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MGM Press Release: BOND 50 (Blu-ray)

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#41 of 1769 OFFLINE   Will*B

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Posted January 10 2012 - 05:32 PM

It'll be fantastic to see the remaining 9 Inside... documentaries remastered for HD. Not to mention all the other great documentaries on stunts, effects, etc...


Hopefully the extra hour of never-before-seen stuff has John Cork's seal of approval. If so, it'll be superb.


 

 


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Posted January 10 2012 - 11:05 PM

good things come to those who wait...sometimes. ;) Only own Goldfinger on DVD and Octopussy on VHS. will be preordering! Woo hoo!
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#43 of 1769 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted January 11 2012 - 12:48 AM

Why am I not surprised by this.

So those of us who supported (inadvertently in my case as purchasing titles is a purely selfish endeavor) the previous releases get burned by having to buy the same movies over (if we want the new to BD titles) and the indifferent fence sitters (those responsible for the poor sales of the previous releases) benefit.


This is why I'm slowly starting to really hate this hobby.


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#44 of 1769 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2012 - 01:12 AM

Jim,


I sympathize with you.  Those of us who remained committed to buying

the MGM Bond releases are essentially being given the royal screw.


It seems that fans are quickly unloading their current Bond Blu-rays.


Last night I looked into trading my current 13 Bond Blu-rays (including

Sony release of Casino Royale) on Amazon.  I could have gotten just

under $10 for each title.  I decided to wait till this morning to compile all

my releases.


This morning, I can only get an average of $5 per title.  When all is said

and done, my trade-ins of 13 titles came to a $70 Amazon credit towards

the purchase of the Bond 50 set.


Pretty sad, and really, I'm grinding my teeth over the fact that I am being

forced to take this route when the studio isn't making the remaining titles

available as solo releases.




 

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#45 of 1769 OFFLINE   Mr. Pacino

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Posted January 11 2012 - 01:18 AM

In Germany the box will be released on 30th September.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 01:36 AM

Why am I not surprised by this.  So those of us who supported (inadvertently in my case as purchasing titles is a purely selfish endeavor) the previous releases get burned by having to buy the same movies over (if we want the new to BD titles) and the indifferent fence sitters (those responsible for the poor sales of the previous releases) benefit. This is why I'm slowly starting to really hate this hobby.

Jim, I sympathize with you.  Those of us who remained committed to buying the MGM Bond releases are essentially being given the royal screw. It seems that fans are quickly unloading their current Bond Blu-rays. Last night I looked into trading my current 13 Bond Blu-rays (including Sony release of Casino Royale) on Amazon.  I could have gotten just under $10 for each title.  I decided to wait till this morning to compile all my releases. This morning, I can only get an average of $5 per title.  When all is said and done, my trade-ins of 13 titles came to a $70 Amazon credit towards the purchase of the Bond 50 set. Pretty sad, and really, I'm grinding my teeth over the fact that I am being forced to take this route when the studio isn't making the remaining titles available as solo releases.

I think Richard-W's idea of buying it off the Amazon Marketplace so MGM gets nothing directly from him is the best move. The price is right (and that should take some of the sting out of being forced to buy the same thing again) but I have no intention of buying this release since the fans are being screwed by a greedy company who clearly don't care about the people who actually supported the first releases.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:07 AM

I will simply wait for singles. I only want OHMSS, The Living Daylights and Goldeneye of the remaining titles. I am not a Bond completist, and never intended to buy them all in the first place; let alone buy titles (most of Moore's and Brosnan's) that I do not intend to watch again. I'm sure they will eventually be released as singles. If the bottom drops out on the price, I might go for it. The current price is really pretty good if I wanted them all. I would just rather spend the $ on stuff I don't have, rather than repurchase titles I already bought on at least three formats.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:21 AM

Is there any reason to think there won't be single releases at some point?
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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:30 AM

Based on MGM/Fox's previous history, we can expect individual releases about a year after the box set debuts.
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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:59 AM

A year after the box-set debuts? The 9 unreleased titles have been delayed five-six years to correspond with the theatrical release of Bond 23 Skyfall. By coincidence, that falls on the 50th Anniversary of Dr No. More likely, individual titles will be released to co-incide with the next theatrical Bond film, Bond 24, in 2014 or 2015.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:17 AM

Even though I already own all the existing blus, I broke down and pre-ordered the UK set after realising that it would cost about $13 (per current exchange rates) for each of the nine unreleased titles.
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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:30 AM



Originally Posted by Worth 

Based on MGM/Fox's previous history, we can expect individual releases about a year after the box set debuts.


