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Press Release TCFHE Press Release: The Daniel Craig Collection (4k UHD)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Osato

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    Mae have to buy or they won’t give us the rest though.

    remember the threat!

    I will order shortly. I’ll be selling the blu ray discs and the 2k blu ray digital codes too.
     
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    I've watched all 4 and think they look very good.

    I also think the BDs looked good.

    The 4Ks get the usual format improvements - stronger colors and blacks - but I can't claim any of them substantially improve on the BDs.

    In the future, I'll definitely go 4K, as they feel more stable and precise, but I don't think they blow away the BDs...
     
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    good to know!
    I’m hoping to order the set today or Monday.

    puzzled that Target is not carrying the release.
     
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    On my Sony UBP-X800, 4K discs for QoS and SF keep freezing, skipping, blocking, etc. They are both on the flip tray of the case. When I received the set, the discs were secured on the spindles. But after I took them off to play them, they won't stay on the spindles. CR and S both play fine and they are on the case's spindles. Coincidence? I returned the first set I bought due to the same issues, and the replacement set does the same thing! All of my other 4K discs play fine, including those from Fox (e.g., Die Hard, Alien, Predator).

    I thought it was the player and maybe it is. I don't have another 4K player to test these out on. And I don't know if I want to do this a third time. The retailer I bought it from doesn't have any in stock to exchange and the price has gone up.

    Does anyone else have this issue on a UBP-X800? T.I.A.
     
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    I haven’t had a chance to watch them. I don’t have a Sony player. I did have issues with my case as well. It was damaged during shipment.

    I have an lg player and I will have to test the discs very soon.

    I don’t watch the Craig bonds very often but I wanted to support this release as several reviewers have commented it is a sales test for other 007 films on the UHd Blu ray format.
     
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    They include the same extras from the previously released Blu-rays. Did you expect new/added bonus features?

    And FWIW, the extras on "H&S" look impressive due to quantity but the quality is less than stellar. The longest featurette barely hits 5 minutes, and some span a mere 2 minutes or less...
     
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    the extras on the Craig films were not “An All Time High”.
    John Cork was sorely needed!!!
     
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    Judgments of bonus features are subjective, but I thought the extras on "Skyfall" were solid. 2 commentaries and a very good hour-long documentary = nice collection.

    "SPECTRE" was the disappointment, but the other 2 have pretty useful materials. It's still a disappointment "Casino" lacks the old audio commentary, but it comes with extras as good or better than "H&S", and "Quantum" has some decent stuff...
     
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    Rumor that singles of the Craig’s my be coming in February or March. Unconfirmed but it may be for France and other countries only...
     
  12. Josh Steinberg

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    The two disc BD set of Casino that Sony put out in 2008 is a keeper for its extensive bonus material. I just figure I’m never getting rid of that one in addition to whatever it may get supplemented with down the road.
     
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    It remains a shame they dropped that material from the subsequent releases.

    Maybe there was some contractual reason?
     
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    Admittedly I did glance at Hobbs & Shaw...yes there isn't much substance there but there are extensive alternate and deleted scenes.

    Only 2 of the 4 Craig films have ever been "specialised". Pretty poor really. QoS released 10 years ago is well over due. Why not bring some value added content to the fans?!

    Not hyped at all for any Bond UHD's. My expectations are always low so not to be disapointed but doesn't stop me fantasising.
    I'm pretty sure they will continue to roll out their current "4k" transfers in the same way they've done Casino Royale & QoS which is a half way house. Even worse chopping extras. 0 out of 10 for effort.
     
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    quantum had a full directors commentary and special features were created as well. The release never occurred most likely due to the mgm woes. Not sure how accurate this info is or if the material still exists. We do know there was the deleted mr. white scene...
     
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    Yeah, and the commentary is pretty good, too, so "H&S" does come with some quality material - didn't mean to imply it's a Disc O' Crap.

    But the special features look a lot more impressive before you actually watch them! :D

    I really am getting sick of discs with 10 featurettes that're all like 3-5 minutes long and filled with little more than "he was/she was/we were great:...
     
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    Yeah, I always wanted those special features having heard about them for YEARS. Even if it is for QOS.
     
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    Agreed. And I hate having to navigate a zillion button pushes to watch what often adds up to being less than an hour’s worth of material. I remember being told at one point that the reason for ten shorter clips vs one longer featurette has to do with how the talent is paid. Apparently union rules require payment for appearing in things of a certain length but if it’s under that length, it can be considered a lower tier of work that doesn’t require payment or residuals.
     
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    I always thought that was only if the "long program" would be like an hour or so, but I could be wrong - or it may have changed.

    IIRC, Uni BDs like "H&S" offer a "play all" option for the extras.

    I don't follow that because when I review this stuff, I treat it separately - usually. I sometimes don't feel like writing 10 separate paragraphs and just plop it all under one umbrella, but normally I do each featurette on its own.

    Easier to combine them, but it usually feels like a cop out!
     
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    it doesn’t feel like one that they will come back to. It was really surprising as there wasn’t a lot of the disc at the time and the special edition of casino royale had just come out I believe...
    I assumed that the quantum of solace she blu ray would’ve been out in 2009 or so. But mgm had financial woes at that time too.

    14 of the other 007 films are streaming in 4K on amazon prime. No hdr.
     

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