lamont
    • Ground Check With Corkey Fornof
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Licence to Kill
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director John Glen and Members of the Cast
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Michael G Wilson and Members of the Crew
    • Inside Licence to Kill
    • Production Featurette “Behind the Scenes”
    • Kenworth Trucks Featurette
    • Gladys Knight ‘Licence to Kill’ Music Video
    • Patti LaBelle ‘If You Asked Me To’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers & Photo Gallery

    GoldenEye – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes With Introductions by Director Martin Campbell
    • Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles
    • Building a Better Bond: Pre-Production Featurette
    • The Return of Bond – The Start of Production Press Event
    • Driven to Bond: Remy Julienne
    • Anatomy of a Stunt: Tank Versus Perrier
    • Making it in Small Pictures: Derek Meddings
    • On Location With Peter Lamont
    • GoldenEye: The Secret Files
    • Pre-Title Storyboard Sequence With Director Martin Campbell
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of GoldenEye
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson
    • The World of 007 – Original 1995 Television Special Hosted by Elizabeth Hurley
    • The GoldenEye Video Journal Promotional Featurette
    • Tina Turner ‘GoldenEye’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers, TV Spots, Photo Gallery & Radio Communications

    Tomorrow Never Dies – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted and Extended Scenes Introduced by Director Roger Spottiswoode
    • Expanded Angles Introduced by Director Roger Spottiswoode
    • Highly Classified: The World of 007
    • “The James Bond Theme” (Moby’s Remix)
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Tomorrow Never Dies
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Vic Armstrong and Michael G. Wilson
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie Jr.
    • The Secrets of 007
    • Storyboard Presentation
    • Gadgets
    • Sheryl Crow ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailers & Photo Gallery

    The World Is Not Enough – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT Deleted Scenes and Alternate Angles With Introductions by Director Michael Apted
    • Alternate Angle, Expanded Angle Scene: The Thames Boat Chase
    • James Bond Down River – Original 1999 Featurette
    • Creating an Icon: Making the Teaser Trailer
    • Hong Kong Press Conference
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of The World Is Not Enough
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Michael Apted
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong
    • The Making of The World Is Not Enough
    • Bond Cocktail
    • Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn
    • Garbage ‘The World Is Not Enough’ Music Video
    • The Secrets of 007
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Original Trailer & Photo Gallery

    Die Another Day – Front Cover Art | Menu/Screen Caps | Back Cover Art

    • DECLASSIFIED: MI6 VAULT From Script to Screen
    • Shaken and Stirred on Ice
    • Just Another Day
    • The British Touch: Bond Arrives in London
    • On Location With Peter Lamont
    • 007 MISSION CONTROL Interactive Guide Into the World of Die Another Day
    • THE COMPLETE SPECIAL FEATURES LIBRARY: MISSION DOSSIER Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lee Tamahori and Producer Michael G. Wilson
    • Audio Commentary Featuring Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike
    • MI6 DataStream
    • Additional DVD-ROM Features Available!
    • Madonna ‘Die Another Day’ Music Video
    • MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA Photo gallery
    Devin Zydel @ 2006-06-28
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