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Exciting 50 Years of Bond Commemorations

It is an exciting time for James Bond fans. A new trailer for the latest Bond film, Skyfall, was just released. Skyfall is the 23rd Bond film and will see Daniel Craig return to the role after success in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Aside from a new trailer for the latest Bond film, a special box set of all Bond films is being released to commemorate 50 years of films.

The new film also features Javier Bardem as the villain, Ralph Fiennes as a government agent, Ben Whishaw as Q and Judi Dench returning as the head of MI6. This is the second trailer for Skyfall, the first showed a number of exciting action clips including one which sees Bond hurtling down the side of a building and another with a London tube crashing through a brick wall.

At the same time there are a number of celebrations going on for Bond’s 50th anniversary. There is a special issue Omega watch, a Royal Mail stamp series, an Activision video game and much more. However, the most exciting commemoration has got to be a box set of the complete 22-film library being released on Blu-ray.

As well as all the films from Dr No to the Quantum of Solace, the box set includes over 130 hours of bonus features and exclusive content as well as the debut of nine Bond films where have previously been unavailable in high-definition.

The box set also includes two new pieces: The World of Bond which focuses on 007’s style and attitude, cars, gadgets, women, villains and music and Being Bond which looks at all the actors who have played Bond over the last 50 years.

The box set will be selling for $186.28 with each disc containing from 3 to 9 hours of content with commentary from the directors, cast and crew as well as loads more bonus material. It looks to be a must have for any serious 007 fan.

OCA News Editor