Shaken, not stirred: ‘Skyfall’ hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 12
Bond. James Bond. On Blu-ray.
Daniel Craig returns for his latest mission as Agent 007 in the box office smash "Skyfall," the highest-grossing Bond film of all time, available on Digital HD platforms on February 5th, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on February 12th.
In the blockbuster 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, 007's loyalty to M is tested as her past returns to haunt her. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows -- aided only by field agent Eve -- following a trail to the mysterious Silva.
Earning over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and nominated for five Academy Awards, including a Best Original Song nod for Adele's titular theme, many call "Skyfall" the best Bond yet.
Blu-ray special features include an audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and "Shooting Bond," an in-depth behind-the-scenes multi-part documentary on the making of "Skyfall."
Here's the full press release from MGM:
EXPLOSIVE 23RD INSTALLMENT OF THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE
The Highest-Grossing Bond Film of All-Time Comes Home In February
007’S Latest Mission Available on Digital HD February 5
Blu-ray and DVD To Follow Beginning February 12
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 24, 2013) - Box-office smash, SKYFALL, will soon be available to own in high-definition, it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. SKYFALL will release on Digital HD February 5th across all digital stores including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU and Xbox Live. The SKYFALL Blu-ray and DVD will follow on February 12th in North America and February 18th in the United Kingdom with additional international markets to follow through March.
Directed by Oscar® winner Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, SKYFALL’s high definition home entertainment release follows the phenomenal theatrical success of the 23rd installment of the longest-running franchise in film history. Taking in more than $1 billion (USD), the British secret-service agent dominated the worldwide box-office and has become the highest grossing film ever in the United Kingdom – Bond’s home country.
Accolades continued with the recent announcement of eight BAFTA® [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] nominations including Outstanding British Film; Supporting Actor, Javier Bardem; and Supporting Actress, Judi Dench. Adele’s “Skyfall” was recognized with a Golden Globe® award and an Academy Award® nomination for Original Song, one of the film’s five Oscar® nominations.
The theatrical debut of SKYFALL capped a year-long celebration of James Bond’s golden anniversary. Honoring 50 years since 007 first appeared on-screen, the global campaign was highlighted with the release of BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The box-set includes a placeholder for SKYFALL so consumers can complete their 50th anniversary collection.
In SKYFALL Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows – aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) – following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
With the Blu-ray, go behind-the-scenes of Bond’s latest mission with more than three hours of in-depth special features. Shooting Bond brings adrenaline-hungry fans closer to the heart-stopping action and 007’s world of worthy villains, glamorous women, exotic locations and the coolest gadgets.
Blu-ray Special Features:
- Shooting Bond
- Opening Sequence
- The Title Sequence
- End Sequence
- The Future
- Skyfall Premiere
- Director Sam Mendes
- Producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli; Production Designer Dennis Gassner
- Theatrical Trailer
DVD Special Features:
- Shooting Bond
- The Title Sequence