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#151 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:42 AM

Honestly, I think this is one of the better sets they've put out presentation-wise, but it doesn't change the fact that the bonus disc is awful (mainly just cut together clips of all gadgets, villains, etc and the SkyFall video blogs, which you can just get online. No new insight, really disappointing.) and the special features are the same as the UE DVDs.

So, honestly, if you own the first batch and can get the final 9 cheaper than the set itself, it wouldn't be a bad idea to go that way. Keep in mind, though, that (as far as I know) the cases won't match the previous releases.

Anyway, I really, really love the box set, and think it's a hell of a deal for $150. Problem is, it's a great presentation, but it completely packs any real new features. So, base your decision on that.

All I know is that I'm fucked either way, since I own the previous releases, the box set, and... well, if they really release the standalones with the same covers the UK is getting, I won't be able to help myself. That'd make them, let's see here, my fifth full set of the films. Which, obviously, is totally necessary. Sigh.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

I forgot to mention I picked up (as in held in my hand, not bought) the blu ray box set at Target, and it just felt so...underwhelming. Considering there are 22 films and 50 years (or so) of history in it, just the size of it felt pretty minor. The Avengers set and that Harry Potter collection thing seem like much bigger box sets and those are what, one third of the content of Bond 50. So maybe if you're still not convinced either way, go and hold one and see if that sways you! I would much rather have all 22 films in individual cases.

#153 ssjmichael

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

I forgot to mention I picked up (as in held in my hand, not bought) the blu ray box set at Target, and it just felt so...underwhelming. Considering there are 22 films and 50 years (or so) of history in it, just the size of it felt pretty minor. The Avengers set and that Harry Potter collection thing seem like much bigger box sets and those are what, one third of the content of Bond 50. So maybe if you're still not convinced either way, go and hold one and see if that sways you! I would much rather have all 22 films in individual cases.


This is seriously dumb. You're complaining because it's too small? Um, that's a good thing. It doesn't come with a bunch of useless crap that makes it overinflated in size and price. It amazes me what ppl find to bitch at. You're getting 22 movies for $150 and your whining about it not having enough heft, lmfao.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Sir, you are worthy of your CAG handle. :applause:

Agreed. Guess I know who I could send my slipcovers to that were from my single movie releases I no longer have. ;)

#155 styl3s

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

This is seriously dumb. You're complaining because it's too small? Um, that's a good thing. It doesn't come with a bunch of useless crap that makes it overinflated in size and price. It amazes me what ppl find to bitch at. You're getting 22 movies for $150 and your whining about it not having enough heft, lmfao.

Agreed.

But like you said people find a way to bitch about anything.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Seems to be $170 at amazon now. Was contemplating, but unless it dips to $99 sometime (which I think is likely at some point), I think I can hold off. But it's still much better than the $699,999.52 price that camelcamel shows it was on Jan 10. What is that, some Dr. Evil price???

I have the first set that I paid $60 for, bought never say never separately, and painstakingly checked the complete listing of films on wikipedia and recorded the remainder off an HD channel via my hava though in slightly sub-HD quality to complete my set.(<--true OCD CAG) I think it was either tnt, g4 or something like that have marathons around certain holidays or months, where they have some hot girl host and give lesser known bond trivia about production between segments.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

Just got this today. I personally think it's a really nice set, and the only problem I have with it is that Skyfall's placeholder spot doesn't have a picture of that film's Bond Girl next to it.

Also, I'm worried that the Skyfall disc won't match the rest of the set. But this is all nitpicking, and as a whole I'm pretty happy with it.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:34 AM

I was an idiot and sold all my Bond Blu-Rays (and UE DVDs for the ones without Blu-Rays) including the 2-disc Casino Royale Blu-Ray to put towards the box set. Something came up financially, so I have to put the box set on hold, but now I'm hearing the set isn't all that anyway and I shoulda held on to what I have. I'm kicking myself hardcore right now.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

I travel a lot for work, and today I find myself in an area with Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target within 2 minutes of each other. Dammit, I don't have that much willpower.

Wal-Mart couldn't find their exclusives, but Target had them out. Target, however, only had one copy of each. They also had Licence to Kill in the new packaging, and I can confirm that the Dalton films are $14.99 at Target. TND and AVTAK are both $9.99. Weird. Best Buy also didn't have them. Maybe I'm just in a shitty area, but... yeah.

Anyway, I also discovered that they're re-releasing all of them with the new covers, but they're $17.99 a pop on Amazon, which... yeah, no. Still, it seems like all of the unreleased nine are $10 this week at their respective stores with the exception of The Living Daylights, so have at it. Well, if your stores stock them, anyway.

Oh, and I realize I have a problem. Really, I do. The new covers are just so... so pretty. Argh.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

Target has a Timothy Dalton tax.

In semi-related news, there's a really nice Bond 50th anniversary-edition Life magazine that I picked up at Target yesterday. I did not have a chance to read much of it, but it's pretty solid from what little I did read.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

I feel totally okay paying more for the Dalton films, so that works out. If AVTAK had been $15? Yeah, not so sure about that. Though, I do like how appropriately terrified Roger Moore looks on the new AVTAK cover. It's pretty fitting.

