The Bond movies are being brought into the 21st century with special 5.1 surround sound remastering, new film transfers and extra special features ready for new DVDs in 2005...

New 007 DVDs In 2005
24th January 2004

UPDATE (19/04/04): Classic James Bond films getting a digital make-over ready for new DVDs in October 2005...

Even though the 007 series has just completed a major DVD marketing blitz around the world, with the region 1 boxsets released for only two months before going on moratorium again, plans are already afoot for a new collection.

The "Special Edition" 007 DVDs were first released in 2000 to coincide with the release of "The World Is Not Enough" on DVD, and the same discs were subsequently relaunched in 2002 and 2003. Click here for full details on each disc in the MI6 DVD section.

Countdown Set To October 2005

With an eye on the cinema release of Bond 21 in November 2005, MI6 can reveal that a new series of 007 DVDs are scheduled for October 2005 - one month before the next movie will be due out.

MI6 reported back in July 2003 that a long-term project to remaster the classic Bond film soundtracks was underway. These new digitally enhanced soundtracks will be the major improvement to the releases of "Dr No", "From Russia With Love", "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "You Only Live Twice", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Diamonds Are Forever", "Live And Let Die" and "The Man With The Golden Gun" in 2005.

The larger dynamic range of the modern technology should provide an exciting new dimension to the audio experience, but Bond purists need not worry though, as the original mono sound track will also feature on the DVD so you can switch back to the original traditional if you desire.


Audio is not the only aspect of the films to benefit form this latest remastering. Brand new digital film transfers will be made for all the movies from "Dr. No" through to and including "The World Is Not Enough", so 007 will look sharper than ever.

After something extra special? If you are not an audiophile of picture quality expert, there will also be extras to tempt you into buying a new set of DVDs. New documentaries will be added to the discs with exclusive interviews with cast and crew members from the past 42 years, along with rare and unseen footage from the productions.

If you can not wait until October 2005, the Bond DVDs can still be purchased if you hurry. Although the MGM moratorium for the USA boxsets has already kicked in, stockists are allowed to continue to sell any stock they have left.

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