MGM/Sony Detail Upcoming Bond 50 Blu-Ray Set

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MGM/Sony Detail Upcoming Bond 50 Blu-Ray Set

With 2012 marking the franchise’s fiftieth anniversary, James Bond fans have plenty to get excited about. There’s a brand new film, Skyfall, hitting theatres this November, a new video game, 007 Legends, arriving this October, and perhaps most enticingly of all, a giant Blu-Ray box set compiling all 22 official Bond films coming September 25th. Titled Bond 50, the set was announced several months ago, but today we have full details on the extras and layout courtesy The Digital Bits.

The set will feature a whopping 23 discs, one each for all 22 movies and and a bonus disc containing new features, such as a series of Skyfall video blogs. The Bits quotes MGM’s press release as claiming the set “marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high-definition Blu-Ray and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of special features.”

And for the first time, we have an extensive, disc-by-disc list of those features to share with you:

Disc 1 – Dr. No

  •  Commentary with director Terence Young plus cast and crew
  • 6 featurettes
  • The original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 2 – From Russia With Love

  • Commentary (with director Terence Young plus cast and crew,
  • 2 featurettes
  • Animated storyboard sequence
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 3 – Goldfinger

  • Commentary with director Guy Hamilton
  • Commentary with the cast and crew
  • 3 featurettes
  • Original screen tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Original Publicity featurette
  • Original radio interviews with Sean Connery
  • Photo galleries

Disc 4 – Thunderball

  • Commentary with director Terence Young
  • Commentary with editor Peter Hunt and screenwriter John Hopkins
  • 4 featurettes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 5 – You Only Live Twice

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Lewis Gilbert plus cast and crew
  • 4 featurettes
  • Animated storyboard sequence
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 6 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Peter Hunt plus cast and crew
  • 4 featurettes
  • Animated storyboard sequence
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 7 – Diamonds Are Forever

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Guy Hamilton plus cast and crew
  • 3 featurettes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots

Disc 8 – Live and Let Die

  • Commentaries with director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore and Tom Mankiewicz
  • 3 featurettes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 9 – The Man with the Golden Gun

  • Commentary with director Guy Hamilton plus the cast and crew
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • 2 featurettes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 10 – The Spy Who Loved Me

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Lewis Gilbert plus the cast and crew
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • 3 featurettes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots

Disc 11 – Moonraker

  • Commentary with director Lewis Gilbert plus cast and crew
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • 4 featurettes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery

Disc 12 – For Your Eyes Only

  • Commentary with director John Glen plus the cast and crew
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • Commentary with producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
  • 4 featurettes
  • Animated storyboard sequences for Snowmobile Chase & Underwater
  • Sheena Easton music video
  • Deleted scenes and expanded angles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • Photo galleries

Disc 13 – Octopussy

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director John Glen
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • 4 featurettes
  • Original screen tests with James Brolin
  • All Time High music video
  • Original theatrical trailers

Disc 14 – A View to a Kill

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director John Glen plus the cast and crew
  • Commentary with Roger Moore
  • 4 featurettes
  • A View to a Kill music video by Duran Duran
  • Original theatrical trailers and TV spots

Disc 15 – The Living Daylights

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director John Glen plus cast and crew
  • 3 featurettes
  • Deleted scenes with introductions from director John Glen
  • The Living Daylights music video performed by A-Ha
  • Original theatrical trailers

Disc 16 – Licence to Kill

  • Commentary with director John Glen and cast
  • Commentary with producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
  • 3 featurettes
  • Licence to Kill music video by Gladys Knight
  • If You Asked Me To music video by Patti LaBelle
  • Opening titles sequence
  • Original theatrical trailers and photo galleries

Disc 17 – GoldenEye

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Martin Campbell and producer Michael G. Wilson
  • 8 featurettes
  • Deleted scenes
  • GoldenEye music video performed by Tina Turner

Disc 18 – Tomorrow Never Dies

  • Film New to Blu-Ray
  • Commentary with director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.
  • Commentary with Vic Armstrong and producer Michael G. Wilson
  • 2 featurettes
  • Interview with composer David Arnold
  • Deleted and extended scenes with introduction from director Roger Spottiswoode
  • Tomorrow Never Dies music video by Sheryl Crow
  • The James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version) music video

Disc 19 – The World Is Not Enough

  • Commentary with director Michael Apted
  • Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong
  • 4 featurettes
  • Opening titles sequence
  • The World Is Not Enough music video performed by Garbage
  • Deleted, extended and alternate scenes
  • Original theatrical trailer and photo galleries

Disc 20 – Die Another Day 

  • Commentary with director Lee Tamahori and producer Michael G. Wilson
  • Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike
  • 5 featurettes
  • MI6 Datastream trivia track with branching Video
  • Opening titles sequence and photo galleries

Disc 21 – Casino Royale

  • 2 featurettes
  • Chris Cornell music video

Disc 22 – Quantum of Solace

  • 2 featurettes
  • Another Way to Die music Video
  • Original theatrical trailers

Disc 23 – New Features

  • The World of Bond featurettes with optional pop-up trivia option
  • Being Bond insights from Bond performers Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig
  • Skyfall videoblogs that cover the making of the upcoming Bond adventure

Overall, it seems like a fine, exhaustive assortment of bonuses, and there’s little more a fan could ask for. As far as we can tell, most bonus features from prior Bond releases are included here, except for Casino Royale. That film received a special edition in 2008, and those features don’t seem to be included at this time. You may still wish to hold on to all your old Bond DVDs just in case specs change or various features don’t make it on the set.

Bond 50 arrives on September 25th for an MSRP of $299.99.

Here’s the trailer for the set:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsf721duqPs

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