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#61 Mako1215

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

I don't own any Bond movies...... Yes I'm ashamed of myself.

What are these other release people speak of?
I don't mind packaging, and all that so what is the best way to get ALL of the movies.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#62 shrike4242

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

I don't own any Bond movies...... Yes I'm ashamed of myself.

What are these other release people speak of?
I don't mind packaging, and all that so what is the best way to get ALL of the movies.

The Bond movies were released on BluRay in multiple ways.

There were three-movie sets that came out, which covered nine of the movies.

There were four movies not released in the three movie sets, as well as the other nine movies released individually. Some of the individual releases were also released as steelbooks, which I think was a Best Buy exclusive.

Never Say Never Again was a standalone release and not part of the thirteen movies mentioned above, and it's also not part of the Bond 50 release, again because it's not a "real" Bond movie.

Casino Royale is another one that's not part of the Bond 50 set because it's also not a "real" Bond movie. The 60's version is currently a Best Buy exclusive.

MGM had money issues and went into bankruptcy, so the other Bond movies were in limbo for being released. That's been fixed and that's why we're seeing Skyfall being release this year and these movies in a huge movie pack in time with that release.

So, if you bought the movies previously, you're likely to have either three three movie sets and four standalone titles, or thirteen standalone titles, not counting NSNA or CR.

There are nine movies that haven't been released separately and at this time are only part of the 22 movie Bond 50 pack. They should be released in separate releases, though we're only speculating to when. Some people don't want to double-dip the releases and will wait out the other nine movies on their own, others will trade/sell what they have and pick up this release with all of the movies in it.

#63 Mako1215

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

The Bond movies were released on BluRay in multiple ways.

There were three-movie sets that came out, which covered nine of the movies.

There were four movies not released in the three movie sets, as well as the other nine movies released individually. Some of the individual releases were also released as steelbooks, which I think was a Best Buy exclusive.

Never Say Never Again was a standalone release and not part of the thirteen movies mentioned above, and it's also not part of the Bond 50 release, again because it's not a "real" Bond movie.

Casino Royale is another one that's not part of the Bond 50 set because it's also not a "real" Bond movie. The 60's version is currently a Best Buy exclusive.

MGM had money issues and went into bankruptcy, so the other Bond movies were in limbo for being released. That's been fixed and that's why we're seeing Skyfall being release this year and these movies in a huge movie pack in time with that release.

So, if you bought the movies previously, you're likely to have either three three movie sets and four standalone titles, or thirteen standalone titles, not counting NSNA or CR.

There are nine movies that haven't been released separately and at this time are only part of the 22 movie Bond 50 pack. They should be released in separate releases, though we're only speculating to when. Some people don't want to double-dip the releases and will wait out the other nine movies on their own, others will trade/sell what they have and pick up this release with all of the movies in it.


Thank you god sir for the cliffnote.

I had gotten lost with it all. I think I might use my credit, and buy this seeing as I have $170 in AMZ credit.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#64 shrike4242

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:17 PM

Thank you good sir for the cliffnote.

I had gotten lost with it all. I think I might use my credit, and buy this seeing as I have $170 in AMZ credit.


Happy to help. I ended up putting in a preorder for the Amazon UK version to lock in the price and in the meantime, we'll see how it works out to see if it's region free or not. Can always pick up the Amazon US one at any point.

I think I'll trade in my Bond movies that I have and just pick up the complete collection, double-dip be damned. Most of them I picked up out of pocket for not a lot of money, so it's not a huge loss on the double dip.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:27 AM

So has it been confirmed how the films will be packaged? Do each have their own cases or is it some sort of booklet?

I have a feeling it's a booklet, in which case, I'll have to wait for individual releases :(

#66 ssjmichael

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:32 AM

Doesn't look like it'll be individual cases from the look of it. I'm guessing some sort of cardboard folding with disc slots. I'm picturing something along the lines of that Planet of the Apes blu set, but of course, many more discs.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:10 AM

Yup, that's my hangup about following Shrike's plan and trading in my individual titles so that I can buy this set -- I do not want to give up my individual cases for some box that won't fit on my shelf and will become a storage problem. I'm so over buying any of these collector's sets that aren't easy to store at this point.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

Its in my gold box today for $189.99. I already have 9 of the movies................ hmmmmmm.....

