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JAMES BOND CELEBRATES FIFTY INCREDIBLE YEARS WITH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY COLLECTION

BOND 50

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2012) – In celebration of James Bond’s monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.

BOND 50 - celebrating five decades of James Bond 007 - 22 film Blu-ray collection

Director Martin Campbell, actress Olga Kurylenko, director Michael Apted, actress Caterina Murino, and director John Glen pose together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond and unveil Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's BOND 50 Blu-ray collection at CES 2012 in Las Vegas

From left to right, director Martin Campbell, actress Olga Kurylenko, director Michael Apted, actress Caterina Murino, and director John Glen pose together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond and unveil Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's BOND 50 Blu-ray collection at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. (PHOTOGRAPH/Dan Steinberg/AP Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) with special guests Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) made the Blu-ray announcement during a Directors’ Panel discussion in the Panasonic Booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Actresses and former Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Caterina Murino Martin Campbell director of GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006)
Olga Kurylenko Camille played in Quantum of Solace (2008) James Bond directors John Glen, Michael Apted and Martin Campbell
Caterina Murino played Solange in Casino Royale (2006)Five time James Bond director John Glen

ABOVE: (1) Actresses and former Bond girls Olga Kurylenko (left), and Caterina Murino pose together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond and unveil Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's BOND 50 Blu-ray collection (2) acclaimed James Bond director Martin Campbell discusses the 50th anniversary of 007 (3) [left-right] James Bond directors John Glen, Michael Apted, and Martin Campbell (4) former editor and five time James Bond director John Glen.

BOND 50 showcases fifty years of Bond neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set featuring all six iconic James Bond actors. Produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation, the collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.

“With all 22 feature films available on Blu-ray in one collection for the first time this is a great way for fans to catch up on 007’s epic journey before Skyfall hits theatres next autumn,” said Michael Brown, Senior Vice President, MGM Home Entertainment. “Now viewers can enjoy the intense action of the innovative franchise in the most immersive home experience possible.”

“We have a whole program of exciting activities planned for our 50th anniversary year, beginning with today’s announcement, by Fox, of the release of all 22 films on Blu-ray for the very first time,’’ added Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, with Eon Productions. “We are also delighted that Fox has unveiled a specially designed anniversary poster which we hope the fans will love as much as we do. Our website, 007.com will be regularly updated with all the latest anniversary news and events.”

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