Bond Blu-ray and 4k Film Club

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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    That would be a nice Inclusion -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    Hmm maybe wishful thinking - they couldn't be bothered doing anything with QoS Blu Ray and Skyfall to a degree
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Yes, I can't understand why we haven't got a special edition Bluray for QOS. with loads of
    extras ? :#
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    It was probably forgotten about during the Release of SF.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    Ah well sounds like they are upping their game a little with the recent 4K editions in cinemas so maybe prepared better for the next format maybe??
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  • Markyb64Markyb64 Posts: 86MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Ah well sounds like they are upping their game a little with the recent 4K editions in cinemas so maybe prepared better for the next format maybe??
    Lets hope so...I'm off to see the double bill of LALD & TSWLM in 4K next Sunday so will report back then. To say I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve would be an understatement!!! :) {[]
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I sadly can't make the VUE Best of Bond Screenings :#
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    {[] It would be interesting to hear what they look like in 4k. :)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,856MI6 Agent
    Grrrr gutted I'm a month out on my trip to UK :(

    Cant wait to hear reviews on the quality and experience
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Yes, please tell us :)
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • sniperUKsniperUK UlsterPosts: 587MI6 Agent
    {[] It would be interesting to hear what they look like in 4k. :)

    Not as good as good quality film .
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I haven't seen anything yet in 4k, :# so don't know what I'm
    missing out on. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • JagJag Posts: 1,166MI6 Agent
    I haven't seen anything yet in 4k, :# so don't know what I'm
    missing out on. :D


    You are probably missing nothing, unless you have a giant display/screen!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) I was thinking, mainly of Cinema visits :D as I did notice a big improvement
    In the quality of the visuals when our local cinema upgraded its screens and new
    Digital projectors. ( I still think 3d is crap, on any screen ) :))
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,569MI6 Agent
    edited June 2015
    The downfall of movies shown on film as a viewing experience at most "modern" multiplexes was a combination of a lack of genuine skilled projectionists, poorly maintained projection equiptment (projector lamps either turned down to preserve lamp life or lamps overdue for replacement resulting in a poor dim screen image) a generally non-caring attitude re proper focus, framing and aspect ratios and substandard or worn/damaged film prints. Without question Digital Projection can still be fouled up or fail entirely due to computer glitches but at least there is no print to damage or wear out, the Digital Projectors (and their lamps) are new, thus brighter and in better shape generally by default and if everyrthing is set up properly, it is easier to run a movie.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I remember how many time we (the audience) used to yell "FOCUS!" during movies...
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sadly my local cinema with the upgrade to digital sacked the two
    Projectionists. :# both are friends of mine. So I got to see films on
    Run through nights ( checking everything was OK) before going on
    Release. It was fun going up to see how the films were projected, all
    The reels joined together to form one big reel, on a horizontal disc. Which
    Would go through the projector to wind itself on another big disc. Ready for
    the next screening.
    These are now in the past :# as the films come in on a pen drive, I guess in
    The future they be automatically downloaded to the projector.
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  • Brosnan_fanBrosnan_fan Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 521MI6 Agent
    OK, on to my next Bond film.


    THUNDERBALL (1965)

    With Bondmania now firmly establishing itself around the world, and now having a lot of money to play with, the Bond production team goes epic with this film, the fourth entry in the series.

    The total budget for Thunderball was more than the budgets of the three previous Bond films combined, and the film introduced new elements into the franchise: it was the first Bond adventure to incorporate underwater photography; the first Bond film to be filmed in widescreen Panavision; and it had Sean Connery performing the gun-barrel sequence for the first time (Bond stuntman Bob Simmons performed the gun-barrels for Dr. No through to Goldfinger).

    Terence Young has his third and final go in the Director's Chair, bringing us an intriguing thriller, involving an interesting story, and packed with great action sequences. The plot has the evil SPECTRE hijacking a bomber carrying two atomic bombs, which they threaten to detonate if their demands are not met. Naturally, M sends 007 to find the bombs, and to quash SPECTRE's plans.

    What I liked:

    -The action-packed PTS. -{
    -Tom Jones' title song is pretty good. B-)
    -Largo entering into the SPECTRE meeting room via the secret entrance. :)) :v
    -Blofeld dispatching SPECTRE Agent No. 9. :D
    -Patricia. :x :D :D :D :D
    -Rik Van Nutter made for a good Felix Leiter. B-)
    -Bond dispatching Vargas. :D -{
    -Excellent underwater photography; particularly highlighted in the climactic battle.