The posts above about the individual cases (or lack there of) makes me hesitant as well.

#69 shrike4242

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

So has it been confirmed how the films will be packaged? Do each have their own cases or is it some sort of booklet?

I have a feeling it's a booklet, in which case, I'll have to wait for individual releases :(

I would bet on a booklet, though as we've seen in past releases, sometimes they get revised to individual cases (Alien movies set, for example).

Doesn't look like it'll be individual cases from the look of it. I'm guessing some sort of cardboard folding with disc slots. I'm picturing something along the lines of that Planet of the Apes blu set, but of course, many more discs.

That would be my assumption as well, though as we saw from the UK versus US versions of some release (Battlestar Galactica, I think), we get different packaging for different regions.

I would that the Planets Of The Apes is a likely model that we'll be looking at.

Yup, that's my hangup about following Shrike's plan and trading in my individual titles so that I can buy this set -- I do not want to give up my individual cases for some box that won't fit on my shelf and will become a storage problem. I'm so over buying any of these collector's sets that aren't easy to store at this point.

As I have a number of the multi-disc sets that are non-standard packaging (Planet Of The Apes, Mel Brooks), it's a trade-off for the price savings.

I traded mine in, dropped them off with UPS this morning, so I'm down on the big box set plan. I'm hoping that the UK set ends up being region free, so that'll save some money.

Its in my gold box today for $189.99. I already have 9 of the movies................ hmmmmmm.....

The posts above about the individual cases (or lack there of) makes me hesitant as well.

I pre-ordered and just canceled it, and we'll see if it ends up in my Gold Box sometime in the next week or so. It would be backup plan if the UK release isn't region free.

#70 shrike4242

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

Random note that it's now up to $269.99 as of today.

Hope people got their pre-orders in early, since it may stay this high for a while.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

Maybe it's just me, but I'd think bumping the price up 70 bucks after having it for 200 (already pricey) for weeks will cliffdive the sells. Hopefully it does and makes them drop the price again cause I didn't pre order -_-

#72 shrike4242

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

No question that it was a dumb move to jack the price up $70, though it won't stay there long.

Could have also been a mistake in dropping the price down to $169.99 and they just fat-fingered it.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

No question that it was a dumb move to jack the price up $70, though it won't stay there long.

Could have also been a mistake in dropping the price down to $169.99 and they just fat-fingered it.


The UK set also went up 10 pounds to 89 so maybe they low-balled the MSRP around the world on it when it was first announced.

Either way, I'm thrilled I got in on the UK pre-order when it first went up as $122 (US) shipped is a hell of a lot better than Amazon's price domestically and I'm going to wager nobody is going to be in that price range at release date or even Black Friday this year at least. If it's not region free I still have a modded Oppo so I'm set.

#74 shrike4242

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:33 AM

I have pre-orders on the UK and US sets, so if the UK one is region free, then we're good to go for anyone that preordered the UK set.

If not, then the US set will have to do, which thankfully hit my gold box.

I'm betting that it may drop lower than the initial $199.99 MSRP, since I doubt nothing will happen to it while it's at $269.99.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:42 AM

the way UK Blu Ray been priced it make sense to pick up a region free Blu Ray player. Probably save more money in the long run.

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#76 ssjmichael

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

the way UK Blu Ray been priced it make sense to pick up a region free Blu Ray player. Probably save more money in the long run.


There's a good possibility it might be region free as most of the UK releases, despite what they said on amazon uk, turned out to be,

Also I'm not sure if everyone knows this, but at Blu-ray.com there's a thread showing how you can add a firmware to select Insignia Blu-ray Players to make them Region Free. This is without a doubt the cheapest and easiest way to get a region free player here, but sadly Insignia's build quality isn't so good (based on reviews). Their cheapest player is selling at bestbuy.com for $49.99 (refurb).

http://forum.blu-ray...ad.php?t=190357

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

but sadly Insignia's build quality isn't so good (based on reviews).


That's the main thing that's been holding me back from picking up an Insignia. If I start investing in a collection of region B/C blu-rays, I want to know that I'm reliably going to be able to play them. I keep eying the Oppo players, but man that's a lot of money...

