MGM and Fox have confirmed James Bond will be back
on Blu-Ray on October 20th 2008 with six
James Bond On Blu-Ray Confirmed
18th June 2008
MGM and Fox to release six classic James Bond
films on Blu-Ray worldwide this autumn. 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;
theatrical release of Quantum
LONDON – June 18, 2008 – The world’s
most famous secret agent and his bevy of beautiful women are
even hotter in high definition when six, must-have, classic James
Bond films debut worldwide on Blu-ray Disc on October 20th from
MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Recently restored and re-mastered
for the highest quality picture and sound quality via the
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 recognisable spy.
arriving on Blu-ray Disc, timed to the highly anticipated
worldwide theatrical release of the 22nd James Bond mission "Quantum
of Solace" on October 31st, include Dr
No (1962), Die Another
Day (2002), Live And
Let Die (1973), For Your
Eyes Only (1981), From
Russia With Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965).
The world’s most successful film franchise, Bond… James
Bond has generated more than one billion 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 the best
selling Blu-ray Disc to date in the UK.
- Amazon UK
- Amazon USA
“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.
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 interactivity.
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.
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