James Bond on Blu-ray/4K

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  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    I'm sure there will be eventually. The recent boxset was brought out for the 50th anniversary, with a space for Skyfall. I'm sure there'll be another, although I'd be surprised if it was any time soon really. I, myself, am happy with the 50th one and have no problem buying Spectre separately.
  • sunsanvilsunsanvil Somewhere in Canada....somewhere.
    edited June 2015 Posts: 260
    I wouldn't hold out for a new box set. Frankly, many of us popped the discs out of the 50th anniversary "book" anyway and put them in proper cases (with custom covers) so really its more about than bulk pricing that the "edition".
  • edited June 2015 Posts: 11,119
    Recently I've updated my James Bond steelbook collection with the very rare MediaMarkt Exclusive steelbook from "Casino Royale". I had to pay quite a bit for it, but I think my collection looks much better now. What do you guys think?

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    Personally I disagree with those who don't like steelbooks. What I instantly like about steelbooks is the appeal they have when looking at the front. The front design basically always features original poster art. But the front covers never become too busy, with too many fonts and text. They stay minimalistic, hence rather classy. Just look at these:

    The Harry Potter franchise in steelbook format:
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    The Star Trek franchise in steelbook format:
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    The Star Wars franchise in steelbook format:
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    Walt Disney Classics in steelbook format:
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    The Fast & Furious collection in steelbook format:
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    Stanley Kubrick steelbook collection:
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    A rare steelbook from "American Beauty":
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    Steelbook from one of my fav. sci-fi films, "Moon":
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    Is there anyone who can actually....see and understand the beauty of steelbooks as opposed to...boring blue plastic casings :-P?
  • Posts: 5,767
    Steelbooks rust and are much too heavy and clonk when they touch one another and when they are broken you can´t replace them. Blue plastic casings rock! After all, it´s called blue ray, not steel ray.
    Cuppa Nespresso, @Gustav :P ?
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    boldfinger wrote: »
    Steelbooks rust and are much too heavy and clonk when they touch one another and when they are broken you can´t replace them. Blue plastic casings rock! After all, it´s called blue ray, not steel ray.
    Cuppa Nespresso, @Gustav :P ?

    Oooowh man, I need to put you across my knee. Or I have to make you bow for me >:)
  • Seven_Point_Six_FiveSeven_Point_Six_Five Southern California
    Posts: 1,257
    Nice Bond collection, GG! My eye is always drawn to that Goldeneye cover, it's one of my favorites.
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    Nice Bond collection, GG! My eye is always drawn to that Goldeneye cover, it's one of my favorites.

    Thnaks man ;-). You collect BluRay's too?
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 364
    The only Bond movie available on blu-ray without an audio commentary is QOS. The completist in me finds that irksome. If AVTAK and DAD can have a couple of audio commentaries, surely QOS can one.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,675
    eddychaput wrote: »
    The only Bond movie available on blu-ray without an audio commentary is QOS. The completist in me finds that irksome. If AVTAK and DAD can have a couple of audio commentaries, surely QOS can one.

    QoS was a load of disappointment special features wise.
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
    Posts: 757
    Only one of the recent ones I don't own
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    boldfinger wrote: »
    Steelbooks rust and are much too heavy and clonk when they touch one another and when they are broken you can´t replace them. Blue plastic casings rock! After all, it´s called blue ray, not steel ray.
    Cuppa Nespresso, @Gustav :P ?

    Oooowh man, I need to put you across my knee. Or I have to make you bow for me >:)
    No chance, I´m not into church games ^#(^
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    Posts: 1,874
    Actually @boldfinger, it's called BLU-RAY!
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    Actually @boldfinger, it's called BLU-RAY!
    So that´s why they wouldn´t work on the record player!
    Are you sure about the dash?

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    boldfinger wrote: »
    Actually @boldfinger, it's called BLU-RAY!
    So that´s why they wouldn´t work on the record player!
    Are you sure about the dash?

