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Bond 25 (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Nate Spidgewood, Oct 17, 2017.

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Which studio/company do you want to co-finance and distribute Bond 25?

  1. Warner Bros.

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. Sony Pictures

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. 20th Century Fox

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    21.4%
  4. Universal Pictures

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    3.6%
  5. Annapurna Pictures

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. Apple

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Amazon

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Jake Lipson

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    If he's coming back that quickly, it should mean they don't have to delay the release any further.

    I do wonder, though, if United Artists/Annapurna will be around to distribute it or not. They've had flop after flop. It would not surprise me if they fold before April 2020 and Universal (which already has the foreign distribution rights) just ends up taking over North America as well.
     
  2. Jake Lipson

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    From the official James Bond social media accounts:

     
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    "Fleabag" creator/"Killing Eve" Season 1 showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge spoke to Deadline about her work polishing the script for the Bond movie that's shooting now:

    “There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women,” she said. “I think that’s bollocks. I think he’s absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to this character.”
     
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    It's interesting to me. I love Pierce Brosnan, he is a gentleman. The Pierce Brosnan era was supposed to be the good era for women, the change, especially the way they marketed it and in the first movie the way M talked to Bond. Recently I saw the movies again and I couldn't believe how badly they treated women in the Brosnan movies. It's some times as bad as some of Sean Connery's worst.

    Then the Daniel Craig era started. Was not a fan of him. You think the guy that looks rugged and that way, it's not going to look great for women in these new movies and I was completely surprised. From the top of my head I can't remember one bad instance in a Daniel Craig movie. I remember there was some talks about him and Berenice Marlohe in one shower scene, but frankly it didn't jump out to me the way some of Pierce Brosnan stuff makes me cringe. And also he had women his own age!

    So overall I think in terms of treating women things have changed a lot between the Brosnan and Craig era and for better. A lot better. It also helps that I like the Craig movies a lot more than the Brosnan movies.
     
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    More issues on the Bond set: a crew member has been injured, and the stage has been damaged, during the filming of a controlled explosion:

    More at the link:

    https://variety.com/2019/film/global/bond-25-explosion-set-injures-one-person-damages-stage-1203232858/
     
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    I'll swear, this film seems cursed!
     
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    That is too bad.

    Hope everyone recovers soon.
     
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    Generally when a movie seems cursed, it's because the production's culture encourages unnecessary risktaking, with the stunt coordinator and special effects guys pressured to cut corners to make the schedule.

    Not saying that's what's happened in this case, but I wouldn't be surprised, either.
     
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    Daniel Craig is back to training because filming resumes next week even though he's still got his leg in a cast.

    https://www.thewrap.com/daniel-craig-bond-25-leg-cast/

    If this wasn't already being viewed as his last film, the parade of challenges it has faced is making sure that it is.
     
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    Agreed.
    Bond 25: A Final Way To Die

    Hope the production finishes smoothly from here on out.

    The Craig films are coming to UHd Blu Ray in September btw. Not officially announced yet.
    There’s also rumors that these will be used as a gauge for the rest of the films on UHd Blu ray. I hope this is not true. Paramount did the same with the newer Star Trek films.
     
  13. Malcolm R

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    I don't really have any interest in Bond on UHD, but if I did buy them I'd be more interested in the pre-Brosnan films than anything in the Brosnan/Craig era, so I'm not sure using the Craig films as a barometer is the smart thing to do. But then again, when has MGM ever been accused of being smart?
     
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    I'm sure they'll all be released sooner or later. If the Bonds aren't perceived as bankable, there's no hope for catalogue titles.
     
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    The Bond movies, especially the early ones, will be essential on UHD. I have never seen an older film look as good as Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, etc. on blu-ray. I maintain that unless you were in Jamaica when they filmed Dr. No and have better than 20/20 vision, no ever saw the films look as good as they do on blu-ray. I don't think screen projection in 1963 was even as good.
     
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    I actually don't think it's unreasonable.

    The modern Craig films have all been huge box office successes; they're the most commercially successful films out of the entire series, with Skyfall crossing the $1 billion mark. I think those films are likely to be bigger sellers on the UHD format than the older films. That's not to say that the Craig films are the ones I think are the best or the ones I want the most, but I think the marketplace reality is that those films are the ones which will have the best chance of selling well on physical media at this particular moment in time.
     
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    I have. Imo the 4K versions on iTunes all look better than the Blu rays.
     
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    Which is exactly why we need them on UHD.
     
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    I was curious to see how the Craig films would fare when adjusted for inflation. Still pretty well, it turns out. These are the international grosses adjusted for inflation, though I'm not sure how accurate the numbers on some of the earlier films are:

    1. Skyfall - $1.2B
    2. Thunderball - $1.1B
    3. Goldfinger - $1B
    4. Spectre - $950M
    5. Live and Let Die - $928M
    6. You Only Live Twice - $851M
    7. The Spy Who Loved Me - $781M
    8. Casino Royale - $757M
    9. Moonraker - $740M
    10. Diamonds Are Forever - $733M
    11. Quantum of Solace - $685M
    12. From Russia with Love - $652M
    13. Die Another Day - $615M
    14. Goldeneye - $598M
    15. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - $572M
    16. The World is Not Enough - $556M
    17. For Your Eyes Only - $549M
    18. Tomorrow Never Dies - $540M
    19. The Man with the Golden Gun - $504M
    20. Dr. No - $500M
    21. Octopussy - $481M
    22. The Living Daylights - $430M
    23. Never Say Never Again - $411M
    24. A View to a Kill - $362M
    25. Licence to Kill - $322M
     
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    I've seen archival prints of Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger in the past decade or so, and while I prefer the look of 35mm, the blu-rays reveal far more detail. Colour on the other hand...
     
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