James Bond on Blu-ray/4K

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  • RC7RC7
    edited April 2015 Posts: 10,512
    Does anyone else remember the concept design for (I think a DVD collection, possibly Blu-Ray) which was based on the cylinder of a gun. It was Gold, I think it fanned out, and the discs went in each of the six chambers? I remember thinking it would be a great collectors item had it been made.
  • JamesBond1988, those covers are awesome, almost edible!
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    I have the rare steelbook Blu-ray's from GF, GE and SF. They are very beautiful, and all feature the posters from those films, with embossed fonts.

    Now that's what I want Fox/Sony to do, to bring out all other 20 films on steelbooks. It's something I wouldn't be surprised to see happening in the near future.

    I mean these Blu-Rays:
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    I truly hope Fox/Sony will release all Bond films in such beautiful steelbooks. Because the steelbooks don't have this ugly blue horizontal line on top. They just have the poster art. As simple as that..
  • I only have SKYFALL in the steel book version. I had bought the original releases on blu-ray when they were first released that didn't even contain individual cases. Just some of the films in a flip out cardboard case.Then they started releasing the ones I didn't have in individual cases (before the box set was released). Then when the boxset was released I bought that to get the remaining ones that didn't have individual releases upto that time. The steelbooks are much nicer than the individual blue cased releases but having bought the box set when it was first released I think I will just stick to that. I am not double-triple dipping for steelbooks. Obviously when SPECTRE gets released I would choose the steelbook version over the less collectible blue case version.
  • I did made fan covers of other "Non-Bond" films that SF hasn't got the license rights to yet or unable to in the future. I hope you do like them as well.

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    Is there a "favorite looking BD-transfer"-poll, somewhere? Personally, I think TB to DAF looks far the best. Full 2.35.1 widescreen and Lowry 4K transfers. Wish all Bond movies looked like that.
  • sunsanvilsunsanvil Somewhere in Canada....somewhere.
    Posts: 260
    AFAIK, all the legacy titles got the Lowry treatment.
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    Yeah, from Dr.No to MR, IIRC. But I still think TB, YOLT, OHMSS and DAF look more stellar compared to the others.
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    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I've never gotten the appeal of the steelbooks myself. Maybe it's because I'm not the collecting sort, but they've just never really rattled my cage, so to speak.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    I think having the original posters is an excellent call.
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    I've never gotten the appeal of the steelbooks myself. Maybe it's because I'm not the collecting sort, but they've just never really rattled my cage, so to speak.

    It depends on the design on the steelbook. I personally hate those screamy poster designs on the Transformers or Avengers steelbooks. That's different with the Bond steelbooks. Their designs are just simple, elegant, by using poster design that's not screaming "Yeah bro! This movie is the best, and you need to stick it in your head!".

    What I personally find less appealing are these:
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    It's like Sony succeeded in forcing us to see "blue" only because of this Sony designed BluRay-system. Like they force it on us. It never was the case with ordinary DVD-casings.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    I buy Blu-rays for the films themselves, so a little pomp in the packaging does nothing for me. The real prize is inside.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,547
    boldfinger wrote: »
    Ed83 wrote: »
    The only downside is you need at least 2TB of space for all of these files and to allow for future films, etc. The actual movie files are roughly 30-40GB a piece. That's not counting special features if you want them too. The good thing is that harddrives are fairly cheap now.
    Something I haven´t thought about yet: What tools do you use to digitize blu rays? I thought they don´t play on computer disc drives?

    @boldfinger

    Try a program called Xilisoft video converter. You can take the file and covert it to a more manageable Mp4 file designed for Apple. It cuts the file size considerably. You can actually convert it to any video type you want.
  • edited April 2015 Posts: 5,767
    TripAces wrote: »
    boldfinger wrote: »
    Ed83 wrote: »
    The only downside is you need at least 2TB of space for all of these files and to allow for future films, etc. The actual movie files are roughly 30-40GB a piece. That's not counting special features if you want them too. The good thing is that harddrives are fairly cheap now.
    Something I haven´t thought about yet: What tools do you use to digitize blu rays? I thought they don´t play on computer disc drives?

