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post #181 of 236
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

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 ?

Art

I respectfully disagree. I am a collector and packaging and cover art is also an important factor that I consider when buying something. If I was only concerned about the inner contents, I might as just rent rather than buy since I almost never watch anything more than once.
post #182 of 236
Ordered Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball. The only Bond film I own in any format currently is Casino Royale on Blu (I know, I'm a bad person).
post #183 of 236
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The only Bond film I own in any format currently is Casino Royale on Blu (I know, I'm a bad person).

You and me both. But I plan on mending my ways.
post #184 of 236
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Originally Posted by xradman View Post

I respectfully disagree. I am a collector and packaging and cover art is also an important factor that I consider when buying something. If I was only concerned about the inner contents, I might as just rent rather than buy since I almost never watch anything more than once.

so instead of re-watching the movie you get the case out and look at the covers? or what?
it makes no sense at all to buy if you only watch it once- why DON'T you rent?
post #185 of 236
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Originally Posted by elvisizer View Post

so instead of re-watching the movie you get the case out and look at the covers? or what?
it makes no sense at all to buy if you only watch it once- why DON'T you rent?

Why do people collect stamps, trinkets, cars, etc? Do you collect anything? I collect DVDs, and more recently HD DVDs, Blu-rays, and Steelbooks. Surely, I must not be the only one, specially in AVS Forum. I just recently imported a bunch from overseas for over $50 each, for all the titles I already have in plain packaging.

With over 800 HDM titles, and buying on average 10 or more titles every week, there simply isn't time to watch anything more than once, let alone watch everything even once.
post #186 of 236
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

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 ?

Art

You do realize that there is another thread that deals with the actual content of the movies.
post #187 of 236
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Originally Posted by xradman View Post

Why do people collect stamps, trinkets, cars, etc? Do you collect anything? I collect DVDs, and more recently HD DVDs, Blu-rays, and Steelbooks. Surely, I must not be the only one, specially in AVS Forum. I just recently imported a bunch from overseas for over $50 each, for all the titles I already have in plain packaging.

With over 800 HDM titles, and buying on average 10 or more titles every week, there simply isn't time to watch anything more than once, let alone watch everything even once.

So, you are collecting cases and disks, not movies.
post #188 of 236
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Originally Posted by townofturley View Post

You do realize that there is another thread that deals with the actual content of the movies.

Nothing wrong with good packaging, but I think Art's point is optimal audio and video quality is what really matters which would still make this thread relevant.
post #189 of 236
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Originally Posted by townofturley View Post

So, you are collecting cases and disks, not movies.

Nothing wrong with collecting the whole package. Why settle for just the content when you can have it also in a nice package. I know that there are folks who chuck the package and keep their disc inside folders. People also rip the movies to a hard drive and chuck the entire thing. Nothing wrong with that. It's just not for me.
post #190 of 236
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Originally Posted by xradman View Post

Why do people collect stamps, trinkets, cars, etc? Do you collect anything? I collect DVDs, and more recently HD DVDs, Blu-rays, and Steelbooks. Surely, I must not be the only one, specially in AVS Forum. I just recently imported a bunch from overseas for over $50 each, for all the titles I already have in plain packaging.

With over 800 HDM titles, and buying on average 10 or more titles every week, there simply isn't time to watch anything more than once, let alone watch everything even once.

800 movies at an average of $25 a pop is $20,000. You could have bought a brand new car, a down payment on a house, money for retirement, or 20,000 bottles of beer. Instead you have some boxes of movies that even you say you probably never will watch again or even watch at all. That I will never understand. You must be filthy rich.
post #191 of 236
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Originally Posted by StinDaWg View Post

800 movies at an average of $25 a pop is $20,000. You could have bought a brand new car, a down payment on a house, money for retirement, or 20,000 bottles of beer. Instead you have some boxes of movies that even you say you probably never will watch again or even watch at all. That I will never understand. You must be filthy rich.

He's a collector....I fully understand it.

