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post #571 of 686
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Just occurred to me that I now own casino royale in PCM, TRUE-HD and now in DTS-HD Odd that
post #572 of 686
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Just occurred to me that I now own casino royale in PCM, TRUE-HD and now in DTS-HD Odd that

Me too. smile.gif
post #573 of 686
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May do a pq comparison tomorrow
post #574 of 686
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What are you talking about? It's a newer transfer than any previous DVD and looks MUCH better. The best thing about it is that all that EE that was present on the DVD's is gone.
http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?art=part&x=440&y=347&action=1&image=3&cID=1306&cap1=14875&cap2=15177&lossless=#vergleich
http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?art=part&x=440&y=347&action=1&image=3&cID=1306&cap1=14875&cap2=15177&lossless=#vergleich

Agreed! TSWLM easily outclasses any of the tweaked 1.9K scans done by Lowry back in 2005 and slapped onto the current blurays. The 4K scans hold up better, but TSWLM is a new transfer done right!
post #575 of 686
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By comparison sure, its not ET or Laurence tho
post #576 of 686
After buying the Bond 50 set, I am sorely disappointed in the transfers in about half of the releases. It appears a lot of the transfers were made of the original DVD masters. But for $150 (~$7 per title) I cannot really complain much.

I really would like to see what happens with Universal's Hitchcock Masterpiece collection... It costs $230 for 10 movies. Quite expensive, plus the fact that Universal has a miserable record of overly processed transfers for Blu-Ray, only Fox seems to be worse.
post #577 of 686
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I really would like to see what happens with Universal's Hitchcock Masterpiece collection... It costs $230 for 10 movies. Quite expensive, plus the fact that Universal has a miserable record of overly processed transfers for Blu-Ray, only Fox seems to be worse.

Well, considering Universal pushed back the release date over a month from Sept because some early release sets got in the hands of reviewers who hammered numerous issues with and the overall quality of several of the titles in the set, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
post #578 of 686
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

You could have saved time and just said the real true answer, Dalton tongue.gif

And followed with Moore being the worst.
post #579 of 686
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Damn! They set the bar really high this time! rolleyes.gifmad.gif
I mean it's 007, couldn't they at the very least come up with something a little more creative than a promo shot badly cut on a lame "Bond background"?
post #580 of 686
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Originally Posted by drhill View Post

And followed with Moore being the worst.

You spelt Brosnan wrong
post #581 of 686
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Just finished watching The Spy Who Loved Me and I am so disappointed at the poor quality of the transfer. It sadly looks no better than the dvd.

Is that a joke???

Look at this Comparisons:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146533/picture:3
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146533/picture:5
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146533/picture:6
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146534/picture:2
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146534/picture:3
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146534/picture:5
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/146534/picture:7

The DVD was just really bad and the blu ray looks MUCH better!
No better than the dvd? yeah....sure....rolleyes.gif
post #582 of 686

The blu ray of TSWLM does look much better than the DVD, however the PQ is POOR relative to the Connery Blu Rays, Moore's Moonraker and Brosnan's Tomorrow Never Dies. There is no question the worst disc in the set in terms of PQ is Goldeneye, that one looks no better than the DVD.
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Originally Posted by daniels1994 View Post

The blu ray of TSWLM does look much better than the DVD, however the PQ is POOR relative to the Connery Blu Rays, Moore's Moonraker and Brosnan's Tomorrow Never Dies. There is no question the worst disc in the set in terms of PQ is Goldeneye, that one looks no better than the DVD.
What?

That transfer is the definition,(no pun intended), of mediocre.
post #584 of 686
Well, RAH certainly liked what he saw re: TND. It mightn't be the most dazzling transfer in the set, not least when compared with the DVD in a caps-a-holic stylee, but taken on its own merits it ain't bad at all.
post #585 of 686
Nothing like damning with faint praise.
Edited by raoul_duke - 10/20/12 at 5:43am
post #586 of 686
I will rewatch TSWLM and see if I like the PQ any better. Although I do think that the Connery's Bond Pq is better, sharper and the colors aren't as muted and they have less grain.

