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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Rob Lutter, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    I won't be buying... I have my versions of Bond on DVD. I'll wait till HD-DVD to upgrade, thanks very much [​IMG]

    EDIT: WHOA! I'm the first post? That's weird! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jason Adams

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    http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articl...red.php3?t=&s=

    In the link is a description how they made 5.1 tracks out of soundtracks up to 40 years old.

     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Interesting to see MGM wanting to do more DTS.
     
  4. Jason Adams

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  5. jonathan_little

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    I love those "Dolby DTS" tracks.
     
  6. Britton

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    If it's true that these remastered DVDs will also have the mono tracks, you can count me in whenever these come out.
     
  7. Joshua_Y

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    I'm completely happy with the current DVD's...
     
  8. MikeHughes

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    what is the point in remixing soundtracks, that were never meant to be in surround(20 years and older)? Remixed in DTS, to boot. [​IMG]
    As if it would make any difference compared to a solid mono track. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll buy the three Sean Connery Bonds I don't have.
     
  10. Malcolm R

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    The only Bond I want that's not currently on remastered DVD is "The Living Daylights."
     
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    Kudos for including the original mono soundtrack, a shame some other studios rarely see the value in this.
     
  13. Dan Hitchman

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    The problem with the current classic Bond discs is that the negatives for most of them are in pretty bad shape (not considering the lousy compression jobs).

    Besides the audio remixes the negatives must be painstakingly restored. Not just the U.S. cuts, but the full uncensored European versions that the U.S. has never seen before.

    I'd be willing to double dip then.

    Dan
     
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    One benefit of this remastering program is that after Dr. No, the scores were originally recorded in stereo, which would be nice to hear for the first time.
     
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  16. Alistair_M

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    My understanding is that this is going to be a big upgrade for the James Bond series - all the older movies being properly restored and 5.1 mixes too. I wonder if the more recent films will have DTS to encourage people to upgrade them. It seems a bit pointless of having DTS for the older films.

    I'm guessing that the main reason is to create new transfers for HD-DVD and fully retoring them, then downconverting for DVD. I'm sticking by my prediction of HD-DVD by 2006.

    Like Die another day they may all be released as 2 disk releases.

    What would be interesting is if they expand on the extras too. John Cork did a great job with the current special editions - anyone know if he has commented that there's a lot of material left over?
    Some of the material in the audio commentaries sounded like they were actually from interviews so maybe they can be shown visually.
     
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  19. Gary->dee

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    For some reason I had been holding off on getting any of the Bond movies. I also didn't understand why some were out of print and I was even thinking of starting a thread about it. Now I know why! And I'm glad I've held off. I'd really like to get You Only Live Twice, which to my knowledge was never available on DVD. I guess I can wait a couple of years knowing better versions are on the way.
     
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    Correction Gary. You Only Live Twice was released...I own a copy. It was on the third wave on the first release.
     

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