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Old 10-11-08, 09:16 PM
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Another Word of Warning - James Bond Collections...

Looks like MGM/Fox is at it again!

From HTF:
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...mes-1-2-a.html

(Can't post pictures)

Apparently they are in "book" form where you flip through the pages and grab the discs...held by foam dots. Unknown if the case is bigger then a normal BD case, but looking at my Omen Collection they look to be the same.

Ugh. At least all of these are available individually since its such a grab bag of films and if you want to put them in order you can't with the book form..
Old 10-11-08, 09:35 PM
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Here's the pics!

Thanks Gizmo for the head's up!












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Pretty weak...at least they're on some kind of hubs, but I have nightmare visions of the BSG HDDVD sets.

I'm more pissed about the mish-mash selections of these releases. I paid around $7/each for the newest versions on DVD, gonna be hard to pony up this much cash until they get a complete set out.
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What's with all of these fucking foam dots?

Just when you think packaging can't hit a new low...
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The foam dots have been added because a lot of discs have been getting cracked in the middle when inserting the disc back in the hub. The foam helps to soften that somewhat but it's still pretty useless if you ask me.
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Ewww...those box sets just look gross....I thought they would just throw the standard three individual Blu-ray releases into a box for these "volume" releases...no one will be able to organize them in chronological order now.....oh well, looks like it will be individual releases for me in the future!
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Well that sucks. I had planned on buying the individual ones anyway this time around. Just don't think I can re-buy A View to a Kill though Die Another Day over again.
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I have to admit, the Ultimate Editions of my SD sets are damn good. Won't be upgrading for years, unless a new packaging for the Blu-ray titles comes out.
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I have the whole collection already and the only one I ever watch is Casino Royale on Blu. I hate to part with that much money for movies I probably will never watch.
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Originally Posted by WMAangel View Post
Ewww...those box sets just look gross....I thought they would just throw the standard three individual Blu-ray releases into a box for these "volume" releases...no one will be able to organize them in chronological order now.....oh well, looks like it will be individual releases for me in the future!
I think the look of the box set is a million times better than the cover art on the individual releases. However, I do think that kind of packaging should only have been used if they were going to release chronologically contiguous movies in one set. I guess I'll be buying the individual releases and possibly making custom covers.
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Well, I want the individual steelbooks.
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Why can't these idiots just do what Anime manufacturers do. Make a friggin' box that's totally cool, include a goddamn movie with it, saving room for maybe 4 other movies, then make another friggin' Volume 2 box and so on, letting people collect the individual titles along the way.

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Originally Posted by naitram View Post
Pretty weak...at least they're on some kind of hubs, but I have nightmare visions of the BSG HDDVD sets.
Concur on the US BSG sets, but did you get a gander as how the Aussie set looked?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/8613047-post625.html

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Originally Posted by naitram View Post
Pretty weak...at least they're on some kind of hubs, but I have nightmare visions of the BSG HDDVD sets.

I'm more pissed about the mish-mash selections of these releases. I paid around $7/each for the newest versions on DVD, gonna be hard to pony up this much cash until they get a complete set out.
Exactly, plus the rest of the packaging looks pretty chintzy too, reminds me of the 4 Bond SD box sets that just came out. I've also decided now to just buy the steelbooks and if the transfers look that damn good, I will sell off my 1st issue Bond SDs as well as the latest batch for some spare change... at least the steelbooks will hold value, those Amazon BD sets will drop pretty far before too long IMO.
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I'm still waiting for my BSG replacement HD DVDs. I was already iffy on buying into Bond yet again and that awful packaging will be another reason to hold off.
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I already have the DVD special editions and that can hold me off until a great deal comes up.
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GizmoDVD, I know that you got a lot of flak, unnecessarily in my opinion, regarding your Matrix Word of Warning thread, but I really appreciate you bringing this to my attention.

I hate this packaging, and I refuse to buy it. Since it looks like the '6-Pack' Amazon bundle is just bundling two of these volumes bundles, I have gone back to ordering only the Connery films individually.
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Is it as smashable as the Omen set or is at least the outer packaging on this one a little more durable?

Not that it matters, I too plan to grab me some BB Steelbook.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Is it as smashable as the Omen set or is at least the outer packaging on this one a little more durable?

Not that it matters, I too plan to grab me some BB Steelbook.
Looks like its a bit more solid then the Omen packaging.

As for the BB steelbooks...is that confirmed? I know we saw pictures, but is this likely to be a Futureshop exclusive? We have not gotten a single BD/HD steelbook in America yet
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Good thing I'm only buying the individual Connery films this go around.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Good thing I'm only buying the individual Connery films this go around.
Agreed - here too.

I can still recall seeing "You Only Live Twice" at the Re-Grand Opening of the RKO Orpheum in Champaign MANY years ago. Those were the days with a huge screen and decent sound, albeit Mono and Stereo, but at least the Orpheum and the Virginia had been former Vaudeville theatres and had a huge screen.

That flashes me back to seeing "Empire Strikes Back" and that opening on Hoth....better than Bullit's Mustang in San Francisco!
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I'm waiting for the uber set coming after the quantum of solace release, but I'm sure they'll find some way to double dip.
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Originally Posted by jiggawhat View Post
I'm waiting for the uber set coming after the quantum of solace release, but I'm sure they'll find some way to double dip.
Well, Daniel Craig did sign on for 5 movies including Quantum of Solace. Except at least a quadruple dip.
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Man, you guys are hard to please - I think they look pretty nice.
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Wow..first you guys complain about lossless and the artwork and now the packagaing. For christ sakes if you enjoy the packaging more than the movie the STOP buying and STOP complaining

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