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The Ultimate James Bond Collection - 23 Films [Blu-ray]

 

All the Bond films are gathered together in this one-of-a-kind boxed set– every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. Experience BOND with this fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history.


23 films on Blu-ray from Dr. No to Skyfall plus space reserved for SPECTRE (Coming 2016), Digital HD copies of all 23 films, Over 120 hours of Special Features including 2 all-new featurettes and a 90 minute documentary EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007 and a Bond poster book!

 

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This is essentially a repeat of the Bond 50 Boxset (reviewed HERE) but with Skyfall and different packaging/case - included (and space for 2016's film Spectre)  Yes, yes, we are making a few assumptions here. MGM/Fox to release the Bonds - first in oddly-matched triple disc sets (housing Connerys with Moores etc.), then piece-meal, then the Bond 50 Boxset, now all added together in this Ultimate James Bond Boxset. I doubt anyone buying this behemoth doesn't already own one or multiple titles already in 1080P but probably not the Bond 50. I'm a Connery-Bond fan so I, personally, lean to those releases - and did comparisons to SD where I could.

So, what are we doing here? We've covered quite a few of the previously released (linked to the titles below) and while I haven't positively confirmed they, predictably, seem to be exact duplicates of the previous Blu-rays. The 23rd disc, Skyfall addition is at the very bottom.  

General opinions about the a/v quality: I am still most pleased by the first 5 films where colors are bright and detail significantly improved. The films shot in the early and mid 80's suffer from the less-impressive film stock utilized at the time. So if the image seems to be more faded it is not really the fault of the transfer which all seem to be exporting accurate visuals. These have the most noise - although it is never a deterrent. The latter films are remarkably tight and superb in 1080P. Overall fans will be very happy with the quality of the package.  The audio on You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is awesome with notable bass response. All audio is lossless with a minimum of DTS HD Master 5.1 tracks. All have optional English and Spanish subtitles and many (the region FREE ones) have multiple foreign language subtitle options.
 

 

Sample posters etc

 

 

Review: MGM - Region Code varies* - Blu-ray

 

Package

   

CLICK to order from (Amazon Exclusive):

  

Distribution MGM - Region FREE* - Blu-ray
Video

All I have checked are:

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

and all audio is lossless (DTS HD Master 5.1)

All have optional English and Spanish subtitles and many (the region FREE ones) have multiple foreign language subtitle options.

 

 

Titles

 

 

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DISC ONE – DR. NO (Over 3 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew
6 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 

 

MGM Special Edition - Region 1- TOP vs. MGM/Fox - Region 'A' Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


DISC TWO – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (Over 3 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew
2 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries
 

1) MGM - Region 1 - NTSC TOP

2) MGM / Fox - Region 'A' Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


DISC THREE – GOLDFINGER (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton
Commentary with the cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Original Screen Tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Original Publicity Featurette
Original Radio Interviews With Sean Connery
Photo Galleries
 

1) MGM (Special Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC TOP

2) MGM / Fox - Region 'A' Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


DISC FOUR – THUNDERBALL (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Terence Young and cast and crew
2 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 

 

1) MGM - (Special Edition) - Region 2,4 - PAL TOP

2) MGM / Fox - Region 'A' Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


DISC FIVE – YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (Over 4 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
4 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries


 

 


DISC SIX – ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (Over 4 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Peter Hunt and cast and crew
4 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 


DISC SEVEN – DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (Over 4 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Deleted Scenes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

 


DISC EIGHT – LIVE AND LET DIE (Over 7 hours of content)

Commentaries with Director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore and Tom Mankiewicz
3 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 

 


DISC NINE – THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Guy Hamilton and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
2 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 

 


DISC TEN – THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
3 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots

 

 


DISC ELEVEN – MOONRAKER (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
Original Theatrical Trailer
Photo Gallery

 

 


DISC TWELVE – FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (Over 7 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
4 Featurettes
Animated Storyboard Sequences for Snowmobile Chase & Underwater
Music Video performed by Sheena Easton
Deleted Scenes and Expanded Angles
Original Theatrical Trailer, TV and radio spots
Photo Galleries

 

 

 


DISC THIRTEEN – OCTOPUSSY (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
Original Screen Tests with James Brolin
“All Time High” Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailers

 

 


DISC FOURTEEN – A VIEW TO A KILL (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen and the cast and crew
Commentary with Roger Moore
4 Featurettes
A View to a Kill Music Video performed by Duran Duran
Original Theatrical Trailers and TV spots


 

 


DISC FIFTEEN – THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen and cast and crew
3 Featurettes
Deleted scenes with introductions from Director John Glen
The Living Daylights Music Video performed by A-Ha
Original Theatrical Trailers

 

 


DISC SIXTEEN – LICENCE TO KILL (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director John Glen and cast
Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
3 Featurettes
Licence to Kill Music Video performed by Gladys Knight
“If You Asked Me To” Music Video Performed by Patti LaBelle
Opening Titles Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailers
Photo Galleries

 

 


DISC SEVENTEEN – GOLDENEYE (Over 5 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson
8 Featurettes
Deleted scenes
GoldenEye Music Video performed by Tina Turner

 

 


DISC EIGHTEEN – TOMORROW NEVER DIES (Over 9 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.
Commentary with Vic Armstrong and Producer Michael G. Wilson
2 Featurettes
Interview with Composer David Arnold
Deleted and Extended Scenes with introduction from Director Roger Spottiswoode
Tomorrow Never Dies Music Video performed by Sheryl Crow
The James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version)

 

 


DISC NINETEEN – THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (Over 6 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Michael Apted
Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong
4 Featurettes
Opening Titles Sequence
The World Is Not Enough Music Video performed by Garbage
Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scene
Original Theatrical Trailer
Photo Galleries

 


DISC TWENTY – DIE ANOTHER DAY (Over 8 hours of content)

Commentary with Director Lee Tamahori and Producer Michael G. Wilson
Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike
5 Featurettes
MI6 Datastream Trivia Track with Branching Video
Opening Titles Sequence
Photo Galleries

Spanish, English only subtitles


DISC TWENTY ONE – CASINO ROYALE (Over 1 hour of content)

Becoming Bond
James Bond: For Real
Chris Cornell Music Video

 


DISC TWENTY TWO – QUANTUM OF SOLACE (Over 1 hour of content)

2 Featurettes
“Another Way to Die” Music Video

Original Theatrical Trailers

 

 

 

DISC TWENTY THREE – Skyfall (Over 1 hour of supplement content)

Over a dozen all-new revealing featurettes about the Bond women, car, villains and more plus:
- Commentary by Director Sam Mendes
- Commentary by Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and Production Designer Dennis Gassner
- Skyfall Premiere

 

 


 

 

Package

   

CLICK to order from (Amazon Exclusive):

  

Distribution MGM - Region FREE* - Blu-ray
Video

All I have checked are:

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

and all audio is lossless (DTS HD Master 5.1)

All have optional English and Spanish subtitles and many (the region FREE ones) have multiple foreign language subtitle options.



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