Our review of the film can be found here.
As well as the three version of the film, the Triple Play Blu-ray edition includes a decent mix of extras which should keep even the most ardent of Bond fans happy.
Shooting Bond, an hour of interviews, press conferences and behind the scenes footage giving a comprehensive insight into the film’s development and production.
Our favourite is Daniel Kleinman’s tour through his production of the film’s title sequence, not least for showing that even in this age of CGI, models work still has a role to play.
Skyfall Premiere is a four minute featurette with red carpet interviews from the world premiere in London, introduced by Naomie Harris.
There are also two commentaries, one with Director Sam Mendes and a second with Producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and production designer Dennis Gassner.
The original cinema trailer is also present, though less impressive is the dressing up of an advert for the CD release of Thomas Neman’s soundtrack as an ‘extra’. If you do want a copy, here’s a handy link to Amazon.
Also, are we the only ones who resents having trailers for upcoming films shoved onto the start of pricey Blu-rays? No matter how many excuses we hear for this, it still feels like paying to be spammed.
Mac users will be pleased to hear that the Digital Copy includes an option for an iTunes version so you can pop it on your iPhone or iPad without the need for messy third party player apps, and there’s also a copy for Android users.
However someone needs their wrists slapped as the instructions to retrieve the digital copy don’t match the folders, icon names and options on the disc.
Other than hosting the files needed to redeem the Digital Copy, the bundled DVD is as vanilla as they come with no extras other than option to switch on subtitles, enable the 5.1 soundtrack and switch languages.
Overall this is a decent bundle of content which offers added value to a title which, let’s be frank, was always going to sell by the bucket no matter how generous or stingy the Disc producers were.
Fans who loved the film are going to relish the chance to re-enjoy it at home while those who are seeing for the first time get the film and a heap of extra content for little more than a central London cinema ticket would cost.