James Bond on Blu-ray/4K

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  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    I really doubt we'll get anything new. The fact all the films are in one Blu-ray package should be enough for us, in EON's eyes. The least they could do is give the proper releases of Die Another Day and Casino Royale.
  • RC7RC7
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    I've never really been that fussed about the QoS end scene. I mean if I see it, I see it. I don't understand why it's such a deal breaker for people. You'd be able to see it on YouTube within about 2 hrs of it's release.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    RC7 wrote:
    I've never really been that fussed about the QoS end scene. I mean if I see it, I see it. I don't understand why it's such a deal breaker for people. You'd be able to see it on YouTube within about 2 hrs of it's release.

    It isn't a deal breaker; it would just be a nice incentive.
  • RC7RC7
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    Is it not incentive enough to have every Bond Film in HD?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited May 2012 Posts: 40,176
    Not to pay $200 for, no. I already own five Bond films on blu-ray, leaving 17 official ones left. If I can get them all for $10 a piece on sites like Amazon or in bargain movie rental shops, like the local one down the street, then I'll save money.

    EDIT: So, it's actually $300, but apparently, you get $100 when purchasing from Amazon. Even better reason for me to purchase the films separately.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    What a disappointing list of special features. I may still buy it for the HD plus amazon uk has a good price, but not if the Aussie dollar dives
  • I was hoping for a box with all the films in their own bluray case and with cool original theatrical art...I have ordered the version from amazon uk. Does anyone know if the packaging will be the same as the packaging listed on the usa amazon site. Dissapointed also that the special edition of CR and a new version of QOS isn't included. Hopefully later they won't release a 4 disc definitive version with directors commentary - otherwise I will have to buy another version!...I have the 6 disc box (DN,FRWL,TB,FYEO,LALD,DAD) that came with a fold out sleeve packaging but I much prefer if when they have their own case. The rest of the blurays that were released I have those in their own individual cases and I prefer that. Do studios really think film fans like those fold out cases?...
  • RC7RC7
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    For those of us in the UK it's £89.99. I don't think you can really argue with that can you? The DVD's were upwards of £300 when they were first released as a box set.
  • gt007gt007 Station G
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    RC7 wrote:
    Is it not incentive enough to have every Bond Film in HD?
    Creasy47 wrote:
    Not to pay $200 for, no. I already own five Bond films on blu-ray, leaving 17 official ones left. If I can get them all for $10 a piece on sites like Amazon or in bargain movie rental shops, like the local one down the street, then I'll save money.

    EDIT: So, it's actually $300, but apparently, you get $100 when purchasing from Amazon. Even better reason for me to purchase the films separately.

    For me, it is.

    Amazon.co.uk has it at £89.99 (less than $150 - about 112€) which is a great price IMO. I don't know about other countries, but in Greece you can't find a newly released Blu-ray disk under 25€. Meaning that bought seperately, it would cost me a huge 550€! It's a great bargain for me and I'm really happy I've pre-ordered it.

    The missing bonus features are indeed a disappointment, but it's not a deal breaker for me.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    gt007 wrote:
    Amazon.co.uk has it at £89.99 (less than $150 - about 112€) which is a great price IMO. I don't know about other countries, but in Greece you can't find a newly released Blu-ray disk under 25€. Meaning that bought seperately, it would cost me a huge 550€! It's a great bargain for me and I'm really happy I've pre-ordered it.

    Good to see someone in Greece taking austerity measures seriously.

    Well done gt007 I'm sure the Bundesbank will be proud of you.
  • gt007gt007 Station G
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    gt007 wrote:
    Amazon.co.uk has it at £89.99 (less than $150 - about 112€) which is a great price IMO. I don't know about other countries, but in Greece you can't find a newly released Blu-ray disk under 25€. Meaning that bought seperately, it would cost me a huge 550€! It's a great bargain for me and I'm really happy I've pre-ordered it.

    Good to see someone in Greece taking austerity measures seriously.

    Well done gt007 I'm sure the Bundesbank will be proud of you.

    Are you being sarcastic?
    Not that I have to justify myself to you, but saving up 100€ to buy my 22 all time favourite films in Blu-Ray is something I can afford, after buying almost nothing for personal pleasure since 2008.
    The times we live in are very tough and difficult, your insulting comment and attitude are unfair to say the least.
  • RC7RC7
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    I don't think @TheWizardOfIce meant anything by it, it was just a joke. I found it quite funny.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @gt007, if I found it for less than $150, I would probably purchase it.
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    The changed the pic of Lazenby!!

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  • gt007gt007 Station G
    edited May 2012 Posts: 1,182
    RC7 wrote:
    I don't think @TheWizardOfIce meant anything by it, it was just a joke. I found it quite funny.

    I think he was sarcastic and meant that I don't take the terrible austerity measures seriously.
    If he didn't, I'm sorry.


    The changed the pic of Lazenby!!

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    Indeed. Thanks for spotting that.

    I went on Amazon.com to check a hi-res photo of the cover and saw they're now offering a limited edition Hardcover Book with the box-set.

