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Old 03-24-05, 07:15 AM
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Is there plans to rerelease the early Connery and Moore James Bond films?

I checked Amazon and I could not find Dr. No, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Moonraker, Live & Let Die etc.


Did MGM stop producing them?


I don't want to be one of those suckers that pays $30 a copy at Ebay plus the Starz networks are broadcasting almost all of the Bond Movies the last 2 months.


Would MGM ever decide to release all the Bond films in one big box set.

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Old 03-24-05, 07:21 AM
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They're in the process of remastering the picture and sound for a release later this year. Every movie is getting that treatment except Die Another Day.
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Old 03-24-05, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrenaline
They're in the process of remastering the picture and sound for a release later this year. Every movie is getting that treatment except Die Another Day.

actually they are coordinated to be rereleased when the next james bond movie is released which is next year now, according to mi6.co.uk
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Hmm, well I guess I'll be waiting for the HD-DVD versions then. No use in buying them a 3rd time
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This was the design, everyone was freaking out about last year. I don't think it will ever see the light of day, but take a look and read on.



check it out here

New James Bond DVD
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i remember that, that would be fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Adrenaline
Hmm, well I guess I'll be waiting for the HD-DVD versions then. No use in buying them a 3rd time
Well, that's why I haven't bought any sets of them yet. I missed the first time around, and because the restoring rumors were going around about the time the last set was released, I decided to pass on last years versions. I'll gladly wait for the Lowry Digital restored versions. And if they're put off itll next year, that'll be fine. Give me a chance to finish off any remaining series and stuff I'm collecting now.
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Old 03-24-05, 12:02 PM
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here it is from mi6.co.uk

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articl...ons.php3?t=&s=


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The 007 "Ultimate Edition" DVDs were originally planned for release in October/November 2005 to coincide with the release of the 21st James Bond film in theatres. Since MGM canned the original 18th November 2005 release date, the DVD plans have been pushed back a year. The series will now be released in Q3 2006 when "Casino Royale" hits cinemas.
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I bought each of the three gift sets when they first came out. I never thought they'd be hard to come by or go OOP. I'd suggest hanging around ebay to buy one of the sets for around the list price.
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Originally Posted by Adrenaline
Hmm, well I guess I'll be waiting for the HD-DVD versions then. No use in buying them a 3rd time
MGM is owned by Sony now, so make that Blu-Ray.
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Old 03-24-05, 01:07 PM
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Columbia House still has the first 2 sets that include many of the Connery and Moore films you mentioned. Overstock has the first Bond set available. CH also has Dr. No, Goldfinger (only $6.95), The Man With the Golden Gun, and The Spy Who Loved Me available individually.
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Will the Ultimate editions have new extras?
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I want to pick up From Russia With Love, i'd wait for later this year, but Q3 2006? I'll just buy the current edition -- if I can find it, which isn't very likely.
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Can't believe these have been out of print so long. These movies are practically a license to print money. They missed out on quite a bit of revenue by waiting so long.
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Can't believe these have been out of print so long. These movies are practically a license to print money. They missed out on quite a bit of revenue by waiting so long.

Actually, I think this is the second time they have gone OOP. There are sets and then there are different sets. I think they just keep production low so they can come out with a blue million versions. I plan to keep what I have (all of them) and buy my fovorites in HD.
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Will the Ultimate editions have new extras?

Yes along with a new transfer for most of the dvd's, they will have new extra's.
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Do you think because the current sets are OOP, they will still hold value even when the new box sets are announced? I'm hoping to be able to sell the current sets for about the price of the new sets.
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Do you think because the current sets are OOP, they will still hold value even when the new box sets are announced? I'm hoping to be able to sell the current sets for about the price of the new sets.
It's possible, but doubtful. If the new versions have better transfers, people won't want the old ones. But if the new ones don't carry over all the features from the old sets, they might remain desirable.
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Any word on what kind of extras? Also for the LOVE of all that is sane i hope they have poster covers and not some made up thing.
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Originally Posted by duff beer
Any word on what kind of extras? Also for the LOVE of all that is sane i hope they have poster covers and not some made up thing.


check out the link
http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articl...ons.php3?t=&s=

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Any word on what kind of extras? Also for the LOVE of all that is sane i hope they have poster covers and not some made up thing.
Great Idea...so many great bond posters...who needs floating heads
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Old 05-02-05, 02:05 PM
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James Bond movie remasters

Will you be able to buy the remastered SE's seperately? Or are they only available in a big box set?

I'd love to have some of the older 60's films remastered. The prints really show their age but the 90's films (how could they make Goldeneye better for example?) may not need them IMO.

I was wondering are they still likely to be censored (in the case of a couple of Brosnan films, Licence To Kill et al?)

Sorry if I repeated myself and there is a thread elsewhere
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Originally Posted by grim_tales
Will you be able to buy the remastered SE's seperately? Or are they only available in a big box set?

I'd love to have some of the older 60's films remastered. The prints really show their age but the 90's films (how could they make Goldeneye better for example?) may not need them IMO.

I was wondering are they still likely to be censored (in the case of a couple of Brosnan films, Licence To Kill et al?)

Sorry if I repeated myself and there is a thread elsewhere
Well, since there's no official word on a release yet, and probably won't be for at least another year, no one on this planet could possibly answer your question.

And as far as the restoration process, the news is that all films up through The World Is Not Enough will be remastered. Oh, BTW, License to Kill was a Dalton film.
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I know there hasn't been an official release yet so there might not be an answer to my question either but, are these remastered versions for dvd or hd-dvd? Both?
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As you say, no one can answer this question... the titles are not announced. And there's no actual consumer HD-based format available yet, and signs that things may get delayed while both sides of the format war try to work things out.

I could say "probably both", but that would be a complete guess.
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