This is why I haven't touched these Bond films on bluray with barge pole. The Ultimate Bond on DVD looked dodgy. I prefer the earlier DVD editions I don't care for Bond Mono being dtsHDMA 5.1. I might buy some of Bond on Laserdisc least I know I won't be getting messed with around with this crap feast of DNR. The studios are bloody cheeky buggers.
They and most consumers think because its HD digital it has to look smooth and perfect like some cheap rated Q magazine. Its a milking thing and they can keep it, I don't care to own 4K projector if 100 of them fell off the back end of lorry, I wouldn't sell them on ebay for 50pence. Now if the studios handed jerked me as consumer around over and over again, I wouldn't be so snotty and cynical about it all. I would embrace it. but they've had their chance more than twice.
Their just shooting themselves in the foot and will soon lose the market as no one will ever trust them again.
I'll keep Godleneye on dts THX laserdisc I like the fast sound action instant playback when jogging back on cool sound scene, Tomorrow Never Dies on dts laserdisc is cool and the region 2 DVD early pressing as missing machine gun shot, when Bond and Bond-girl make an escape from Carver's office tower. And I'm I got no faith for the bluray might have the same missing sound effect knowing my luck.
Goldfinger looks dodgy with the smoothyDNR look not keen on the Dolby Digital 5.1, I'd sooner it be mono. Just play it back with a beefed up sub bass arrays and it would be great.
Octopussy is dodgy, Dolby 5.1 Its dreadful. I prefer the Dolby Stereo matrix,The re-mix doesn't sound like 70mm release to me it sounds too fake with split surrounds and I'm sure it wasn't released with stereo surrounds back in 1983.
The only one Bond no pictured is that Skyfall and the Dolby mix bored me. I didn't care for it in dtsHDMA 5.1 and its not been watched since it was released on bluray last year. I don't care for blonde, Bond.
I'd rather watch the Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.
Pinewood studios did a fun License To Kill (1989) with truck case towards the end and Bond, clinging on to the truck with Sanchez, shooting him with an Uzi, and all the bullet ricochets, ringing out the Bond theme. When you play mute each channel the tone of it all changes. When you play all the channels together it sounds the Bond them. Da-da-ta-da-ta-da. Da-da-ta-da-ta-da. Da-DAH Da-DAH.