James Bond Channel coming to Sky HD

Bogside

Well-known Member
Sky have won the rights to show all 007 movies for an entire year and will launch a dedicated movie channel to do so (Sky Movies 007 HD). It will show them on loop over 24 hours for a month.

Starts October 5th
 
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Chox1988

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I love bond but a whole channel is just idiotic, i thought it was a joke to begin with
 

brian s

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Pardon? This is just daft. You can't have an entire channel on one character alone.

:thumbsdow
Bri
 

Bogside

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I'm not a big fan, but I can see why they'd want to "cash in" on the 50th anniversary.
 

Redline

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Probably better of getting the box set on blue-ray.

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All the Bonds. All the girls. All the action. All in high-definition. That's the promise from MGM Studios and Twentieth Century Fox to mark 007's 50th anniversary with the release of the mammoth 23-disc Bond 50 Collection, showcasing all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray for the first time.

We first reported on the bumper Blu-ray release at CES back in January (see original story below), but today comes the news that the full set will be released in the UK on September 24th, with other markets to follow later that week.

Bond 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high defintion on Blu-ray, and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of bonus features.
 

Courtjezter

Distinguished Member
It will also show the non canon Bond films, so Never Say Never Again and the original Casino Royale. I would guess they may throw XXX in their too, as i believe that is a reworking of the Thunderball script that Sony had the rights war about, and possibly other Bond-like films will pad out the mix.
 

Redline

Member
Everytime i see that 'The Spy Who Loved Me' is going to be on, i just picture Austin Powers. "Yeah baby"
 

Nezben

Distinguished Member
I was very surprised when i first read the title and sort of interested but then i lost interest completely as soon as i found out it was a Sky Movies channel.

Wonder how they will be airing them though...
 

Bogside

Well-known Member
Although Sky have obtained exclusive rights for a year some websites are suggesting that this dedicated channel will only operate for a month (a bit like the Xmas channel they put up). I suspect that if that were true the movies would then be used as padding for the other movie channels after this channel finishes.
 

unique

Moderator
are they getting alan partridge as host for the channel?


to pad things out they could show documentaries and extras, of which there is quite a few
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
On a related note any indications how ITV plan to pad out two hours of the afternoon / early evening schedule without Bond?
 

unique

Moderator
On a related note any indications how ITV plan to pad out two hours of the afternoon / early evening schedule without Bond?
die hard quadrilogy
 

meltonboy

Well-known Member
90 quid for the blu ray box set is a bargain, bearing in mind -

1. Casino Royale (recent one) was 20 quid when it came out
2. The original DVD box set was well over a hundred when that came out (i bought it !). In fact i think HMV sold it at close to 200 quid.

I am tempted....

MB
 

rcaudwell

Well-known Member
Also all Bond movies on Netflix Brazil (details of how to access with UK netflix subscription in relevant thread on here)
 

aandpwoodley

Distinguished Member
I have to say a whole channel just for bond no matter how much I love the most of the films is a little over the top
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
^ Surely a "loss leader" product to advertise the platform. In the same way F1 is paid for by football fans
die hard quadrilogy
(1) Really? (2) Pointless though with mid-afternoon edits and cuts, even before further cuts for advert breaks?
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
I have to say a whole channel just for bond no matter how much I love the most of the films is a little over the top
Yep. That sums up how I feel. You can buy the Blu-Rays, or will be able to buy on some titles and watch them when you want in the best possible quality.

Bri
 

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