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kylierobbie
07-20-04, 08:30 PM
How come the James Bonds dvds are OOP? Are they only avaible in the box sets now? Thanks for the help.

DJariya
07-20-04, 08:37 PM
Yup, they are indeed only available in box sets right now. I heard each one may get another re-release when the next James Bond movie gets released. For me, I am very happy with the ones from the box sets that I purchased. Lots of great special features and good audio commentary's.

Decker
07-20-04, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by kylierobbie
How come the James Bonds dvds are OOP?
MGM's decision. Lame one at that.
Are they only avaible in the box sets now? Yes. All 19 orignal Bond films (Die Another Day was #20, released later) were available in box sets or indiivually. When DAD was released, seven Bonds were re-released in a new box or individually (the discs were the same as before). After DAD came out on DVD, two more new compilations were released as box sets, but those discs were not made available seperately, strangely. I don't know what's up with MGM, but wouldn't be at all suprised if they all get new versions by the time the next bond film comes out (whenever that is).

emhello
07-20-04, 08:47 PM
Yeah it's lame. I only want a few of the ones from the box sets. Well, they won't be getting my $$ until they release them individually, and I can wait.

kylierobbie
07-20-04, 09:11 PM
DO you guys know what month the dvds became OOP and can you sell them for a good price? Thanks.

ckolchak
07-20-04, 09:15 PM
i sold my Diamonds Are Forever disc about a month or so back, and didn't get very much for it- about $12-15...maybe less

Adrenaline
07-20-04, 09:33 PM
I know this is semi-off topic but Kylierobbie if your willing I'd be interested in buying Thunderball off you.

Decker
07-20-04, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Adrenaline
I know this is semi-off topic but Kylierobbie if your willing I'd be interested in buying Thunderball off you. OK, I give up. How do you know that kylierobbie has a Thunderball to sell?

kylierobbie
07-20-04, 09:38 PM
Adrenaline the Bonds movies I have are Goldeneye, Goldfinger, and The world is not enough. Sorry i dont have Thunderball.

emhello
07-20-04, 09:39 PM
Word gets around when you have 'Thunderballs'...

DVD Josh
07-20-04, 09:49 PM
They are currently remastering the video and sound for all Bond MGM releases and producing new bonus features. Don't ask me for a link - there are plenty of threads with them (plus I don't have one! :) )

Adrenaline
07-20-04, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Decker
OK, I give up. How do you know that kylierobbie has a Thunderball to sell?

I took a guess, I was wrong. No harm done :)

And Kylierobbie, thanks for the reply I already have those :)

milo bloom
07-20-04, 10:34 PM
I'll just insert my usual post here and say I see tons of Bond movies at used music and movie stores.


I should get a damn macro for that...

kthemmes
07-21-04, 03:39 AM
I am still upset with mgm for doing away with individual titles. I still need "Live and Let Die" Then I have them all.


I cant see myself buying a box set for one dvd

emhello
07-21-04, 04:18 AM
Yeah I want Live And Let Die and Thunderball. Oh well, I can wait. The fat cats in the suits just won't get my $$ for the bad business decision they made.

QuiGonJosh
07-21-04, 05:49 AM
So happy I bought these years ago...aint buyin em again! ;)

mzupeman2
07-21-04, 06:54 AM
Aren't they releasing the remasters they're working on in one big mega set that looks like a big huge gold movie reel? I know last time that picture of the set surfaced, it was just speculation but, by god it would be amazing.

marty888
07-21-04, 07:31 AM
I bought the Bond movies way back when on VHS .... then bought them again on VHS when they were re-released in OAR. Now I have the DVD box sets ...

I'm through spending $$ on these titles -I'll live with what I have even if they do remaster and re-release them.

Father Karras
07-21-04, 07:56 AM
As was indicated above, the Bond movies are, apparently, being worked on for a future release. I remember reading some details from a company that is involved with this project. They indicated:

-New video transfers for all the films through "The World is Not
Enough".

-"Dr. No" through "The Man with the Golden Gun" will have new
5.1 channel sound.

-Possible DTS on some titles

-Release date: October 2005

The release date was to be one month before the next Bond film was released to theaters. Since there has been little, if any movement, on a new Bond feature film (I don't even think the producers have decided whether or not they want to bring Brosnan back), I'm not sure if the release date for the new DVD's is going to hold.

nemein
07-21-04, 08:14 AM
IIRC they did w/ the VHS Bonds too, kept them on a tight release schedule much like Disney does w/ it's animated classics.

acostigan
07-21-04, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by emhello
Yeah I want Live And Let Die and Thunderball.