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

Pre-ordered from the UK after seeing the price go up domestically. I guess I'm lucky, cause as a computer guy I've been messing with video and burning blu-rays for years. If for some reason I can't play these on my PS3's, etc. (and I'll bet we can), then I'll just use a ripping app to remove the region coding, and return to 50GB Blu without it. And god knows since I have all the movies on DVD already, I can always go back to those in a pinch. ;)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

That's the main thing that's been holding me back from picking up an Insignia. If I start investing in a collection of region B/C blu-rays, I want to know that I'm reliably going to be able to play them. I keep eying the Oppo players, but man that's a lot of money...

It's an investment in a quality piece of hardware to go with an Oppo. It's on my short list when I go looking for a standalone player.

Dropping a BDRW drive in my HTPC helped out with 1080i 50Hz items, as my copy of Doctor Who S5 is region free and 1080i 50Hz.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

It's an investment in a quality piece of hardware to go with an Oppo. It's on my short list when I go looking for a standalone player.

Dropping a BDRW drive in my HTPC helped out with 1080i 50Hz items, as my copy of Doctor Who S5 is region free and 1080i 50Hz.


I thought Doctor Who S5 was 1080p25... maybe I'm wrong about that.

EDIT: Yup, after doing a bit of research it looks as though 1080p25 isn't an accepted Blu-ray format and is encoded into 1080i50... I guess it would look just as good in that case, since it's still getting the full resolution of the 25 frames every second!

Edited by shrike4242, 14 February 2012 - 06:41 PM.


#81 ssjmichael

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:40 AM

This is back down to $199 again

#82 shrike4242

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:27 AM

Release date has finally been set for this, September 25th:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8755

Still the $199.99 price on Amazon, in case anyone was wondering.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:33 AM

If you order at amazon you get an exclusive hardcover book filled with Bond posters. This is an excerpted edition of this upcoming book.

Here's what the packaging looks like for the Bond 50 set. It is indeed a cofee table book style set with disc slots as I thought (warning: huge pic):

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Detail of the special features below. This set has 130 hours of bonus content, most just being ported over from the DVD versions:



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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

I'm... going... to... be... so... broke. Sigh.

Glad to see there's finally a release date, one that hopefully falls at least a month or two before the WiiU launch. That'd make my life a hell of a lot easier.

I normally despise the book style cases, but I don't mind this one too much. Given the number of discs they're dealing with, this appears to be the best of their options. I also have faith that it isn't going to be half-assed, but I could be wrong.

Like you said, the special features aren't surprising. They really created a fairly comprehensive set of features over the years, so a full overhaul doesn't seem to be in the cards. At least they added a new disc, so that's something.

#85 shrike4242

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

ssjmichael, in the comments on that Blu-Ray.com post I linked to, there's discussion that the extras from the Casino Royale CE may not be included, and the extra content that would have gone into the Quantum Of Solace CE that never came out.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

Yeah those aren't included unfortunately. They designated just 1 disc for each movie so that's probably the reason the extra disc that came with Casino Royale wasn't included. They should have made an exception for that of course, as well as for QoS.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Yeah those aren't included unfortunately. They designated just 1 disc for each movie so that's probably the reason the extra disc that came with Casino Royale wasn't included. They should have made an exception for that of course, as well as for QoS.

Agreed. No reason why I could see they'd exclude those items from the big pack, though we might get lucky and they'll include them by release time.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

Has anyone heard anything about the individual releases of the 9 previously unreleased blurays?

I really feel like such a sucker for buying each individual release up to this point. I'm an idiot for thinking I could complete my collection.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:54 PM

They'll surely be released at one point, but I can't see them coming out before this set as they are banking on some who own many of the existing films to double dip to get the new ones.

By next year some of them should start to be released individually.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

They'll surely be released at one point, but I can't see them coming out before this set as they are banking on some who own many of the existing films to double dip to get the new ones.

By next year some of them should start to be released individually.

Probably when Skyfall is release on BD and DVD is when we'll see the other movies go out individually.

Most likely between April and July of 2013, if I had to take a guess.