James Bond on Blu-ray/4K

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  • Posts: 1,548
    any chance NSNA will be re-rereleased in special edition dvd form in the UK. I know it's not an EOn film but as it's still Bond I would have thought the powers that be would do something with it.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    I doubt it. A Blu-ray released in the USA may come out in the UK soon, that's got a good few more extras on it, that's something at least.
  • Do you think the dvds will have new/updated documenteries, eg, the documenary about the james bond title sequences stops at twine. U think itl b updated to include the new films?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    MrDJWest wrote:
    Do you think the dvds will have new/updated documenteries, eg, the documenary about the james bond title sequences stops at twine. U think itl b updated to include the new films?

    I'd say not. EON don't seem invested in adding totally new content. We only get a one hour documentary too. One they've been hyping. Should be at least 2 1/2. It's 50 years of content after all.
  • Please post something from The Living Daylights if possible, @Zekidk!
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 4,622
    Samuel001 wrote:
    I doubt it. A Blu-ray released in the USA may come out in the UK soon, that's got a good few more extras on it, that's something at least.
    What, the NSNA blu-ray is North America only? That's too bad. Its got some great commentaries on it.

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,213
    timmer wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:
    I doubt it. A Blu-ray released in the USA may come out in the UK soon, that's got a good few more extras on it, that's something at least.
    What, the NSNA blu-ray is North America only? That's too bad. Its got some great commentaries on it.

    Yes. It's a shame as I'd love to hear Kershner's commentary, especially as it was recored about only a year before his died. What did he make of the film looking back?

    We also did not get the separate releases of The Man With The Golden Gun or Licence To Kill in the UK. We get the 1967 Casino Royale in August though!
  • Posts: 1,859
    Just Ordered my 50th Anniversary set.

    21 Brilliant films a exclusive 1hour documentary and TMWTGG...
  • Just purchased the set. For some reason it was actualy 75 pounds and free shipping to Australia.
  • Posts: 1,859
    AussieBond wrote:
    Just purchased the set. For some reason it was actualy 75 pounds and free shipping to Australia.

    WHAT?????
  • Posts: 4,622
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Yes. It's a shame as I'd love to hear Kershner's commentary, especially as it was recored about only a year before his died. What did he make of the film looking back?

    We also did not get the separate releases of The Man With The Golden Gun or Licence To Kill in the UK. We get the 1967 Casino Royale in August though!
    Kershner's commentary is very frank and honest. He doesn't hold back. He allows that getting this film made was a real chore. Producer Schwartzman was largely absent as he had to fight Eon in court on almost a daily basis. Kersh says Sean was a huge help though. He basically says without Sean's professional approach, the whole thing might have fallen apart. Sean knew the project faced big challenges and as the main man, he stepped up and helped make sure the project got done as well as it could, under the circumstances. It's a very interesting commentary.

    As for the 50th anniversary blu-rays, Amazon Canada hasn't even got them listed yet for advance sale.
    I've advance ordered CR67 blu-ray though. We get it next month. $15.00 - not a bad price for new blu-ray.
    I am looking forward to this release (CR67) Even though it's a dumb movie, it should look real good in hi-def - lots of colour and of course all those swinging 60's Bond-girls.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,213
    timmer wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Yes. It's a shame as I'd love to hear Kershner's commentary, especially as it was recored about only a year before his died. What did he make of the film looking back?

    We also did not get the separate releases of The Man With The Golden Gun or Licence To Kill in the UK. We get the 1967 Casino Royale in August though!
    Kershner's commentary is very frank and honest. He doesn't hold back. He allows that getting this film made was a real chore. Producer Schwartzman was largely absent as he had to fight Eon in court on almost a daily basis. Kersh says Sean was a huge help though. He basically says without Sean's professional approach, the whole thing might have fallen apart. Sean knew the project faced big challenges and as the main man, he stepped up and helped make sure the project got done as well as it could, under the circumstances. It's a very interesting commentary.

    Thanks for the information. I'll have to dig it out now. I would have never believed Connery was the one pushing the whole thing to the finish line, especially, when years later he said it was "like working in a toilet".
  • Posts: 4,622
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Thanks for the information. I'll have to dig it out now. I would have never believed Connery was the one pushing the whole thing to the finish line, especially, when years later he said it was "like working in a toilet".
    It probably was. You'll have to listen for yourself. Kersh might have been simply kissing up to Sean after the fact, or just as likely Sean was determined to get the thing done as well as possible and move on. It was too late to bail. Better to make the best of it.
    All told I think it turned out pretty good. I like watching it,but it doesn't boast the same energetic Bond-vibe that an Eon film does, but still it works as an alternative Bond film and it does have Sean being his usual awesome self, even if his performance is a tad restrained.
    I'll take NSNA over QoS though, which IMO is the other alternative Bond film.

