-

Jump to content



Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

MGM Press Release: BOND 50 (Blu-ray)

MGM Fox

  • Please log in to reply
1658 replies to this topic

#1 of 1659 Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul

  • 39,517 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:06 AM


 
 
Posted Image

JAMES BOND CELEBRATES FIFTY INCREDIBLE YEARS WITH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY COLLECTION

BOND 50

THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL SECRET AGENT MEETS THE WORLD’S BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE 

AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY
 


LAS VEGAS, NV (Jan. 10, 2012) – In celebration of James Bond’s monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nineJames Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.
Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes OnlyOctopussyA View to a KillThe Living Daylights &Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEyeCasino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) with special guests Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) made the Blu-ray announcement today during a Directors’ Panel discussion in the Panasonic Booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
BOND 50 showcases fifty years of Bond neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set featuring all six iconic James Bond actors. Produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation, the collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.
“With all 22 feature films available on Blu-ray in one collection for the first time this is a great way for fans to catch up on 007’s epic journey before Skyfall hits theaters next Fall,” said Michael Brown, Senior Vice President, MGM Home Entertainment. “Now viewers can enjoy the intense action of the innovative franchise in the most immersive home experience possible.”
“We have a whole program of exciting activities planned for our 50th anniversary year, beginning with today’s announcement, by Fox, of the release of all 22 films on Blu-ray for the very first time,’’ added Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, with Eon Productions. “We are also delighted that Fox has unveiled a specially designed anniversary poster which we hope the fans will love as much as we do. Our website,007.com will be regularly updated with all the latest anniversary news and events.”  
ABOUT EON PRODUCTIONS EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that owns, together with MGM, the James Bond franchise. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the franchise from Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli in 1995 and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The twenty-third film entitled SKYFALL is currently in production.
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.  
 
CONTACT:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

gallery_269895_23_10043.jpg Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders gallery_269895_23_1316.jpg Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

gallery_269895_23_773.jpg Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive gallery_269895_23_992.jpgClick Here for our complete DVD review archive

gallery_269895_23_7246.jpg Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule gallery_269895_23_3120.jpg Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#2 of 1659 Scott D S

Scott D S

    Supporting Actor

  • 832 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 23 2000

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:20 AM

I'm sure folks who already own the existing Blu-Rays will be disappointed but speaking as someone who never bought them, all I have to say is "Awesome!" I'll wait for the reviews, though, since you never know with some of these movies. Are there any issues with the existing Blu-Rays? As for extras, I assume everything will be carried over. The question is, will Quantum of Solace get some new extras?

#3 of 1659 mattCR

mattCR

    Lead Actor

  • 9,998 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2005
  • Real Name:Matt
  • LocationOverland Park, KS

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:24 AM




trakt.tv

Ask Me about HTPC! (Threads in HTPC / PMs always responded to)

This signature is povided by MediaBrowser 3 Trakt Plugin: Media Browser 3


#4 of 1659 TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,776 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:24 AM

I'm sure folks who already own the existing Blu-Rays will be disappointed...

I didn't buy them either (I've barely ever watched my Bond DVDs so I was in no hurry to buy the Blu-rays) but if I had, I'd be more than 'disappointed'. :) I don't begrudge anyone who picks this set up but since they're burning the fans who already bought the other Blu-rays, I hope this set sells terribly and then when they inevitably split the set up into single movies, I hope those discs sell great.

#5 of 1659 Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul

  • 39,517 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:26 AM

Surprised there is absolutely no mention of whether the

remaining titles will be sold solo of the set or not.


Of course, me thinks the studio will probably try to sell

this complete collection first and worry about the solos

later.


Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

gallery_269895_23_10043.jpg Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders gallery_269895_23_1316.jpg Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

gallery_269895_23_773.jpg Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive gallery_269895_23_992.jpgClick Here for our complete DVD review archive

gallery_269895_23_7246.jpg Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule gallery_269895_23_3120.jpg Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#6 of 1659 mattCR

mattCR

    Lead Actor

  • 9,998 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2005
  • Real Name:Matt
  • LocationOverland Park, KS

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:29 AM

If Amazon's early guess pricing is right, it appears


http://www.amazon.co...6233523&sr=8-31


$150?   That can't be right


trakt.tv

Ask Me about HTPC! (Threads in HTPC / PMs always responded to)

This signature is povided by MediaBrowser 3 Trakt Plugin: Media Browser 3


#7 of 1659 Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul

  • 39,517 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:35 AM

Been constantly checking the Amazon link to go live.


IF this set turns out to be $150 on Amazon, then that

would be an INCREDIBLE deal -- well worth the upgrade.

Will have to wait and see.

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

gallery_269895_23_10043.jpg Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders gallery_269895_23_1316.jpg Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

gallery_269895_23_773.jpg Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive gallery_269895_23_992.jpgClick Here for our complete DVD review archive

gallery_269895_23_7246.jpg Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule gallery_269895_23_3120.jpg Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#8 of 1659 TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,776 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:35 AM

^ You can always cancel your order but you might want to watch the region coding on that one.

#9 of 1659 mattCR

mattCR

    Lead Actor

  • 9,998 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2005
  • Real Name:Matt
  • LocationOverland Park, KS

Posted January 10 2012 - 09:41 AM



Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein 

Been constantly checking the Amazon link to go live.


