Bond Is Back
007 is back in Die Another Day, the 20th installment in the venerable franchise (and judging by its box office grosses, not the last).
MGM Home Entertainment will debut the latest Brosnan Bond on June 3rd in a first for 007, an expansive two-disc set that’s the most feature-laded Bond DVD yet.
Available in separate anamorphic widescreen and 4:3 pan & scan versions, the specs are impressive: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX and DTS 6.1 ES Matrixed surround tracks, French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround options, English French and Spanish subtitles, and a host of goodies.
Fans can dig into two “Audio Intelligence” audio commentaries, the first with director Lee Tamahori and producer Michael G. Wilson, the second with Pierce Brosnan and Rosalind Pike, and the “M16 DataStream” branching version with a text commentary and video vignettes on disc one, then a whole second platter of additional supplements: the “Inside Die Another Day” documentary, “Scene Evolutions” storyboard-to-final shot comparisons, “Inter-Action Sequences” multi-angle explorations of the stunts, “Digital Grading” before-and-after comparisons, the featurettes “Title Design” and “Equipment Briefing,” an extensive “Image Gallery,” and the “Ministry of Propaganda,” featuring the Madonna music video, a making-of the music video, trailers and TV spots, and a “Nightfire” video game making-of.
The set will also include extensive DVD-ROM features to be announced.
I am excited by the release, but the cover art is hideous!
Bond Is Back