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    Amazon.co.uk does not offer the book.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    You best have Sean on the cover! :)
  • gt007gt007 Station G
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    Here's the back cover and a couple of pages from the book JAMES BOND: 50 Years Of Movie Posters:

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    ^
    Cover jacket ruined... >:P
  • edited May 2012 Posts: 2,585
    The presentation of the blue ray case looks average. I like the look of the inside but the cover "Bond 50" lacks style and is boring. What a shame this is also on each disc! I was also hoping for individual cases even though I am yet to own any of the Bond's on DVD with the exception of CR and NSNA which isn't an official 007 flick anyway. I was going to buy these, now I'm not so sure. I'm wondering if I should wait longer for all blue ray films to be released individually.

    Plus, what's up with the lack of features on CR and QOS? Not that I watch manyspecial features anyway but I do like viewing deleted scenes.

    "The above 'special features' are not final and not exhuastive. Further details will be released at a later date."

    I hope the deleted scenes will be added to CR and the alternate ending to the QOS special features list.

    Why do they always use such boring, bland text font in the contemporary Bond films and now in the blue ray box set?
  • From the Blu-Ray's that have already been released, we know they've fixed certain UE mistakes, like the water failing to turn red in Thunderball, or Live and Let Die's overly reddish opening credits. I'll be very curious to see if some of the other issues have been solved as well, for example the missing intentional camera-shake in A View to a Kill, or the missing shot of Orlov in Octopussy.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited June 2012 Posts: 13,350
    I'll be very curious to see if some of the other issues have been solved as well, for example the missing intentional camera-shake in A View to a Kill, or the missing shot of Orlov in Octopussy.

    I'm very eager to find this out too. Can the films go back to their SE glory?
  • Samuel001 wrote:
    I'll be very curious to see if some of the other issues have been solved as well, for example the missing intentional camera-shake in A View to a Kill, or the missing shot of Orlov in Octopussy.

    I'm very eager to find this out too. Can the films go back to their SE glory?

    The thing is, I'm a bit worried about that missing shot in Octopussy. It's easy enough to add a camera-shake, but to add those few seconds back in, they'd have to re-edit the master after retrieving the missing seconds from some other source. I'm not sure if they think that's worth the effort, as I suppose the idea was to use the HD masters as prepared by Lowry in 2006 as the basis for all future releases.

    We can only hope, as I'd hate to see something, even just a few seconds, that has always been part of the film until the UE lost forever.

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited June 2012 Posts: 13,350
    That's my fear too, though many of the initial errors have been fixed, missing shots is something no one would be willing to go back and alter. I doubt if even the intentional camera-shake in A View To A Kill or it's and GoldenEye's cropping have been mended.

    Some of the later films even look worse in UE when compared with SE. At least Casino Royale onwards are safe.
  • Posts: 2,585
    Who is going to buy this 50th Anniversary Blue Ray set?

    I don't like the art work on the disks and the covers of the two DVD books, which has put me off buying this. I wonder if I'm being too fussy though.
  • Posts: 12,506
    Bounine wrote:
    Who is going to buy this 50th Anniversary Blue Ray set?

    I don't like the art work on the disks and the covers of the two DVD books, which has put me off buying this. I wonder if I'm being too fussy though.

    I plan to only because i do not own any copies on Blu Ray. So i figured i will get them all in one go.
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    Same here RogueAgent. The last time I owned every single Bond film was when I recorded them off the TV using VHS tapes! Really looking forward to having the entire collection in stunning Blu Ray!
  • Posts: 2,341
    I am looking forward to the 50 anniversary blu ray of all the films. Will go on sale in September. I was surprised to see several films being released on blu ray for the first time. Among them
    OHMSS
    OP
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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    Bounine wrote:
    Who is going to buy this 50th Anniversary Blue Ray set?

    I don't like the art work on the disks and the covers of the two DVD books, which has put me off buying this. I wonder if I'm being too fussy though.

    You are. You are letting some box art affect your purchase of some films. You buy for the films, not what the packaging looks like.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    edited June 2012 Posts: 1,874
    Bounine wrote:
    Who is going to buy this 50th Anniversary Blue Ray set?

    I don't like the art work on the disks and the covers of the two DVD books, which has put me off buying this. I wonder if I'm being too fussy though.

    You are. You are letting some box art affect your purchase of some films. You buy for the films, not what the packaging looks like.

    Each to their own. I actually quite like the packaging, what I've seen of it so far. Slightly different to what we were expecting - each film in its own case. I just hope that all the extras are HD, as they seem to be on the Blu-rays released so far. And I'm really excited about seeing OHMSS, LTK and TLD in High Def. Bring it on!
  • edited June 2012 Posts: 2,585
    Bounine wrote:
    Who is going to buy this 50th Anniversary Blue Ray set?

    I don't like the art work on the disks and the covers of the two DVD books, which has put me off buying this. I wonder if I'm being too fussy though.

    You are. You are letting some box art affect your purchase of some films. You buy for the films, not what the packaging looks like.

    Yeah, that's true. I'm a bit of a perfectionist.

    The cover art is just so lame and bland. Why couldn't they put an individual stylish design on each DVD and something with more impact and class on the cover of the two DVD books? Really!

    I know they probably want to keep the case slimline but I also think it's a shame that each film doesn't have it's own individual page in the book. The montage of photos on the left hand side looks nice but it's a pity the pics from two different films are combined.

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