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I knew there was another deleted scene in CR that we haven't seen anywhere else. I have the CR Collector's Edition on blu-ray, and that has a few really nice deleted scenes on it...but almost everything else on the disc really isn't in the Bond 50 set. And where is the alternate ending from QoS, or any deleted scenes from it, for that matter? I'm sure QoS had some type of deleted scenes.
I just think I'll be taking a pass on this box set and purchasing the individual blu-rays. Doesn't really warrant a $200 purchase.
But come on! No new features for QOS? I remember Forster saying how he recorded a commentary only a few months after the film was released. And I still really want to see the alternate ending! Not sure about the logic in this...
Honestly, I don't see that alternate ending to QoS hitting the light of day. Your best bet is to watch the ending to QoS, the video game version.
box set, but it's not Monumental when studios DOESN'T put all of the features into one set, now we got three movies that doesn't have all of the features (Die Another Day still lacks some special features that was originated on the 2-disc Special Edition DVD from 2003). If it's gonna be a definitive box set, then MAKE IT a Definitive Box Set, and don't put skimping amount of extras for certain films in the set when the others aren't. It's kind've like doing a Special Edition set where every film has special features except for including the 1997/98 editions of GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, albeit being repackaged and has a trailer as an extra.
Check who owns the two movies and who distributes them for home entertainment. Compare to the other 20. There you may find the answers you seek :)
This is the news article that Mi6-HQ put out a few years ago:
As director Marc Forster previously pointed out, the release of "Quantum of Solace" on DVD and Blu-Ray last year was just the first round and fans should expect a double-dip release later.
UPDATE: Fox updated their listing to redact the 'definitive edition' tag, and have confirmed this is the same Blu-Ray release as occurred in Europe and USA in 2009. This release was not originally made available in Australia. The 'definitive edition' of the movie is now expected around the theatrical release of Bond 23, according to sources.
That time has now come with news that a 'Definitive Edition' two-disc DVD of Daniel Craig's second outing as James Bond is being scheduled for release on 28th July 2010 in Australia.
The new souped-up edition will also feature lenticular packaging.
As with the first release, Fox will distribute the updated title.
There is no word yet on what the special features will be, but fans should expect cast & crew commentaries (missing from the first release) as well as additional behind-the-scenes content.
Perhaps the most interesting possibility though, is the inclusion of the original ending of the film that Forster cut for theatrical release. In it, Bond is seen to confront Mr White and the shadowy Guy Haines at a Quantum-owned mansion near London.
An exclusive still from the cut scene can be found in MI6 Declassified magazine issue #4.
Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest news on this upcoming DVD release.
I think this packaging looks quite nice but i am not impressed that the some of the ultimate edition features wont be brought across and also that we get bad versions of Casino and Quantum. I might have to look into buying the deluxe casino blu-ray.
What's the 'definitive edition'?
Although has it been announced anywhere that all the films will be available individually? It may be the only way to get OHMSS and TLD will be to buy this set in which case I think I'll draw the line because then EON are just taking the piss out of me.
I was all ready with a fistful of cash to buy this set if they had gone to the effort of making it unmissable but as it is I'm thinking 'meh'. Just goes to show the shocking lack of foresight in the marketing department as if you cant bring out a product that someone like me wants who has bought the films on VHS, VHS widescreen, DVD special edition and ultimate edition how are you going to attract the casual fans money?
Have a look at the Star Wars bluray box set for how to do it properly. Say what you like about Lucas but he doesnt scrimp when it comes to extras and special features. 3 extra discs of stuff - for a series only 6 films long. At least he gives the fans an incentive to go out and buy what they already own time and time again. EON are just giving us a paltry 2 hours of new extras, a nice box and a worse version of CR than whats already out there.
And the definitive version of QOS seems to have disappeared without trace and is unlikely to be seen now until the discs are reissued again in say about 4 or 5 years time.
Not going to happen. At least not until Craig has long gone, if at all.
As for this packaging, it's average. A big annoyance Die Another Day doesn't have it's other features added back in. Why were they taken out for the UE in the first place?
My bet is EON will put something better out after Bond 25, the 'silver' film, or the 60th anniversary. I'll just hang on until then to see what awaits us.
Pretty big purchase for something you weren't sure about. I'm not sure about the pre-order cancellation, but be sure next time.
There are no features missing from the Special Edition DVDs, only some from Die Another Day that were taken out for the Ultimate Editions.
I also just wanted to see more deleted scenes. We've all heard rumors of things like the OHMSS roof-top chase that may or may not have been lost long, long ago, but its simple things like including the deleted scenes from CR and QoS. Even in the big, pretty awesome deluxe version of CR they included a decent amount of deleted scenes, but still left out a few that were even shown in the trailers.
You have that right. With that, I may muster up the money to buy the complete set. Get all the others, get the definitive edition, and be happy.