James Bond Films Coming to Blu-RayAt CES 2012, directors and Bond girls help launch the Blu-Ray boxed set containing all 22 Bond films.
Speaker: The name is Bond. James Bond. Speaker : Oh, I personally can't think of a better reason to invest in home theater tech, than to watch a Bond movie. So it's kinda fitting that here at CES 2012, MGM in conjunction with Panasonic is announcing that all 22 Bonds are now available on blu-ray. It's also gave me the chance to catch up with 3 Bond directors, John Glenn, Michael Apted and Martin Campbell to talk about the role of technology behind the camera and on the screen in the Bond series. Speaker: Message received. We are waiting. Over and out. Speaker: Working with a 50-year 22 film franchise like 007 has availed these directors of the latest and best technology. Some of their thoughts on where that's worked and hasn't. Then and now. Michael Apted was director of the World Is Not Enough. Speaker: In some ways, I was always of the opinions... still love the opinion. Doing a Bond, you have to very careful how you use technology and we were still very much in the realm of you know creating real things and real special effects. You know if you let the CGI get out of control as it has in you know other franchise, it's probably for a very good reason. So I think Bond is in the danger of losing that kind of core reality to it. Speaker: Martin Campbell directed in 2 Bond eras, Golden Eye with Pierce Brosnan and the most recent version of Casino Royale with Daniel Craig. Speaker: I never really couldn't (??) anything when I look at blu-ray because it's so fantastic when you see it come up. You sort of... it has always just a slight kind of gasp for a reaction at just how good... how good it looked. If you look at some of the old movies for example that was going on blu-ray and stuff, you'll see all sorts of like make up lines you'll see. You'll see a map lines reveals sort of things. So we just need to be a little bit careful about that. Speaker: John Glenn directed 5 Bond films from For Eyes Only to License To Kill. Speaker: We were always trying to improve the quality of... of the image. And what exactly out there it was if it's... if it's qualified of that, then when you... when you reproduce it if you make that (dupe?) negative, which you have to for the release prints, then the quality goes down in ever decreasing form. But I see the quality is great,then it reproduces very well. I think the blu-ray is obviously the thing... the medium that's gonna take over and you know good luck to it. I think it reproduces our films very well and it shows the whole... the whole picture that we photographed and it does justice to what we do. All the skills that went into it.