    @boldfinger

    Try a program called Xilisoft video converter. You can take the file and covert it to a more manageable Mp4 file designed for Apple. It cuts the file size considerably. You can actually convert it to any video type you want.
    Cool, thanks @TripAces! At the moment I have a different problem though. My little Eee PC apparently doesn´t play blu rays from a portable drive. It seems I´d need a stronger processor or something like that before I can think of putting blu rays on hard drive.

  • sunsanvilsunsanvil Somewhere in Canada....somewhere.
    edited April 2015 Posts: 260
    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

    Personally, I would much rather lobby for them to fix the content of the discs, packaging be damned.

    For starters, they need to FINISH the HD upgrade work on the Patrick McNee narrated documentaries. Half got an excellent treatment which included assembling high res versions of the stills, footage from the Lowry transfers, and excellent up-sampling of all the interview material. The rest are ports from the DVD transfer which in many cases actually look WORSE on the BD than they did on DVD. I believe this came about when things were due to shift into Sony Home Video's hands but now that 20th has the rights till 2016 at least, PLEASE FINISH THE JOB!

    Second, if they REALLY want to cater to us collectors, for the love of all that is decent an holy, give us a pressing which takes us strait to the menu when the disc goes in, and omit all the copyright warning BS when I start the feature. Believe me, anyone paying the price for the disc isn't pirating it, and those who to pirate edit that crap out. And for SkyFall which wasn't part of the "50th" collection, PLEASE omit the automatic playback of the trailers for movies I have NO interesting seeing...

  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited April 2015 Posts: 4,385
    Now Universal take over the work from Fox, i hope on 2 or 3 disc MGM/Universal digibooks. To get idea how there can style Casino Royale see les miserables as example who is not not 100 years releated, a litle bit smaller and use the teaser poster. If not for more bonus material, the extra disc or mabey another extra disc can be used for unreleased music.

    Example of Die Another Day:

    DAD - 3 (2 Disc BD + CD) and 4 disc (2 disc BD + CD + Disc 2 SE dvd.).
    Disc 1 wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1:
    Extra's on disc 1: Audiocommentary 1: Lee Tamahori / Michael G. Wilson (SE, UE, BD) Audiocommentary 2: Pierce Brosnan Rosamund Spike (SE, UE, BD)

    Just Another Day 22:39 (UE/BD)
    The British Touch: Bond Arrives in London 3:32 (UE/BD)
    On Location with Peter Lamont 13:51 (UE/BD)
    Exotic Locations 3:09 (UE/BD)

    NEW:

    Audiocommentary 3 (NEW): David Arnold.
    My scene option: Set the difrent 42 chapters on the way you like it and then play the movie. Introducing a special chapter for the starts logo and the gunbarrel. Finaly you can make your movie without Mr Kill laser fight and Moneypenny scene and at the gunbarrel where you whant.

    25 minutes doc: Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond. The missing documentry broadcast on same day as Shaken Not Stirred On Ice.

    Disc 2: Only new bonusmaterial. Delete scene's, possible DC cut. Also include new 45-50 minutes documentry with Brosnan, Salmon, Samantha Bond John Cleese and Judi Dench about the Die Another Day mess in 2003-2004. Best Ever Bond (2002) Hosted by Sir Roger Moore (100 +/- minutes) Also new feature about the music of Die Another Day with David Arnold, also he give you advice to play the cd in this package. It is no shame to like Die Another Day: Cast and crew wil tell in in 10 second each that you should watch it.

    Disc 3: Die Another Day Soundtrack Disc 2. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook.

    4 Disc version only: Disc 2 from 2 disc SE with the other features.

    Casino Royale - 3 disc (2 disc CE + Soundtrack). Disc 1 wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1 and missing trailers. Disc 2 wil updated with James Bond Casino, 200 minutes in Casino Royale website style features partly Dutch produced with include interviews include another les friendley side of Britt Ekland. New feature about cinematopgraphy with Philip Meheux talking making connections with Adrian Bidle (Twine) and difrence with his work of GE. Disc 3: Bonus Soundtrack include You Know My Name and missing tracks. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook.

