The James Bond series celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Cannes Film Festival

A half-century on the screen this year and still smooth as ever. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, The James Bond series will undergo five outdoor screenings of classic movies at Cannes Film Festival.

MGM and Park Circus will screen digitally-restored classics such as Sean Connery‘s 1962 debut Dr No, plus From Russia With Love, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and Casino Royale at this year’s event.

007 returns to cinemas in October with Skyfall, Daniel Craig‘s third outing in the role. The same month will see the entire back catalogue released on Blu-Ray for the first time.

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 16 with the world premiere of Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, and runs up until May 27.