Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection (22 film set)

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    I just don't want to end up scratching the discs. I end up putting them (Kubrick, Star Wars, Alien & Battle Royale) in normal blu-ray cases to fit with the rest of my collection anyway.
     
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    It's doubtful it'll be different, since Amazon.uk displays a product photo with the book packaging also.
     
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    That figures. I need this set. I guess I'll be separating the discs by the Bond (i.e. 5 disc amaray case for the Sean Connery films, 1 for George Lazenby, so on and so forth).
     
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    That was the case with the Stars Wars set and in the end it was different...
    Let´s just hope Amazon UK is just using the picture of Amazon US.

    I don´t say it isn´t cool... and a great display thing.
    But in the end I just think about how to avoid scratches.
     
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    I've removed/replaced all of the discs in the Alien Anthology numerous times without introducing scratches. I love the book packaging. It's elegant, unlike blue amaray cases.
     
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    That's not what the main problem is though. My Kubrick set for example was packaged so tightly that I needed to exert force to initially remove each disc thus scratching each and every one in the set. Same thing with discs 3 & 4 from the recent AB Battle Royale Collector's Edition. My Star Wars & Alien discs didn't scratch, however I still put them in amaray cases to be sure.
     
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    If this is the final art for the Bond 50 for all countries, amaray cases are a solution, but in the end a lackluster one.

    Every set of every movie released should be beautiful, but at the same time pratical.
     
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    If this is the final art for the Bond 50 for all countries, amaray cases are a solution, but in the end a lackluster one.

    Every set of every movie released should be beautiful, but at the same time pratical.
     
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    Agreed. And unlike DVD, light scratches just aren't a danger due to the protective coating.
     
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    I hear what you're saying, but with the cost of the Boxset considered ($100 for Kubrick for example), I didn't want to risk any problems down the road. I fear something similar to the disc rot problem AB had with their DVD's as well as the disc rot problems Synapse has experienced with their blu-rays.
     
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    Just watched CASINO ROYALE (2006) again and was floored to see that neither the Collector's Edition BD or the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD have the Teaser or Trailer. Now I will be pissed if they recycle the CR disc. That is a huge omission.

    side note:
    I am sick. I really am beside myself that I can't watch a high quality version of the Teaser. I think the reason I never noticed before is that the previous times I watched CR was with a friend or brother. Watching the teaser is part of my Bond watching ritual.
     
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    As I've stated on other forums Zach Snyder's blu-rays don't include the trailers either. Drives me nuts.
     
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    I'm hoping there's a chance that the set will come with a movie pass for "Skyfall". Not that it's a big deal but given the price of the set especially when some of us have already bought half of the Bond films on Blu-Ray once already and the bad economy any type of savings is a good thing.
     
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    wow, the late 80's was a rough time for Bond, financially speaking. Poor Timothy Dalton. After that kind of reception, it's no wonder they waited so long to make GoldenEye.
     
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    In comparison to other Bonds, both Dalton movies had lower income. But still, both films were a financial success.

    They wanted to do a third movie with Dalton, because he had a contract for three Bond films, with the pre-production of the third film beginning in 1990, in order to be released in 1991. However, the film was cancelled due to legal issues between UA/MGM and EON, which lasted for four years. The legal battle ended in 1993, and Dalton was expected to return as James Bond in the next Bond film, which later became GoldenEye. Despite his contract having expired, negotiations with him to renew it took place.In an interview with the Daily Mail in August 1993, Dalton indicated that Michael France was writing the screenplay for the new film, and the production was to begin in January or February 1994. When the deadline was not met, Dalton made the announcement that he would not return as James Bond. At this time, he was shooting the mini-series Scarlett. The announcement for the new Bond came two months later, with Pierce Brosnan playing the role.
     
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    ^^ You are correct.

    I might be talking out my ass, but I believe EON wanted Brosnan even back before Moore's A VIEW TO A KILL but he couldn't get out of Remington Steele. As much as I love Dalton's movies, I would love to have seen what we would have got from a younger Brosnan. And I would give up Dalton to not have Moore's A VIEW TO A KILL.
     
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    This isn't true. John Glen's book confirms that Moore was the 1st choice for A View To A Kill (and all prior films since his appointment) all along. You're probably thinking of the fact that Cubby Broccoli met Brosnan while they were filming For Your Eyes Only. Brosnan was married to Cassandra Harris, who played the ill-fated Countess Lisl. Broccoli apparently recognized immediately that Brosnan had Bond potential and followed his career from that point forward.

    Brosnan was set to play Bond in The Living Daylights. But the publicity convinced the producers of Remington Steele to renew the series for another season. That cost him the role at that time because Broccoli wouldn't give the role to an actor who could be seen weekly on TV for free.
     

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