VOOM's Treasure HD and Film Fest HD Join Together in June to Celebrate Bond Hosted by David Hasselhoff

World High-Definition Premieres of 17 James Bond Classics on FilmFest HD including Diamonds Are Forever, License To Kill, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger Airing All Month, Uncut and Commercial Free

Live Interactive Auction on Treasure HD Features Rare Bond Memorabilia Including the Original Lotus Prototype Driven By Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only, Estimated at $250,000/$350,000

New York, NY – May 30, 2006 – VOOM HD Networks' FilmFest HD and Treasure HD are joining together for the month of June to celebrate James Bond. Starting on June 1st and throughout the month, 17 high-definition world premieres of James Bond classics will roll out on FilmFest HD, a non-stop film festival for movie fans. Then on June 17th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST, Treasure HD, the first and only 24/7 high-definition channel for people with a passion for collecting, premieres a live auction from Planet Hollywood in New York, featuring over 250 lots of memorabilia where 50 of the lots will be from the classic James Bond films. Treasure HD and FilmFest HD are part of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels nationwide and currently available nationally on DISH Network.

David Hasselhoff, former Baywatch star and newly announced judge of Simon Cowell and Fremantle Media's upcoming program America's Got Talent, hosts FilmFest HD as it goes "Ultimate Bond" featuring classic uncut and commercial free Bond films, in startling 1080i HD clarity and 5.1 surround sound, for the entire month of June. Titles include: Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Dr. No (1962), For Your Eyes Only (1981), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), License to Kill (1989), Live and Let Die (1973), The Living Daylights (1987), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Moonraker (1979), Never Say Never Again (1983), Octopussy (1983), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Thunderball (1967), A View to a Kill (1985), You Only Live Twice (1968).

Anchoring this unprecedented programming event is an all-day live auction on Treasure HD, presented by Julien's Auction's, featuring some of the most collectible memorabilia from one of the greatest franchises in film-making history. Viewers will get the chance to have some of Bond for their very own on Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET, when Treasure HD airs a live auction from Planet Hollywood in New York, with audio simulcast and live concurrent bidding at Planet Hollywood in London, for this important auction, which will feature over 50 lots of James Bond memorabilia.

Roger Moore James Bond Lotus "For Your Eyes Only" (On display at Planet Hollywood London) Estimate: $250,000/$350,000

Treasure joins for the third time with JULIEN'S AUCTIONS, the premiere Los Angeles auction house specializing in high-end celebrity memorabilia on this event. During the event, viewers can bid from the comfort of home, by going online at www.juliensauctions.com. The catalog of the sale can be found at the Julien's web site, where pre-bids can also be entered.

"Offering coverage in high-def on TREASURE HD gives our viewers a better-than-being-there opportunity, with a front row seat to one of this year's most talked about entertainment auction events," said George Lansbury, Executive Producer and Director of Programming and Production, TREASURE HD.

Among the most sought-after lots on the block is the Lotus Esprit Turbo driven by Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only. The car carries double importance to collectors: not only was it one of two featured in the film, but–also known as the original Essex car-it is a prototype of the model, acknowledged as the rarest and most famous Lotus of all time. Estimated at $250,000/$350,000 the car is fitted with a plaque that states: "This Lotus Esprit Turbo chassis number is the actual car used in the film For Your Eyes Only". The sale also features rare and important memorabilia from Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Joan Crawford, Shirley Temple, Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn.

"We are very pleased to offer a wide range of James Bond property in this sale, which includes items from Bond's early films with Sean Connery as well as property from recent Pierce Brosnan films. Perhaps most exciting is the prop derby hat used by Goldfinger's henchman Odd Job in "Goldfinger," which to me is the single most diabolical and deceptive device from the ultimate Bond film" states Rob Zabrecky of Julien's Auctions.



  • ODD JOB RING –A gold metal finger ring worn by Harold Sakata during his portrayal as Odd Job in "Goldfinger" (United Artists, 1964). The ring features a praying Buddha with faux diamonds set in its head-dress and is surrounded by Masonic icons. It can be seen throughout the spy-thriller worn by the vicious strong-arm killer who remains the most famous henchman of the Bond series. PROVENANCE: From the estate of Harold Sakata. ESTIMATE: $8,000/$10,000
  • Odd Job's Gold Ring from "Goldfinger" (From the Estate of Harold Sakata a.k.a. Odd Job) Estimate: $8,000/$10,000

  • ODD JOB HAT –A black felt derby hat with a customized mounted steel brim worn by Harold Sakata during his portrayal as Odd Job in "Goldfinger" (United Artists, 1964). The hat can be seen prominently throughout the spy-thriller, worn by Goldfinger's manservant Odd Job; the vicious strong-arm killer who used the hat as a deadly device sharp enough to sever the head off a stone statue. This is a most famous hat from the ultimate Bond film. . PROVENANCE: From the estate of Harold Sakata. 11 inches diameter. ESTIMATE: $20,000/$30,000
  • Odd Job's Weapon Hat from "Goldfinger" (From the Estate of Harold Sakata a.k.a. Odd Job) Estimate: $20,000/$30,000


  • A pair of Opal and Rhinestone Drop Ear-rings worn by Lois Maxell (Miss Moneypenny). Complete with 2 B&W stills showing Moneypenny wearing them (one signed and inscribed 'Many blessings from Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell) while seated at her typewriter in her office in conversation with James Bond (Roger Moore). ESTIMATE $2,500/$3,500


  • Ice Palace Guard Machine Gun – black hard rubber G36. ESTIMATE $400/$600
  • Special Soft rubber machine gun used by surfers in opening scene of the film. ESTIMATE $700/$900


  • Rubber P99 pistol used by Pierce Brosnan in his role as James Bond. ESTIMATE $2,500/$3,500
  • Fiberglass Machine Gun used by Goldie in his role as henchman 'Bull'. Minor damage to front of gun comes with lobby card. ESTIMATE $700/$900
  • Dr Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) I.D.A metal folder containing 'Weapons Inventory'. ESTIMATE $400/$600
  • James Bond MI6 Folder containing a memo to '007' concerning 'Sir Robert Kings Money' signed by 'M'. ESTIMATE $400/$600
  • A jar of Zukovsky caviar used in the film. ESTIMATE $500/$1,000


  • Group of props and related items including 'Morgen' Newspaper detailing the sinking of HMS Devonshire – ESTIMATE $900/$1,200

About VOOM HD Networks
VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high-definition programming, building on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation. www.voom.com

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks – AMC, fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; its regional programming service – Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere – the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbow's other businesses include its film distribution, production and exhibition division – IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division – Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation – and its full service network programming origination and distribution company – Rainbow Network Communications.

Press Contacts

  • Lisa Rogen
    Rainbow Media for VOOM

    Darren Julien
    Julien's Auctions