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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