Will the bad CGI be fixed for Die Another Day DVD?

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  1. Brandon Allen

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    After all the money that was made during its theatrical run, will they invest some to fix the obvious CGI in the movie for the DVD release?
     
  2. Matt<>Broon

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    I doubt it frankly. I don't think the DVD mastering process is likely to have a spare budget for replacing the special effects that were after all deemed 'good enough for the film'.

    Bond it may be, the cash cow that FotR et al are with their special editions it almost certainly isn't.


    (Put away the flamethrowers, I liked FotR and the extended cut )[​IMG]
     
  3. Bryan Tuck

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    Besides, part of the fun of watching the older Bond movies is the evolution of action movie F/X. In 15-20 years, we'll look back and say, yep, that's when they started using digital stunt doubles for 007; don't they look funny? (Of course, we're saying that already, but still... [​IMG]
     
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    It may look okay on television. It just looked awful when blown up on a 40' movie screen.

    Neil
     
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  6. Michael Reuben

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    If the CG effects (or any other part of the film) were altered for the DVD release, you can bet there'd be a hue and cry over alterations to the original work. [​IMG]

     
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    Again, Matt.. I am not so sure on your assumption. The Bond fans are a pretty passionate group and it spans so many different demographics and ages and genders.

    -- Matt
     
  9. Matt<>Broon

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    True. [​IMG]

    Weirdos. (So says the man staring at his Alien:Legacy box set and wondering if he can justify buying the upcoming 9 disk edition...):b [​IMG]

    I STILL don't think we'll see new cgi. :p)
     
  10. Britton

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    If you didn't gouge out your eyes at the sight of the horrible GCI on a movie screen, I think you should be able to deal with it in a home theater setup [​IMG]

    GCI stunt doubles suck though. The Bond movies have always seemed to pride themselves on doing cool stunts with real people.
     
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  12. Michael Harris

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    Of course, we could demand that one of the biggest gaffes in movie history be fixed in "Live and Let Die" when we see a "Soviet" space shot being launched from Cape Canaveral (not many palm trees in Khazakstan). Maybe Lucas can loan ILM to "fix" it.
     
  13. Jesse Skeen

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    I'm still pissed about the boom mike being removed from "Goldeneye"- it showed up in theatrical release when he says "The writing's on the wall" but was cropped out on the laserdisc- it was NOT a framing error in the theatres as I was the one running the projectors!
     
  14. Matt Naglieri

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    Just watched the region 2 version of Die Another Day last night on my 45" hdtv it looks very unrealistic at many points throughout the film. Most likely the transfer will be the same or similar.

    Most of the shots in the film are an obvious giveaway as cgi and are very noticeable on the dvd .

    I wonder how much of this film was actually shot on location?
     
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    Michael,
    the Bond movie you are referring to with the Soviet space shot, taking off from Cape Canaveral, was You Only Live Twice, not Live and Let Die.

    Any BOND fan would know this.

    Ian
     
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  17. Jesse Skeen

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    Because it made it into theaters with that error intact, so that's how the movie should be preserved. What if they went back and redid "The World Is Not Enough" so that it didn't suck? [​IMG]
     
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    i must have been asleep during die another day cause i really didn't notice any really bad cgi shots during the film...
    can someone mention specific scenes
    i thought it was cool
     
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  20. Matt Naglieri

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    all the close ups during the hovercraft chase at the beginning of the film were done in front of a screen. It looked no different then a very low budget television show effect.
     

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