Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection (22 film set)

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  1. mlock

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    Ah, thanks a bunch for the clarification! Once again, my original feelings re: the Bond 50 blu ray set depend on reviews, specifically the new, additional features.
     
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    I've already got this pre-ordered! Have been waiting for what seems like forever for them release these all on Blu. There are still a bunch I have to this day never seen. I picked up the complete series on DVD, but then they started to re-release them on Blu so I sold the DVDs with plans to watch them for the first time on Blu. This was probably a big mistake as the wait has been so long!
     
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    This is my number christmas item this year
     
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    I'm not sure what special features they could add that would be compelling ($200 compelling). They are already loaded. The 10 BD's that have been released so far look stunning so I'm very excited. The only thing I'm really hoping for is beautiful transfers and the issues with OHMSS to be corrected.

    I'm buying it regardless but I'll be interested to see if they change the menus. The current ones are awesome.
     
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    I definitely have some interest in this. I dropped an arm and a leg on the four dvd sets about 5 years ago, so i'm not terribly anxious to spend so much money on these (awesome) films again. However, I've heard all the great things said about the restorations of the early films, and I'd absolutely love to have these in HD. So I'll pay close attention to this set, maybe bide my time a little, and hope to find a decent sale price sometime down the line. I mean, look at what the dvd sets were going for only a year or so after being released. One sticking point, however: Quantum of Solace is obviously going to be receiving an upgrade to coincide with the release of Skyfall. If the edition of QoS in this set is revealed to be the same-old-same-old, it will really sour my opinion. There's nothing worse than an "Ultimate" box set that is clearly NOT.
     
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    Yeah I enjoyed all the features from the previous dvd editions, so the new features will have to be pretty damn good. I also already own a couple of the current blu rays, so all the more reason to wait for the eventual, individual copies of Goldeneye and Spy/Loved Me. Personally was never a fan of OHMSS, but I fully acknowledge it does have a solid fan base. Just can't stand Lazenby. To each their own :)
     
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    Yeah, this is definitely a must-buy for me.
     
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    Are you region-free yet Dave? At the UK pre-order price you'd be paying less than $6 per film. I'd rather have the region A set. But the $80 difference in price is too huge. If you've been considering the region-free plunge this set seems like the perfect excuse to upgrade.

    Everything you've heard about the restorations of the early Connery films is true. Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger look really spectacular. I was truly awe-struck the first time I watched those discs. Here's hoping we get You Only Live Twice, OHMSS, and Diamonds Are Forever in similar quality.
     
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    no, not region free, yet. I never went region free with dvds either. i know i should. it would make things a lot simpler. just though of this question right now: are region free blu ray players automatically region free for dvd as well? maybe a stupid question...

    i'd say only about 25-30% of my blu ray purchases have been upgrades. its not something i tend to do a lot. so, like i said, i'll probably wait it out, see what kind of prices the set is fetching a few months after release. I'd love to see OHMSS in HD as well, it's always been one of my favorites.
     
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    I'd assume most region-free Blu-ray players are region-free for DVDs as well (my modified Oppo handles both and most others I've read about do too). But you'd definitely be wise to read the fine print.

    I understand about not wanting to spend too much on upgrades. I've wrestled with it too. Fortunately I've been able to save a ton of money through Amazon UK. The Alien and Lethal Weapon boxes were both under $40 shipped to the United States. So if you like box sets you can definitely save some money down the line by making the region-free leap.
     
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    Like others have said, I'm not sure I want to re-buy the ones I already have on Blu. But On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Spy Who Loved me are must-owns. I have a fondness for THe Living Daylights too.
     
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    Speaking of region free, does anyone own, and can recommend, the Seiko region free player from Wal Mart? My local store has a couple sitting on the shelf for about $75, wondering if it's worth it.
     
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    OOps! Forgot to add the quote. Speaking of region free, can anyone recommend the Seiko 660 player from Wal Mart? They have a couple sitting on the shelf at my local store for about $75. Are they worth it?
     
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    Just picked up the DVD of the 1967 version of Casino Royale since it has the 1954 made-for-TV movie for less than $4 like new from Amazon, the 1967 Blu-ray of Casino Royale also on Amazon for less than $12 new, and a like new copy of Never Say Never Again on Blu-ray from eBay for $10. I'm ready for this collection now. :)
     
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    I have the more recent DVD SE with the making-of an commentary, but i was really disappointed that it didn't contain the tv movie. ever since i got it, i've been thinking about picking up the earlier edition, just for that. i wonder why they didn't include it? rights issues?
     
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    I have no idea. Since the DVD is OOP, I don't want to chance that it won't be included in the box set.
     
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    Amazon has the set on there for $199.99 right now. It was more the other day. I recommend those who are interested pre-order it (you can always cancel it later) in case the price increases.
     
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    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8755

    "In September, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring the Bond 50 collection to Blu-ray. Commemorating the iconic spy's fiftieth anniversary, the box set bundles together twenty-two Bond thrillers, nine of which make their respective Blu-ray debuts through this package.

