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Old 05-06-06, 08:02 PM
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James Bond Boxset for July

I'm thinking of purchasing this but need to know if these are the final editions that have been in the works for sometime or are those ones still awaiting a release date.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...348106-9431624


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Old 05-06-06, 11:11 PM
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Damn, that's a nice loooking set. Wish we could get something like that in the states.
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Old 05-07-06, 12:25 AM
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Damn, that's a nice loooking set. Wish we could get something like that in the states.
I've long wondered why other regions get these great packages. Is there some belief that these sets will not go over well in the states? Is it to encourage people in other countries that have region free players to go with their native set and not one imported from the US? I'd love to have the Hellraiser and Phantasm sets from the UK.
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Fox released special "head" packaging for The Planet of the Apes set in the US that was the same as ones featured in the UK and Japan for I, Robot and Alien Quadrilogy. A large majority thought the gimmick was stupid.

A lot of people also complained about the Battlestar Galactica "Cyclon" head and "Homer" head packages because they did "fit" on the shelf with the rest of their collection. Folks on this board also refer to the "Mars" tin for Total Recall as a Baboon's butt.

It seems that folks in other countries take great pride in their collections and want them to stand out. Americans, on the other hand, want packaging that looks and feels the same as the other things they have.
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If they do a re-release for Casino Royale promotion, all I want is Goldfinger and GoldenEye in DTS-ES and I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by emachine12
Fox released special "head" packaging for The Planet of the Apes set in the US that was the same as ones featured in the UK and Japan for I, Robot and Alien Quadrilogy. A large majority thought the gimmick was stupid.

A lot of people also complained about the Battlestar Galactica "Cyclon" head and "Homer" head packages because they did "fit" on the shelf with the rest of their collection. Folks on this board also refer to the "Mars" tin for Total Recall as a Baboon's butt.

It seems that folks in other countries take great pride in their collections and want them to stand out. Americans, on the other hand, want packaging that looks and feels the same as the other things they have.
I'm still angry that Fox didn't release the Alien Quadrilogy in the States with the alien head. As for the Simpsons collection, that Homer packaging was cheap and flimsy. The Cyclon head for Battlestar Galactica is actually better than the TV show.

But yes, for the most part, special packaging confuses and frightens average Americans.
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Originally Posted by emachine12
Fox released special "head" packaging for The Planet of the Apes set in the US that was the same as ones featured in the UK and Japan for I, Robot and Alien Quadrilogy. A large majority thought the gimmick was stupid.
That's odd. Everyone that comes into my store and sees the ape head thinks it's a really cool idea, even if they aren't into PotA. Now what they don't care for is when I tell them the price... because even though $150-$175 is a steal for a 14 disc set, that's a large chunk of change to drop on one luxury item in this economy.

As for the Homer head, as was pointed out, people hated it because it was a piece of crap package. Before it was released, the buzz was almost universally positve.
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Originally Posted by emachine12
It seems that folks in other countries take great pride in their collections and want them to stand out. Americans, on the other hand, want packaging that looks and feels the same as the other things they have.
That's one interpretation. Another could be that Americans' DVD collections in general are larger than those in other countries and can't afford to devote huge amounts of space to their collections. Just look at the efforts that people (mostly Americans) take to reduce the size their collection takes up.... converting their keepcases to thinpaks, efficient storage cabinets, binders, etc.

Gimmicky packaging looks cool but isn't practical when space is tight. Besides, if a collection has more than one (or maybe two of these over-the-top packages) it stops looking like a DVD collection and more like a toy shop. And in an ironic twist, the more of these special packages a person has, the LESS it (the individual package) stands out.
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That's one interpretation. Another could be that Americans' DVD collections in general are larger than those in other countries...
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I hate nonstandard packaging. First because my purchase cost is going towards the box instead of content. Secondly because I've set up my storage space for standard size stuff. I put the CDs from Cream: Those Were The Days and the DVD from Repo Man Tin into standard boxes so they fit. The non-standard packaging is in the closet.

Besides, I designed and built my CD and DVD cases myself, and they should be what people notice.
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Will America have the chance to buy all the movies in one set? I don't care about the packaing, I just want the movies.
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Will America have the chance to buy all the movies in one set? I don't care about the packaing, I just want the movies.
I was thinking the same thing. I would love to have the briefcase, but I just want to have all these movies in one set.
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I'm cool with just 20 slimcases packed neatly in a box.
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As a woman, I have no interest at all for special packaging. I find them cumbersome, geeky, and extremely tacky. They hurt my eyes guys.
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Well i won't be suckered buying all the films with the attache case even though the first three films are my favorite, i'll just be picking those up. And maybe You Only Live Twice.
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I would love to get the set but have no need for the brief case. As stated already, it wouldn't fit in my DVD cabinet.
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I hope we see individual released of these movies sometime soon.
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For the life of me I can't understand why the movie companies can't issue the LE sets in ALL countries. Do you actually think the UK will buy more of the briefcase 007 sets than the US? I don't think so!
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I already have the old 007 dvds (the ones I like, anyways) - those can hold me over until the eventual HD versions, which I'm assuming will be quite soon.
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I dumped my original collection for $400 on e-bay back in February. I'll pick up this one if I can get it for under $250 and it fits on my DVD rack.
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Any guesses/expectations/info on whether the special features from the old, OOP Bond DVDs will also be available on the 2006 releases? I am trying to figure out whether to hold on to some of the older Bond DVDS.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-09-06, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by j. haywood
Any guesses/expectations/info on whether the special features from the old, OOP Bond DVDs will also be available on the 2006 releases? I am trying to figure out whether to hold on to some of the older Bond DVDS.

Thanks in advance.
Given the fact that all the movies come in 2 disc sets, there’s no reason not to port over all of the extra features. I’m keeping my fingers crossed
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Old 05-09-06, 07:00 AM
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Since Sony also has the 1967 Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again I was half expecting a 22 movie set of every Bond movie ever made.
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Sony might own "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" but that doesn't mean that they or EON want those titles included with the EON films. As a matter of fact, all evidence points to EON refusing to include them.

I'm not sure about "Casino Royale" but MGM has rightfully treated "Never Say Never Again" like a red-headed stepchild ever since they aquired it. They released it on DVD but the MGM logo is nowhere on the packaging.

Their mentality in regards to the "unofficial" Bond films is pretty much "they're available if you want them but we don't care about them".
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