James Bond – the suave British super-spy who has captivated audiences for more than 50 years – will be making a splash at Comic-Con this year thanks to MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Sadly, there won’t be a Hall H presentation for the new Bond film Skyfall (for more information on that film, check out this behind-the-scenes video discussing the costumes). However, Comic-Con attendees can still spend some time savoring the character’s greatest moments at a special booth set up to promote the 50th anniversary Blu-ray collection – Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection.
According to Variety, the Bond booth will feature a host of props and vehicles from throughout the history of the Bond franchise, giving fans the opportunity to take pictures with their fingers pointed in the air like guns. Quoting Variety, here are just some of the props and vehicles that will be featured at the booth:
“The vehicles include the flying Parahawk from ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and the gadget-filled Aston Martin Volante from ‘The Living Daylights.’ MGM and Fox are keeping the other cars a surprise for fans. The mine bomb from ‘GoldenEye,’ a first-edition hardback book of ‘Dr. No.,’ an ax from ‘A View to a Kill,’ a Bollinger champagne bottle from ‘License to Kill,’ a nerve gas vial from ‘Moonraker’ and a fillet of soul menu from ‘Live and Let Die’ will be among the props displayed.”
MGM will also be taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray set at the booth, which will be released officially on September 25th. While there are certainly some duds in the Bond series, the opportunity to own all of the films on Blu-ray for the first time ever will be pretty tough to pass up for serious Bond fans.
What do you think? Is this a purchase that you’ll be making to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise?
Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection will be available on Blu-ray September 25th, 2012. The 23rd Bond film – Skyfall – hits theaters a short time later on November 9th, 2012.