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MGM Press Release: James Bond Blu-ray Collection Volume 3


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#21 of 33 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted March 25 2009 - 01:35 PM

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That was my original plan- however, since I have a lot of apathy towards TWINE, and since The BB box uses the actual slipcases, I decided to just get Goldfinger and Moonraker + the Box. However, if the Target price is accurate, I'll pick up all three next week and return the ones from BB.

I just hope I'm not making a mistake with the early release set. I haven't seen QoS yet, but everything I've read and heard from friends has me set up for a letdown (I hate shaky cam and that Greengrass style strobe light editing). I like Craig though, so I'm hoping he'll at least make it watchable.

I watched QoS tonight. I still hate the ultra-quick editing, very tight framing and shaky camera during the action scenes as much as I did when I saw the film in the theater, but at least the story grew on me a little on this second viewing. Craig gives a fine performance (again)... it's just too bad a different director hadn't been used for this film. It had the potential to be much closer in quality to the excellent Casino Royale.

The audio and video quality of the disc are both excellent.

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Posted March 25 2009 - 07:39 PM

I picked up Licence to Kill and the Man With the Golden Gun today. The picture on both (based on a short viewing) is as good as you would expect based on the previous releases.

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Posted March 25 2009 - 09:09 PM

What's the PQ on Goldfinger like? I think that is the only one I'm really interested in out of this batch. Man With the Golden Gun might be another possibility if it gets cheap enough.
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Posted March 25 2009 - 09:22 PM

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What's the PQ on Goldfinger like? I think that is the only one I'm really interested in out of this batch. Man With the Golden Gun might be another possibility if it gets cheap enough.
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Posted March 25 2009 - 10:02 PM

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I watched QoS tonight. I still hate the ultra-quick editing, very tight framing and shaky camera during the action scenes as much as I did when I saw the film in the theater, but at least the story grew on me a little on this second viewing. Craig gives a fine performance (again)... it's just too bad a different director hadn't been used for this film. It had the potential to be much closer in quality to the excellent Casino Royale.

The audio and video quality of the disc are both excellent.
Just finished watching it a little while ago. Most of the criticisms were spot on. A semi frustrating experience as I enjoyed it quite a bit, but all the action scenes work against the movie. No grasp of geography or context within them, which makes them just a lot of noise and flashing light. I experienced no cathartic release at their resolution, I was just happy we could get back on with story. And I agree- A/V was dazzling throughout. Don't regret the purchase at all, but it's a shame as this had so many things going for it that could have made it one of the absolute best.
I thought the quiet, less antic moments were nicely handled by all involved.
I put in LTK to spot check it afterwards. There is EE visible in some scenes, but on the whole it's another dazzler...though I'm thinking this is not really characteristic of the way it looked in '89. There seems to be a bit more dynamic range to the image than what was on the UE, and a good bit more fine detail, so I'm quite happy with it, even if it isn't perfect. The only sad thing is it reminds me of how much better told a 'Bond gets Vengence' story it is than QoS.

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Posted March 28 2009 - 04:05 PM

There's a thread on AVS forum with some very well done screencaps from volume 3. Moonraker and TWINE are up right now. Goldfinger will be added shortly. I'd post the link, but AVS links are not allowed to be posted on HTF.

****UPDATE! All of the non Craig films are $15 at Target this week.

#27 of 33 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted March 30 2009 - 01:41 AM

Regarding the three-packs --- are all the movies just packed separately within the outer box, and you could display them individually in their own blu cases as if you'd bought each one on its own? Or is there some kind of different packaging for the box sets?

#28 of 33 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted March 30 2009 - 02:43 AM

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Regarding the three-packs --- are all the movies just packed separately within the outer box, and you could display them individually in their own blu cases as if you'd bought each one on its own? Or is there some kind of different packaging for the box sets?
James Bond Volume 3 (Goldfinger, Moonraker, The World Is Not Enough) does not contain the individual cases for each film. It is a special book design that holds all three discs on different "pages". This is the same packaging used for Volumes 1 & 2.

The James Bond Blu-Ray Set exclusive to Best Buy (Quantum of Solace, Licence to Kill, The Man With the Golden Gun) is just a slip cover with each disc in its individual case. There is a white sticker covering the UPC label on the back of each disc, though.

#29 of 33 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted March 30 2009 - 05:05 AM

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#30 of 33 OFFLINE   Steve_Pannell

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Posted April 01 2009 - 06:58 AM

For anyone interested:

Amazon has Moonraker, The World is Not Enough & Goldfinger for $14.99 each right now (4-1-09).

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Posted April 03 2009 - 10:04 PM

Out of all the OO7 films on Blu-ray, I don't even have a player yet, I'd purchase Moonraker and Die Another Day at the very last along with Diamonds are Forever.
I own From Russia with Love (w/o slipcover), THUNDERBALL and Live and Let Die. From Amazon Marketplace I got Dr. No for a very reasonable price new. Oh I'm buying all 20 OO7 films but prioritising the ones I'm purchasing. I'm very jazzed to get On Her Majesty's Secret Service, GoldenEye and You Only Live Twice! Guess MGM/FOX/Eon/UA have 9 titles left after TMWTGG and Licence to Kill.
I wonder what I'm gonna do with my 40-disc Ultimate Edition set when all the Blu-rays are released? I do quite like the booklets and since every extra is being carried over from the UE to the BD, it's a no brainer. Except I do quite like the double THINpaks the US UE's come in. I bought all 4 Volumes and re-arranged the titles accordingly. Maybe I'm nitpicking.
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Posted April 04 2009 - 09:22 AM

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For anyone interested:

Amazon has Moonraker, The World is Not Enough & Goldfinger for $14.99 each right now (4-1-09).
I went to Target earlier to pick up Goldfinger and was pissed to see it sold out. I ended up ordering it through Amazon.

$15's still a bit hefty (due to the awesome Black Friday deal for the first 6), but I figured I'd finish off the Connerys (I don't have much interest in owning Diamonds Are Forever or You Only Live Twice on Blu unless they're dirt cheap). I guess that puts the only other titles I'm waiting for with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, and Goldeneye.
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Posted April 04 2009 - 12:00 PM

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I went to Target earlier to pick up Goldfinger and was pissed to see it sold out. I ended up ordering it through Amazon.

$15's still a bit hefty (due to the awesome Black Friday deal for the first 6), but I figured I'd finish off the Connerys (I don't have much interest in owning Diamonds Are Forever or You Only Live Twice on Blu unless they're dirt cheap). I guess that puts the only other titles I'm waiting for with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, and Goldeneye.
I truly hope The Spy Who Loved me is going to look far superior compared to the EE mess which is the US Ultimate Edition DVD. For GoldenEye, was the re-framing intentional? Can't wait to own On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Living Daylights. Doesn't matter which order I buy them in, I'll be purchasing the remainder titles.
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