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I have to disagree with you. Not about your disappointment re: Goldeneye's visuals, but about overpaying. I spent $162 (incl. sales tax) to get the US set locally, which comes out to ~ $7.37 per film. And if you consider historical pricing back to the Laserdisc/VHS era while adjusting for inflation, it's an insanely good deal. My only complaints are relatively minor: Book-type packaging: I remedied this by getting 4x 22mm 6-disc BD cases @ $2/ea and creating custom...
I found a BDInfo for what was presumably the UK and/or Western European uncut Bond 50 version of Casino Royale. Presumably the A/V bitrate for the US PG-13 cut Bond 50 version would be nearly identical. Once I can pin down its provenance I'll post it in the "Unofficial Blu-ray Audio and Video Specifications Thread"... [[SPOILER]]
James Bond: Diamonds Are Forever (UK) Region-free (ABC) The English 1.0 track is the original mono audio, and the English 2.0 track is a commentary. Code: PLAYLIST REPORT: Name: 00500.MPLS Length: 2:00:08.326 (h:m:s.ms) Size: 36.852.436.992 bytes Total Bitrate: 40,90 Mbps VIDEO: Codec Bitrate Description ----- ------- ----------- MPEG-4...
Good luck with that, chief.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that having a lossless audio track has ever been part of the official specifications for Blu-ray...
I am also disappointed with the lack of features that the Avengers had included in its release, but that's not the fault of the Target-exclusive disc. Target's bonus disc is called "Building a Cinematic Universe", not "The Making of Marvel's The Avengers".
That's certainly true. I haven't watched it recently, so I don't know why that would be (barring technical issues). Perhaps its sound design wasn't as "aggressive" as some of the other films?The other Bond films that have similarly low audio bitrates include For Your Eyes Only (2262 kbps), Die Another Day (2335 kbps), and The World Is Not Enough (2425 kbps), and the aforementioned The Living Daylights (2707 kbps).
I managed to get BDInfo scans of the Eastern European pressings of the 9 newly-released films. Obviously there may be some differences between those discs and the US ones, but they may be of interest neverthelesss. To save space I'm going to list just the video and remixed English audio bitrates, as they are the only variables. You Only Live Twice 26993 kbps / 3861 kbps On Her Majesty's Secret Service 23212 kbps / 4163 kbps Diamonds Are Forever 31080 kbps / 4061...
The potential benefit that could be gained by Netflix circumventing the studio's insistence on providing DD-only rental discs (by obtaining retail discs) is far outweighed by the costs that would be incurred by upsetting them (loss of streaming rights, higher prices demanded when renewing deals). Not to mention that the unit costs of obtaining the retail discs would be much higher than the studio-provided rental copies. It sucks for the customers who really want HD audio...
I thought something was hinky with your posts, but now you've given us proof. The mere fact that you prefer the PT over the OT proves that your judgment is indeed faulty! Oh well, just another sycophant exposed...
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