It has been long known that the Region 2 release of the
forthcoming Ultimate Edition James Bond DVDs is scheduled
for July 17th in the UK, but details have been scarce for
MI6 can confirm that Bond fans in France
will see the release of the new Ultimate Editions on the
same day as the UK, and will also enjoy a "monster
box" set of all 20 titles, limited to only 5,000 units.
Details on the packaging of the monster box are yet to be
revealed, but it will not the same 007 attache case as its
being released in the UK.
One quirk of the French release is the cover art of the
1985 Roger Moore film "A View To A Kill". The
international jacket features May Day and a prominently
placed Eiffel Tower, but for whatever reason, the Parisian
icon has been removed from the French edition - with a shot
of Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in its place.
Australian Bond fans can look forward
to not just one DVD monster set - but two! The same 007
attache case as released in the UK will retail for $399.99
AUD and will be released on 16th August 2006.
The second monster box release will feature a "hard
case" and retail for a hundred dollars less, at $299.99
AUD. Both can be pre-ordered online in Australia (hard