Which, not to beat a dead horse, I fucking love the new covers. They may not be amazing, but it's sure a hell of a lot better than the awful 'gold gun barrel' cut and paste jobs we've been getting. Seriously, guys, how hard was it to finally just use promo pictures with some different coloring? They're simple, yet 10x better than the past few releases.

In regards to your semi-related note... my friend picked that up for me, but I haven't seen it yet. She seemed to think I'd be pleased, though, so it's nice to hear some corroboration. I haven't been as on top of the magazines and smaller books this time around, which is mainly because of the 'James Bond Archives' book coming out next month. It's expensive, but it's 16 pounds of Bond history. I figure that'll tide me over, you know?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

Oh, huh. As it turns out, it's just a softcover version of this guy: http://www.amazon.co...s bond archives
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Apparently the BB exclusives won't be released till Oct. 23rd, unlike the ones coming from Target and WM.

Someone at blu-ray.com stated this:

I confirmed with a manager at B&B that the three titles "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME," "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" and "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" will come out on OCT. 23.

We both looked up the info on the Best Buy inventory computer list and that was confirmed.

That's the same day Skyfall premieres in London.



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

I travel a lot for work, and today I find myself in an area with Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target within 2 minutes of each other. Dammit, I don't have that much willpower.

Wal-Mart couldn't find their exclusives, but Target had them out. Target, however, only had one copy of each. They also had Licence to Kill in the new packaging, and I can confirm that the Dalton films are $14.99 at Target. TND and AVTAK are both $9.99. Weird. Best Buy also didn't have them. Maybe I'm just in a shitty area, but... yeah.

Anyway, I also discovered that they're re-releasing all of them with the new covers, but they're $17.99 a pop on Amazon, which... yeah, no. Still, it seems like all of the unreleased nine are $10 this week at their respective stores with the exception of The Living Daylights, so have at it. Well, if your stores stock them, anyway.

Oh, and I realize I have a problem. Really, I do. The new covers are just so... so pretty. Argh.


Thanks 007. Did they have the slipcovers?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

No slipcovers on the new releases. In case anyone doesn't know, these WILL NOT match the look of the previous releases, so be aware of that. All new 50th Anniversary covers.

Thanks for the BB update. It's bizarre, but at least that means I can hold off on some spending. That sucks for anyone who wanted those films and didn't buy the set, though.

I haven't seen it myself, but word is that some Wal-Marts have a stand with their exclusives AND the new-artwork versions of the previous releases, all for $10 a piece. For anyone that doesn't own some of the previously available ones, it's not a bad deal.

#166 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Apparently the BB exclusives won't be released till Oct. 23rd, unlike the ones coming from Target and WM.

Someone at blu-ray.com stated this:


So much for the fucking Upgrade and Save idea. Hopefully they extend it a week so it overlaps with the Bond releases.

A guy a hope, can't he? :)

No slipcovers on the new releases. In case anyone doesn't know, these WILL NOT match the look of the previous releases, so be aware of that. All new 50th Anniversary covers.

Thanks for the BB update. It's bizarre, but at least that means I can hold off on some spending. That sucks for anyone who wanted those films and didn't buy the set, though.

I haven't seen it myself, but word is that some Wal-Marts have a stand with their exclusives AND the new-artwork versions of the previous releases, all for $10 a piece. For anyone that doesn't own some of the previously available ones, it's not a bad deal.


That sucks, but I had a feeling this news was coming. It was weird as hell that they weren't on the best buy website. Even best buy puts their bluray exclusives on their website. Maybe Target doesn't though. Thanks for the updates again 007.

When I started buying the bond bluray releases when they first came out, I had no idea it would be such a clusterfuck to buy them all.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

When I started buying the bond bluray releases when they first came out, I had no idea it would be such a clusterfuck to buy them all.


QFT. Although I will take my incredibly mismatched set as a badge of honor, that I was buying them as they came out. Some steelbooks (I did manage to buy all available Bond steels), some normal cases, some slipcovered, all mismatched artwork... it's quite appropriate for what a mess it's all been. In some ways I feel like we're lucky to finally be able to complete the set at all.

It seems like just yesterday I was down at Best Buy getting a PM to Fry's for the first wave of Steelbooks for like $16.99 each.. ;) don't think they should've done that. ;)

Now to get them all on the same shelf and display the horror for all to see! ;)

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

Just saw this on eBay:
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Does anyone know if there is a difference between the new and old editions of the bluray? If not $5 each is better than 10, so I will jump on this.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

The contents of the disc itself is the same, the only differences between the old and new releases is cover and disc artwork. So, if you don't care about them matching on a shelf, go for it.

Also, a heads-up for everyone... the last three exclusives (YOLT, OHMSS, TSWLM) are available online for store pick-up at Best Buy now. The ad dates them for this Tuesday, but I put an order in this morning and just got back from picking them up. As far as I could tell, they weren't on the shelf anywhere yet, so YMMV on just walking in and finding them. They all come with SkyFall movie cash, too.

