Stars from 007's past helped tour the first Blu-Ray set around the UK this week to promote the release of BOND 50...

Bond 50 Blu-Ray Tour

25th September 2012

James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore set the digital timer on a golden briefcase containing the first copy of the Bond 50 Blu-ray collection on 12th September before it traveled the length of Great Britain from Monday 17th to Monday 24th September. To mark the Golden Anniversary of James Bond on film, the golden briefcase set off in an Aston Martin DBS featured in "Quantum of Solace" from Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands at 10.07am on Monday 17th September, embarking on a seven-day journey.

Alongside the seven-time James Bond legend, the case was also carried by other 007 icons including Bond actresses Britt Ekland, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet and Eunice Gayson, classic villain Richard Kiel, costume designer Lindy Hemming, stunt coordinator Paul Weston and director John Glen.

During its journey across the country, the briefcase traveled in the Aston Martin, by helicopter, train and on foot, stopping off at the most memorable British locations, including Stoke Park, the scene of 1964’s classic golfing encounter between Bond and Auric Goldfinger, and the Eden Project in Cornwall, which doubled as villain Gustav Graves’ diamond mine in "Die Another Day".

At the end of its seven days of adventure the golden briefcase arrived in Central London at 10.07am on September 24th, as Britt Ekland and Richard Kiel hand-delivered it to the HMV store on Oxford Street with the Aston Martin stopping in front of the store.

The BOND 50 Blu-Ray set is now available to buy in the UK and USA.

Bond 50 Tour Timeline

  • Day 001 (17 Sept): North Scotland - From Russia With Love, The World Is Not Enough (featuring Eunice Gayson)
  • Day 002 (18 Sept): Travel, Photo Opportunities and Media Visits (Eunice Gayson)
  • Day 003 (19 Sept): Penbryn Beach, Ceredigion, Wales - Die Another Day (Costume Designer Lindy Hemming)
  • Day 004 (20 Sept): Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough - Octopussy, GoldenEye (Director John Glen, Stunt Coordinator Paul Weston)
  • Day 005 (21 Sept): Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire- Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies (Richard Kiel, Britt Ekland, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet and Eunice Gayson)
  • Day 006 (22 Sept): The Eden Project, Cornwall - Die Another Day
  • Day 007 (23 Sept): London - Media visits with Britt Ekland
  • Finale (24 Sept): HMV Oxford Street, London (featuring Britt Ekland and Richard Kiel)

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