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What James Bond film needs to be released in the next boxed set?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    With anticipation that Fox/MGM will release another

    wave of Bond Blu-rays this holiday season, we are

    interested to know which single Bond film you would

    like to see included in this next wave.


    We have included a poll with the 8 remaining films

    that still have yet to be released to the format.


    BTW, I think what I predict to be the most popular

    of the remaining James Bond films (TSWLM) will

    probably be released last. Hope I am wrong.



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  2. Matt Hough

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    Great poll idea, Ron! Can't wait to see how things fall with some wonderful films still not released.
     
  3. Kevin EK

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    I'm pretty sure that Spy Who Loved Me will not be released until Bond 23 comes out on Blu-ray in mid 2013.


    The big question for me is whether they'll try to do a special 50th Anniversary edition of Dr. No. But as I said in an earlier thread, I have no idea what additional extras they could provide for such a release at this point. I don't see Sean Connery doing a commentary, and we've heard from pretty much everybody else they could possibly find. Maybe they could license the infamous Criterion commentary for old time's sake...
     
  4. Stephen_J_H

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    My very close second choice is You Only Live Twice, followed by The Living Daylights. It would be really nice to have these titles released individually as well, since there are several Bond titles I have no interest in purchasing.
     
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    Since there are three movies from the Connery/Lazenby era, the Moore era and the Dalton/Brosnan era, each of the three remaining sets should have 1 movie from each era. My personal preference for the first set would be: Goldeneye, Spy Who Loved Me and You Only Live Twice.
     
  6. Mr. Pacino

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    My choice for the box will be:


    1) The Spy who loved me


    2) On her Majestyk Secret Service


    3) Diamonds are Forever
     
  7. Josh Steinberg

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    My own preference would be for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".


    But, I'd also love to be able to buy "You Only Live Twice" for my dad (his favorite Bond film).
     
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    That would be the top three choices of all those movies for me as well. But I guess they'd probably mix up the most popular titles with less popular titles for each set.


    So who thinks, or wishes, that when all 24 are out on blu that they might go back and make larger boxed sets either in chronological order, or by actor? Do you think they'd make a Connery set, then a Moore set, and maybe a Dalton/Brosnan/Lazenby set? Am I asking too much...? Quite frankly I'd rather have the films put out that way, and the fact that they haven't proceeded chronologically is one small reason I've yet to add the earlier Bond films to my blu collection (that should change within the next year regardless). I was gonna buy Never Say Never Again since it's outside of this canon, but everybody told me to wait because the blu is actually missing a scene...I wonder if they ever fixed that...
     
  9. Ted Van Duyn

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    I voted "The Living Daylights". My favorite Bond movie.
     
  10. ahollis

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    My vote is a little of everything:


    Diamonds Are Forever

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Octopussy

    Tomorrow Never Dies


    That would leave couple of better ones for the last wave.
     
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    How about releasing them in by the actor box sets.
     
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    This will never happen, because everyone has their favorite 007 actor, so sets featuring at least one film by each actor would sell better than one with all Connery, say, or all Moore. That's why the DVD boxed sets from 2006 had the films is totally random order, so each set would have at least one Connery, Moore and Brosnan film.
     
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    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "Goldeneye." After that I'll be happy with anything, since "Moonraker" is already out and so has done all the damage it can!
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    I am rather surprised by the results so far

    in that On Her Majesty's Secret Service is

    overtaking The Spy Who Loved Me.


    Been many years since I watched OHMSS.

    The film featured a "one time" Bond actor, but

    if memory serves me correctly, it wasn't a bad

    film at all. Seems to me by the results posted

    here that it probably is even better than I remembered.




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  15. Joseph Bolus

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    The main reason I would like to see "The Spy Who Loved Me" out on Blu as soon as possible is due to the fact that the so-called "Ultimate DVD" of the movie is riddled with EE for about the first 45 minutes of the movie. I mean, we're talking almost "Die Hard 3" bad here ...
     
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    Same here. By the way the all the recent HD prints I have seen (HDTV, iTunes, and Netflix streaming) don't have the EE that was problem with the DVD.
     
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    I think OHMSS was closest to the original novels in it's presentation. Lazenby may not be the best Bond, but I think the movie was very well done and consistent. (Of course, having Diana Rigg is a big plus!)
     
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    OHMSS for me too - an excellent film. It would have been interesting to see what Connery would have done if he'd played Bond in it, but the criticism Lazenby has come in for is somewhat unjustified.


    I saw the restored digital 'print' that will presumably be the basis of the Blu-Ray a couple of years ago at the NFT in London, it looked great, and had the correct colour timing of the beach sequence as well (unlike the DVD I believe). Unfortunately it did have windowbox credits, which doesn't really have any place on a cinema screen or Blu-Ray.


    If anyone is interested in the making of OHMSS there's an excellent book by Charles Helfenstein available on Amazon.com. Expensive ($50) but meticulously researched and a great read. Just seen from the reviews on there that no less an expert than John Cork feels the same way!
     
  19. Dick

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    I would agree that SPY WHO LOVED ME and OHMSS would be great for the next set, but I would substitute YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE for DAF. Of course, this won't happen, because, in order to sell these as three sets, at least one title in each wave needs to be one of the weaker ones. Wasn't the next theatrical Bond scheduled for mid '12? Maybe I read wrong.
     
  20. Ferdinand Hudson

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    I voted for A View to a Kill (Christopher Walken, Grace Jones and even Dolph Lundgren in a minor role...) but it was really a toss up between that and The Living Daylights (I do like Dalton as Bond but the fact that I caught one of A-ha's final concerts in Oslo last year may play a part as well). As a third option for a box set I'd go with On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
     

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