There will be a “James Bond: The Daniel Craig 5-Film Collection“ coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 1st via MGM, according to multiple retailers. The set will include all five films in which actor Daniel Craig portrayed the character “James Bond” (aka “007”). Those films consist of the following, in chronological order and detailed (how they appear here) below.
“Casino Royale” (2006) with Theatrical and Extended UNRATED versions
“Quantum of Solace” (2008)
“No Time to Die” (2021)
The tech specs for the five films included here are as follows. All five films appear to be receiving 2160p video presentations in their 2.39:1 aspect ratios with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range. This will be new for the first four films in the set since they have previously been released on the format without the latter HDR formats. In terms of sound. First off, “Casino Royale”, “Quantum of Solace”, and “Skyfall” will all three be presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Next, the fourth film “Spectre” will be presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound and the final film “No Time To Die” will be presented in Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterparts and likely the bonus discs in that format for each film. There also will be digital codes (copies) of the five films included.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Target and Walmart. The bonus materials should be identical to those found on the previous 4K releases of each film. Stay tuned for a full list when the set gets officially announced by MGM via whichever studio will be distributing it. Speaking of which, the only logo on the back artwork is SDS (Studio Distribution Services) which is a joint venture between Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. So, that’s likely one of the two studios that will be serving as the distributor(s).
The 2021 James Bond film “No Time to Die” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 21st via MGM (distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment). The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, starred Daniel Craig (in his final role as “Bond”), Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and Christoph Waltz. It is most certainly worth noting that this is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-100 disc. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and both will come with a digital code (copy) of the film — compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon.
The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
ANATOMY OF A SCENE: MATERA – In true Bond fashion, there is an incredible pre-credit sequence featured in No Time To Die. A breathless chase shot in Matera that starts on foot, then motorcycle, then car. Not just any car either – the iconic Aston Martin DB5! Through interviews with Daniel Craig and director Cary Joji Fukunaga, plus on-set interviews with key members of the crew, we discover how the filmmakers shot this breathtaking sequence.
KEEPING IT REAL: THE ACTION OF NO TIME TO DIE – In a world full of CGI-heavy action films, the Bond franchise proudly stands out from the crowd for always shooting practical stunts, without the use of special effects. In this piece we see how No Time To Die continues with this tradition with its amazing action sequences.
A GLOBAL JOURNEY – Exotic locations are synonymous with all Bond movies and No Time To Die is no different. As well as returning to Bond’s spiritual home, Jamaica, for Daniel Craig’s final outing, we also go on a global journey taking in Italy, Norway and Scotland. We’ll hear from Daniel Craig, Cary Fukunaga, other key cast and filmmakers, on what it was like filming at these spectacular locations.
DESIGNING BOND – Production designer Mark Tildesley and costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, along with cast and other filmmakers, discuss the inspiration, challenges and trials of concepting and making such remarkable sets and costumes for the iconic Bond franchise.
BEING JAMES BOND* – In this special 45-minute retrospective, Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his 15-year adventure as James Bond. Including never-before-seen archival footage from Casino Royale to the 25th film No Time To Die, Craig shares his personal memories in conversation with 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, in the lead up to his final performance as James Bond.
*4K UHD Only
Further below, after the break, you can find the official trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video release.
As I had previously reported this earlier week, the first four of the “James Bond” / “007” films featuring Daniel Craig are coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray as individual releases on February 25th. However, it now also seems that they will be getting individual 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases (pictured above) as exclusives over at retailer Best Buy on March 17th, three weeks later – on St. Patrick’s Day. The tech specs for the 4K releases include video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound – with the exception of the last film (“Spectre”) which is in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. All of the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each getting the Blu-ray counterpart and bonus discs (if available) and a digital code (copy) of each film. You can now find the four movies “Casino Royale“, “Quantum of Solace“, “Skyfall“, and “Spectre“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks exclusively available for preorder over at Best Buy.
The first “007” (“James Bond”) films featuring Daniel Craig will all four be getting individual 4K UHD Blu-ray releases on February 25th, via MGM (Fox), according to early retailer listings. These four films have been previously released in 4K on the format, as “The Daniel Craig Collection” box set. Tech specs for the releases include video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound – with the exception of the last film (“Spectre”) which is in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. All of the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each getting the Blu-ray counterpart and bonus discs (if available) and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find “Casino Royale“, “Quantum of Solace“, “Skyfall“, and “Spectre“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Quantum of Solace and Spectre both are not yet available over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. Until then, you can find them for pre-order listings for those over at retailer Best Buy.
UPDATE: It now seems that 3 weeks later, on March 17th, Best Buy will also be getting exclusive individual 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases for these four films. You can read more about that here.
The 2019 film “Knives Out” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 25th, via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Rian Johnson, stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer. The film has received a great reaction from both critics and filmgoers, in fact, at the time of writing this, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video also in the 1.85:1 aspect and with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, then the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each has a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. It is certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below), which is now available or preorder as well.
The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Rian Johnson, Director of Photography Steve Yedlin, and Actor Noah Segan
A “007: The Daniel Craig Collection“ box set is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 22nd via MGM, according to an early retailer alert. The set contains FOUR of the “007” films that starred Daniel Craig (so far). It’s a bit unclear why they’re choosing to reuse the title again, the same as the Blu-ray set (released earlier this year) when another film has been announced and is coming in 2020? Oh well, “hindsight is 20/20” or perhaps 2020 in this case. However, I digress.
This set does include the following films: “Casino Royale” (2006) directed by Martin Campbell, “Quantum of Solace” (2008) directed by Marc Forster, “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015) directed by Sam Mendes. These films co-starred Judi Dench, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Dave Bautista. I know that was rather lengthy but well, someone had to give credit to all of these actors and refresh your memory a bit as well.
The release will come as an 8-Disc set “combo pack” with Blu-ray Discs included for each film (likely to also house the original bonus materials) as well as digital code (copy) of each film. Speaking of which, so far there has not been an official announcement (sent to me) regarding this and as a result, we have no info regarding tech specs or if any new extras will be included on this [doubtful]. Stay tuned though, as I will keep this post updated. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Lastly, the release is said to include an “Extended UNRATED” version of the first film featuring Craig (Casino Royale). This has never been featured on the Blu-ray and seems to perhaps be a 4K exclusive? We shall see. Again, stay tuned.