I'm not a technical specialist, I can't really assess whether there is too much edge enhancement or not enough grain. I judge by the wow factor. I've been watching the Bond movies on a regular basis since I got my first home player (a CED player) in 1983, and I remain blown away by the early Connery films, and some of the Moore films too (Spy Who Loved Me looks brilliant in blu-ray). I don't know how many times I have seen these films, and with the blu-rays, I notice new things each time. Showed them to my older brother who saw Goldfinger in the theater, and he couldn't believe his eyes. All the films through For Your Eyes Only are outstanding in terms of visual presentation, IMO. (All the movies look better than on DVD, of course.) The Brosnan films don't have the same pizzazz in terms of visual quality IMO. Lots of people have written about the problems with Goldeneye, and I concur - it is the weakest looking of all the films, although I'm not sure what went wrong there. The films of the last 10 years look great, especially Casino Royale with its warm blue Bahama waters.
Thanks for the kind words on the review; It was a labor of love.
thanks again for the review and recap.
I agree with you on the Brosnan films. They look just ok.
As I watch the Moore and Connery films the most I'm glad they did such a good job with those transfers.
It will be interesting to see the next round of releases from MGM. At this point though I am very satisfied with the Bond 50 set.
I too was glad to see The Spy Who Loved Me on blu ray and that it was a very good transfer too. The UE DVD had EE and haloing on it and it was a bit distracting at times.
I agree with your comments about the detail too. I am constantly seeing things that I have never noticed before when I watch the films too.
I just watched Moonraker 2 days ago and its hard to believe that the films look this fantastic and sound amazing as well.