IF this set turns out to be $150 on Amazon, then that

would be an INCREDIBLE deal -- well worth the upgrade.

Will have to wait and see.


Yeah, I think that has to be wrong.  If it's $150 for 22 flicks, then I would snap at that in a heartbeat.   But I don't think that's right.. still, the ad is still up, Fulfilled by Amazon.. hmm.



trakt.tv

Ask Me about HTPC! (Threads in HTPC / PMs always responded to)

This signature is povided by MediaBrowser 3 Trakt Plugin: Media Browser 3


#10 of 1659 rayman1701

rayman1701

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 224 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 17 2008
  • Real Name:Ray Miller
  • LocationOutside Chicago

Posted January 10 2012 - 10:32 AM

Amazon US just went live http://www.amazon.co...6236539&sr=1-1  and they've got it for $199.99.


\m/︶︿︶)\m/


#11 of 1659 Sam Favate

Sam Favate

    Producer

  • 4,794 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 03 2004
  • Real Name:Sam Favate

Posted January 10 2012 - 10:32 AM

That trailer is excellent. As I said in the other thread, I was underwhelmed by the details, but that trailer did the trick. Priced right, as suggested, would be a big factor in upgrading.





#12 of 1659 MattPeriolat

MattPeriolat

    Supporting Actor

  • 739 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 20 2004

Posted January 10 2012 - 10:49 AM

Expensive, but a great opportunity, seeing as I have ZERO Bond movies in my collection in any format. Amazing given that I do quite enjoy them.


Maybe it's time to add them.


So much TV... So little money! Please visit my blog at: http://tvhistoryondvd.blogspot.com/

#13 of 1659 dana martin

dana martin

    Screenwriter

  • 1,862 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 28 2003
  • Real Name:Dana Martin
  • LocationNorfolk, VA

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:18 AM

22 films, at $199.00 is still less than buying singles at 9.99, and well i had to get rid of some a while back, so this is an easy buy,


Playing at the Drive In

Quote:Welles, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Spielberg, Jackson, Wood ?? a true Auteur should be one who follows his artistic vision
 

 


#14 of 1659 TonyD

TonyD

    Who do we think I am?

  • 16,072 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 01 1999
  • Real Name:Tony D.
  • LocationDisney World and Universal Florida

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:18 AM

I already have the previous discs and got most of them for about $6.00 from amazon a couple years ago. I'll order the set but need it to come down ler then $200 for me to keep the order.
facebook.com/whotony

#15 of 1659 Dick

Dick

    Producer

  • 4,088 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 1999
  • Real Name:Rick

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:34 AM

I just ordered this using the UK link on HTF (thank you) for 78.07 pounds (including a mere 3.08 for shipping?!) which comes to just under $117.00 total. I do not know how this is possible, since the UK page listed it at 89 pounds. Can Amazon up your rate on a pre-order after the fact? If not, damn, what a deal! I have an e-mail confirmation for proof. And yes, it is the Blu-ray box illustrated above.

#16 of 1659 Neil S. Bulk

Neil S. Bulk

    Screenwriter

  • 1,220 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 13 1999

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:49 AM

I'm looking forward to the Black Friday sale on this.



#17 of 1659 rayman1701

rayman1701

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 224 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 17 2008
  • Real Name:Ray Miller
  • LocationOutside Chicago

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:49 AM

Is it gonna be region free, or at least A & B so you can play it without an all region player?  Looking at the older Blu-rays they are described as region B (are they really?) , so I wasn't sure if it would be compatible with US players.  I would love to jump on the Amazon UK price, but without a region free player yet, I don't wanna risk before I know.


\m/︶︿︶)\m/


#18 of 1659 marsnkc

marsnkc

    Second Unit

  • 425 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 22 2006

Posted January 10 2012 - 11:49 AM

Dick, Haven't checked out Amazon.uk yet, but the difference you're seeing is probably down to the VAT charge, which is included in the advertised price but deducted for US buyers. Astonishing deal! Amazon will never increase the price you ordered at, but if it drops before it ships, you'll get the benefit.

#19 of 1659 TonyD

TonyD

    Who do we think I am?

  • 16,072 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 01 1999
  • Real Name:Tony D.
  • LocationDisney World and Universal Florida

Posted January 10 2012 - 12:04 PM

I guess the U.K. packaging will have different labeling?

I'm looking forward to the Black Friday sale on this.

I don't see a release date in this, is there one? I might do that too. One more post to 1000 for Neil. :cool:
facebook.com/whotony

#20 of 1659 TonyD

TonyD

    Who do we think I am?

  • 16,072 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 01 1999
  • Real Name:Tony D.
  • LocationDisney World and Universal Florida

Posted January 10 2012 - 12:11 PM

I just ordered this using the UK link on HTF (thank you) for 78.07 pounds (including a mere 3.08 for shipping?!) which comes to just under $117.00 total. I do not know how this is possible, since the UK page listed it at 89 pounds. Can Amazon up your rate on a pre-order after the fact? If not, damn, what a deal! I have an e-mail confirmation for proof. And yes, it is the Blu-ray box illustrated above.

XE converter says 78.07 EUR = 99.4396 USD Did I miss a decimal?
facebook.com/whotony





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: MGM, Fox

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users