DVD

GOLDENEYE was the first James Bond film to debute in this then overwhelming and novel format known as Digital Versatic Disc or DVD, which meant a breaktrough in picture and sound quality plus the chance of browsing trough an interactive menu to pick a number of special features like trailers and documentaries, some of which were already available on Laserdisc. 

The 17th James Bond film had three major releases on DVD: the first one was in 1997, then a Special Edition for 1999 and the latest one was the Ultimate Edition from 2006 which contained loads of never-before-seen extras. It looks like this edition will be the one to be kept as the "ultimate" master for every upcoming DVD release in the format.

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Premiere Release

 

The first DVD edition for GOLDENEYE, released in the US in 1997, had little new to offer besides an interactive menu, the theatrical trailer, foreign language tracks, and the possibility of watching the movie in both 4:3 Pan & Scan (Fullscreen) and 16:9 Letterbox (Widescreen) formats. By 1998, the European edition also offered the audio commentary featuring the producer and director of the movie, also present in the Laserdisc, and an eight page collectible booklet. This version, though, only offered the film in Widescreen format and many frames were cut by the censorship to get a "12" rating.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
 

  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Audio Commentary featuring Martin Campbell
    and Michael G. Wilson (European version only)

RELEASE DATE: 25 March, 1997 (US) - 25 Sep 1998 (Europe) 

Capture of the 1997 GOLDENEYE US DVD Edition (NTSC)

LANGUAGES:


Audio: English, French, Spanish.
Subtitles and Close Captions: English, French, Spanish.

Menus: English.

Cover Sleeve Design

Collectible Booklet

Interactive Menu

Special Edition

 

After the success of the TOMORROW NEVER DIES Special Edition DVD in 1998, all the James Bond films were given this treatment which included a great amount of extra features. In the case of GOLDENEYE, the Special Edition added the same special features added to the Laserdisc release. The menus, designed by 1K studios, were now animated and in the European territories they could be selected in three featured languages. A collectible booklet also came with production notes also came with this edition. This time, the film was only available in Widescreen format. Once again, the European edition cut some frames to reach the "12" censorship format.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
 

  • Audio Commentary by Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson.

  • The GoldenEye Video Journal (Making-off featurette)

  • The World of 007 (documentary hosted by Elizabeth Hurley)

  • Promotional Featurette

  • GoldenEye Music Video by Tina Turner

  • Trailers and TV Spots

  • Tomorrow Never Dies Playstation Video Game Trailer

RELEASE DATE: 19 October, 1999 (US) - 26 March 2001 (Europe)

Capture of the 2001 GOLDENEYE

UK Special Edition DVD Edition (PAL)

LANGUAGES:


Audio: English, French.
Subtitles and Closed Captions: English, French.

Menus: English.

(Specifications for the US Edition)

Cover Sleeve Design

Collectible Booklet

Interactive Menu

REGION 1 (USA & CANADA)

REGION 2 (EUROPE)

Ultimate Edition

 

RELEASE DATE: 1 September 2006 (US and Europe)

In 2006, the James Bond catalogue was given the Ultimate Edition treatment: two disc set edition per film with a big number of never-before-seen extras added to the Laserdisc and prior DVD editions. These editions also featured a pristine frame by frame digital restoration by Lowry which graced the older films, but sadly this wasn't the case for GOLDENEYE, where the frame was severely cropped and the image brutely desaturated. The European edition was this time presented without cuts, but given a "15" rating instead of "12". Most of first wave of UE also came with a new collectible booklet.

This Ultimate Edition was reissued with different cover artwork in 2008, 2012 and 2015 to coincide with the theatrical releases of QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and SPECTRE, altough the later editions only featured a single disc version with the movie and the Audio Commentary.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Disc 1: Audio Commentary featuring Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson.
     

  • Disc 2: Deleted Scenes, Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles, Building A Better Bond, The Return of Bond, Driven to Bond: Remy Julienne, Anatomy of a Stunt: Tank vs Perrier, Making it Small in Pictures: Derek Meddings, On Location with Peter Lamont, GoldenEye: The Secret Files, Pre-Title Storyboard Sequence, Mission Control: Interactive Guide Into the World of GoldenEye (includes textless version of the main title sequence), The World of 007 documentary, The GoldenEye Video Journal (Making-of featurette), GoldenEye Music Video, Trailers and TV Spots, Image Gallery.

Capture of the 2006 GOLDENEYE US Ultimate Edition DVD (NTSC)

LANGUAGES:


Audio: English, French.
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

Menus: English.

(Specifications for the US Edition)

Cover Sleeve Design

Collectible Booklet

Interactive Menu