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A DVD Record to Die for

DIE ANOTHER DAY, the record-breaking 20th James Bond feature starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry, shipped more than 16 million units worldwide on DVD June 3, 2003, becoming MGM Home Entertainment's best-selling title. The two-disc special edition a first for a Bond film, retails for $29.98, and offers seven hours of bonus features, including an inside look at the stunts and action sequences, especially the franchise's first foray into CGI, courtesy of Cinesite, Double Negative, Framestore CFC, Mill Film and The Moving Picture Co. Disc one contains audio commentaries with director Lee Tamahori, Brosnan and producer Michael Wilson; 19 pop-up featurettes that can be activated while watching the movie; and a DVD-ROM sneak peek at the new JAMES BOND 007 video game from Electronic Arts.

Disc two, meanwhile, features an in-depth doc on the action, including the opening surfing scene and hovercraft chase; the digital effects used for the ice wave, satellite and cargo plane; cutting edge editing techniques and the music. There are also pieces devoted to the title design, digital grading, those venerable 007 toys and multi-angle explorations of various stunts and car chases.