January 18, 2009
007 Blu-ray March 24th
The second wave of 007 films have been announced for Blu-ray. Quantum of Solace will be released on March 24th, along with Goldfinger, Moonraker and The World is Not Enough. The "classic" titles are available for pre-order on Amazon as both a 3-disc set and as single discs. The "unofficial" Connery return to the role, Never Say Never Again, has also ben announced for a March 24th release. Seven Bond films made it to Blu-ray last year: Casino Royale, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, and Die Another Day. Bond has never looked better. I was literally giddy when I saw From Russia With Love (my first Blu-ray experience). The clarity of the format has made it really fun to rediscover these old favorites. I'm hoping to see On Her Majesty's Secret Service added to the list soon. If you're in the mood for 007, serious or campy, the Blu-ray assortment should have something for everyone.