007's cinematic incarnation may be turning 50, but he's still The Man. The Golden Anniversary for everyone's favorite spy is upon us. With the humungous all-inclusive blu ray set Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection coming in September, and the latest exploit Skyfall hitting theaters in November, it's a good time to have a license to kill. Oh yes, Bond Mania is heating up in a big way.
Stoking those flames even higher is the fact that at this months Comic-Con in San Diego the British super spy is going to have quite a presence. If you are a fan, the opportunity of a lifetime is here, all you need to do is get your Bond loving behind down to SDCC July 11-15. Why? Check it out!
In celebration of James Bond's Golden Anniversary, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in partnership with EON Productions are bringing 007 to Comic-Con. Fans will be able to get behind the wheel of one of four famous vehicles featured in a past Bond film, with a new vehicle featured each day of the convention, and see props from the Bond archives representing 50 years of the iconic franchise.
Using RFID technology, attendees will be able to take a photo with the vehicle and have it instantly uploaded to their social media profile. Each day will feature a different Bond vehicle, so fans will have to check back in at booth #3528 with their RFID bracelets to see what's new!
Fans will also be the first to get a sneak peek of the BOND 50 Blu-ray collection available September 25, 2012. Fans who pre-order the set on-site at Comic-Con will get an exclusive limited edition Bond 50th anniversary t-shirt.
BOND 50 features all 22 classic films on Blu-ray neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set. The collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray and comes with a dossier of more than 122 hours of bonus features.
Man oh man would I love one of those t-shirts! In the meantime, I'll have to make due playing with my Corgi die-cast replica of the amphibious Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me.
For those like me who will be missing out, you can still pre-rder the blu-ray set Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection right HERE!