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post #151 of 236 Old 10-09-2008, 06:37 PM
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So, it appears the "Gold" movies tend to be the best (Goldfinger, Golden Eye) while the "Die" movies tend to be the worst (Did Another Day, Live and Let Die)

Not really. For me Golden eye was one of the worst. I do love Live and let Die, well mostly because of the actress
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I don't see how you can make such a vague statement and then refuse to explain it.

Are you talking about PQ, content, who plays JB, etc?

All six shipped today for delivery tomorrow. I'll even keep the ones with Moore, even though he is by far, the very worst of the those who played Bond.

I meant from the standpoint of content, obviously BD PQ and AQ quality is unknown.

There has been enough back and forth in this thread about some of these movies, who likes what, which Bond actor is preferred, and which movies aren't very good versus others. Buying these movies from the standpoint of these now available on BD shouldn't be enough in itself if one has no idea about the content of the movie. Guess that can be said for any movie though.
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I wil be buying none of the above. I have seen them all in HD on cable within the year and there is just not enough replay value to bother.
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So, it appears the "Gold" movies tend to be the best (Goldfinger, Golden Eye) while the "Die" movies tend to be the worst (Did Another Day, Live and Let Die)

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You got it.

Ummmm, that would be a big NO. Did you forget "The Man With The Golden Gun?????
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Ummmm, that would be a big NO. Did you forget "The Man With The Golden Gun?????

Yeah, Scaramanga the assassin with three nipples was a little off the wall, lol.

At least his gun was cool, it was made up from a lighter, a pen, a cufflink and a cigarette case.
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Amazon's sales rankings for these Blu-rays tracks pretty closely with this poll except for Die Another Day. Sales rank at Amazon:

From Russia With Love #2339
Dr. No #2565
Thunderball #2940
Die Another Day #3396
For Your Eyes Only #6334
Live And Let Die #7207

The order of Dr. No and Thunderball and Amazon are different, but both are pretty close to each other as they are in this poll.
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Live and Let Die and Die Another Day.
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Well, like most of you here I was debating on which single titles to purchase - and while I was looking around at my favorite store I noticed the box sets. I could only afford one so I decided on Volume 2. So much for selecting some individually! Just could not resist, and besides, it is still cheaper this way. I will definitely watch them this weekend on the old pj ( Epson 1080UB Pro ) viewed on a 128" 2:35 screen. If they pass this test then we have some winners on our hands. ( I hope so ).












There is a clear plastic slip cover that is open at the top - the case slides out and the black card board "book" is pulled from it and there the three discs sit, pretty as you please. Also, instead of the usual plastic hub holding the disc Sony/MGM decided on a foam piece. Works ok but I wonder if it will hold up under use.It's so special. Say- this is a poll of sorts so if someone thinks my post should be somewhere else please do so. I guess I was just too excited having my grubby hands on a early copy.
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I usually don't like box sets but this looks sweet!
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Woah, so they are not individually packaged in a slip case. I better cancel my preorder at Amazon. I like having separate cases for each one.

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I wil be buying none of the above. I have seen them all in HD on cable within the year and there is just not enough replay value to bother.

I've also seen the broadcast HD of many of them, including the recent MGM HD showings.

But they don't begin to look as good as these new BDs. I've sampled Dr. No, From Russia..., and Live and Let Die.

They look fabulous, even the earliest ones with Connery. Great detail, some grain, beautiful colors, and great sound.

I've seen some of these so many times I couldn't even estimate the number. For anyone who is a Bond aficionado, these are a must have.
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For those who already have their copies, can you confirm whether or not the older movies like From Russia With Love and Thunderball include the original mono tracks?
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I'm not going to buy any, anytime soon.

I have up to Tomorrow Never Dies on Laserdisc.

I have the UE set on DVD.

I have Casino Royale on Blu-ray.

I haven't finihed eventhe first boxof the UE, but I have to admit the rematers are visually stunning. I may triple-dip on a title or two.

