James Bond Back on Best-Sellers Lists Following Sean Connery’s Death

Tim Chan
·2 min read

Sean Connery’s death has led to a surge in interest for James Bond memorabilia and films, as fans seek to remember the late actor though some of his most iconic movie roles.

The bidding site, eBay, saw searches spike for Bond-related merch over the weekend, with more than 8,000 listings as of this writing, from signed photos of Connery to props from some of his most memorable films. Over on Amazon, the “James Bond Collection” Blu-ray set quickly soared to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers list following the news of Connery’s passing on Saturday. The 24-disc box set was originally released in July, and includes six of the seven Bond films that starred Connery, from Dr. No to Diamonds Are Forever (the only one missing from this collection is 1983’s Never Say Never Again).

Each of the original Bond films were digitally remastered to hi-def 1080p quality. The set includes 24 Bond films in total, including the most recent release, 2015’s Spectre.

A number of other Connery films have returned to Amazon’s best-sellers list, including The Hunt for Red October (which is currently Number One on Amazon’s action/adventure list), The Rock (available on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming) and Medicine Man (available on DVD or for streaming).

Amazon has also made a number of Connery’s films available to stream online for free, via Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime members can watch Finding Forrester, Highlander and other Connery favorites for free on Prime Video. Most of the Bond films are also available to stream on Amazon, starting at $3.99.

Connery passed away Saturday at the age of 90. His family did not confirm a cause of death, though reports suggest the actor had been feeling “unwell” for some time.

More from Rolling Stone

See where your favorite artists and songs rank on the Rolling Stone Charts.

Sign up for Rolling Stone’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.