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Bond 50

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  • 16-09-2012 10:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭


    Anyone else getting this collection, have mine ordered in Xtravison.

    Glad I don't already own the ones they released singularly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭mikhail


    I really don't see the point, when Skyfall is out in a few months. I'm a bit of a completionist. Someone who values other reasons to own a giant box set would no doubt feel differently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    mikhail wrote: »
    I really don't see the point, when Skyfall is out in a few months. I'm a bit of a completionist. Someone who values other reasons to own a giant box set would no doubt feel differently.

    theres a free slot in the boxset to insert Skyfall when its released on blu-ray.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭krudler


    Nah, I bought the big metal tin years back when TWINE came out and then that was obsolete once Die Another Day and Casino Royale were released. Its an ongoing series so there'll always be an out of date boxset around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    krudler wrote: »
    Its an ongoing series so there'll always be an out of date boxset around.

    thats true, but only 11 titles have been released on blu-ray singularly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    Isnt the quality of the blu rays meant to be poor for a lot of the movies though as some of them were filmed on poor quality film etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    Isnt the quality of the blu rays meant to be poor for a lot of the movies though as some of them were filmed on poor quality film etc.

    not according to blu-ray.com, the majority of the movies are stunning, all are way better than any previous release.

    Lowry Digital done the restoration on all the movies, they are considered the best restoration company in the business and have loads of previous blu-ray titles to there credits. I'll know for sure Friday.


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    Isnt the quality of the blu rays meant to be poor for a lot of the movies though as some of them were filmed on poor quality film etc.
    No, the ones released so far are excellent for the most part.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    Already have the single releases and will wait for the rest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    johndoe99 wrote: »
    not according to blu-ray.com, the majority of the movies are stunning, all are way better than any previous release.

    Lowry Digital done the restoration on all the movies, they are considered the best restoration company in the business and have loads of previous blu-ray titles to there credits. I'll know for sure Friday.
    Thats good news , i am a bond fan and i wouldnt be willing to shell out for anything less than a perfect quality release.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    Bullseye1 wrote: »
    Already have the single releases and will wait for the rest.

    sorry to put a dampener on it, but i read on the blu-ray forums that eon production sales figures for the single releases did not hit a certain target and as such decided to go with the boxset release. They said they have no continuos plans to release further titles individually until at least 2016.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,485 ✭✭✭Mr. K


    I have the briefcase with the first twenty Bond movies on DVD. I always felt that was the one to buy, since Casino Royale was a reboot. I have that and QoS on Blu-Ray. It's a pity they didn't do a special edition of QoS...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    johndoe99 wrote: »
    sorry to put a dampener on it, but i read on the blu-ray forums that eon production sales figures for the single releases did not hit a certain target and as such decided to go with the boxset release. They said they have no continuos plans to release further titles individually until at least 2016.

    Do not recall reading that. Do you have link? Very disappointing if true.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    Bullseye1 wrote: »
    Do not recall reading that. Do you have link? Very disappointing if true.

    Had a look through my history, links are gone, i have it set to delete every 30 days. However it was either blu-ray.com, mi6-hq.com. or hidefdigest (only sites i visit about blu-ray). A member put up a screenshot of an email reply from eon.

    Personally, i find that hard to believe, they have a legion of fans that will be crying out for them to continue on releasing them, cant see it being until at least a year after the boxset if they do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭rednik




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    Looking at early reviews its a mixed bunch, Goldeneye is very blurry (DNR'd) and there's some ridiculous contrast boosting in some of them (crushed blacks etc).

    Overall seems to be not a disaster but not as well-handled as the earlier releases like Goldfinger.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    Looking at early reviews its a mixed bunch, Goldeneye is very blurry (DNR'd) and there's some ridiculous contrast boosting in some of them (crushed blacks etc).

    Overall seems to be not a disaster but not as well-handled as the earlier releases like Goldfinger.
    As i said earlier, (although i do hope deep down im wrong) some of the films were filmed on what would be considered poor quality film , which no matter how good the guys are updating it , it may never reach a good "high def" quality.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    As i said earlier, (although i do hope deep down im wrong) some of the films were filmed on what would be considered poor quality film , which no matter how good the guys are updating it , it may never reach a good "high def" quality.