    Goldeneye - 2 disc BD (2 disc BD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1
    NEW: In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (55 minutes)

    Tomorrow Never Dies - 3 disc (BD + CD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1 NEW: 007 Countdown To Tomorrow ''Never Dies'' (48-49 minutes) and the promotion feature (11.30). Narrator on both is: Colin McFarlane. NEW: Nobody Does It Better The Music of James Bond (60+/-) Disc 3: Soundtrack, missing tracks. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook.

    Twine - 3 disc (2 BD + CD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1 track, menu in style of Europe SE dvd (Style of maintitle.) My scene option mix up delete scene's: see Die Another Day. But you also can watching it first version of the movie. 2 NEW features with more in depth interviews: Films en Sterren The World Is Not Enough Special (31 minutes) with more in depth interviews with Judi Dench and Brosnan include. NEW (Only released in Germany on dvd): James Bond special from 1999 with critic word about the feature of James Bond from one of writers of You Only Live Twice , interviews with Lazenby and Dalton. New on this documentry: Audiocommentary from producers, Wilson is already part of documentry but without knowledge of Die Another Day. Disc 3: Soundtrack, missing tracks. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook.

    QOS - 3 disc (2 BD + CD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7 track. Much more bonus material includevideocommentary from Pervis & Wade and Daniel Craig. Feature about the maintitle/title song/music. Wil also include Picture in Picture. Disc 2 wil be DC cut of the movie with videocommentary from directer and producers. The delete scene of Mr White with commentary of Jesper and Marc. NEW: Everthing or Nothing with special video start up from producers with somebody of Kevin McClory family. Disc 3: Soundtrack, missing tracks. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook.

    OHMSS - 2 disc (2BD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1 track. NEW: John Barry Licence to Thrill (50 minutes). This documentry gives insights to his childhood, the origins of The John Barry Seven and covers his scores from Bond and Midnight Cowboy to the pinnacle of some of his unforgettable symphonies: Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves. John Schlesinger, Sydney Pollack, Vic Flick, Kevin Costner, Barbara Broccoli, Don Black and the great maestro himself - John Barry are all featured. Greta Scacchi narrates.

    LTK - 3 disc (2BD + CD) The first disc wil updated with DTS-HD MA 7.1 track. Isolated Score in DTS-HD MA 5.1. NEW: 30 Years of James Bond (1992/50 minutes) include critic word from Terence Young, directer of DR No, FRWL and TB. NEW: The Many Faces Of Bond, James Bond. NEW: Licence To Shot by Key West, 1988 (15-20 minutes): Take a look to pictures from and with Erik Hollander with also Timothy Dalton, David Hedison, Benicio Deltoro, Robet Davi, John Glen, producers at Pinewood studio's. Part 2: Photogallery: The pictures from Hollander in slide show. NEW: David Arnold a trubute to Michal Kamen. David Arnold about composer of LTK. Disc 3: Soundtrack, missing tracks. Tracklist credit on last page of digibook. Cd will be made with help of David Arnold.
  • sunsanvil wrote: »
    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

    Personally, I would much rather lobby for them to fix the content of the discs, packaging be damned.

    For starters, they need to FINISH the HD upgrade work on the Patrick McNee narrated documentaries. Half got an excellent treatment which included assembling high res versions of the stills, footage from the Lowry transfers, and excellent up-sampling of all the interview material. The rest are ports from the DVD transfer which in many cases actually look WORSE on the BD than they did on DVD. I believe this came about when things were due to shift into Sony Home Video's hands but now that 20th has the rights till 2016 at least, PLEASE FINISH THE JOB!

    Second, if they REALLY want to cater to us collectors, for the love of all that is decent an holy, give us a pressing which takes us strait to the menu when the disc goes in, and omit all the copyright warning BS when I start the feature. Believe me, anyone paying the price for the disc isn't pirating it, and those who to pirate edit that crap out. And for SkyFall which wasn't part of the "50th" collection, PLEASE omit the automatic playback of the trailers for movies I have NO interesting seeing...


