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Old 07-21-04, 04:21 PM
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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?
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Old 07-21-04, 05:46 PM
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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)?
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Old 07-21-04, 07:14 PM
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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.
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Old 07-21-04, 07:27 PM
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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.
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Old 07-21-04, 07:31 PM
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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.
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