Yahoo! Finance reports that STARZ Entertainment will soon be presenting the first seventeen MGM James Bond films on “STARZ On Demand” starting January 1, 2005. Plus a 72-hour James Bond marathon on Encore! beginning Friday, January 14, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
James Bond films have thrilled and amazed fans for over 40 years, but nothing like this has ever happened before — ever. “Ultimate Bond” — four different James Bonds, the vilest of evil villains, loads of “Bond Babes,” really cool gadgets and tons of action — we’re talking 17 Bond films shown for the first time on pay television uncut, commercial free, and on-demand to be seen anytime you want for no extra charge. It’s a fitting way to start off the New Year on January 1st, 2005.
Beginning January 1st, you’ll be able to see Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and let us not forget George Lazenby in 17 classic James Bond films (Dr. No–Licence to Kill, including Never Say Never Again) anytime you want on Starz! On Demand, and STARZ! Ticket on Real Movies for your PC. And on Friday, January 14th beginning at 8:00 p.m. (et/pt) Encore presents a 72-hour marathon of Bond films. Sir Roger Moore, who starred as James Bond in seven films over a 13-year span is the host of “Ultimate Bond.”
Ultimate Bond: will feature special segments on the actors who played Bond, the cars, the gadgets, the “Bond Girls,” the locales, the villains, the memorable scenes action-packed chases, trivia, interviews with Sir Roger Moore and other actors who have appeared in the films (in addition to actors who are just plain Bond fans like Angelina Jolie), plus a short feature on Bond creator Ian Fleming.
The “Bond on Demand” event also includes a “Watch to Win” sweepstakes offering a chance to win a trip to your choice of three exciting James Bond locations — Monte Carlo, Jamaica or Switzerland, plus Bond CD soundtracks, and more (information available on starz.com).
A special Ultimate Bond on-screen button will be available on the Starz On Demand navigational menu enabling fans to go directly to the 17 Bond movies. Similar buttons will be introduced throughout 2005, and will correspond with unique Starz On Demand programming. This enhancement will improve on-demand movie viewing by providing just one button to take movie lovers to their favorite movie(s), allowing them to enjoy them sooner, and on their schedule.
Ultimate Bond: It’s 007 x 17. Catch the “Ultimate Bond” on Starz on Demand and STARZ! Ticket on January 1st, plus a 72-hour James Bond marathon on Encore beginning Friday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. Seventeen 007 films shown for the first time on television the way they were meant to be seen — all uncut and commercial free. The marathon is hosted by Mr. Bond himself — Sir Roger Moore, who starred in seven Bond movies over a 13 year span. Beginning Saturday, January 22, a different 007 film will be anchored every Saturday at noon on Encore.
Source: Starz! Entertainment Group