    What I didn't (quite) like:

    -The film was a little long, and could have benefited from some tightening.
    -Apart from Adolfo Celi as Largo, the other villains weren't that memorable.


    Observations:

    -(At Shrublands) When Bond discovers Derval's corpse, and is removing the bandages from his face, why didn't Lippe just shoot him from where he was? He had an opportunity to eliminate Bond, and never took it. :s

    -When Bond and Fiona are dancing at the Kiss Kiss Club, her men are in position to shoot him, and he spins her around and she gets it instead; but JUST EXACTLY HOW DO HIS TWO CLOSED FINGERS MISS THE BULLET????? :s 8-) :p


    Thunderball is a proficient, well-crafted entry in the Bond franchise, and it is a great star vehicle for Sean Connery. Looking at it 50 years after its release, it stands up as grand entertainment. -{
    "Well, he certainly left with his tails between his legs."
  • The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man EnglandPosts: 434MI6 Agent
    Another interesting review Brosnan_fan. -{
    Yes I have often wondered how Fiona was shot through Bond's fingers. :))
    The only point I would disagree with you on - it's not only Largo who makes a memorable villain but Fiona also. Together they make two of the greatest villains in Bond history. I love Largo's expression (or lack of expression) when Blofeld does dispatch the SPECTRE agent.
    Keep up the reviews -{
    1.ohmss 2.cr 3.frwl 4.ltk 5.gf 6.tswlm 7.sf 8.op 9.tld 10.dn 11.lald 12.tb 13.fyeo 14.ge 15.mr 16.yolt 17.tnd 18.avtak 19.sp 20.twine 21.qos 22.tmwtgg 23.daf 24.dad
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I always assumed that Bond was just covering the wound with his hand ?
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  • DutchfingerDutchfinger Holland With LovePosts: 1,240MI6 Agent
    I have owned the Bond 50 set since the day of it's release back in 2012, and I have encoutered a few unfortunate glitches with the discs. The other night I watched Octopussy and it started freezing in parts, that happened to me a while back with the AVTAK disc too (on it's first run!) I'm pretty sure this was one of the first times I actually watched the Octopussy blu ray disc... Luckily most of the discs still work fine.

    What I think though is that the casing of the Bond 50 set isn't really good for the protection of the discs. (I still have all of them in the actual Bond 50 Booklet) It seems they are able to get damaged while they are housed in there, did anyone else that owns the set too ever encouter any trouble with that? I might consider putting them in actual blu ray cases instead if that is the case...
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  • DutchfingerDutchfinger Holland With LovePosts: 1,240MI6 Agent
    Did you guys hear about the new steelbooks they releasing in September?

    Looks pretty neat! :D

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  • TheNextLeiterTheNextLeiter TexasPosts: 190MI6 Agent
    I've been watching all the Bonds again in a friend's media room in preparation for spectre. Last weekend we watched License to Kill and found the sound mix to be really off. Now, I don't if this was the sound system in the media room or the Blu Ray. Has anyone else notice anything odd about the sound on LTK?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    LTK sounds fine to me...
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I just purchased TMWTGG on Blu Ray... my first Moore film in this format. -{
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I'm sure you'll be checking out all the Mary Goodnight bikini scenes ! :v :D
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I'm sure you'll be checking out all the Mary Goodnight bikini scenes ! :v :D
    I just think she spends waaay to little time (un)dressed that way... :v
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    If anyone asks " It's only for research " ;)
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    If anyone asks " It's only for research " ;)
    Fashion of the era & whatnot. :007)
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • heartbroken_mr_draxheartbroken_mr_drax New Zealand Posts: 2,029MI6 Agent
    I'm probably going to request the box set (all 23) for my birthday next month.

    I'm just generally interested, what do people have now as their collection? Or their entire collection - full VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray?

    I've currently got The Ultimate James Bond collection, the 2-disc box set release they did in 2005(?), then bought subsequent titles on Blu-ray + a DVD copy of Casino Royale. I don't think I'd get rid of these DVDs once I had the Blu-Ray box set, because it would still be convenient to have DVD copies and there's nostalgic value to them.

    uk_boxset.jpg

    Also, are there many more features to these that aren't included on previous releases that are of interest? I.e. not image galleries lol
    1. TWINE 2. FYEO 3. MR 4. TLD 5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS 7. DN 8. OP 9. AVTAK 10. TMWTGG 11. QoS 12. GE 13. CR 14. TB 15. FRWL 16. LTK 17. GF 18. SF 19. LaLD 20. YOLT 21. TND 22. DAD 23. DAF.

    "If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."
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