Sorry to have stepped on some toes with my high expectations. These are only my opinions, and I am by no means an expert. YMMV.

Tom
post #587 of 686
TND's is a older MGM transfer that was tweaked by Lowry in 2005 to make a new master and now 7 years later slapped onto bluray. It is average in every sense of the word. TSWLM easily outclasses it.
post #588 of 686
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

Nothing like damning with faint praise.
It could've been worse, could've been better, sometimes you just gotta take the average and move on to the next one.
post #589 of 686
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Average is the perfect word for this set
post #590 of 686
Unfortunately I have too completely agree with you. At least Thunderball through Live and Let Die were tweaked from their UE dvd masters. TSWLM is a big improvement as well. 4K scans are so much cheaper now and it would be great if all these films got new transfers.
post #591 of 686
It's a good thing I only really like "Diamonds Are Forever", "Goldeneye" and the Daniel Craig movies out of all of them, so can eventually just get singles. However, it is disappointing that Goldeneye is probably the worst of them all.
post #592 of 686
I like the descriptor "average".

Tom
post #593 of 686
thanks to the several sources on this forum for the confirmation..I just received the Casino Royale 15 rating Uk version and its Region ABC.




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Sorry if this has been discussed, but I couldn't find any mention of it.

I was watching OHMSS and noticed that in quite a few scenes dialog was spread across the front channels instead of being properly centered.

Has anyone else noticed this? I would have to go back and check on the specific scenes, but it was very noticeable and prevalent enough that I'm really surprised I hadn't heard anything about it.
post #595 of 686
Can you guys confirm which titles have free ticket to bond film?
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Originally Posted by gnicks View Post

Sorry if this has been discussed, but I couldn't find any mention of it.
I was watching OHMSS and noticed that in quite a few scenes dialog was spread across the front channels instead of being properly centered.
Has anyone else noticed this? I would have to go back and check on the specific scenes, but it was very noticeable and prevalent enough that I'm really surprised I hadn't heard anything about it.

That is kind of the point, on a 40ft screen it would not be stuck in the center if would follow people on the screen, all the remixes do this on the most part
post #597 of 686
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Originally Posted by gnicks View Post

Sorry if this has been discussed, but I couldn't find any mention of it.
I was watching OHMSS and noticed that in quite a few scenes dialog was spread across the front channels instead of being properly centered.
Has anyone else noticed this? I would have to go back and check on the specific scenes, but it was very noticeable and prevalent enough that I'm really surprised I hadn't heard anything about it.
I noticed that during Ruby's chicken speech, her voice bleeds into the left and right channels (she is not moving). There was also another scene with Bond and Blofeld where every time Blofeld was off screen his voice would have an echo effect. it's a terrible remix. And the mono track isn't much better as many lines have a muffled effect to them. Very disappointing.
post #598 of 686
There's a bit in Dr No where the dialogue does the same thing, the remixes are horrible in that regard. It seems like whenever someone is speaking from off-screen or off-centre they've steered the dialogue to the appropriate channel - not a bad thing in and of itself, it reminds me of the directional dialogue of old - BUT they've added a nasty reverb effect for no particular reason.

As bland as the mono remixes might seem in comparison, they have more integrity and don't sound so forced and hollow. BTW people aren't complaining about it here because we already know how crappy the remixes are. biggrin.gif
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Can you guys confirm which titles have free ticket to bond film?

I picked up The Spy Who Loved Me at a Best Buy in Canada for 10 dollars, with a 10 dollar credit towards a Skyfall ticket, so it was basically free. I printed out the ticket online and the process was pretty easy.
post #600 of 686
The Spy Who Loved me is the most accurate looking (are therefore best) of the set. The windowboxing in the titles is heinous though.

This whole "it looks no better than a DVD" garbage needs to stop. Seriously.
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