MOVIE NEWS – GoldenEra’s documentary about the famous GoldenEye 007 game has been acquired by streaming company Cinedigm after its official release.
Gamers and James Bond fans will soon get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64. Details of the documentary, which will focus on the making of GoldenEye 007, will be revealed as the release date approaches.
The 1997 game, produced by Rare, is based on the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye. GoldenEye 007 was a surprisingly authentic and complex first-person shooter and was different from what players were used to in other FPS games such as sci-fi/fantasy shooters like Doom. It offered an immersive single-player experience and four-player split-screen multiplayer. The game won numerous awards – many consider it one of the best video games of all time. So it seems fitting that a documentary on the making of the game is being made, and now gamers will have an update on who is releasing the documentary and when they can watch it.
So far, all that is known is that Altitude Films, a British film distribution company, is making the documentary GoldenEra.
Now, new information has emerged that streaming giant Cinedigm will be the US entertainment company that will release the film. GoldenEra will be released on 23 August in both digital and on-demand formats. Which Cinedigm platform GoldenEra will be released on is anyone’s guess, but it is speculated to be on Docurama, as this is Cinedigm’s streaming service specialising in documentaries and film festival content. More information on where to watch the documentary can be found on the Altitude Films website, as well as an easily accessible trailer from GoldenEra.
According to the synopsis on the Altitude Films website, GoldenEra is the incredible inside story of the creation and legacy of GoldenEye 007, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of GoldenEye 007. Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Head of Content, spoke in an official statement about the importance of GoldenEra, highlighting the cultural impact that GoldenEye 007 had on the video game industry at the time of its release:
“Even two decades after its release, ‘GoldenEye’ still has a massive impact on modern-day gaming.”
“There is so much for fans to love about this documentary. Whether you’re a fan of gaming, CONs, the’90s or James Bond, this film encapsulates that era so precisely, and it brings on a nostalgia factor.”
Even though the saga of Daniel Craig’s James Bond films has ended, it’s still a great time to be a franchise fan. This month sees the release of the GoldenEye 007 documentary, rumours of a possible GoldenEye 007 remaster, and even an all-new game in development at IO Interactive called Project 007.