Which Bond SEs to Keep?

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  1. Todd B

    Todd B Stunt Coordinator

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    I found some of this information sprinkled throughout the (very) long Bond Ultimate Edition thread. I wanted to post the question here to summarize ...

    Which original Bond Special Editions are worth keeping either because their picture/audio quality is noticably better than the Ultimate Edition or because valuable bonus materials have not been carried forward to the UE?

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  2. Ray H

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    Here are some of the UE titles that fit your bill. I've included links to some comparisons so you can decide for yourself what's worth keeping.

    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (the colors of the opening beach scene are too blue on the UE)
    http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=2963

    - Live and Let Die (not too sure if this makes it worth keeping, but a couple of seconds in the title sequence of the UE look too blown out and orange)
    http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=2960

    - A View to a Kill (the UE is cropped fairly substantially)
    http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=2911

    - Goldeneye (the UE is cropped fairly substantially)
    http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=2942

    - Die Another Day (pretty much everything on the second disc of the SE wasn't carried over to the UE)
    http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=2917
     
  3. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

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    So far I've watched the first 10 movies and will keep the UEs for all.

    The UEs are so amazingly clean that the color tweaks are a necessary evil.

    Beyond that, I'm planning on keeping my Goldeneye SE because the UE is an abomination and keeping the loaded DaD disc2.
     
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    Lord Dalek Cinematographer

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    Nearly all the original Bond transfers were pretty bad looking for some reason (yes the colors are more accurate but the tradeoff is overall transfer quality and damage and debris marks).
     
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    Unless You're getting a good bit of money for them,I would keep them all.If for nothing else those awesome menus,which are not on the UE Bonds.Don't get Me wrong,the menu on the new transfers is great.I just wish it wasn't the same on every disc and features disc.I got $8.00 a pop trade-in credit for each of My old Bond films.So,I'm not going to complain on that end.Man,do I miss those menu shots,though.
     
  6. Charles Ellis

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    Well, with all the controveries I've heard regarding the new versions, I'm glad I kept the SEs!
     
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    Are they more accurate, though? Did anyone compare them to film prints?

    Because the opening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service on LaserDisc is also quite blue -- could it be that the SE was the inaccurate one?
     

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