    Titles include (* denotes new-to-Blu-ray):

    Dr. No (1962)
    From Russia with Love (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Thunderball (1965)
    You Only Live Twice (1967)*
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)*
    Diamonds Are Forever (1971)*
    Live and Let Die (1973)
    The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)*
    Moonraker (1979)
    For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    Octopussy (1983)*
    A View to a Kill (1985)*
    The Living Daylights (1987)*
    Licence to Kill (1989)
    GoldenEye (1995)*
    Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)*
    The World is Not Enough (1999)
    Die Another Day (2002)
    Casino Royale (2006)
    Quantum of Solace (2008)

    While the exact technical specifications are still unknown for this twenty-three-disc set, each feature has been mastered in high definition. MGM and Sony have detailed the supplementary materials, which are extensive; Bond 50 more than 122 hours of in-depth bonus features, such as:

    Disc One: Dr. No
    Commentary with director Terence Young and cast and crew
    Six behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Two: From Russia With Love
    Commentary with Terence Young and cast and crew
    Two behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Animated storyboard sequence
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Three: Goldfinger
    Commentary with director Guy Hamilton
    Commentary with the cast and crew
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original screen tests with Theodore Bikel and Tito Vandis
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Original publicity featurette
    Original radio interviews with Sean Connery
    Photo galleries

    Disc Four: Thunderball
    Commentary with Terence Young
    Commentary with editor Peter Hunt and screenwriter John Hopkins
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Five: You Only Live Twice
    Commentary with director Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Animated storyboard sequence
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Six: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Commentary with director Peter Hunt and cast and crew
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Seven: Diamonds Are Forever
    Commentary with director Guy Hamilton and cast and crew
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Deleted scenes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots

    Disc Eight: Live and Let Die
    Commentaries with director Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore, and Tom Mankiewicz
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Nine: The Man with the Golden Gun
    Commentary with Guy Hamilton and the cast and crew
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Two behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Ten: The Spy Who Loved Me
    Commentary with Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots

    Disc Eleven: Moonraker
    Commentary with Lewis Gilbert and cast and crew
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original theatrical trailer
    Photo gallery

    Disc Twelve: For Your Eyes Only
    Commentary with director John Glen and the cast and crew
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Commentary with Producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Animated storyboard sequences for snowmobile chase and underwater
    Music video performed by Sheena Easton
    Deleted scenes and expanded angles
    Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots
    Photo galleries

    Disc Thirteen: Octopussy
    Commentary with John Glen
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Original screen tests with James Brolin
    "All Time High" music video
    Original theatrical trailers

    Disc Fourteen: A View to a Kill
    Commentary with John Glen and the cast and crew
    Commentary with Roger Moore
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    "A View to a Kill" music video performed by Duran Duran
    Original theatrical trailers and TV spots

    Disc Fifteen: The Living Daylights
    Commentary with John Glen and cast and crew
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Deleted scenes with introductions from Director John Glen
    "The Living Daylights" music video performed by A-Ha
    Original theatrical trailers

    Disc Sixteen: Licence to Kill
    Commentary with John Glen and cast
    Commentary with producer Michael G. Wilson and crew
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes
    "Licence to Kill" music video performed by Gladys Knight
    "If You Asked Me To" music video performed by Patti LaBelle
    Opening titles sequence
    Original theatrical trailers
    Photo galleries

    Disc Seventeen: GoldenEye
    Commentary with director Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson
    Eight behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Deleted scenes
    "GoldenEye" music video performed by Tina Turner

    Disc Eighteen: Tomorrow Never Dies
    Commentary with director Roger Spottiswoode and Dan Petrie, Jr.
    Commentary with Vic Armstrong and Michael G. Wilson
    Two behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Interview with composer David Arnold
    Deleted/Extended scenes with introduction from Roger Spottiswoode
    "Tomorrow Never Dies" music video performed by Sheryl Crow
    Moby's version of the James Bond theme

    Disc Nineteen: The World Is Not Enough
    Commentary with director Michael Apted
    Commentary with Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong
    Four behind-the-scenes featurettes
    Opening titles sequence
    "The World Is Not Enough" music video performed by Garbage
    Deleted/Extended/Alternate scenes
    Original theatrical trailer
    Photo galleries

    Disc Twenty: Die Another Day
    Commentary with director Lee Tamahori and Michael G. Wilson
    Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike
    Five behind-the-scenes featurettes
    MI6 Datastream trivia track with branching video
    Opening titles sequence
    Photo galleries

    Disc Twenty-One: Casino Royale
    Behind-the-scenes featurettes: - Becoming Bond
    - James Bond: For Real
    Chris Cornell "You Know My Name" music video

    Disc Twenty-Two: Quantum of Solace
    Two behind-the-scenes featurettes
    "Another Way to Die" music video by Jack White and Alicia Keys
    Original theatrical trailers

    Disc Twenty-Three: All-new Supplementary Materials
    The World of Bond featurettes with optional pop-up trivia option
    Being Bond insights from Bond performers Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig
    Skyfall videoblogs that cover the making of the upcoming Bond adventure

    Bond 50 streets on September 25th."

    I hope the extra listings are not final cuz I want EVERYTHING from the previous releases to be ported over. I'd also like their to be new anniversary editions of Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again just to complete the set.
     
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    Does anyone know if CASINO ROYALE is the cut US version?
     
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