007 Turns Golden with 'Bond 50'


Bond, James Bond is turning "Blu" in honor of his golden 50th anniversary with the release of a complete boxed set of all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray.

Ian Fleming's master spy debuted on the big screen back in 1962 in Dr. No, with Sean Connery as the dashing and dangerous 007 -- followed in succession by George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current Daniel Craig. A variety of celebrations are being planned this year to commemorate 50 years of Bond on the big screen.

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"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," say Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. "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."

The collectible Bond 50 box set (available for worldwide pre-order starting today), features the debut of nine Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray, including You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me and The Living Daylights. The set, which includes all films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, also contains more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.

James Bond will return in Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third outing as 007, in theaters this November.