Bummed out to get the complete Classic Bond collection you’d be forced to buy the 50th Bond collection, well fret no more. Digital Bits revealed October 2nd, 2012 Best Buy, Target and Wal-mart will each get 3 of the missing Bonds titles as exclusives.
Target will get: A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Tomorrow Never Dies
Best Buy will get : You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service & The Spy Who Loved Me
Collectors should take note some of the menus options are being changed and a few of the series special features will be lost as well.
First, we’ve got a major Bond 50 Blu-ray update for you this morning. We’ve confirmed with our sources at 20th Century Fox that nearly all special feature content from the previous Special Edition Blu-rays and DVDs will carry over to the new BD releases. The only exceptions are the Mission Control menu-based content from the previous DVDs, many items from Charles de Lauzirika’s original 2003 Die Another Day: Special Edition and 5 items from the 2008 Casino Royale: Collector’s Edition BD (The Art of the Freerun, Catching a Plane: From Storyboard to Screen, Storyboard Sequence: Freerun Chase, Filmmaker Profiles and Bond Girls Are Forever). So if you have those discs and want to retain all the bonus content, definitely keep them.
We’ve also confirmed that the 11 classic Bond titles previously released on Blu-ray will be available widely again on 10/2, the same day as the box set. We already know that Walmart will have 3 of the never-before-released titles as BD exclusives that day: Diamonds Are Forever, Octopussy and GoldenEye. We’ve now OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED exactly what we suspected, which is that Best Buy will have On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me as BD exclusives on 10/2, and Target will have A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Tomorrow Never Dies as BD exclusives. So that’s our Bond news for today. Again, that’s official.