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I pre ordered this box set with great anticipation being a lifelong Bond fan. Already have the DVD's but was tempted by all the films in blu ray in a single box set. I wasn't dissapointed. The films were taken from the original prints and cleaned up with loving care. The result is the best quality I have seen for these classic films. Absolutely stunning. Dr. No looks like it was filmed yesterday and just set in the 60's! Lots of extras too and a whole disc of new extras. All for a great price too. A great buy and a must for any Bond fan. Even has an empty sleeve in the packaging for Skyfall when it is released on blu ray in 2013. Recommended.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2012 11:15:18 GMT
M. Everett says:
Posted on 31 Dec 2012 14:09:12 GMT
Paul Higbee says:
I have had a look at several blu-ray Bond films on Amazon, however, no mention has been found if the original soundtrack has been given a 5-1 or 7-1 remastering? I can't assume the dvd Mono versions of the 1960's and 70's to be Theatre standard just because the new version is blu ray? Any help out there?
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 18:58:05 GMT
Mrs. B. R. McKirdy says:
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 18:30:40 GMT
You must have got a different set to me then! Recommended! I think not. Loving care! Not a chance. Have you seen the state of Thunderball and the scratches and the disgusting old print they used for GoldenEye! Not to mention View To A Kill is the wrong ratio. And On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Thunderball, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and The World Is Not Enough (whereas its previous blu-ray didn't but the U.E. DVD did!) STILL suffer `window boxed' and horizontally squeezed main titles.
The 5.1 mixes for the early films are terrible, but not all the discs have the original untouched soundtracks so thats no good either.
There are extras missing from Casino Royale that were on the deluxe blu ray and the so called 'bonus disc' is nothing but a coaster
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2013 19:32:50 GMT
Paul Higbee says:
Best we await we revamp if it's that bad, I'm not wasting £88 on what you have said.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 23:02:01 GMT
P. A. Kenny says:
"Never Say Never Again" is done by a different company and is a remake of another Bond film so its not really needed
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2013 02:00:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Feb 2013 02:01:08 GMT
You should research the subject. Never Say Never Again is not an official Bond movie, it wasn't made by EON like all the others & wasn't marketed like them either. It doesn't contain the Bond tune, the gun barrel opening or any other traits of the franchise. Moreover, it's a tongue-in-cheek remake of Thunderball featuring Connery in his 50s when in the 1970s, he said he would 'Never again' play Bond, hence the ironic title. It's not unlike 1967's Casino Royale which was just a parody of the 5 official Bond movies that had been made up until that point. You won't find any official Bond boxset - of which there are many - that contains Never Say Never Again.
Posted on 23 Feb 2013 21:35:52 GMT
D. Fincham says:
I was planning to buy the blu-ray set when the price came down below £80, but see it has gone back up to £100. The DVD set is half this price. I was wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to compare the two formats, especially if they have been able to watch the DVDs on a blu-ray player?
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 16:38:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2013 16:46:23 GMT
M. A. Bennett says:
Save your money on this rubbish and just buy the stunning Blu-ray of Casino Royale (2006) instead for less than £3.00. It is the only film in the set worth watching...(sorry Bond fanatics!)
You could then use the remaining £97.00 to buy Skyfall and lots of other great films on Blu-ray.
To me DVD is effectively dead, except for films that just do not get a Blu-ray release, for elderly parents, the kids' room, and perhaps the occasional music dvd played in the kitchen.
There is only one way to watch an action film properly, that is on Blu-ray with a massive screen and speakers!
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 16:55:27 GMT
D. Fincham says:
Well I bought the 50th anniversary set on DVD, and then Skyfall with Blu-ray and DVD discs. The DVDs look great when up-scaled on my Panasonic Blu-ray player, and so does the Skyfall DVD: I can hardly see any difference between it and the Blu-ray version.
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