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not bad value,
This review is from: James Bond - 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
At £4 per film you cannot really complain, anybody who wants this will obviously buy it anyone who doesn't is not going to be swayed by a big lump of films they cannot stomach. I did wonder why after releasing the random selection of films on bluray that they did a few years back, they did not continue to drip release the remainder of the movies after. Either they were seeing how well the first tranche of releases went down or, more cynically, waiting for this 50 year anniversary to release the lot as it proves they are.
I can't wait to get my hands on this box set, I just wish I had saved my £80 of Amazon vouchers I got for christmas rather than blowing it on underwear and haribo.
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2012 22:15:50 GMT
D. J. Paterson says:
As far as I know, they always intended to release each film individually - however MGM's legal problems delayed further releases for years.
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 22:39:00 GMT
Mr. E. Nzegwu says:
Damn those Haribos - got me too!
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2012 13:01:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2012 13:05:34 GMT
Ian Bentley says:
MGM were actually bankrupt at that point and up for sale hence the long delay in these blu ray releases,now they are just releasing them in conjunction with the 50 year anniversary of Dr no.
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 16:23:03 GMT
Daniel Correia says:
How can you give this release 5-stars when you havent seen the set yet? The discs might be garbage and might not even be worth £4 each.
Rating it now when you dont have the item seriously skews the scores and results.
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 16:52:32 GMT
LRJ Burne says:
Also, why is Tim Dalton scratching his balls on the front of the box?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 00:25:28 GMT
Not all of the films are uncut, which negates a purchase. Plus, as soon as Bond 23 comes out, there'll be a new Bond set.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 08:32:30 GMT
LRJ Burne says:
Where have you heard that? It's a real shame if they aren't uncut. Especially as the last batch of DVDs were.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 13:45:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2012 13:48:04 GMT
J. Martin says:
There have been no official reports of any of the films being cut.
To date Casino Royale has only recieved the cut version on Blu-ray, but that could all change with Bond 50, since Licenece to Kill is already a 15 rating, along with the already available uncut versions of GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.
I very much doubt MGM have even decided yet whether or not to recomission Casino Royale for a new certificate, but if they do we won't find out until around August when the BBFC will re-rate the film.
As for a new set? I very much doubt it so soon after this one. Even if there is, why bother waiting? This is clearly being released as a commemorative 50th annivesary set and not strictly a 'complete' set, since Skyfall will be out not even a month later. Also, Bond is a never-ending franchise, so any box set will be incomplete at some point, so constantly holding off will only mean you'll never own any Bond films.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 00:12:32 GMT
I didn't realise Casino Royale had been cut, but I couldn't find an uncut version of Goldeneye showing on the BBFC site: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/FVF065741/
Nor with Tomorrow Never Dies: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/HVF151352/
I didn't realise Licence to Kill had since been passed uncut, so that's good news.
As for a new boxset, there's one out every time a new film comes out. That's how things go with a film series. They just redesign it each time.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 06:34:10 GMT
J. Martin says:
No, I've never been able to find the uncut versions of Goldeneye on the BBFC. I'm guessing that because some of the new extras for the Ultimate Edition DVDs were passed with a 15, they could include the film too with it needing to be recomissioned again, since originally it would have been a 15 anyway. For Tomorrow Never Dies here's the link: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/IVF151352/
If you look under the title of each film on the 2006 Ultimate Edition DVDs it very clearly says 'UNCUT' and if you watch the films you'll be able to tell where the cuts have been re-inserted.
What I meant by a new box set was I very much doubt we'll get anything this deluxe once a set containing Skyfall comes out. If you look back, MGM have always released an epic collector's sets featuring all the films to date and these mostly come out around the time of when the new film is coming out.
Look at the Ultimate Edition DVDs back in 2006, they originally came in an Attaché Case and had all the films from Dr. No to Die Another Day, and was a completely new set in the overall design and presentation of the films. After that we got a `Casino' set, which was a repackage of the Ultimate Editions and Casino Royale. Then after that we got a very cheap cube set with all the films from Dr. No to Casino Royale, but they came in slim-pack DVD cases and was really a budget release. Then came along a similar edition with Quantum of Solace, but all the films were single disc editions.
My point is not since the Ultimate Editions Attaché Case have we had a completely fresh and new edition of the Bond films in any set. If a set featuring Skyfall comes out, it will most likely be just added into a rather cheap set and only released because there's been a new film since Bond 50, unless of course the rumours are true in that they'll be a space for Skyfall in this set.