    Universal is taking over as MGM's video distributor?
  • JWPepperJWPepper You sit on it, but you can't take it with you.
    Posts: 512
    sunsanvil wrote: »
    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

    Personally, I would much rather lobby for them to fix the content of the discs, packaging be damned.

    For starters, they need to FINISH the HD upgrade work on the Patrick McNee narrated documentaries. Half got an excellent treatment which included assembling high res versions of the stills, footage from the Lowry transfers, and excellent up-sampling of all the interview material. The rest are ports from the DVD transfer which in many cases actually look WORSE on the BD than they did on DVD. I believe this came about when things were due to shift into Sony Home Video's hands but now that 20th has the rights till 2016 at least, PLEASE FINISH THE JOB!

    Second, if they REALLY want to cater to us collectors, for the love of all that is decent an holy, give us a pressing which takes us strait to the menu when the disc goes in, and omit all the copyright warning BS when I start the feature. Believe me, anyone paying the price for the disc isn't pirating it, and those who to pirate edit that crap out. And for SkyFall which wasn't part of the "50th" collection, PLEASE omit the automatic playback of the trailers for movies I have NO interesting seeing...


    Universal is taking over as MGM's video distributor?

    Only in The Netherlands.
  • Posts: 11,119
    JWPepper wrote: »
    sunsanvil wrote: »
    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

    Personally, I would much rather lobby for them to fix the content of the discs, packaging be damned.

    For starters, they need to FINISH the HD upgrade work on the Patrick McNee narrated documentaries. Half got an excellent treatment which included assembling high res versions of the stills, footage from the Lowry transfers, and excellent up-sampling of all the interview material. The rest are ports from the DVD transfer which in many cases actually look WORSE on the BD than they did on DVD. I believe this came about when things were due to shift into Sony Home Video's hands but now that 20th has the rights till 2016 at least, PLEASE FINISH THE JOB!

    Second, if they REALLY want to cater to us collectors, for the love of all that is decent an holy, give us a pressing which takes us strait to the menu when the disc goes in, and omit all the copyright warning BS when I start the feature. Believe me, anyone paying the price for the disc isn't pirating it, and those who to pirate edit that crap out. And for SkyFall which wasn't part of the "50th" collection, PLEASE omit the automatic playback of the trailers for movies I have NO interesting seeing...


    Universal is taking over as MGM's video distributor?

    Only in The Netherlands.

    Any release news about this?? @M_Balje ?? Any link. The content you just mentioned seems awesome!
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited April 2015 Posts: 4,385
    Fox take over all work from Universal/Paramount with animated movies of dreamworks (There already start with that very soon, disapointed kind of bonus material and since it offcial to much use of Dreamworks music box.) Universal wil make the documentry's and some part of production. You possible already notice a lot of same crew members who work on both Spectre and Mi5. Spectre trailer is promoted in cinema's with Furious 7. Mi5 is released earlier.

    We know about the problems with MGM need money, the long delay of Bond 23. CR was released by Sony, QOS an Skyfall by Fox and on this moment it look like DVD and BD release wil be done by Sony again. I think this is because Fox whant step down with DVD/BD. You mabey notice some released not be released in The Netherlands like Speed 2 (Real Fox movie), much later or without bonus material. American Beauty original Paramount movie be released by Universal without bonus material on Dutch release. But also Amistad Universal/Dreamworks movie directed by Steven Spielberg released was till my suprise and disapointed stil released by Universal and not get bonus material. I thnk this was exeption Universal stil own movie, but losing the right of extra's to dreamworks/previous material is from Fox now.

    With James Bond, Universal wil make money and i think if this release new BD's that Fox stil be part of it. Almoost everthing is like i said made/produced by Fox and moost on Die Another Day (This was MGM/Fox production). Also keep in mind Universal is already partner of MGM because of Terminator 2 (Terminator 5 is Paramount movie, mean released by Universal too.). Terminator 1 and 3 be from Sony.
  • Posts: 11,119
    M_Balje wrote: »
    Fox take over all work from Universal/Paramount with animated movies of dreamworks (There already start with that very soon, disapointed kind of bonus material and since it offcial to much use of Dreamworks music box.) Universal wil make the documentry's and some part of production. You possible already notice a lot of same crew members who work on both Spectre and Mi5. Spectre trailer is promoted in cinema's with Furious 7. Mi5 is released earlier.

