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James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 4??

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Paul Sandhu, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Paul Sandhu

    Paul Sandhu Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if/when Volume 4 will be released? I know they released two titles last month on their own... but what about the boxsets? I'd hate for them to stop at just three volumes.
     
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    I had heard elsewhere the steelbooks and volume sets were being discontinued due to lack of interest.
     
  3. Jesse Blacklow

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    Maybe the steelbooks, but I find the volume set claim unlikely, seeing as how all 3 volume sets were in top 20 sales, and none of the individual titles ever were. Could you provide a link to these claims?
     
  4. Jason_V

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    Mind you, the conversation has no actual statement or "real" information from anyone involved with MGM/Fox. However, the discussion starts at post 70.
     
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    Sam Favate Well-Known Member

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    I much preferred the three box sets that were issued about 10 years ago on DVD, containing the first 19 movies. You could mix and match the films in the boxes in chronological order if you wanted, or group the actors' films together, or whatever. The new BD boxes have no such capability and are sparse in terms of packaging.
     
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    I agree Sam, that woud've been the way to go here, I think.

    But Fox hasn't made much sense with their strategy here. I'm thinking we won't see any more Bond films until we get closer to the holidays. Maybe one more set in October and the last two around Xmas?

    Who knows.
     
  7. Paul Sandhu

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    As long as the entire set gets completed before Bond 23 I don't mind. I know this is wishful thinking but I hope Casino Royale and QoS get included in them too. But that is unlikely I'm sure.
     
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    Does anyone know if/when Volume 4 will
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    Casino is more than wishful thinking; it's praying for a miracle, since Sony has the home video rights. [​IMG]
     
  10. Osato

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    Count me in for more of the Bond films too. When is the next wave?

    I have been picking them up individually and not in box set form.

    I would not hesitate recommending the films to anyone however. I'm watching Goldfinger as I type this. Great transfers and audio on the films thus far!

    Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me and On Her Majesty's Secret Service would make a great set for volume 4 I think.
     
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    In addition to OHMSS, I'm also looking forward to what Goldeneye will look like.
     
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    I agree it's unlikely, but I don't know if I'd consider it a "miracle." It's not like there were never any multi-studio box-sets on DVD. The original Kubrick set comes to mind.
     
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    Sony did allow Casino Royale to be included in the DVD box set of all the films a few years back, though perhaps that was more to do with the Eon and/or MGM rather than Sony or Fox.
     
  14. Paul Sandhu

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    Even if it is only the 20 Bond movies that end up getting in the collection... all that matters to me is that they finish off the Volume Sets with Volume 7 only having 2 movies.
     
  15. Osato

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    Is it possible that there is a delay in the films being announced due to the extras work? I know some of the documentaries have been updated to HD for blu ray release. Perhaps the company doing the work is behind on them or MGM hasn't approved further work on the extras yet?

    Just trying to think of some kind of logical reason for a delay...

    Probably a pretty weak one?
     
  16. Paul Sandhu

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    Well its a logical assumption except they released License to Kill and Man with the Golden Gun already just last month seperately. Who knows which of the remaining 8 movies is causing the delay.
     
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    The Bond titles apparently didn't sell very well. I got attacked the other day by a fanatical BD supporter just for relaying this .......imagine that [​IMG] you'd think the format war was still going on. [​IMG]

    Quotes are from TheDigitalbits Jeff Kleist via their own "Insiders thread" over at Blu-Ray.com



    Ask questions to The Digital Bits team (Bill Hunt, Jeff Kleist et.al.) - Page 306 - Blu-ray Forum

    The heavy discounts shorty after the first two batches were released late last year was a sure fire sign these weren't selling well enough.

    I think we'll be lucky to get another set this year but I'm not holding my breath. Frankly I'm pretty disappointed as the remaining titles include some of my favorites.
     
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    Thanks Jim K. I appreciate the update.

    That is very sore news for Bond fans if they are going to slow down releases. Goldeneye possibly not until Bond 23? That sux!

    Hopefully MGM reconsiders, or just puts out a complete box set. I already have many of the films on blu ray now, but would buy a complete box if they decide to go this way...
     
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    I only have two more films I want (Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies), so I'm fervently hoping against just a boxed set! [​IMG]
     
  20. Paul Sandhu

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    I can believe that people think that the oldest movies wouldnt look good in HD. For almost 40+ movies they do look very good.

    Another thing that I think could have helped.... ADVERTISING! I never saw any TV ads! Maybe I was watching the wrong channel or something, lol.

    I do hope they complete the set. It would be a disservice to us fans if they didn't.
     

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