A few words about…™ The Daniel Craig Collection — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

For those who haven't ponied up for the four films, 4k is your best bet. 4 Stars

It’s a strange time to release The Daniel Craig Collection, as it was soon be an incomplete collection. But regardless, the four films included, Casino Royale – 2k DI, Quantum of Solace – 2k DI, Skyfall – 4k DI, and Spectre – 4k DI, all surpass their Blu-ray counterparts visually.

Sonically, all have the same 5.1 tracks as their original Blu-rays, with the exception of Spectre, which has 7.1.

Examining the first two, I was uncertain whether the 2k DIs had been up-rezzed to 4, or whether someone returned to film elements. Regardless, both looked superb.

Easy choice here.

For those who haven’t ponied up for the four films, 4k is your best bet.

For those who already own them on Blu-ray, it depends how much of a 4k fan one might be, as the second pair are a definite upgrade.

The set comes with both 4k and Blu, in two separate cases, within an outer sleeve.

Image – 5 (Dolby Vision)

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1/7.1)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray – Skyfall & Spectre – Absolutely
Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace – Depends

Highly Recommended

RAH

Published by

Robert Harris

editor,member

13 Comments

  1. I don't want to contaminate a pre-existing thread with this.
    The Bond set has trouble playing in Oppo and Sony machines.

    Everyone should list their player and which 4k movie in the set is causing problems, as well is their location.
    This is either a pressing problem- or a problem with Oppo and Sony needing firmware updates, and for Oppo that might not be possible.

    everyone should also contact Fox, or maybe disney at: [email protected]

  2. Might be an Oppo issue, as someone in the Wizard of Oz 4K thread says they have audio sync issues with the new Oz 4K disc on an Oppo player.

    Perhaps the current Oppo firmware is not playing nice with some new 4K discs.

  3. I purchased the set To support future releases but I really want the other films on UHd Blu Ray.

    I agree this is an oddly timed release as the new 007 film will not be out until April….

  4. FanboyZ

    Skyfall largely doesnt work on oppo 203's

    When you say doesn't work, does that mean it fails to load/play at all?

    Because I have a 203 and don't have time to watch the entire film (preparing for work) but I popped it in after seeing your comment and it loaded up fine and so far (5 minutes in) it seems to be playing normally. Not sure if there's a certain defect or timestamp I should be looking for.

  5. Just purchased this set on 4K UHD Blu-ray and have tried Skyfall with no issues. I use a Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K UHD Blu-ray Player. What kind of problems have been experienced? Will check out the other titles later.

  6. Played the entire movie, Skyfall, this morning on my Oppo 203. Watched it on my LG OLED with Dolby Vision. No problems/issues. As noted in several reviews, the movie looked extremely good. Haven’t had a chance to check the others yet.

  7. Mike Robertson

    Played the entire movie, Skyfall, this morning on my Oppo 203. Watched it on my LG OLED with Dolby Vision. No problems/issues. As noted in several reviews, the movie looked extremely good. Haven't had a chance to check the others yet.

    I need to watch the set. I’ve been too busy with the other films in 4K on amazon prime.

    mill check it out tonight. Especially to respond to all of the criticism of the set which seems unwarranted.

  8. For the iTunes fans our there, Skyfall and Quantum Solace just dropped down to HD. In case you’re unaware, anytime an iTunes title drops from 4K to HD, it means a change is being made. So it looks like the Craig films will finally be upgrading to HDR on iTunes!

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