Yup. Those are the ones I want, too. I can wait for single discs...

-AC

Kimiakane
07-21-04, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Father Karras
As was indicated above, the Bond movies are, apparently, being worked on for a future release. I remember reading some details from a company that is involved with this project. They indicated:

-New video transfers for all the films through "The World is Not
Enough".

-"Dr. No" through "The Man with the Golden Gun" will have new
5.1 channel sound.

-Possible DTS on some titles

-Release date: October 2005

The release date was to be one month before the next Bond film was released to theaters. Since there has been little, if any movement, on a new Bond feature film (I don't even think the producers have decided whether or not they want to bring Brosnan back), I'm not sure if the release date for the new DVD's is going to hold.


I am actually enormously impressed with the quality of the current batch. Not being a technophile perfectionist, I see no need to upgrade for the next release. Of course, I also see no need to upgrade my digital TV to an HDTV as the difference is not that significant to me, almost unnoticeable really.

dvdsrule
07-21-04, 09:06 AM
You can buy them used separately from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/2Y5KBVU8YMTT8/qid=1090418752/sr=18-1/ref=sr_18_1/002-9302488-4319214


dvdsrule

tommyp007
07-21-04, 09:44 AM
I purchased all 3 boxed sets several years ago and am still impressed with the amount of features and the picture quality. No upgrade for me. besides, the older films would sound strange in 5.1

Josh Z
07-21-04, 09:50 AM
The picture quality on some of the older movies is atrocious. I tried watching Goldfinger on a large screen and had to turn it off in disgust. There wasn't a single shot that wasn't rife with massive compression artifacts. MGM made the mistake of cramming too many bonus features onto the same disc with the movie, leaving very little room for the video bit rate. I pulled out my laserdisc and, despite being non-anamorphic, it looked substantially better.

I put all three box sets on eBay the next day. I don't regret dumping them in the slightest.

The movies will be remastered and re-released next year. I can wait.

ckolchak
07-21-04, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Josh Z
The picture quality on some of the older movies is atrocious. I tried watching Goldfinger on a large screen and had to turn it off in disgust. There wasn't a single shot that wasn't rife with massive compression artifacts. MGM made the mistake of cramming too many bonus features onto the same disc with the movie, leaving very little room for the video bit rate. I pulled out my laserdisc and, despite being non-anamorphic, it looked substantially better.



i agree Josh.
many of these discs have the worst looking anamorphic transfers i've ever seen.

i'm hesitatnt to give the rest of them up just yet though.
what i heard was that it was only the Connery Bonds and the first couple Moores that were getting restored- although i would suspect that they will all need new transfers in a couple years anyway since we will be looking at another release this time in HD.
i'm also hesitant about selling off the current ones because the SE features are well done and may likely not be ported over so those will always have some cachet.

but the discs where they count- at least on the video side are ca ca.


BTW have you noticed that the clips in the Goldfinger doc are 100% cleaner looking than the same clips in the actual film?

Doughboy
07-21-04, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Josh Z
The movies will be remastered and re-released next year. I can wait.

That's assuming the next Bond flick comes out in 2005. It seems like Eon and MGM have no idea what's going with that project right now. And what happens if they decide to wait for HD-DVD(or Blu Ray if Sony gets them instead of WB)?

Mike Lowrey
07-21-04, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Josh Z
The picture quality on some of the older movies is atrocious. I tried watching Goldfinger on a large screen and had to turn it off in disgust. There wasn't a single shot that wasn't rife with massive compression artifacts. MGM made the mistake of cramming too many bonus features onto the same disc with the movie, leaving very little room for the video bit rate. I pulled out my laserdisc and, despite being non-anamorphic, it looked substantially better.

I put all three box sets on eBay the next day. I don't regret dumping them in the slightest.

The movies will be remastered and re-released next year. I can wait.

I agree. After hearing about the bad image quality on some of the earlier films, I decided to pass on the latest box set releases. I will wait for the remastered versions.

JoeyOhhhh
07-21-04, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Doughboy
That's assuming the next Bond flick comes out in 2005. It seems like Eon and MGM have no idea what's going with that project right now. And what happens if they decide to wait for HD-DVD(or Blu Ray if Sony gets them instead of WB)? If WB acquires MGM, I hope they put them thru extensive cleanup work and release them like their previous 2 disc special editions.

emhello
07-21-04, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by JoeyOhhhh
If WB acquires MGM, I hope they put them thru extensive cleanup work and release them like their previous 2 disc special editions.

They're guaranteed money makers, so I don't see any reason they wouldn't.