NEW YORK, NY—Bond, James Bond. Perhaps the greatest fictional cinema icon ever. He first appeared on the big screen in 1962 in Dr. No, and has remained the most powerful action hero ever since. The secret to his success is his adaptability. No matter what tight spot he finds himself, he always appears to be suave, sophisticated and cool. Now, for the first time, avid fans can own the ultimate and essential collector’s companion with THE JAMES BOND STORY. Fox Lorber CentreStage is releasing the comprehensive documentary day and date on video and DVD April 25. DVD special features include interactive menus, filmographies, production credits, scene access, trivia game and enhanced letterbox format.
As the 007 spy, Bond is constantly reinventing himself. And on the big screen, he has done this five times, as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. This documentary takes an up close and personal look at the different characterizations each actor has brought to the role to discover the elements that make up Bond…James Bond. It also traces the character back to its origin, the Bond novels by Ian Fleming, whose creation was semi-autobiographical.
From the gadgets to the girls (and they were plenty of both – the signature of all Bond films), THE JAMES BOND STORY also features interviews with Q (the late Desmond Llewelyn), Maud Adams, Jane Seymour, Terence Young (director), Cubby Broccoli (producer), Ian Fleming and more, along with extensive film clips from Dr. No to The World is Not Enough. This action packed documentary presents an in-depth look at the quintessential spy who has a license to kill.
Fox Lorber CentreStage will offer trade and consumer support for promotion of THE JAMES BOND STORY, including a national radio campaign in 20 top markets; post street date advertising in Premiere Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and more. Additionally, Fox Lorber CentreStage is conducting an exclusive online promotion at www.thejamesbondstory.com (trade site launch – 3/20/2000, consumer site launch – 4/25/2000), which will offer sweepstakes, contests and prizes to help drive customers in store.
Fox Lorber CentreStage distributes non-theatrical programming focusing on performance and the arts. It is a branded label of Winstar TV & Video’s home video division, a Winstar New Media Company. Other labels include Fox Lorber Films, Wellspring Media, Mystic Fire, and Winstar Home Entertainment.
Winstar New Media, a unit of Winstar Communications, Inc., is a diversified entertainment and information services company. The New York-based company produces and distributes business and consumer content through both interactive media and traditional media, including television, video, and radio.
Consumers can order directly by calling 1-800-414-1690 or by visiting Winstar’s website at www.winstarvideo.com.
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THE JAMES BOND STORY
PRE-ORDER DATE: April 5, 2000 GENRE: Documentary
STREET DATE: April 25, 2000 VHS SRP: $14.98
RATING: Not rated VHS CAT #: WHE71236
LANGUAGE: English FORMAT: Color, VHS, DVD
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes SCREENERS/ART: Avail. upon request
DVD CAT #: WHE73083 DVD SRP: $19.98