Originally Posted by The Mice
I actually had to take a look on my shelves to see what movies I had on what format.
Turns out that I have both Casino Royale
on Blu-ray, while Quantum of Solace
is on DVD. So it would seem (more through luck than judgment) that I picked the right two to have on Blu-ray.
Off-hand, I think the other Bond movies that I have on Blu-ray are Moonraker
and For Your Eyes Only
. There might be one or two others.
I have some strange "format mixtures" as well, where a couple of films from a franchise may be on DVD and others on Blu...
Most notably, in my collection, it's the Superman
films -- I own Superman II
and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
on DVD, but own Superman: The Movie
and Superman Returns
has a kick-ass, absolutely demo-quality TrueHD mix (the re-issued Collector's Edition
Blu-ray; the title's first release on Blu was equipped with a fairly effective-less uncompressed PCM track that sounded no better than the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix from the DVD -- I used to own the DVD of Casino Royale
, so I was very familiar with its Dolby track, which was almost as aggressive as the TrueHD mix of the Collector's Edition
Blu-ray.) From the punch of the bass to the wickedly hot and almost overcooked mastering level of the track, the TrueHD mix on the Casino Royale Collector's Edition
Blu-ray is a great pick.
Further, I wasn't that impressed with Quantum of Solace
's DTS-HD Master Audio track, though I suppose it was fitting for the "weakest" film in the Craig trilogy -- when Skyfall
came along, the visuals are what stood out on that Blu-ray, with quasi-reference quality color saturation, detail levels, depth of field and noise-free elements. Here's an interesting tidbit about Skyfall
's DTS-HD Master Audio track on the Blu-ray release: There's a sequence where Javier Bardem's character is chased by Bond into the catacombs of London's subway system, and when Bardem releases that explosive that sends the train rushing at Bond, this is accompanied by an absolute WALLOP of deep LFE which made my sub bottom out the first time I played the disc, because my volume was up and I didn't know that scene was gonna hit so hard...