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Old 03-01-10, 02:46 PM
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Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

I don't have a link, but if you search for Bond Blu-ray you'll get all these. At the time of this post
Casino Royale (single disc)
Goldfinger
From Russia With Love
Dr. No
For Your Eyes Only
License to Kill
Die Another Day
all 12.99, the others are 17.99 or more. Of course, with Amazon within a few minutes these Bond BD could be 7.99 or 27.64.
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Old 03-01-10, 03:50 PM
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Re: Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

Good to see that they've matched Best Buy on some of these. Surprised they didn't match them all...
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Re: Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

I picked up most of these from them in the 10-disc set for $60 on black friday. Now if only they hurry up and release more and do the same.
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Thanks for posting, finally picked up License to Kill.
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Thanks, OP. Might finally bite on Goldfinger. Unofficially, Never Say Never Again is 7.99.
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Re: Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

I lost track of these releases. i have the first 3 blu box sets....did they quit those and release individuals of others?
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Originally Posted by xfilekr View Post
I lost track of these releases. i have the first 3 blu box sets....did they quit those and release individuals of others?
Well, they didn't necessarily quit doing those, but there were only two classic Bond films released since then (Man with the Golden Gun and License to Kill). I suppose they could have put out a set with those two and QoS, but they didn't. Well, they did put out a 10-movie box set with the 9 films from the 3 box sets you have plus QoS, but there aren't any box sets with MWTGG and LTK to my knowledge... They are way overdue for releasing new Bond films. Personally I'll never buy another Bond box set. I'm still pissed how they have dicked us around from the beginning of box sets (even on VHS) by mixing and matching random Bond movies. Why on earth they never released a Connery set and a Moore set, I'll never know. I'll keep buying them individually...

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Re: Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

Thanks, I wonder why they stopped/took a break? Seemed like a good game plan as they were doing it.
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Originally Posted by xfilekr View Post
Thanks, I wonder why they stopped/took a break?
MGM is virtually bankrupt...apparently they could not afford to keep releasing them based on the level in which they were selling....right now they are trying to be bought by another studio/company, so pretty much all plans are on hold when it comes to their BD releases...
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Bond is the crown jewel of MGM's current catalog. If these didn't sell on Blu to the core audience (older action fans), I could see how that was the final straw.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Why on earth they never released a Connery set and a Moore set, I'll never know. I'll keep buying them individually...
Because they didn't expect a third box with the rest of them to sell. Back in the mid-90s, when GoldenEye came out, they did release three separate Connery boxes. One box had the first three (Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger) and a bonus VHS, Behind-the-Scenes with "Goldfinger". The other box had Connery's final three outings (Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever) and a bonus VHS of Behind-the-Scenes with "Thunderball".

Also, they released two eight-title boxes in chronological order. The first one contained all of Connery's outings, plus On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Moore's first (Live and Let Die). The second contained the rest of Moore's films and both of Timothy Dalton's.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Well, they didn't necessarily quit doing those, but there were only two classic Bond films released since then (Man with the Golden Gun and License to Kill). I suppose they could have put out a set with those two and QoS, but they didn't. Well, they did put out a 10-movie box set with the 9 films from the 3 box sets you have plus QoS, but there aren't any box sets with MWTGG and LTK to my knowledge... They are way overdue for releasing new Bond films. Personally I'll never buy another Bond box set. I'm still pissed how they have dicked us around from the beginning of box sets (even on VHS) by mixing and matching random Bond movies. Why on earth they never released a Connery set and a Moore set, I'll never know. I'll keep buying them individually...
Actually Bestbuy did a box set with LTK,MWTGG,and QOS. It was a bestbuy exclusive back when QOS was released on Bluray plus LTK and MWTGG were best buy exclusives till may of last year.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Why on earth they never released a Connery set and a Moore set, I'll never know. I'll keep buying them individually...
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Because they didn't expect a third box with the rest of them to sell.
+1. This question seems to come up every time Bond sets are released.

Though if MGM did need the cash, it might make sense to try releasing by-actor sets to see if they could sell incremental units. But I'm sure they'd only do that after they'd released every title on BD.
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+1. This question seems to come up every time Bond sets are released.

Though if MGM did need the cash, it might make sense to try releasing by-actor sets to see if they could sell incremental units. But I'm sure they'd only do that after they'd released every title on BD.
Personally, I think they could do it now. Pierce Brosnan was the first James Bond for an entire generation, and with the Daniel Craig era officially rebooting the entire franchise anyway, I would suggest three 7-title volumes:

Sean Connery
Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again (previously separate, they now have the rights for this film, too)

Roger Moore
Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill

Other
George Lazenby: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Timothy Dalton: The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill
Pierce Brosnan: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day

This omits Casino Royale (1967), which isn't really much of a Bond movie anyway since it was made as a spoof. It could be added to a Daniel Craig box going forward.
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Actually Bestbuy did a box set with LTK,MWTGG,and QOS. It was a bestbuy exclusive back when QOS was released on Bluray plus LTK and MWTGG were best buy exclusives till may of last year.
Ah, that does sound familiar to me now. I think the price was too steep for my blood (after paying $6 for all of the other Bond BD's). I eventually got QoS for a bargain, but never the other two until now...
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Yes, they could definitely do it on DVD now. Everyone's had ample time to buy whichever movies they want, and anything else would be gravy for MGM. But I was saying I wouldn't imagine they'd do that on Blu before everything's come out already.
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License to Kill didn't have a slipcover. I have all the bonds. LTK is the only one missing the slipcover.
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License to Kill didn't have a slipcover. I have all the bonds. LTK is the only one missing the slipcover.
mine did have the slipcover...
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Re: Bond BDs 12.99 at Amazon

I would love to see a re-release on all of these with much better cover art. These were simply awful looking. Why they wouldn't use the original iconic ad art for these is a mystery, but perhaps with the next go around they will wise up.

Remember: There are only three certainties in life: Death; Taxes; The Bond Films Will Be Re-Released Again And Again On Home Video.
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Remember: There are only three certainties in life: Death; Taxes; The Bond Films Will Be Re-Released Again And Again On Home Video.


I think I own 4 versions of each film (3 on DVD, and now 1 on BD), haven't even watched most of them yet.
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Old 03-07-10, 09:22 AM
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I must have missed the releases of License to Kill and Man with the Golden Gun.

I ordered LTK from Amazon for $12.99. MWTGG was still $22 or $24 or something like that ... so I ordered it from BestBuy.com last night with free shipping for $12.99.
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