I have movies myself that i probably watch only a few times but i bought for my collection....I too love great packaging. Obviously though i won't buy unless the movie image quality and audio quality is good....No amount of great packaging will persuade me to buy a DNRed turkey but there are other threads out there to discuss that one.

I'm waiting to hear if the Australian collectors edition of Casino Royale is still uncut and if it is i'll buy that one....If all releases are the same worldwide and are now the slightly cut editions then i'll send off for the 1 disc uncut Australian edition instead.
post #192 of 236
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Nothing wrong with good packaging, but I think Art's point is optimal audio and video quality is what really matters which would still make this thread relevant.

I believe he was asking about the movies looked. There is another thread that specifically deals with this and has some reviews. I was simply pointing that out.
post #193 of 236
I'd think about going ahead and buying a box and trade a movie I don't want but I think most would be looking to trade away the same movie.

I wouldn't care the wrong movie is in the box so long as I have a placeholder for it.
post #194 of 236
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Originally Posted by xradman View Post

I respectfully disagree. I am a collector and packaging and cover art is also an important factor that I consider when buying something. If I was only concerned about the inner contents, I might as just rent rather than buy since I almost never watch anything more than once.

Well ,since we know what the packages look like yet still no one has posted about the actual film I think my post is very valid.

Art
post #195 of 236
Well, I don't own a single James Bond movie, with the exception of Casino Royale of course. I will be buying all of them! The Connery ones are a must.
post #196 of 236
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Originally Posted by xradman View Post

I respectfully disagree. I am a collector and packaging and cover art is also an important factor that I consider when buying something. If I was only concerned about the inner contents, I might as just rent rather than buy since I almost never watch anything more than once.


So , are you atually saying that the cover art is as important as the film transfer quality.

I'm not arguing about enjoying the boxes or cover art only there are guys in this thread who have had these films way in advance so I'd like to hear their impressions of the transfers.

Art
post #197 of 236
I've placed my amazon order for Dr.No,From Russia with Love,and Thunderball,can't wait.I think I'll stop though after Goldfinger and You only live Twice.I really want the Connery films only as they are the true 'classic' Bond to me,none of the other films merit a double dip for me(especially at the price they're asking for them).How the hell did Goldfinger not be in the initial batch of releases?They release the first 2,then skip over it with Thunderball,then onto Live and Let Die and,of all films,Die Another day!? Hurry up with Goldfinger dammit!
post #198 of 236
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

So , are you atually saying that the cover art is as important as the film transfer quality.

Art

I guess what I am saying is as a collector, I find that nice packaging and cover is just as important as the film transfer quality. I just spent $2000 importing Blu-ray Steelbooks from Germany and France. Majority of these Blu-rays will not play on US players and most do not have US subtitles. In addition, I have US Blu-rays of most of these titles. So why did I import them? Because I liked the case and wanted a copy of every one.
post #199 of 236
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

I've placed my amazon order for Dr.No,From Russia with Love,and Thunderball,can't wait.I think I'll stop though after Goldfinger and You only live Twice.I really want the Connery films only as they are the true 'classic' Bond to me,none of the other films merit a double dip for me(especially at the price they're asking for them).How the hell did Goldfinger not be in the initial batch of releases?They release the first 2,then skip over it with Thunderball,then onto Live and Let Die and,of all films,Die Another day!? Hurry up with Goldfinger dammit!

I hope you know that the marketing department at both Sony and Fox already did their homework. That is they test market surveys and they know dam well that if they bunched all the connerys onto 1 box and the others into seperate volumes, guess which is the only box that would sell?

That's right the Connery ones. So in order to maximize profits they mix and match. Basic standard operating procedure.
post #200 of 236
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Originally Posted by daniels1994 View Post

I hope you know that the marketing department at both Sony and Fox already did their homework. That is they test market surveys and they know dam well that if they bunched all the connerys onto 1 box and the others into seperate volumes, guess which is the only box that would sell?

That's right the Connery ones. So in order to maximize profits they mix and match. Basic standard operating procedure.

