James Bond on Blu-ray/4K

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  • JWPepper wrote: »
    The Itunes 4K version has a much more film-like appearence.

    It's an aspect I've been glad to see happen to all the films that didn't get the proper 4K treatment back in the 2000s. And this is just from iTunes. On physical media it'll feel like a genuine refresher.
  • tonesmalones09tonesmalones09 Minneapolis
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    Sorry if this has been asked before (searching in these forums is not user-friendly) but are the 4k UHD versions available to rent on Amazon the same transfers as the versions on iTunes?
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    Sorry if this has been asked before (searching in these forums is not user-friendly) but are the 4k UHD versions available to rent on Amazon the same transfers as the versions on iTunes?

    They are. They're also available on VUDU.
  • Now, I wasn't quite sure if this should go here or in "I've never noticed that before...", but given that this thread has also been used to discuss differences between the films' various releases over the years, I thought it would fit in here well enough.

    Having just watched the blu-ray of DAF, I noticed something odd on the original mono soundtrack. In the 26 years I've watched this film (not continuously, mind), the henchman that Bond kicks off the dune bike (or whatever you wish to call it) during the moon buggy chase has always let out a grunt as he gets the boot. I was suprised to find that on the mono track on the blu-ray, there was only silence.

    I went back to the 1992 VHS and the 1999 SE DVD, which as far as I know also feature the original mono soundtrack, as I didn't think there was any sort of remix before the UE DVD in 2006, and indeed, the grunt grunts on both of those.

    So that begs the question: what kind of mono soundtrack have I been hearing all those years? Obviously something that can't have been the original one, given the silence I encountered on the blu-ray. But if so, where did it originate? Or is there simply an error in the track on the blu-ray?
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    Now, I wasn't quite sure if this should go here or in "I've never noticed that before...", but given that this thread has also been used to discuss differences between the films' various releases over the years, I thought it would fit in here well enough.

    Having just watched the blu-ray of DAF, I noticed something odd on the original mono soundtrack. In the 26 years I've watched this film (not continuously, mind), the henchman that Bond kicks off the dune bike (or whatever you wish to call it) during the moon buggy chase has always let out a grunt as he gets the boot. I was suprised to find that on the mono track on the blu-ray, there was only silence.

    I went back to the 1992 VHS and the 1999 SE DVD, which as far as I know also feature the original mono soundtrack, as I didn't think there was any sort of remix before the UE DVD in 2006, and indeed, the grunt grunts on both of those.

    So that begs the question: what kind of mono soundtrack have I been hearing all those years? Obviously something that can't have been the original one, given the silence I encountered on the blu-ray. But if so, where did it originate? Or is there simply an error in the track on the blu-ray?

    I'm pretty certain the 1992 VHS and onwards had a different sound mix to the original film. The PTS cat's meow being the dead giveaway.
  • I can confirm that the grunting is intact in the 1988 VHS and 1990 LaserDisc.

    There are different sound mixes between the US and UK prints, so I wonder if the lack of grunting was from the original UK version. For a long time home video in the US was based off of the US prints, which is why we got the most obvious differences in TB with the UK ending with the reused James Bond Theme and the US print ending with the TB recorded version as heard in the soundtrack.

    I do wish when remastering the films that they would have just gone with the mixes used in the US. They may not be the "original" UK versions, but I like hearing the TB version of the Bond theme rather than the reused 1962 recording.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    Just rewatched Thunderball last night on 4K UHD... the Bahamas looks stunning! Quite a slick update.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited October 17 Posts: 3,411
    It look like MGM found in Warner Home Entertainment studio who takes over releasing there movies in Europe (The Netherlands). Fox did this for a long time and also be responsible for Bond documentry's.

    On 4 November under Warner barcode (5051888252932) there going to be 24 movie collection on DVD and Bluray (5051888252949) released in same style of box as 23 set. Source: bol.com. There is no final picture yet, on this moment it only a picture who look simalas set used without classication.

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    Use link from the store, later wil change in actualy Bluray package.

    No 4K yet. Fox is now part of Disney, but of course Bond material is together made with MGM/Eon and can imagine MGM/Eon owns everthing now for later releases. I always hoped on 2 discs BD releases for every movie atleast.

    Casino Royale was released on DVD/BD by Sony whyle three follow ups by Fox. Whyle Spectre was released by Universal in Dutch cinema's (like NTTD is plan to be). Hope Universal wil stil release BD and 4K relesses of NTTD.

    Warner can be very good with releases BD from older movies include movies that be earlier from them, but for new movies from there own can be a problem in The Netherlands and Belgium. Warner and Disney you can say moost hated studio for Dutch releases of new movies.
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