MGM maybe, but not Fox?  Still waiting on Cavalcade as an individual release along with the Elia Kazan titles that were in his collection that were never released individually.  Did not buy either set because they had to many titles I already owned.  The same with this set.  I am happy with Blu-rays I have and the ones I don't have, well I have the DVD's and they are pretty good.  I not hooked on it.





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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:33 AM

I have a mishmash of DVDs and Blu's in various packaging incarnations so I wouldn't mind one sleek box collecting all 22 films. My question is, will the "remaining 9" be completely restored by Lowry or are they just rehashing existing transfers?
 

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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:40 AM



Originally Posted by marsnkc 


Ron,
On Amazon.UK you can choose to pay in dollars or sterling. The sterling will fluctuate, and your eventual price will be based on the exchange rate on the day they charge your card. Obviously the price is locked if you pay in USD.
Biggest thing to be aware of is how much your credit card company charges for doing the exchange (assuming you choose sterling). I have a couple of different cards that charge 2.5%. By luck I happened on an article about which companies charge what. Capital One were listed as not charging any fee, but they do. However, it's minuscule, something in the region of 0.06%., but people should use caution and check with their bank.
Regarding PAL Blu-rays, in my experience a region locked disc won't play unless you have a universal unit, or install a mod, which I did (thanks to a HTF member mentioning it a few years ago).
Edit to add: AmazonUK charge a fee upfront if you choose to pay in USD. They claim 'the best available rate', but it's still much higher than a card that charges little or none.


Amazon UK won't let you pre-order things in US dollars, at least it won't for me and that is what the rules of their "currency converter" say.  I just double checked by having both the Bond and Cleopatra, and there is no option to pay in USD.  Which makes sense, because they could get burned on the exchange rate months in advance.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:40 AM

MGM maybe, but not Fox?  Still waiting on Cavalcade as an individual release along with the Elia Kazan titles that were in his collection that were never released individually.

I'm just basing that on they're other blu-ray boxsets - the Hannibal Lector, Magnificent Seven and Man with No Name films all saw individual releases about a year after they're respective boxed sets came out.
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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:43 AM

My question is, will the "remaining 9" be completely restored by Lowry or are they just rehashing existing transfers?

All the films have had the Lowry treatment (some in 4K, some in 2K) and have been shown in HD on various movie channels over the past couple of years, so it's a safe bet that these will be the restored versions. Hopefully, the framing and other issues with A View to a Kill and Goldeneye have finally been corrected.
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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:47 AM

I have a mishmash of DVDs and Blu's in various packaging incarnations so I wouldn't mind one sleek box collecting all 22 films. My question is, will the "remaining 9" be completely restored by Lowry or are they just rehashing existing transfers?

Lowry worked on the Connery and the Moore films. I think it was felt that anything after that didn't require any work beyond basic dust removal. (which I believe Lowry did) But yes, unless MGM says something to the contrary, these would be the transfers from the Ultimate Edition DVDs, which is when Lowry did their work. Doug
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#58 of 1769 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 11 2012 - 03:58 AM

Have most of the current blu's, and the ultimate dvd's the image on the blu's I have are fine so I'll wait and pick up the rest when sold individualy, but I agree, to put out some of the blu's and stop and then come out with a whole new set only stinks, bad customer relations there.
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#59 of 1769 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:03 AM

Well to be fair the delay was clearly caused by MGM almost going under AGAIN! It makes sense from a marketing point to start fresh because of the long delay. They lost their momentum with the general public. However if they are smart, and listening, the single releases will follow the boxed set fairly quickly. Doug
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#60 of 1769 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:08 AM

Not only did that former momentum get lost, there's probably no one there who still has any sense of continuity on the series, and can only envision "New Big Box".







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