Cityonfire.com has received the following press release from MGM and Park Circus film distributors: Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios are pleased to announce a special celebration at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival to mark the 50th Anniversary on the big screen of Ian Fleming’s James Bond.
Five James Bond films will screen in new digital versions as part of the Cinema de la Plage screenings.
The celebration will kick off with a 50th anniversary screening of Dr. No directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. First released on 5th October 1962 Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli’s production of Dr. No marked the first big screen appearance for Ian Fleming’s James Bond character.
DR NO will be followed by screenings of From Russia with Love, Diamonds Are Forever, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Casino Royale.
This is the first time a James Bond film has screened during the festival. The screenings in Cannes mark a year long celebration including a return to theatres worldwide of some of the classic Bond films. The celebration continues on the small screen with Bond 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc for the first time including the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order from Amazon.com.