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Blu-ray & DVD News: 007 To Get Anniversary Relaunch Starting 2012



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SP%2BDrLC3L._SL500_AA300_.jpgVariety has a new article detailing MGM’s home video plans. The mention of James Bond titles is but a brief sentence, however it is the first glimmer of life fans have seen since the MGM troubles began. Many fans have complained that new releases of the series on blu-ray dried up after May 2009 with The Man With The Golden Gun and Licence To Kill (and Never Say Never Again) leaving many fan favorites in limbo. If you’ve followed the discussions in our forum you are already familiar with the poor state of DVD sales and the struggle most catalog Blu-ray titles have, thankfully Bond videos tend to buck that trend and now fans can look forward to completing their 007 Blu-ray collections.









Classic Bond Movies Yet To Be Released On Blu-ray

  • You Only Live Twice
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Octopussy
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Living Daylights
  • GoldenEye
  • Tomorrow Never Dies


Classic Bond Series Available On Blu-ray                                    

  • Dr. No
  • From Russia with Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • Live and Let Die
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • Moonraker
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Licence To Kill
  • The World is Enough
  • Die Another Day

Casino Royale 1967 is available in the US through Best Buy

Never Say Never Again was released March 2009

Casino Royale (Blu-ray)


Push marks the first in a series of homevid launches to promote MGM’s extensive film library, which includes the James Bond franchise, “The Pink Panther” comedies and “Rocky,” all of which will also get anniversary relaunches starting in 2012

With DVD sales declining and Blu-ray still growing, studios are looking for every reason to get consumers excited about a home-video launch, even if it’s an older catalog title. An anniversary certainly helps.


Special thanks to “Mazer” for the Link to the story.

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