The James Bond Blu-Ray Boxed Sets
James Bond on Blu-ray
Since its release, Casino Royale has been one of the best selling Blu-ray movies available, even cracking Amazon.com's Top 10 list in March, 2007. The amazing quality of the disc has left Bond fans worldwide waiting in anticipation for the release of the older films in this next-generation format. Well, that wait is over, as six classic Bond films are being released on October 20, 2008 with all new packaging. The below links will both allow you to preorder the discs and, if you click on the images, you can view high-res versions of the cases.
Free Quantum of Solace movie tickets: To boost the incentives for Bond fans to upgrade their home copies of the Bond films to Blu-ray, all copies of the films will include vouchers for tickets to see Quantum of Solace on the big screen. Similarly, all purchases of the boxed sets will net the buyer TWO vouchers to the film.
For a great comparison of Blu-ray discs versus standard DVDs, check out this page. As always, be sure to stay tuned to Universal Exports for all the latest news on James Bond on Blu-ray.
MGM and Fox to Release Six Classic Bond Films on Blu-ray Worldwide This Fall
James Bond on Blu-ray: Official Press Release
JUNE 20, 2008: Includes the Fully Restored Bond Classic DR. NO and FIVE More
Action-Packed, Must-Own 007 Titles Available for the First Time Ever
in High Definition; Timed to Theatrical Premiere of QUANTUM OF SOLACE
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
The world's most well known secret agent and his bevy of babes are
even hotter in high definition when six, must-have, classic James Bond
films debut worldwide on Blu-ray Disc -- (OCT. 21 North America / OCT.
20 UK/International) -- from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home
Recently restored and re-mastered for the highest quality picture
and sound quality via the state-of-the-art Lowry process digital
frame-by-frame restoration and featuring special features galore, Bond
is primed for Blu-ray Disc with a selection of 007 adventures spanning
the storied career of cinema's most recognizable spy. Bond titles
arriving on Blu-ray Disc, timed to the highly anticipated worldwide
theatrical premiere of the 22nd James Bond mission QUANTUM OF SOLACE
this November, include DR. NO, DIE ANOTHER DAY, LIVE AND LET DIE, FOR
YOUR EYES ONLY, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THUNDERBALL.
The world's most successful film franchise, Bond... James Bond has
generated more than one billion dollars in global box office gross and
boasts an astounding 98% global consumer awareness. CASINO ROYALE, the
most recent James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, debuted on BD March
2007, and continues to rank as one of the best selling Blu-ray Disc
"With QUANTUM OF SOLACE on the horizon, Bond fever is building
once again and there is no better time to re-introduce these beloved
films featuring the best picture and sound quality available today to
the 60 million+ HD-capable households worldwide," said Eric Doctorow,
General Manager Worldwide, MGM Home Entertainment.
Exact worldwide market release dates and title configurations will
be announced in the coming weeks.
Blu-ray Disc is the next generation optical disc format developed
for high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. A
single-layer Blu-ray Disc holds up to 25 gigabytes of data and a
dual-layer Blu-ray Disc holds up to 50 gigabytes of data. This greater
storage capacity enables the Blu-ray Disc to store over six times the
amount of content than is possible with current DVDs, and is
particularly well-suited for high definition feature films with
extended levels of additional bonus and interactive material. Blu-ray
also features the most advanced copy protection, player backward
compatibility with the current DVD format, connectivity and advanced
MGM and Fox's commitment to emerging technologies is dedicated to
enhancing the consumer experience of its products and providing for
backward compatibility with their existing home entertainment
libraries while also aggressively protecting its intellectual property
from piracy. The Blu-ray companies fully embrace the studios'
steadfast commitment to the fight against piracy and the preservation
of the integrity of its properties. Twentieth Century Fox is a member
of the Board of Directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Boxed set image courtesy of The HDRoom