Best Buy is selling Bond 50 for $100 on Black Friday! How do I know? I got it! Behold the 24 disc box set in all of its glory!
The 23 films are 48 hours long, and the box set comes with a bonus disc and 120 additional hours of content (video, interviews, commentaries, etc.). That’s 24 Blu-Ray discs at $4 a pop. Now that’s what I call a movie marathon in a box.
If you are doing any Best Buy Black Friday shopping this year (2014) do yourself a favor and scoop up this gem. Best Buy is open at 8 AM Friday. Then all you have to do is find some time in the next couple days (or couple months) to get through them all! Awesome!
James Bond has a respectable 24 movies to his name (although that can vary a bit by how you count). All of these movies add up to 50.6 hours of movie time. Sounds like perfect material for a James Bond movie marathon, right? Unfortunately, shaken or stirred, a James Bond movie marathon would be an awkward experience in the 24-hour format.
To start, if you add a standard 15 minute break between the 24 movies, that adds up to about 57 hours, or an awkward 2.3 24-hour movie marathons.
On top of that, there is no good breaking point between on series of actors and another. Sean Connery’s Bond films adds up to 14 hours (837 minutes). Roger Moore’s Bond films add up to 14.7 hours (882 minutes). So a Sean Connery marathon is too short, a Roger Moore marathon is too short, and both together is too long. All the other Bonds clock in at 19.4 hours, not quite enough either!