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Bond 50 - DVD Review,
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This review is from: James Bond - 22 Film Collection [DVD]  (DVD)
I noticed that there aren't many reviews for the DVD version of this product on this page; many of the reviews are actually for the BluRay version, and while the two appear similar, they are actually totally different products.
This box set contains all 22 currently available James Bond films that have been made by Eon (so this doesn't include Sean Connery's 'Never Say Never Again', but most fans don't consider that to be part of the main series. Each film is presented on a different disk, all of which are contained in a neat box that will fit neatly on your DVD shelf. The DVDs are contained in digipaks, each of which holds two discs, and while this isn't necessarily the safest way to present disks, it seems a lot more robust than the BluRay equivalent (of which there have been complaints about).
Unlike the more expensive BluRay edition, the DVD edition comes with no special features of which to speak. While this initially bothered me (I'm a bit of a special-features geek), I was not willing to part with an extra forty pounds just for a lot of special features. Saying that, the DVD edition does feel a little bit lacking. The quality of the films is very much as you'd expect, considering the ages of some of them.
The display packaging itself is particularly nice. The grey bars that appear on the top and bottom of the product image are actually part of a cardboard backing, and is only really for sale use. When you remove the film wrapping, this simply falls away, leaving you with a much cleaner-looking and well presented box set. The inside cover contains black and white photographs of every Bond.
In addition, the boxset contains a space for Skyfall on DVD, when it is released early next year. While this is an odd choice, it does avoid the usual feeling of being sold a boxset just before it becomes obsolete, because its no longer the "complete" series.
All in all, an excellent boxset if all you're after are the films that have formed the backbone of the 007 franchise for the last 50 years. If you want anything extra, then you'll need to look to the BluRay edition...
Also, it should be mentioned that I already owned many of the films on DVD (8 in total), but this turned out to be the cheapest way to complete my set. When some of the individual films are selling for as much as £15 each, £50 for 22 films isn't such a bad price!
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Initial post: 4 Dec 2012 11:20:32 GMT
Sidsel Küsch Nørmark says:
Can you tell me if there is Danish subtitles on this DVD box set? It only says English subtitles in the product information here, but the same box with the same barcode on another site has Danish subtitles.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 19:29:07 GMT
T. J. Woodhead says:
The box only says that it has English subtitles for all films, unfortunately. Sorry!
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Posted on 16 Dec 2012 17:14:00 GMT
K. Finch says:
Thank you for pointing this out, I was getting completely confused, reading the reviews for Blu-Ray yet the box distinctly states DVD, I was worried that if I ordered the box set I would end up with blur\-ray which I don't want.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 17:52:16 GMT
T. J. Woodhead says:
No, it's definitely the DVD edition. It's irritating that amazon have the reviews shared between the two products, seen as they are so different.
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