Bond Blu-ray and 4k Film Club

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    I'm strictly a Samsung guy for flat screen TVs and BluRay players.
    Heard nothing but good about Samsung. But I love me my Pan.
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I'm more of a Durex Man myself :v
    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: 63,792MI6 Agent
    For your eyes Only:

    Looks great on Bluray, The colour is not as Punchy as some others, but it's been nicely cleaned.
    The sound is also terrific, I have read that it was " Worked on" to improve the quality for a
    modern audience. well worth getting, if not already part of your collection.

    Octopussy :
    Also looks fantastic and if anything looks more colourful, especially the parts In India. Once
    again the clean up process has gives a great view, lots of detail. The sound is also very full
    with rich tones. " DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track " apparently. :D

    Decided to press on and finish the last of the Roger Moore Bonds. :))
    everyone's favourite AVTAK .

    A view to a Kill :
    Fantastic transfer, really great picture quality, punchy colours with good detail etc a really nice
    restoration of the film. The audio is presented in the usual 5.1, helping to get the full effect
    of the wonderful J Barry score.
    Extras are the same on all the discs as the Ultimate dvd collection
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    Dr. No Blu Ray last night.
    Boy, the BR really lets the Caribbean colours shine! And I never noticed the blood on Bond's knuckles after beating up the phoney Government House driver before... The sand, crabs, wet shirts, it all looked great.
    I also took more notice of the dialogue this time- so wonderfully written.
    Still one of my very favourites.
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    The early films had some great scripts. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,582MI6 Agent
    The early films had some great scripts. -{

    They certainly had. I'll drink to that! -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    So now I have DN, YOLT, TLD, LTK & TND on BR.
    Next up will be FRWL, then probably OHMSS & GF.
    Like The Mask dude said, somebody stop me! :#
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,615MI6 Agent
    The early films had some great scripts. -{

    They certainly had. I'll drink to that! -{

    Me too! -{ (And I don't even drink!)
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    You should try this Roger Moore cocktail !
    "I am now slightly addicted to Coke Zero mixed with non-alcoholic beer. I look like a man drinking that." ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 10,292MI6 Agent
    chrisisall wrote:
    Next up will be FRWL, then probably OHMSS & GF.
    Like The Mask dude said, somebody stop me! :#

    You my friend are in for a treat - what a great trio!!!!!!!
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  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,615MI6 Agent
    You should try this Roger Moore cocktail !
    "I am now slightly addicted to Coke Zero mixed with non-alcoholic beer. I look like a man drinking that." ;)

    Poor Rog!
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    I just snagged FRWL on BR on the cheap. So happy. :)) -{
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    It's always nice to get a bargain. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    It's always nice to get a bargain. :D
    Better, when you ain't swimming in loot! :D
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    I always thought you ran the Wayne foundation Chris ? :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    I always thought you ran the Wayne foundation Chris ? :))
    More like the Peter Parker Foundation... 8-)
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    My ratings so far: DN & YOLT look frickin phenominal, TLD & LTK look pretty amazing, TND looks better enough that I feel I didn't waste my hard earned coin.
    It seems BR services older titles best.
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 10,292MI6 Agent
    chrisisall wrote:
    .
    It seems BR services older titles best.

    Yup, def where the format shines if the studios have worked hard on them

    Depending on the transfer etc some very old films on Blu Ray are awesome. I remember buying Zulu on Blu Ray - now that is surreal, the clarity is astonishing and if it wasn't for the haircuts, tomato sauce for blood etc you would think its new :D
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    I'm always amazed at the quality of the image on bluray -{ as already
    Said, the difference in the older films is stunning, they do look like modern
    Films. {[] The colours are fresh and punchy, even the textures in clothes
    etc looks great. Also the sound quality has been worked on to improve the
    Overall effect.
    At the moment I'm watching TLD & LTK for my bluray review and they do look great.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    the difference in the older films is stunning
    Got FRWL coming, GF is next. I might end my Blu Ray quest there for the time being. TB looks okay on DVD, OHMSS looks pretty darn fine.
    But of course, I'll see a bargain & snatch them all up, one by one no doubt... :))
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    Only BR drawback is that the Bond mask looks pretty fake. Other than that FRWL is freakin' stellar.
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    edited November 2014
    Watching GF Blu Ray, and holy moley, I can actually read the read the registration expiration date (that's what it's called in the States anyway) on the wind shield of the DB5- it's Feb 65! That's when I turned 5! :))
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,974Chief of Staff
    You young people with your new-fangled gadgets!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    TLD & LTK

    Both look fantastic on Bluray, perhaps the colours of TLD look a little muted at the start but pick up
    when the film proper starts. LTK also looks good, although with it being quite modern compared to the
    early movies you'd expect it to.
    The sound on Both is also a step up from the dvd as it's cleaner. All the usual extras and well worth getting.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,195MI6 Agent
    Where can I post my non Blu Ray thoughts on Dr No? The search function is knackered...
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    Post them here, all formats are welcome, I think there are
    Even a few posts on the old vhs tapes. :)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,061MI6 Agent
    edited November 2014
    the old vhs tapes. :)
    Silly silly British man, those have been gone for Centuries....
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.GF 4.GE 5.DN 6.FYEO 7.FRWL 8.TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT/QOS
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Us British love our VHS Tapes :))
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,582MI6 Agent
    Us British love our VHS Tapes :))

    Indeed, though my video doesn't want to play them any more! X-( :#
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,195MI6 Agent
    edited November 2014
    Well, I loaded up the Ultimate Edition of Dr No, v good though some of the dialogue later in the film wasn't quite in sync, I thought it was due to the dubbing of Ursula Andress at first but I don't think that was it.

    Flash of nudity from Andress after the shower scene in No's lair, not seen that before. The Basic Instinct moment of the day.

    "What's Basic Instinct, grandad?...

    Oh, right... so just to be clear, it's not a sex tape, it was a movie, in which you get to see a vagina for a split second if you pause it on the, what's that, video. Did I pronounce 'video' right? Wow. like you really had to do that back then..."

    Anyway, the shower scene, possibly paid homage to in Indiana Jones and the Chrystal Skulls, where Indy has to be scrubbed clean of radiation, would have been a big deal then. As you watch Bond and Honey relish it, of course in austerity Britain the main showers would have been for miners, I mean a good few folk had outdoor toilets still. Of course, the luxury would have been seen as even more sinister when it was all about to PoW camps and grim conditions.

    The No and Bond speech or banter is a knockout, surely the best of the series. "East, West, mere points of the compass..." It is great stuff and rarely bettered, if only the Scaramanga dialogue had been this good. Though Silva gets marks for ambition in his monologue, which I found a bit unsavoury really.

    For the early scenes, it's odd that a lot of the characters in Jamaica are quite agreeable but make no real impression, no emotional impression anyway. So we really fall back on Bond himself, rather as we do with Craig in CR. And aside from Moneypenny, Bond only really engaged full tilt when talking to No, though he warms up a bit with Honey beforehand.

    When the black trio try to shoot Bond and fail, you can almost imagine them saying, 'Well bugger that then. Anyway, pizza?" "Yeah, you're on."

    These guys were supposed to have got away with it acc to the book Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang but I suppose its implied they were driving the hearse that crashes.

    A nice little film, with the budget going all out for the last reel.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
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