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on 2 March 2013
What did you expect, an exploding pen?

It isn't immediately clear what you get in this boxset. Sometimes boxsets like this are just vanilla blu ray versions of the films, while at others they are the triple play editions like the The Sherlock Holmes Collection - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy)[Region Free]. What I actually received was the Skyfall blu ray with a download code and DVD, plus single disc blu ray versions of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, all with matching white artwork in a cardboard sleeve. While I'm not sure I understand the logic of that, I won't let it lower the marks, as these are three of the best bond films since Connery in decent blu ray transfers. The download for Skyfall is easy to claim, and it's itunes rather than Ultraviolet. The blu ray transfer for Skyfall looks and sounds great, perfect for showing off a good home cinema system. Skyfall has a great score too.

Skyfall is a brilliant film, though definitely bleak and serious, toning down the traditional Bond, quips and humour. Casino Royale, which rebooted the series, made the Bond series a cross between the film noir of it's roots and gritty Bourne Identity style thrillers, and is probably one of the best Bond films bar none. Quantum of Solace seems to get a lot of stick, but I have found it bears repeated watching, especially if you consider it as a direct sequel to Casino Royale, and think of Vesper's ghost hovering over proceedings.

Overall this is a good purchase, especially if you had one of the old complete bond box sets and don't feel the need to upgrade just yet. You won't get DVD versions or download copies for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but if your film collection if focused on blu ray, this is a cost effective way to own these films in the highest quality currently available.
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