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A few words about...™ A View to Kill -- in Blu-ray

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#1 of 7 Robert Harris

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Posted October 07 2012 - 10:55 AM

A View to Kill was number 14 in the Bond series, and the final project for Roger Moore, who had played  Bond more times than any other actor - a period of thirteen years.


Also a fine looking Blu-ray.


A single caveat when it comes to stalking the wild Bonds at Target.


They seem not to be available on line, only in stores, which means that a trek is in order.  I ended up calling three stores, waiting on hold while staff searched for up to 20 minutes, and finally found the three.  I've a feeling that Fox is purposefully making things difficult for those who purchased the original sets, but opted out of the magnificent 50th Anniversary celebration.


I'm presuming that tracking down the final three at Best Buy will be equally as time wasting.


Image - 4


Audio - 5


Recommended.


RAH


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#2 of 7 Steven Good

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Posted October 07 2012 - 11:18 AM

Image rating of 4, even though there is a lot of image cropped on this new blu-ray compared to previous DVD versions? The blu-ray's framing is quite different and more than a little cramped...
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Posted October 07 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wonder why it is cropped so heavily?

#4 of 7 EnricoE

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Posted October 07 2012 - 02:18 PM

Image rating of 4, even though there is a lot of image cropped on this new blu-ray compared to previous DVD versions? The blu-ray's framing is quite different and more than a little cramped...

what cropping? a comparison between the german ultimate dvd and uk blu-ray doesn't show any cropping :confused:

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Posted October 10 2012 - 05:02 PM

what cropping? a comparison between the german ultimate dvd and uk blu-ray doesn't show any cropping :confused:

The Ultimate Edition was cropped compared to the old Special Edition DVD, heavily in the pre-title sequence and slightly so for the rest of the movie. Also, about 85 minutes into the movie, a camera shake (meant to suggest an earthquake) was incorrectly stabilized (still like that on the Blu-ray).
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Posted October 11 2012 - 03:19 AM

Image rating of 4, even though there is a lot of image cropped on this new blu-ray compared to previous DVD versions? The blu-ray's framing is quite different and more than a little cramped...

It certainly doesn’t feel cramped- and nowhere near as bad as what GoldenEye was. Here’s a comparison I done years back – R1 SE DVD (top) vs R1 UE DVD (bottom) [IMG ALT=""]http://www.hometheaterforum.com/content/type/61/id/168280[/IMG] There is minimal cropping on the left of the picture, but a slight gain on the right. The Pre title sequence is bizarrely a different kettle of fish though, which had cropping at the bottom as well as the left. The left hand side cropping was also evident in Licence To Kill’s UE – except in the title sequence!

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Posted October 11 2012 - 07:07 AM

ahh... compared to the first bond dvd releases... i still have them :D i never got the ue versions.





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