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Also, do you think we'll see Never Say Never Again on Blu-ray?
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Ughh. I cannot wait.. I bought mine at Amazon during their recent 3for2 snafu and was able to order all the movies (except for Die Another Day) for an average of $15 apiece. The waiting is killing me. I cannot wait to see these on Blu-Ray.
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Should I cancel my order for the boxed sets now, or just wait and repurchase them all when the second wave introduces a new form of packaging and the initial titles no longer match on my shelf (and can't be arranged chronologically)?

And the packaging implies that the extras are in high def as well--can you confirm that?

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For people into those kinds of cases that is pretty nice. For me though I would rather have a case like the Blader Runner one or individual cases.
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I'm not into caring about the case. How do they look ?

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Ummmm, that would be a big NO. Did you forget "The Man With The Golden Gun?????

That's a Bond movie?? I thought it was a porn movie. Damn.
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There goes the idea of selling the ones you don't want in the box which would be the way I was going to go. Back to the drawing board for which way I'm going to purchase some of these.

Thanks for the pics btw. We'll be waiting to hear back on the quality. Don't think we will be disappointed though!
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I'm thinking I may just order both boxsets together on amazon as they have an exellent price if you buy both sets. I don't need them right aways so the free shiping option might be alright.
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Well, like most of you here I was debating on which single titles to purchase - and while I was looking around at my favorite store I noticed the box sets. I could only afford one so I decided on Volume 2. So much for selecting some individually! Just could not resist, and besides, it is still cheaper this way. I will definitely watch them this weekend on the old pj ( Epson 1080UB Pro ) viewed on a 128" 2:35 screen. If they pass this test then we have some winners on our hands. ( I hope so ).












There is a clear plastic slip cover that is open at the top - the case slides out and the black card board "book" is pulled from it and there the three discs sit, pretty as you please. Also, instead of the usual plastic hub holding the disc Sony/MGM decided on a foam piece. Works ok but I wonder if it will hold up under use.It's so special. Say- this is a poll of sorts so if someone thinks my post should be somewhere else please do so. I guess I was just too excited having my grubby hands on a early copy.

Did these come with movie cash for Quantum of Solace? I've read that there would be two certificates in the box sets.
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Amazon's copies probably won't have inserts in their exclusively priced bundle, as with Kill Bill.

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Sorry if this has been addressed already, but does anyone know if Amazon's exclusive 6 pack Bond bundle/set is each individual title just bundled together, ala National Treasure and Kill Bill, or if it's just volume's 1 and 2 bundled together? I have the exclusive bundle on order, but I want each title in it's own case. I'm not a big fan of these volume sets, especially since they're (the films) not being done in any order whatsoever.
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Regarding the Quantum Of Solace e-Movie cash promotion - there is a small label on the outer sleeve and the code is on the the reverse side with instructions :


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I think I'll be getting the Connery films only(besides Diamond are forever).I have the complete set on DVD,plus Casino Royale on bluray,and the Connery movies to me are the only ones worth rebuying at hidef prices,and only then if there is noticeable visual upgrade.I can make myself content with the dvds of the other films.

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Guys, really ! Several of you own these and are more concerned about the packages than the films it seems. How does Dr No or From Russia With Love look ?

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Guys, really ! Several of you own these and are more concerned about the packages than the films it seems. How does Dr No or From Russia With Love look ?

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Agreed.. The threads that talk about cover art, or special packaging for discs from a certain retailer or boxes, etc provide for excellent laughs. I always go into those threads thinking they are jokes to show how nutty some foks are..

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Agreed.. The threads that talk about cover art, or special packaging for discs from a certain retailer or boxes, etc provide for excellent laughs. I always go into those threads thinking they are jokes to show how nutty some foks are..

Yah it's almost as funny as reading people's blogs

I have ordered From Russia With Love and hopefully i'll get it within the week and be able to post a few comments on it....It's my favorite Bond movie.
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I have ordered From Russia With Love and hopefully i'll get it within the week and be able to post a few comments on it....It's my favorite Bond movie.

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