MGM and 20th Century Fox have announced that four James Bond films starring Daniel Craig as 007 will be released on UHD Blu-ray in Dolby Vision.
James Bond in 4K Dolby Vision
The entire James Bond collection spanning Connery to Craig is already available to stream in 4K resolution from Apple iTunes but this is the first time that HDR in any form is added to the mix.
The Daniel Craig Collection, comprising Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre, will be available on UHD Blu-ray in 4K and Dolby Vision HDR. The audio side will be in 5.1 DTS-HD (7.1 DTS-HD for Spectre). There is no Dolby Atmos or DTS:X included. The package includes 4 UHD Blu-ray discs and 4 Blu-ray discs.
- "Today Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced The Daniel Craig Collection, the complete collection of the four James Bond films starring Daniel Craig as 007, which will be available for the first time on 4K Blu-ray in Dolby Vision," the companies said.
These are the first James Bond titles to be released on UHD Blu-ray and it is worth noting that these are also 20th Century Fox's first UHD Blu-rays to use Dolby Vision without an accompanying HDR10+ version. The discs also offer HDR10. 20th Century Fox was, together with Samsung and Panasonic, a founding member of the HDR10+ alliancen formed as a front against Dolby Vision.
Daniel Craig is currently in production on his fifth Bond movie titled No Time to Die, which will premiere in April 2020.
There is no word on the other films but the fact that they are already available in 4K - from 4K masters made years ago - on iTunes makes us optimistic that they will reach UHD Blu-ray at some point in the near future. Fingers crossed.
The Daniel Craig Collection will be released on October 22, 2019, in the US and is available for pre-order for $55. In Europe, it will be released on November 11, 2019, for £60 (UK) or €80.
The Daniel Craig Collection - UHD Blu-ray specs
The Daniel Craig Collection UHD Blu-ray
Street Date: October 22, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1 (2:40 for Quantum of Solace)
Video: 4K resolution and Dolby Vision
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English DTS-HD MA 7.1 for Spectre)
English Descriptive Audio 5.1 (not available for Casino Royale)
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
French DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH (regular English, not SDH, for Casino Royale), Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 542 minutes
Closed Captioned: No
Casino Royale extras
Audio Commentary Featuring the Crew, Deleted Scenes, Becoming Bond Featurette, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Including The Road to Casino Royale and More, Ian Fleming’s Incredible Creation and Ian Fleming: Secret Road to Paradise Featurettes, Chris Cornell Music Video, Death In Venice Featurette
13 Shooting Bond Featurettes including; Opening Sequence, Q, DB5, Women, Villains, M, Locations and Music, Skyfall Premiere Featurette, Commentary by Director Sam Mendes, Commentary by Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and Production Designer Dennis Gassner, Shooting Bond — Journey deep into the world of Bond and get closer to all the heart-stopping action, glamorous women, exotic locations, cutting-edge gadgets and shadowy villains.
Quantum of Solace extras
“Another Way To Die” Music Video, Trailers, Bond On Location Feature, Crew Files, 5 Featurettes: - Start of Shooting - On Location, - Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase, - Director Marc Forster - The Music
Spectre: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence, Video Blogs: - Director Sam Mendes - Supercars - Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci - Action - Music - Guinness World Record, Stills Gallery