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Less Titles For Bond's Third Blu-ray Wave

I’ve been stymied by every press announcement we’ve gotten for the James Bond movies being released on Blu-ray. That doesn’t change with the announcement of the third wave of Bond movies. The first wave was a bunch of the mediocre flicks. The second wave (which hit stores this week) was slightly smaller, but finally brought Goldfinger to Blu-ray. Now the third wave gets even smaller, with only two titles being released on May 12th.

The third wave brings one of Roger Moore’s more entertaining movies, The Man with the Golden Gun to Blu-ray, as well as the first high definition transfer of one of the movies from Timothy Dalton’s short Bond stint, License to Kill. Like before, the contents of the discs look like what we’ve gotten before on the special edition DVDs, only brought to Blu-ray. Still, if you’ve picked up the other nine pictures on Blu-ray, it’s not like you’ll want to pass these two by.

I can’t figure out MGM’s release strategy with the Bond movies, but I guess we should just be happy they are continuing to roll them out. Sure, it’s a slow process, made even slower by the reduction in the number of titles in each wave, but the movies do look darn impressive in high definition.

Take a look at the announced disc contents below:

  • License To Kill
  • Audio commentary featuring director John Glen and members of the cast
  • Audio commentary featuring Michael G. Wilson and members of the crew
  • Sharkey Arrives
  • Bond and Sharkey Follow Yacht
  • Bond in Hotel Room
  • Cash Transaction
  • Bond in Isthmus
  • Bienvenidos Mis Amigos
  • Bond Returns to Casino
  • Bond Captured by Hong Kong Narcotics Agents
  • Boat Ride
  • Bond ‘89
  • On Set with John Glen
  • On Location with Peter Lamont
  • Ground Check with Corky Fornoff
  • 007 Mission Control – Interactive Guide into the World of Licence to Kill
  • Exotic Locations Montage
  • Inside Licence to Kill – A Documentary
  • Production Featurette – Behind the Scenes
  • Kenworth Truck Stunt Film
  • “Licence to Kill” music video performed by Gladys Knight
  • “If You Asked Me To” music video performed by Patti LaBelle
  • Ministry of Propaganda
  • How Many Times Can One Man Leave You Breathless?
  • Purely…Business
  • The Filmmakers
  • Portraits
  • Key West
  • Mexico City
  • Shots in the Night
  • Sanchez’s Office
  • Arabesque
  • Otomi
  • Mexicali
  • The “Lost” Promotional Campaign
  • Licence to Kill Around the Globe
  • Audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore
  • Audio commentary featuring director Guy Hamilton and members of the cast and crew
  • The Russell Harty Show
  • On Location with The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Girls Fighting
  • American Thrill Show Stunt Film with optional commentary
  • The Road to Bond: Stunt Coordinator W. J. Milligan (audio only)
  • Guy Hamilton: The Director Speaks
  • 007 Mission Control – Interactive Guide into the World of The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Exotic Locations Montage
  • Inside The Man with the Golden Gun – An Original Documentary
  • Double-O Stuntmen
  • Coming For Christmas
  • A Man Called Scaramanga
  • James Bond, On the Job
  • The Most Exciting Adventures
  • Get Ready
  • Collision Course
  • The Greatest 007 Adventure of All
  • Portraits
  • Press Conference
  • Phuket
  • Bangkok
  • Bonding With AMC
  • Dojo 007
  • Aboard Scaramanga’s Junk
  • Hong Kong
  • Pinewood
  • The Golden Gun
  • Around The World With 007