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Old 01-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection (22 film set)

Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection

There's also a UK version (October 1st release date) of the set that's cheaper.

No word on individual releases of the films that never got them on Blu-ray. Typical...

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At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the guests at the James Bond Directors' Panel - guests that included directors John Glen (Licence to Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye), and Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough) as well as actresses Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) - made a special announcement regarding the franchise's future on Blu-ray.

This year, MGM 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 includes twenty-two Bond thrillers - including nine never-before-released on Blu-ray - beginning with Dr. No and ending with Quantum of Solace.

Though the exact technical and supplementary specifications are still unknown, MGM and Fox's official press release notes that the films have been "produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation...with more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content."

While the two studios have not yet set a street date, MGM's Senior Vice President Michael Brown told CES that "[Bond 50] is a great way for fans to catch up on 007's epic journey before Skyfall hits theaters" on November 9th, 2012.

Bond 50 is available for pre-order at Amazon for $199.99.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Yep. The UK version is over $60 cheaper right now. Speculation is that it won't be region-free. But my modified Oppo can handle region B. I think I'm going the British route.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Now I will agonize over whether or not to sell my current 007 BDs.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Here's more good news. The item page for the UK version shows a price of 89.99. But when I pre-ordered I was actually charged only 74.99. With shipping to the US the set is 78.07--roughly $120!!!

Hopefully they honor the lower price. What a deal. I already own 8 of the included films on Blu (including 3 I just picked up at the Amazon after Christmas sale, AGGGGHHH!). But for that price I can't pass this set up.

I can't wait to see OHMSS in HD. Hopefully they resolve the color timing and 5.1 balance issues that somewhat mar the Ultimate Edition DVD. Those issues distract me more than the clumsily replaced sound effects at a few points.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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I wish they were releasing these singularly but I'll get the set anyway. I have ten out of the thirteen currently release Bond Blu-rays, and I still own the four Ultimate Edition DVD box sets. I should be able to get $100+ for all of those, leaving the price tag at less than $100 on Amazon US (and that price may even go down over time). I wouldn't be able to get the remaining twelve discs for less than that.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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It looks like Amazon will offer $5 each for the existing Bond Blu-rays through their buy back program. I think I'll take the $40 before they drop the per disc price.
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I'm glad I waited. $200 is a fair price when you consider the number of movies. I'm curious what the bonus features entail.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Definitely been feeling Bond lately... faves include Octopussy,For Your Eyes Only,and (*gulp*) View to a Kill...I'm a fan of Roger Moore's films,having grown up around that era...the ultimate DVD versions work fine for me though,at least for now.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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Here's more good news. The item page for the UK version shows a price of 89.99. But when I pre-ordered I was actually charged only 74.99. With shipping to the US the set is 78.07--roughly $120!!!

Hopefully they honor the lower price. What a deal. I already own 8 of the included films on Blu (including 3 I just picked up at the Amazon after Christmas sale, AGGGGHHH!). But for that price I can't pass this set up.
They will honor the lower price. The prices that appear on Amazon.uk include Britain's value added tax, or VAT, which is the country's national sales tax. But that tax only applies when shipping to domestic addresses, so when they see that you have a foreign address it gets removed. It's always good for a nice little discount when ordering from the UK.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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Thanks Jeremy. I appreciate the explanation. I'll keep that "discount" in mind going forward.

That's a brutal tax! 20%? Ouch.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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Already pre-ordered it on Amazon today. Can't wait until it October when it comes out! Best day of my life
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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Vintage Stock offered me $21 for the three BD volumes and $4 for LICENCE TO KILL. For that price I'll hold onto them.

A VIEW TO A KILL is your favorite bloodthrill? Oh dear gawd. I despise that film. Grandpa Roger is so old and Tanya Roberts terrible, even by Bond Girl standards. Oh well, the opening credits are awesome.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
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They will honor the lower price. The prices that appear on Amazon.uk include Britain's value added tax, or VAT, which is the country's national sales tax. But that tax only applies when shipping to domestic addresses, so when they see that you have a foreign address it gets removed. It's always good for a nice little discount when ordering from the UK.
Thatīs right about the lower price but thatīs wrong about VAT.

Prices on Amazon donīt have VAT included until you made the checkout... I donīt live in the UK but live in Europe and almost every item comes with VAT at checkout.

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Thatīs right about the lower price but thatīs wrong about VAT.

Prices on Amazon donīt have VAT included until you made the checkout... I donīt live in the UK but live in Europe and almost every item comes with VAT at checkout.
Not quite sure on what you're trying to say here, as your English grammar is a little off. But if it's what I think (that you get charged VAT when shipping to your country), then perhaps there's an E.U. treaty covering sales taxes that doesn't apply to shipping to America. I don't order from Amazon.uk any longer, but used to order from them a lot, and just tried to place a mock order now, and everything I placed in my cart was lower priced than what was listed on the item page once I got to checkout. It very specifically said "Total before VAT" when listing the order subtotal, and VAT was zero.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE Bond fan, but I already own the DVD boxsets (cause it was way cheaper then avoiding the couple I didn't like as much) and only intend on buying Goldeneye and Spy/Loved Me when they are available individually on blu ray. Unless the additional/exclusive features are exceptional, I'll wait.
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