Now pay attention, 007. As we all wait for the eagerly anticipated new James Bond adventure SPECTRE in November, 2015, the official 007 website has revealed that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced exciting plans to release an all-new line-up of special edition 007 Blu-rays, DVDs and box-sets on September 15th.
And the new release will include two never-before-seen featurettes alongside interviews with veteran Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade: The Shadow of SPECTRE, which recounts the fictional history of the global criminal syndicate and terrorist organisation, and The Story So Far, which provides an overview of Daniel Craig’s first three James Bond movies.
Six films featuring the SP.E.C.T.R.E. organisation (From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, and For Your Eyes Only) and the three recent Daniel Craig titles (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall) will each receive a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook release, their cover designs inspired by each film’s opening title sequence.
Alternatively, Bond fans can choose from Actor Packs on Blu-ray and DVD, with newly-designed packaging.
Finally, the Ultimate James Bond Collection will feature all 23 EON Bond films to date, all together in a Blu-ray box-set. Importantly, the package includes a 24th space for SPECTRE and, for the first time, digital copies of the collection will be included (UK and USA only).
Also included in the Ultimate James Bond Collection is a new bonus disc with the full 90-minute documentary Everything or Nothing, plus further bonus materials, and a pocket-sized book featuring the best posters from Dr. No (1962) to SPECTRE (2015).
Now that’s what might be called a pretty golden offer.
Did You Know?
Although Bond producer Cubby Broccoli always denied it, the saying ‘Everything or Nothing’ is said to have been the basis of the acronym that became ‘EON Productions, Ltd’. Whether mythical or not, the story is a good one, as the saying seems to capture the ‘all or nothing’ risk that Broccoli and Saltzman originally took in securing film rights to the Ian Fleming novels and placing James Bond on screen. And it was a gamble that paid off – with spectacular results!