  • edited January 2012 Posts: 127
    Just ordered the 50th Anniversary box-set. Can't wait for it to be shipped, to bad it's like 9/10 months until it's released. Good price, £95 for everything including delivery to Sweden.
  • Posts: 4,622
    Amazon Canada now has the "Bond 50" blu-ray set listed for advance order at $199.99, which is quite a good price - 22 blu-ray at $9.09 a pop. However for those of us that already own 13 of the 22 titles, it will cost us $22.22 for each of the 9 unreleased titles, with the other 13 thrown in, which is rather pricey. However there are the intriguing new extras, such as as the "never-before-seen content from the Bond archives" and the "one disc of brand new bonus content approximately one hour in length."

    Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions. To plunge or wait for the inevitable single releases of the 9 new titles.
    == From the Amazon blurb:
    From the Studio
    Collectible box set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc in one complete offering for the first time.
    Collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including never-before-seen content from the Bond archives, and more.
    One disc of brand new bonus content approximately one hour in length.
    9 titles available on Blu-ray for the first time ever: Goldeneye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    Shouldn't this set have a spare gap for Skyfall? Surely to be an accurate 50th anniversary boxset as it is within the 50 years it should be included.

    Anyway I've took the plunge £89.99 is too much of a bargain for 22 films despite the fact that I might not watch some of these, I figured I want about 10 of them and when they go on separate sale I'd probably end up paying over that so why not.

    I've sold all my Bond blu's apart from CR Spec Ed.
  • edited February 2012 Posts: 2,354
    R.I.P. Mr Lowry. Can't wait to see the Bond blue rays!

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-john-lowry-20120201,0,5063592.story
  • Posts: 4,622
    He's getting his due at least.

    "Lowry's death came less than two weeks after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Lowry, Cavén, Ian Godin, Kimball Thurston and Tim Connolly would be honored at the Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony Feb. 11 for the development of the Lowry System."
  • Posts: 2,354
    Great that he knew he was going to be honoured.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,213
    What?!!!!!! No way, 79, that's not fear. I really didn't expect this and am glad his work will be recognised but it's too late, if only he could have lived for a few more weeks. Though I suppose in life, you could always say that about something.

    RIP Mr. Lowry and thank you for you and your team's work on the Bond films.
  • Posts: 1,030
    They better release the 9 I don't have seperately. X(

    I'm confident they will. Or I must break them.
  • edited March 2012 Posts: 2,354
    I was just looking at these really crappy, lacklustre Bond covers http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moonraker-Blu-ray/dp/B001R1WCB6/ref=pd_sim_d_h__1
    and all I can say is that I sure hope they have different packaging for the 50th Anniversary collection otherwise I'll be extemely disappointed as I've decided to get these when they come out. (I'm going to buy a portable Sony blue ray DVD player to play them on as I wanted to be able to play them on my laptop aswell which isn't blue ray and I refuse to buy another one just for this.) The horrible gold gun barrel and the 007 logo takes up most of the space! :( With my luck they'll be the same. Packaging like this would be better, where the picture takes up most of the cover:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-No-Special-Edition-DVD/dp/B00004SH4S/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1333187340&sr=1-5
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    There is a chance we get new covers and being an anniversary they will play into the '50 years' occasion, I think a bit more than they would have otherwise.

    In the months to come, all will have to be revealed.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,232
    We better get fresh new covers. EON lazed on enough already, so these Blu-rays are their redemption.
  • Posts: 1,859
    Do we have a release date YET?!
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited March 2012 Posts: 13,213
    Virage wrote:
    Do we have a release date YET?!

    1st October. This was confirmed in January so it seems pretty certain.
  • Posts: 2,354
    You know, if we don't get new covers, I'm really not sure if I'll buy them. Presentation is quite important to me. This might be a sad thing to say as it's the quality of the film that really counts (which will be of a very high standard) not the covers, but there it is...
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
    Posts: 1,090
    Bounine wrote:
    You know, if we don't get new covers, I'm really not sure if I'll buy them. Presentation is quite important to me. This might be a sad thing to say as it's the quality of the film that really counts (which will be of a very high standard) not the covers, but there it is...

    It will seriously piss me off if we get naff covers
  • edited April 2012 Posts: 2,354
    Do you think the current blue ray covers are naff? I do. Terrible.
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
    Posts: 2,037
    I'm still hoping for an " Deluxe Edition " for QoS like we had with CR, that's really everything that matters for me...
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