Originally Posted by IanD
Probably means both discs have some 50i content on them.
I seriously doubt that there's any 50hz content on the UK version of the set, but rather that it's in line with Fox's (somewhat inconsistent) region coding policies. Note that the original British QoS disc was Region-B locked when it was released by Fox back in early 2009, despite all its content being either 24hz or 60hz. As Casino Royale (at least for the UK) and the bonus 23rd disc will be new encodes, it would stand to reason that Fox's current region-coding policies would determine their B-locked status. As for why the pre-Craig films' UK discs were all encoded as region-free, I wouldn't know.
Anyhow there's no way that Fox would go to the trouble of having separate 50hz and 60hz versions of identical bonus features for different countries' releases, as all BD players worldwide can play 60hz material just fine. It just wouldn't be an efficient use of time and resources.
As for my take on the set itself, I'm not too impressed. At this point I think I'd rather just keep my copies of the 13 Bond films (including the region-free, uncut Deluxe Edition of Casino Royale from France
) already released, and pick up the last 9 movies' single-disc BD releases in a piecemeal fashion. The bonus 23rd disc just doesn't look too interesting, and I don't like the 2 double-wide cardboard-sleeved digibooks contained in its outer box. Instead, I'll make do with 22 normal-width cases and 1 Euro-type "wide" case for my Bond collection.Edited by svenge - 9/14/12 at 10:44am