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    CommanderBond.net rounds up all the latest news and details regarding the upcoming debut of Quantum of Solace on Blu-ray and DVD around the world in March 2009.

    Article originally posted: 29 January 2009
    Last updated: 11 March 2009

    QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

    Overview

    The 22nd James Bond 007 film, Quantum of Solace, will debut on Blu-ray and DVD from MGM and Fox Home Entertainment throughout the world in mid-March (with some countries slated for May and June releases).

    Australia will be the first country in which the film hits the home video market on 18 March. The UK and USA follow on 23 and 24 March, respectively.

    Special features will be similar in content to those found on the original Blu-ray/DVD release of Daniel Craig’s first Bond film, 2006’s Casino Royale (i.e. no audio commentaries, etc.). Scroll below for full details.

    Plot Synopsis

    James Bond in 'Quantum of Solace'

    Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in this thrilling, action-packed adventure which starts shortly after Casino Royale ends. Betrayed by the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. On a nonstop quest for justice that crisscrosses the globe, Bond meets the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), who leads him to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious “Quantum” organization. When Bond uncovers a conspiracy to take control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, he must navigate a minefield of treachery, deception and murder to neutralize “Quantum” before it’s too late!

    Blu-ray/DVD Announcement

    The high-octane action of the world’s most famous secret agent continues when Quantum of Solace explodes onto Blu-ray Disc and DVD this March from MGM and Fox Home Entertainment…

    Click here for more…

    Worldwide Release Dates

    • AUSTRALIA – 18 March
    • UK – 23 March
    • NORTH AMERICA – 24 March
    • NETHERLANDS – 25 March
    • SWEDEN – 25 March
    • SPAIN – 25 March
    • ITALY – 26 March
    • GERMANY – 27 March
    • MEXICO – 27 March
    • SWITZERLAND – March/May
    • FRANCE – 13 May
    • JAPAN – 16 June
    • BRAZIL – 24 June (retail) / 23 March (rental)

    Ordering Details

    Region 1:

    • Release Date: 24 March 2009
    • Format: Single-Disc DVD
    • Format: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD
    • Format: Blu-ray Disc
    • Retail Price: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (Single-Disc DVD)
    • Retail Price: $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)
    • Retail Price: $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada (Blu-ray Disc)
    • Video: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Subtitles: English, German, Castellan, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
    • Feature Run Time: 106 mins
    • Order (Single-Disc DVD) – Amazon.com
    • Order (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD) – Amazon.com
    • Order (Blu-ray Disc) – Amazon.com

    Region 2:

    • Release Date: 23 March 2009
    • Format: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD
    • Format: Blu-ray Disc
    • Retail Price: £24.99 (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)
    • Retail Price: £33.99 (Blu-ray Disc)
    • Video: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Subtitles: English, German, Castellan, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
    • Feature Run Time: 106 mins
    • Order (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD) – Amazon.co.uk
    • Order (Blu-ray Disc) – Amazon.co.uk

    Region 4:

    Cover Artwork

    Cover artwork for the UK and US Blu-ray Discs and US Two-Disc Special Edition DVD uses the international teaser poster “B” image of Daniel Craig as James Bond.

    Cover artwork for the UK Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and US Single-Disc DVD use a variation of the final 1-sheet poster image of Daniel Craig as James Bond.

    'Quantum of Solace' - Single-Disc Edition 'Quantum of Solace' - Two-Disc Special Edition 'Quantum of Solace' - Blu-ray Disc

    Single-Disc / Two-Disc Special Edition / Blu-ray Disc cover artwork

    Special Features

    Single-Disc DVD:

    • Jack White & Alicia Keys “Another Way to Die” Music Video
    • Theatrical Trailers

    Two-Disc Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray Disc:

    • “Bond on Location” 24-minute Special Feature
    • Start of Shooting
    • On Location
    • Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase
    • Director Marc Forster
    • The Music
    • Crew Files
    • Jack White & Alicia Keys “Another Way to Die” Music Video
    • Theatrical Trailers

    Exclusives & Promotional Deals

    Region 1:

    Walmart: Walmart stores are offering an exclusive collectible James Bond calendar packaged along with the single-disc DVD edition of Quantum of Solace [Click Here For More Details]

    FYE: FYE’s in-store offer includes a free collectible poster to fans who Quantum of Solace before the 24 March release date. [Click Here For More Details]

    Suncoast: Suncoast’s in-store offer includes a free collectible poster to fans who Quantum of Solace before the 24 March release date. [Click Here For More Details]

    Region 2:

    HMV: Fans who pre-order either the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD or Blu-ray Disc of Quantum of Solace also receive an exclusive limited edition copy of Bond On Set: Filming Quantum of Solace by photographer Greg Williams. [Click Here For More Details]

    Region 4:

    HMV: HMV stores in Australia will be giving away a free 007 shot glass to those who pre-order Quantum of Solace before its 18 March release date. [Click Here For More Details]

    Reviews

    DVD Talk: Although scores in the video and audio categories are omitted due to the disk being a screener copy, the 22nd James Bond film received an overall advice score of ‘Recommended’. [Click here for full review.]

    DVD Talk: Strong film content and replay scores offset the weaker special features rating, earning the film an overall score of ‘Highly Recommended’. [Click here for full review.]

    Blu-ray.com: Audio and video were the two highest rated categories in this Quantum of Solace review, scoring 5 and 4.5, respectively. The film itself and the special features each scored 3.5. [Click here for full review.]

    Promotional Trailer

    James Bond fans can view the promotional trailer for Quantum of Solace on Blu-ray and DVD by heading over to the official 007.com website.


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