Did everybody enjoy the newest 007 film, Skyfall
? Whatever your thoughts are about the movie itself, you have to love that the tradition of Bond girls and Bond cars has been kept up nicely, and there was sort of a "full-circle-ness" about it for the 50th-anniversary installment. Now the folks at BBC Home Entertainment are helping out with the auto aspect of things, with their February 12th
release of Top Gear - 50 Years of Bond Cars
on DVD. Priced at just $9.95, this single-disc title runs 135 minutes for this special look at 007's favorite four-wheeled gadgets. You can pre-order your copy
right away, too! Package art and official descriptions aren't available yet, but here's a quote from a recent BBC America Shop blog post
which tells us a lot about what to expect on this release (it says to expect the title in March, but I assure you that the studio has scheduled a street date for 2/2/13):
...With a generous allotment of footage from past films and Skyfall, Richard Hammond presents his favorite Bond cars and interviews Daniel Craig and Roger Moore about their favorites. Both are surprising choices. Goldfinger director Guy Hamilton and a former Stig who trains Bond stunt drivers add their insights as well. But it wouldn't be Top Gear without those don't-try-this-at-home stunts. One is a marginally successful attempt to bring an invisible car into the real world, and the other puts the Lotus Excel to the submarine test. We're pursuing a bit more of the star interview footage for the DVD, planned for March 2013.