    You are a funny man Mr @Boldfinger :-P.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    Posts: 1,874
    @Boldfinger - pretty damn sure about the - (dash), hence Blu-Ray Disc is usually BD and BRD, like DVD! What's a record player?!
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    @Boldfinger - pretty damn sure about the - (dash), hence Blu-Ray Disc is usually BD and BRD, like DVD! What's a record player?!
    @Lancaster007, remember the 50s, Area 51? Record players is what those aliens arrived in!

  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    Posts: 1,874
    Ah, us oldies call 'em Turntables!
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 364
    Does anyone here own both the CR collector's edition blu-ray and the CR blu-ray included in the Bond 50 set? Am I crazy or does the Bond 50 disc not have one of the two commentaries in the collector's set?
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    I have both. I believe you are right about the commentaries. I will look into this.
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    Ed83 wrote: »
    Makemkv is what I use to save to harddrive. Vudu is an option, but unfortunately you will have to pay a $2 fee to get the HDX version if you have all of the blurays. If you don't already have the blurays you will pay $13.99 a piece unless you catch a sale. While the quality is nice on VUDU, I don't think it completely matches bluray by any means. For me it comes down to having the best quality while not having to waste valuable bandwidth or load a disc every time I want to watch the film. I prefer not to take a chance scratching the discs and to have access to play the films even if my internet connection goes out.

    When I use Makemkv I take the English audio tracks, and strip out the Spanish, French etc., like Zekidk said. Make sure you check the other English tracks if you want to have the ability to listen to the audio commentary.

    After trying most of the video players out there, I have found that MPC-HC works the best for me. It is free, just google it. I get no stutters out of 1080p playback while I run games, tons of internet tabs, and other programs at the same time. It's very simple to use and has tons of options if you need to customize it to your liking.
    I haven´t tried the Bond discs yet, but Makemkv won´t load some of my other brs. It transferred Prometheus fine, but didn´t open Godzilla and Blackhat. Perhaps because of some copy protection? Does anyone of you guys know how to get around such a problem?

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    Not for sure why it wouldn't work for the other films. Perhaps check the makemkv forum for help with that one.

    The commentaries on Casino Royale Blurays are as follows:

    Bond 50 Edition: Audio Commentary with Crew

    Casino Royal Collector's Edition:
    - Bonus View Picture-in-Picture Visual Commentary with Director & Producer
    - Audio Commentary with Crew

    I really enjoyed the visual commentary. It's got Martin Campbell and Michael Wilson talking casually about throughout the film, with a small video overlaying the film.

    The only thing I dislike about the collector's edition is how they load it up with previews that you must skip through when you begin the disc. That is where having the digital copy with makemkv comes in handy. No more sitting through that bs.
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    Another idea of mine: Does anyone have a recommendation for a blu ray player software that doesn´t have problems with copy protection?
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    boldfinger, can you pm me the error you are getting with makemkv?
  • carlos_D29carlos_D29 Houston,TX
    Posts: 27
    just a quick question for all. I've been wanting to buy the 50th anniversary blu ray collection for a while now. I own the digital remaster set the came out around 2005. is the quality of the films better in blu-ray? or does the quality does not differ that much?
    thanks
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,675
    I would definitely go for the Blu-Ray. The Connery films look like films that take place in the 60s, but were shot now.
  • Posts: 5,767
    If there ever was a recommendation to go for the blu rays, it's the Bond films. I was sceptical before, but I guarantee you, you haven't seen the films in such a quality.
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    Right through Majesty's they are extraordinarily beautiful
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    Right through Majesty's they are extraordinarily beautiful

    What about after?

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    The remaining films look excellent compared to the old dvds. It's almost unwatchable to me now when I go back to DVD and compare it. You can see so much more detail in 1080p. 4k will be even more amazing when they release the films in that format. Obviously, CR, QOS, and SF look amazing on bluray too! You won't be disappointed!
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