Today, Friday, October 5, is Global James Bond Day, and it’s a particularly special one since 2012 is also the 50th Anniversary of Dr. No, the very first movie starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s British super-spy James Bond.
EPIX, the cable and internet content provider, are celebrating this momentous milestone with a entire day of James Bond movies, culminating in the broadcast premiere of Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, a brand-new documentary directed by Steven Riley covering the 50 year history of the James Bond movies from the early days of author Ian Fleming’s creation of the character through producers Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman bringing the character to the screen right up until the present day with Daniel Craig securing the Bond mantel.
If you don’t have time to watch all the movies shown on EPIX today, Fox Home Entertainment have also conveniently released Bond 50, the 50th Anniversary James Bond collection, containing all 22 official James Bond movies on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as a bonus disc of all-new material including “World of Bond” segments and interviews with all six actors who played James Bond. (It also includes great features like one that allows you to watch all of Maurice Binder’s amazing title sequences in chronological order.)
Earlier this week, ComingSoon.net sat down with Barbara Broccoli and Hilary Saltzman, daughters of the original James Bond producers, to talk about their involvement with James Bond over the past 50 years. Our readers will already be familiar with Broccoli, who has been directly involved with making Bond movies since she was 19, eventually graduating to become the main producer of the franchise alongside Michael Wilson for EON Productions.
You can read the full interview by clicking here!