Special features and cover artwork have been confirmed for the upcoming 'Collectors Edition' of Daniel Craig's blockbuster debut 007 outing "Casino Royale"...

11/08/08 Update: Full details on special features...
12/10/08 Update: Final cover artwork released...

Casino Royale Collectors Edition DVD Preview
29th July 2008 / 11th August 2008 / 12th October 2008

The most successful James Bond movie ever gets a first-class upgrade when Casino Royale Collector’s Edition arrives on DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def October 21, 2008 in the USA. A box office smash and home entertainment chart-topper, the Collector’s Edition of Casino Royale offers a “Double-O” dose of extra features, plus free e-Movie Cash to see the next Bond installment, Quantum of Solace.

Casino Royale Collector’s Edition is bursting with over seven hours of spectacular extras not featured in the original DVD and Blu-ray release, including new documentaries, never-before-seen footage and in-depth profiles of the filmmakers.

Taking full advantage of the interactive capabilities offered by advanced Blu-ray technology, Casino Royale Collector’s Edition also offers exclusive material found only on the Blu-ray version: a Bonus View picture-in-picture visual commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson, as well as “Know Your Double-O,” a BD-Live enabled multi-skill level, multi-player trivia game that pits Bond fans around the world against one another in a game that will entertain both casual fans and experts alike.

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Exclusive Blu-Ray Special Features

  • Bonus View Picture-in-Picture visual commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson
  • “Know Your Double-O” – the Ultimate James Bond Trivia Quiz, a BD-Live enabled multi-skill level, multi-player trivia game

DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features


  • Ian Fleming’s Incredible Creation – A remarkable look at the birth and continued success of James Bond, including never-before-revealed information about Bond’s creator and the origins of 007.
  • The Road to Casino Royale – The story of why it took over 50 years for the Bond filmmakers to bring Ian Fleming’s first 007 novel to the big screen, featuring the amazing behind-the-scenes stories of the many attempts to make the film.
  • James Bond in the Bahamas – A fascinating examination of the links between the the cinematic Bond and the Bahamas, with never-before-told behind-the-scenes stories from Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, For Your Eyes Only and The World Is Not Enough.
  • Ian Fleming: The Secret Road to Paradise – A revealing exploration of the world of James Bond’s creator. In this documentary, discover why Ian Fleming was drawn to the Bahamas, and learn the cinematic Casino Royale’s unique link to an important chapter in 007’s secret history.
  • Death in Venice – A break down of one of the key scenes in the film.
  • Becoming Bond – An intimate look at how Daniel Craig stepped into the role of James Bond.
  • James Bond: For Real – A behind-the-scenes look at the ground-breaking action and the stunts in Casino Royale.
  • Bond Girls Are Forever – An extended version of the 2002 AMC television special, with new footage and interviews of the new Bond Girls.
Filmmaker Profiles
  • In-depth conversations with key creative forces behind Casino Royale, including never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage:
    • Martin Campbell, Director
    • Chris Corbould, Special Effects
    • Phil Meheux, Director of Photography
    • Gary Powell, Stunt Coordinator
    • Alexander Witt, Second Unit Director
    • David Arnold, Composer
  • Music Video: Chris Cornell “You Know My Name”
  • Crew Commentary: Audio Commentary with scene-specific comments and observations from many of Casino Royale’s creative team.
  • Storyboard Sequence: Freerunning Chase — Watch the storyboards presented in animatic form, or view them in comparison to the finished film sequence.
  • The Art of Freerunning – An in-depth look at the freerunning chase and the freerunning technique with the sport’s founder, Sebastien Foucan.
  • Scene Deconstruction - Catching a Plane: From Storyboard to Screen, featuring outtakes and never-before-seen footage.
Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • "Rescue & Recovery”
  • "Squandering Government Funds"
  • "Cricket Pavilion"
  • "Gettler Raises Bond’s Suspicions"

Official Synopsis
CASINO ROYALE introduces JAMES BOND before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status. "M" (Judi Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly-promoted 007 on his first mission that takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. "M" places Bond under the watchful eye of the Treasury official Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one.

DVD Price: $29.95 US / TBC UK / $29.83 AU
Blu-Ray Price: $38.96 US / £22.99 UK / $39.83 AU
Street Date: 21st October 2008 (US) / 20th October 2008 (UK) / 5th November 2008 (AU)
Feature Run Time: 144 minutes
Screen Format: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
Audio Format: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Audio Features: TBC
Subtitles: TBC

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