So, that's five full sets for me now... one VHS, two DVD, two Blu-ray. I have a problem. An awesome problem, but a problem nonetheless.

#170 specter316

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the advice. There's obviously a limit to how many times I can see Skyfall in theaters, so I think that I'm gonna go for this.

#171 mykevermin

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Tried to pick up the 3 at a local Target, and they were sold out. What's the likelihood of restock, since they aren't available online? I'd hate to end up with 19 of the 22 on BD.
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#172 DNukem170

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

I would assume something as highly in demand as Bond movies will eventually come back in stock, especially since we're a month away from Skyfall.

Does anyone know if the Casino Royale BR has the Skyfall ticket promo?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

I would assume something as highly in demand as Bond movies will eventually come back in stock, especially since we're a month away from Skyfall.


In fairness, you'd also think they would've stocked more than one copy of each on release day, so... who knows, really.

I've been amazed at how annoying these have been to pick up. Target has poorly stocked theirs, and I've only found the Wal-Mart ones at 1 out of the 8 I've stopped at.

#174 DNukem170

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

Ordered OHMSS, picked it up, and then did a refund/rering using an U&S coupon. However, you have to wait 2 hours before you can refund a store pickup order, so it might not be really worth it now.

#175 mykevermin

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

Why did you re-ring it?
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

Why did you re-ring it?


Because you can't apply a coupon to a previous order without refunding it first.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:03 PM

gotcha. thanks. enjoying sir hilary bray in HD right now, huzzah for the early purchase tip, 007.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

The contents of the disc itself is the same, the only differences between the old and new releases is cover and disc artwork. So, if you don't care about them matching on a shelf, go for it.

Also, a heads-up for everyone... the last three exclusives (YOLT, OHMSS, TSWLM) are available online for store pick-up at Best Buy now. The ad dates them for this Tuesday, but I put an order in this morning and just got back from picking them up. As far as I could tell, they weren't on the shelf anywhere yet, so YMMV on just walking in and finding them. They all come with SkyFall movie cash, too.

So, that's five full sets for me now... one VHS, two DVD, two Blu-ray. I have a problem. An awesome problem, but a problem nonetheless.


The content of the new discs isn't exactly the same... the "Mission Control" function is missing. This isn't the biggest deal in the world since it was mostly a useless isolated scene selector function, but the textless title sequences were part of that function... I wish they had at least kept those on the existing Blu-rays and added them to the new-to-Blu flicks... :(

#179 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

Today I bought the 3 Target exclusive releases. My store had 3 copies of each exclusive sitting on the shelf today. It was the first time I looked for them, so I'm not sure if it was a restock.

I also bought the 3 Best Buy exclusives on release day for $4.99 a piece. They did a manual override to honor the upgrade and save coupons. I tried to buy them when the upgrade and save was active, but they couldn't sell them to me and told me to come back on release day for the $4.99 price.

All I need now are the three Walmart exclusives which are all in stock online on Walmart.com right now.

So for $75 + tax + a little gas money, I should complete my collection. I probably should have sold off my 13 original releases and bought the $149.99 complete collection. At least with the way I did it, I have 23 individual bluray cases (with mismatched artwork) to house my movies.

I'm thinking of buying this custom artwork for $6:
http://www.customani...golden-gun.html
What are your opinions about this artwork? It will cost about $6 just to download the images. I already have plenty of photo ink and photo paper to print them at home. Have you guys ever used this customaniacs website? I'm kind of scared to type my credit card info into this site.

Here's a pic someone posted on bluray.com of the artwork I'm talking about.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

Today I bought the 3 Target exclusive releases. My store had 3 copies of each exclusive sitting on the shelf today. It was the first time I looked for them, so I'm not sure if it was a restock.

I also bought the 3 Best Buy exclusives on release day for $4.99 a piece. They did a manual override to honor the upgrade and save coupons. I tried to buy them when the upgrade and save was active, but they couldn't sell them to me and told me to come back on release day for the $4.99 price.

All I need now are the three Walmart exclusives which are all in stock online on Walmart.com right now.

So for $75 + tax + a little gas money, I should complete my collection. I probably should have sold off my 13 original releases and bought the $149.99 complete collection. At least with the way I did it, I have 23 individual bluray cases (with mismatched artwork) to house my movies.

I'm thinking of buying this custom artwork for $6:
http://www.customani...golden-gun.html
What are your opinions about this artwork? It will cost about $6 just to download the images. I already have plenty of photo ink and photo paper to print them at home. Have you guys ever used this customaniacs website? I'm kind of scared to type my credit card info into this site.

Here's a pic someone posted on bluray.com of the artwork I'm talking about.

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They look alright, but I still prefer the "Zinema" style covers... (if you aren't familiar, just do a Google search for Zinema James Bond)

They look pretty nice and the best part about them is the fact that the spines line up to make a large 007 logo... they look quite classy, imho.