    No, that is not it at all.

    Goldeneye is a 1995 film. There's no reason it should not look fantastic. The simple explanation is that they didn't bother with it. Same for several of the other recent movies.

    They did restoration work up till Licence To Kill and for more recent ones they just re-used whatever digital masters they had already. ie late 90s or early 00s masters that would have been intended for DVD.

    The other issues like contrast boosting that are present in some of the older films don't have anything to do with film stock quality. It's just somebody making a fudge of it. The visual equivalent of turning up the bass to make things 'sound better'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    got my bond 50, gonna start watching it tonight. Have to say its a pretty good looking boxset, it opens out into 2 large books, where the discs are inserted into each page, with a nice backing. Very rigid construction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭PWEI


    johndoe99 wrote: »
    got my bond 50, gonna start watching it tonight. Have to say its a pretty good looking boxset, it opens out into 2 large books, where the discs are inserted into each page, with a nice backing. Very rigid construction.


    How much was is it in Xtravison?

    It's £90 on amazon which is about €112 which roughly works out at a fiver a movie. That's not bad at all & inevitably it will come down in price in a few months.

    Also worth noting if your thinking of buying the single editions instead. Out of the 11 previously released, only 9 got an Official UK/IRE release & two of them are euro releases with German writing; Licence To Kill" & "The Man With The Golden Gun". They can be also imported from the US but they're Region 1 & not Region free.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    PWEI wrote: »
    How much was is it in Xtravison?

    I paid €140. I knew i could get it cheaper online, but i've been burned twice before with large boxsets being damaged. So just ordered it in Xtravision.

    I'm getting Indiana Jones boxset in 2 weeks, thats only €60.

    Here's a pic of one of the pages:

    BILD1744_zpsb136c946.jpg


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    For those interested in some nice Bond Movie posters new ones up on Alien Corset: http://aliencorset.blogspot.ie/2012/09/universal-exports-series-2.html?m=1

    Also very nice Goldfinger one here:http://www.underthefloorboards.com/shop.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,589 ✭✭✭✭Necronomicon


    PWEI wrote: »
    How much was is it in Xtravison?
    johndoe99 wrote: »
    I paid €140. I knew i could get it cheaper online, but i've been burned twice before with large boxsets being damaged. So just ordered it in Xtravision.

    That seems quite steep, I was in HMV over the weekend and it was €124.99.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭johndoe99


    That seems quite steep, I was in HMV over the weekend and it was €124.99.

    xtravision always adds 10 to 20 on top of HMV prices. Wish there was an HMV down here, but that will never happen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,102 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    All the Bond movies on Sky Movies Showcase (renamed 007) from Friday, great!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,137 ✭✭✭✭TheDoc


    All the Bond movies on Sky Movies Showcase (renamed 007) from Friday, great!

    All in HD aswell ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,102 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    TheDoc wrote: »
    All in HD aswell ;)

    Just seen that 6 of the earlier (2 Connory, 2 Moore, Lazenby's and 1 Dalton) are on Netflix in HD too now!


  • Posts: 15,814 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    TheDoc wrote: »
    All in HD aswell ;)

    Just seen that 6 of the earlier (2 Connory, 2 Moore, Lazenby's and 1 Dalton) are on Netflix in HD too now![/Quote
    All of them bar the Craig ones should be up there before the bew new film is released.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭PWEI


    HMV have €10 off the Bond 50 Blu-Ray collection at the moment which makes it €115. That's a great price and roughly matches amazon's price. HMV are really making an effort to be competitive with online prices.


  • Posts: 15,814 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    PWEI wrote: »
    HMV have €10 off the Bond 50 Blu-Ray collection at the moment which makes it €115. That's a great price and roughly matches amazon's price. HMV are really making an effort to be competitive with online prices.

    They have really stepped up their game of late and new releases are dropping in price really quickly. More often than not they after a couple of weeks they are cheaper to buy off than amazon or play or any other online retailer.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭PWEI


    Bond 50 collection on blu-ray available from amazon now for £75 (€93);

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Bond-Film-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B006PFCQR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1354042809&sr=1-1


    The dvd version is £49 but I was in HMV earlier today & saw it for €49.


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