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  1. 40th Anniversary Edition DVD Of 1967's 'Casino Royale' Delayed

    'Casino Royale': 40th Anniversary Edition

    Casino Royale: 40th Anniversary Edition

    The “Casino Royale: 40th Anniversary Edition” DVD has been postponed for release until 3 June 2008, according to Amazon.com.

    MGM had previously announced the disc would hit shelves in Region 1 on 6 November 2007. Curiously, the delay now renders the “40th Anniversary Edition” tag incorrect.

    In addition to a 2.35 anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 and Mono audio tracks, this re-release of the 1967 James Bond spoof will include a whole host of new special features:

    • Audio commentary with 007 historians Steven Jay Reuben and John Cork
    • “The Making Of Casino Royale” featurette
    • “Bond James Bond” featurette
    • “A 3 Ring Circus” featurette
    • “More Directors, More Stars” featurette
    • “The Big Climax” featurette
    • “It’s a Wrap!” featurette

    There is still no word on whether the release will also contain the extras available on the current DVD – namely, an interview with co-director Val Guest, the theatrical trailer and the original 1954 CBS television production starring Barry Nelson.

    It is also unknown when – or if – the disc will be released elsewhere in the world.

    The disc will retail for $19.98. However, you can pre-order it now for $17.99 at Amazon.com.

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    Matt Weston @ 2007-10-08
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