I said nothing of all the Connerys in one box.I asked why wasn't Goldfinger in the first batch of releases.I bought Dr.No,Russia with Love and Thunderball as seperate,individual releases.Which is what I intend to do for the other Connery movies.At some point Goldfinger will be released as a standalone,what I'm asking is why did they release the first two Bond films,skip over the third and arguably most iconic,and release the 4th(Thunderball)?
post #201 of 236
I must admit I don't truly understand the value of being particular about the packaging,or the disc art.I buy a movie to watch it,the case is irrelevant to me as I don't sit there and stare at it for kicks.It's purpose,to me, is to protect the movie from being scratched etc.However,to each his/her own.
post #202 of 236
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

At some point Goldfinger will be released as a standalone,what I'm asking is why did they release the first two Bond films,skip over the third and arguably most iconic,and release the 4th(Thunderball)?

Probably for the same reason they skipped GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and went straight to DAD: to tease and infuriate us.
post #203 of 236
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Originally Posted by Bill C. View Post

Probably for the same reason they skipped GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and went straight to DAD: to tease and infuriate us.

I guess I'm just wondering why they don't release in order of theatrical release.Goldfinger to me would be an obvious choice in an initial batch of Bond releases,since they're giving the consumer the choice to pick which movies they want by releasing them seperately(cough cough Matrix Collection cough cough).
post #204 of 236
Does anybody know where I can get the generic versions of the Bond BD's that come in blue burlap sacks?
post #205 of 236
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Originally Posted by daniels1994 View Post

I hope you know that the marketing department at both Sony and Fox already did their homework. That is they test market surveys and they know dam well that if they bunched all the connerys onto 1 box and the others into seperate volumes, guess which is the only box that would sell?

That's right the Connery ones. So in order to maximize profits they mix and match. Basic standard operating procedure.

I totally agree and and I assume there is a reason why they aren't individually cased either cause folks would sell/trade the ones they don't want.
post #206 of 236
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

I must admit I don't truly understand the value of being particular about the packaging,or the disc art.I buy a movie to watch it,the case is irrelevant to me as I don't sit there and stare at it for kicks.It's purpose,to me, is to protect the movie from being scratched etc.However,to each his/her own.

Try flogging your collection on eBay and you will find that the special packaging sells for more...Another reason i like quality packaging and slipcase covers.
post #207 of 236
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Originally Posted by robertc88 View Post

I totally agree and and I assume there is a reason why they aren't individually cased either cause folks would sell/trade the ones they don't want.

I just purchased Dr.No,From Russia with Love,and Thunderball as seperate,standalone releases.
post #208 of 236
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Originally Posted by FoxyMulder View Post

Try flogging your collection on eBay and you will find that the special packaging sells for more...Another reason i like quality packaging and slipcase covers.

I didn't say I want my covers to look like crap,merely that it's not a deciding factor in whether I purchase a movie or not.I personally place greater value on the actual film.As I said and will repeat,to each their own.For example, in keeping with the topic of this thread,I'd have preferred that each Bond BD individual release utilize some original packaging unique to each film.For example,my Bond dvds all have their own unique look,while they seem to have made a decision to use a generic packaging for all the standalone BD releases.However,that's not gonna change my decision to buy the film,nor will I lose sleep over it.
post #209 of 236
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

I just purchased Dr.No,From Russia with Love,and Thunderball as seperate,standalone releases.

I was referring to the boxed sets. Going to get expensive buying them separately.

BTW, where did filmbuff 2 go? We are waiting for reviews!
post #210 of 236
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Originally Posted by robertc88 View Post

I was referring to the boxed sets. Going to get expensive buying them separately.

The individual titles are on sale for $21 or so at Circuit City next week. Buy 2 and get $5 off, so not a bad deal.

I might just skip Die Another Day and Live and Let Die. I really dislike Live and Let Die...and Die Another Day was so-so....not a fan of the Pierce Brosnan movies outside of Goldeneye which was top notch. I wish they could have released that one instead.
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