    We know about the problems with MGM need money, the long delay of Bond 23. CR was released by Sony, QOS an Skyfall by Fox and on this moment it look like DVD and BD release wil be done by Sony again. I think this is because Fox whant step down with DVD/BD. You mabey notice some released not be released in The Netherlands like Speed 2 (Real Fox movie), much later or without bonus material. American Beauty original Paramount movie be released by Universal without bonus material on Dutch release. But also Amistad Universal/Dreamworks movie directed by Steven Spielberg released was till my suprise and disapointed stil released by Universal and not get bonus material. I thnk this was exeption Universal stil own movie, but losing the right of extra's to dreamworks/previous material is from Fox now.

    With James Bond, Universal wil make money and i think if this release new BD's that Fox stil be part of it. Almoost everthing is like i said made/produced by Fox. Also keep in mind Universal is already partner of MGM because of Terminator 2 (Terminator 5 is Paramount movie, mean released by Universal too.).

    I don't get it. Will Universal take over distribution of DVD's and BluRay's from Fox? Or will Fox continue to distribute the Bond films on discs?
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 4,385
    It be only confirmd SPECTRE DVD and BD wil be released under the flag of
    Sony (Production of MGM/SONY/UNIVERSAL) in The Netherlands (Dutch, Belgium,France Italian, Germany and mabey Spanish release. I take Salt BD as example) The fake barcode of dvd and BD is already credit on website were you can buy BD/DVD's and moost of time this later turn in to France release when the real Dutch popup.

    Overall i think Fox, because exept the first 2 releases of CR (The one from 50 set and double pack with QOS are from Fox.) and first release of Spectre it be Fox.
  • The reason why MGM let Fox handle the video releases was because of the relationship between MGM and Sony that didn't work out in terms of home entertainment distributonship. If Fox doesn't renew the contract, I would like to see either Universal or Warner Bros. handle the distribution.
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    I bought the 50 year celebration box set AND STILL not been able to watch them yet! :-/
  • For those of you who have not made the leap to the 50th anniversary boxset. Amazon UK is currently offering it at a very low £66.68

    Not the lowest its been on that site (it went as low as £60 once. But a great deal !

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bond-50-Blu-ray/dp/B006PFCQR4?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B006PFCQR4&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
  • The Bond 50 Boxset is currently at £55.67 on amazon.co.uk

    This is the lowest price its ever been on that site.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bond-50-Blu-ray/dp/B006PFCQR4?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B006PFCQR4&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    if you haven't made the leap to Bond on Bluray I highly recommend it!
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 364
    sunsanvil wrote: »
    This is what Fox/Sony must do with the Bond films on BluRay: All of them in limited steelbook editions, with original poster design:

    Personally, I would much rather lobby for them to fix the content of the discs, packaging be damned.

    For starters, they need to FINISH the HD upgrade work on the Patrick McNee narrated documentaries. Half got an excellent treatment which included assembling high res versions of the stills, footage from the Lowry transfers, and excellent up-sampling of all the interview material. The rest are ports from the DVD transfer which in many cases actually look WORSE on the BD than they did on DVD. I believe this came about when things were due to shift into Sony Home Video's hands but now that 20th has the rights till 2016 at least, PLEASE FINISH THE JOB!

    I was flabbergasted when I pressed play to re-visit one of those documentaries and saw that it was in blurry standard definition, worse even. Standard definition looks good by comparison. Why do put in the effort for HD upgrades for some but not others? Odd and lazy.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    Posts: 7,854
    Do you think there could be a new bluray collection of all 24 bond films once SPECTRE is released in the format. It's my 21st in November and I don't know whether to get the current boxset then or wait and see if another set is released with skyfall and SPECTRE included. Any suggestions on this would be appreciated.
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