One week ago, CBn first broke the news that a brand new monster boxed DVD set of the 21 official James Bond 007 films would finally be released in this US this upcoming November. The press release now follows:
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collector’s Set
MGM Home Entertainment will give fans of the unprecedented film series a view to a thrill with the release of the James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Set on November 6, 2007. Featuring the complete MGM Bond library in The James Bond Ultimate Editions Volumes 1-4, recently restored and re-mastered for optimal sound and picture quality, as well the most recent 007 installment, Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig. The James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Set includes all the fast-paced adventures, high-performance sports cars, futuristic gadgets, narrow escapes, explosive battles and the sexy, bold and brazen Bond girls, along with hours of extras, offering plenty of time to bond with Bond. Presented on two-disc special edition DVDs spanning 42 discs, each mission grants all-access to the chronicles of the agent’s storied career from the Bond archives, including deleted scenes, rare interviews, documentaries, featurettes, interactive film guides, music videos, audio commentaries and more. The James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Set will be available for the suggested retail price of $239.98 U.S. / $269.98 Canada. Prebook is October 10th, 2007.
Each film included in the James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Set has recently been restored and re-mastered and presented in their original aspect ratio, with original burned in subtitles and captions, mono and stereo sound (in addition to 5.1 DTS Audio). The set features hours of bonus materials including audio commentaries on every Bond film, behind-the-scenes featurettes, documentaries and more. For specific information on each special feature, please consult the James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Set fact sheet at www.mgmpressroom.com.
Spanning more than 40 years beginning with the original London premiere of Dr. No on October 5th, 1962, the James Bond 007 films have become one of the most popular franchises world-wide. Packed with an arsenal of bonus materials from EON Production’s archives, this mega-collection is a must-own for James Bond zealots, whether their favorite 007 is Sir Sean Connery, Sir Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig, the latest interpretation to introduce himself as “Bond, James Bond.”
– Number of Discs: 42
– Audio/Language: English DTS / English 5.1 Dolby Surround / French 5.1 Dolby Surround
– Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese Mandarin, Thai
– CC: Yes
However, in keeping with tradition of Bond DVD releases in the US, there are a few disappointments with this collection–namely, the packaging. If you already purchased the four boxed sets from November/December 2006, this new set is merely those four sets plus Casino Royale thrown together in one big box. Click here to view the packaging on the James Bond 007 Ultimate Collector’s DVD set.
Interested 007 fans can pre-order this collection at amazon.com, where it is currently discounted to $167.99.
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