‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ Sets Sight for Blu-ray

MGM continues to release its Bond catalogue on Blu-ray.  Up next on May 12, 2009 are Licence to Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun. It’s going to be an expensive may. Save some cash.

THE WORLD OF JAMES BOND CONTINUES ON BLU-RAY DISC

 

Two More 007 Classics,

LICENCE TO KILL and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

Make Their High Definition Debut May 12

From MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The ultimate spy series is bolder than ever in high definition as two more must-own missions LICENCE TO KILL and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN arrive on Blu-ray Disc (BD) May 12 from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 

 

Recently restored and re-mastered for the highest quality picture and sound quality via the state-of-the-art Lowry process digital frame-by-frame restoration, 007’s action-packed thrill-ride adventures are primed for Blu-ray Disc for the first time ever in high definition.  LICENCE TO KILL and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN  join recently released Bond on Blu-ray Disc catalog titles DR. NO, DIE ANOTHER DAY, LIVE AND LET DIE, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, THUNDERBALL, GOLDFINGER, MOONRAKER and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

 

One of the world’s most successful and longest running film franchises in history, Bond… James Bond boasts an astounding 98% global consumer awareness.  Both LICENCE TO KILL and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Blu-ray Discs are fully-loaded with a dossier of top-secret extras, including declassified featurettes and exclusive interactive guides and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada each.  Pre-book is April 15.

 

Licence To Kill Synopsis:

James Bond turns renegade to hunt down a master criminal in this pulse-pounding thrill-ride that’s packed with awesome stunts, subtle humor and explosive confrontations. Timothy Dalton brings urgency, charm and deadly determination to his portrayal of the super-agent, who leaves the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta after his friend Felix Leiter (David Hedison) is brutally attacked by drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi).

 

The Man With The Golden Gun Synopsis:

James Bond has been marked for death, and he’ll need all of his lethal instincts and charm to survive in this action-packed adventure!  Roger Moore returns as Agent 007 and faces off in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee).  Featuring such memorable characters as henchman Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize) and Bond girl Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) – as well as a wild automobile chase through Bangkok and Bond’s stunning confrontation against an entire martial arts school – The Man With The Golden Gun delivers non-stop excitement!

 

Blu-ray Disc Specs:

Licence To Kill

M   Audio commentary featuring director John Glen and members of the cast

M   Audio commentary featuring Michael G. Wilson and members of the crew

M   Declassified: MI6 Vault – deleted scenes with introductions by director John Glen

o       Sharkey Arrives

o       Bond and Sharkey Follow Yacht

o       Bond in Hotel Room

o       Cash Transaction

o       Bond in Isthmus

o       Bienvenidos Mis Amigos

o       Bond Returns to Casino

o       Bond Captured by Hong Kong Narcotics Agents

o       Boat Ride

M   Vignettes, Documentaries and Featurettes

o       Bond ‘89

o       On Set with John Glen

o       On Location with Peter Lamont

o       Ground Check with Corky Fornoff

o       007 Mission Control – Interactive Guide into the World of Licence to Kill

o       Exotic Locations Montage

o       Inside Licence to Kill – A Documentary

o       Production Featurette – Behind the Scenes

o       Kenworth Truck Stunt Film

o       “Licence to Kill” music video performed by Gladys Knight

o       “If You Asked Me To” music video performed by Patti LaBelle

o       Ministry of Propaganda

o       Theatrical Archive

§         How Many Times Can One Man Leave You Breathless?

§         Purely…Business

M   Image Database Gallery

o       The Filmmakers

o       Portraits

o       Key West

o       Mexico City

o       Shots in the Night

o       Sanchez’s Office

o       Arabesque

o       Otomi

o       Mexicali

o       The “Lost” Promotional Campaign

o       Licence to Kill Around the Globe

 

The Man With The Golden Gun

M   Audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore

M   Audio commentary featuring director Guy Hamilton and members of the cast and crew

M   Vignettes, Documentaries and Featurettes

o       The Russell Harty Show

o       On Location with The Man with the Golden Gun

o       Girls Fighting

o       American Thrill Show Stunt Film with optional commentary

o       The Road to Bond: Stunt Coordinator W. J. Milligan (audio only)

o       Guy Hamilton: The Director Speaks

o       007 Mission Control – Interactive Guide into the World of The Man with the Golden Gun

o       Exotic Locations Montage

o       Inside The Man with the Golden Gun – An Original Documentary

o       Double-O Stuntmen

o       Ministry of Propaganda

§         Theatrical Archive

·        Coming For Christmas

·        A Man Called Scaramanga

§         TV Broadcasts

·        James Bond, On the Job

·        The Most Exciting Adventures

§         Radio Communication

·        Get Ready

·        Collision Course

·        The Greatest 007 Adventure of All

M   Image Database Gallery

§         Portraits

§         Press Conference

§         Phuket

§         Bangkok

§         Bonding With AMC

§         Dojo 007

§         Aboard Scaramanga’s Junk

§         Hong Kong

§         Pinewood

§         The Golden Gun

§         Around The World With 007

 

 

About EON Productions

EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962, including QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The James Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, make up the longest running franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale. EON Productions and Danjaq LLC, are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.

 

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles.  Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive.  In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries.  MGM ownership is as follows:  Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%).  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

 

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions.  The company also releases all VHS and DVD products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

Licence To Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun Ultimate Edition Blu-ray

Price:                                        $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada each

Order Due Date:                       April 15, 2009

Street Date:                              May 12, 2009

Screen Format:                         Widescreen

Catalog Numbers:                     M113741 (Licence To Kill)

                                                M113746 (Man With The Golden Gun)

Audio Features:                        English5.1 DTS HD Master Audio

                                                Original Theatrical Audio

                                                Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                                   Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean

Closed Captioned:                    No

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