DVDs in the USA are now including a trailer for the
forthcoming Ultimate Edition DVD series (the UK trailer
certification but has yet to appear).
The one minute and fifteen second long video announces
highlights of the new collection (listed below) to the backdrop
of clips from the films. The Ultimate Edition DVD series
will consist of the 20 official Eon Productions movies packaged
in new collector sets.
The BBFC previously listed a video
trailer for "The Ultimate James Bond DVD Collection"
back in September 2004. The promotional trailer ran for
1m 37s, but was not released due to the product release
being delayed a year.
MI6 reported back in July 2003 that a long-term project
to remaster the classic Bond film soundtracks was underway.
These new Dolby 5.1 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". 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 traditional
if you desire.
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Update: It is now confirmed that the
5.1 remastering work will only be included for "Thunderball"
to "The Man With The Golden Gun" inclusive.
Audio is not the only aspect of the films to benefit from
this latest remastering. Brand new 4000 horizontal line
(4K) 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
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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
and special bonus material will be added to the discs with
exclusive interviews with cast and crew members from the
past 42 years, along with rare and previously unseen footage
from the productions.
See opposite for the latest BBFC listings
In March 2003, DVDAnswers.com leaked prototype artwork for
a James Bond DVD set. It was announced by the site as a
"40th Anniversary" box set, but obviously, this
milestone had already passed a year earlier.
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