French site FilmsActu landed a huge scoop today, revealing that James Bond will arrive on Blu-ray by the year’s end.
High-Def Digest relays that six titles will be initially released in France – Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only and Die Another Day. The discs will hit shelves on 5 November, to coincide with the release of Quantum of Solace.
Only Casino Royale has been released on the format so far – and was a massive commercial hit.
FilmsActu notes the remaining 14 films should be released sometime next year, with the next batch possibly timed for release alongside Quantum of Solace‘s arrival on DVD and Blu-ray.
The site promises more information and specifications on the initial six Blu-ray releases in the near future.
The first 20 James Bond films were re-released on Ultimate Edition DVD in 2006, having undergone a state-of-the-art restoration process.
It should be stressed that these details only pertain to a French release – however, it bodes well for other releases around the world.
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