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Old 02-12-13, 08:37 AM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I still prefer Casino Royale to Skyfall. I really liked it, but I didn't completely love it like most did. It drags just a little during the middle, and then Javier Bardem gives it a much needed boost.
I was more excited by Casino Royale, but I didn't have the same compulsion to re-watch it that I have with Skyfall.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by bootsy
This pretty sums up my feelings on Skyfall. I liked it but Casino Royale was better to me.
I agree as well. Very well made Bond film but Casino Royale still wins out IMO.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Picked up my copy at Walmart this morning. Rang up $18.96.
Can anyone post a shot of the pricetag? I'm buying it at Best Buy and it would make the $1 PM super easy. Thanks!
Old 02-12-13, 10:46 AM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
I don't care that it doesn't look like the rest of the discs in the Bond 50 set. In fact I don't think I'll even put the disc in the box set, I'll keep the blu ray as is. I still have my copies of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
I think it looks fine, just the color is white while the others are black.

Also, I'm kind of surprised there isn't any kind of music video for the Adele song.


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Old 02-12-13, 11:06 AM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Grabbed one at WalMart this morning for $18.96 and watched the first hour before work. The A/V is outstanding!
Old 02-12-13, 12:14 PM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

I can't believe there aren't any store exclusives in the US. A major release like this, and nothin... I may just wait. I don't need to own this right away... I'm sure it will hit $15 soon enough, and $10 around BF...
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

This Bond will be hard to beat in the video department considering Roger Deakins was the DP. There are some gorgeous shots in this film. This may keep the crown forever as the best looking Bond movie.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by jiggyblau
Can anyone post a shot of the pricetag? I'm buying it at Best Buy and it would make the $1 PM super easy. Thanks!
I ran over to Walmart on my lunch to pick it up and there wasn't any signage indicating it was $18.96. All I saw were the shelf tags which showed the usual price of $24.96, but it did ring up correctly.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by mcfly
I ran over to Walmart on my lunch to pick it up and there wasn't any signage indicating it was $18.96. All I saw were the shelf tags which showed the usual price of $24.96, but it did ring up correctly.
No worries. Thanks though!
Old 02-12-13, 02:24 PM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
This Bond will be hard to beat in the video department considering Roger Deakins was the DP. There are some gorgeous shots in this film. This may keep the crown forever as the best looking Bond movie.
I actually saw this in theaters last weekend and at one point was struck by how good it looked.

I enjoyed it very much but didn't think it was like BEST BOND EVAH. And having just spent $30 on admission for it, I'm going to hold off on the BD for now.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

The A/V on this is absolutely reference. It perfectly reproduces the theatrical experience. Also the Sam Mendes commentary is an absolute treasure trove.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Just got my copy in the mail today from Amazon.

I used some GC's from Amazon that I got from trading in some DVDs and dumping some coins at Coinstar.

One of the posters said this is the weakest edition in the extras department for the Bond series. I firmly disagree. At least we're getting 2 commentary tracks in addition to the featurettes. Quantum of Solace was the worst when it came to extras with pretty much fluff featurettes, no commentary and nothing of substance.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Fantastic blu ray. The picture quality is stunning - absolutely gorgeous, and with this movie there is a LOT to look at.

Skyfall is a Must Have Blu Ray.

And I don't even care that I paid $1.00 more to get it at Best Buy today instead of waiting to get it at Walmart. It was worth the $19.99 that I paid. This one is going to get a lot of viewing time over the next 20 years...
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by trespoochies
Also, I'm kind of surprised there isn't any kind of music video for the Adele song.
I don't think an official video exists. All I could find was the lyric video.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

The opening credits are essentially a music video, just without Adele appearing.

I look forward to watching it again this week (via the library) or in a few weeks from Redbox and will definitely pick up the Blu when there's a price drop several months from now.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Watching it again, I'm surprised that I forgot how great the first 2 acts were. The 3rd, Home Alone, act is so bad, it made me forget what came before and finished the movie with a bad taste in my mouth.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Watched it last night and loved it. Video and audio are reference quality... this will be my new go-to disc to show off the home theater.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by LPMA
I don't think an official video exists. All I could find was the lyric video.
There was an official video somewhere, I recall watching it on my 360. I don't remember which service it was though, Muzu.tv or VEVO had an exclusive before the movie came out.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)



I did get this version (Loved the Packaging)
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by slop101
Watching it again, I'm surprised that I forgot how great the first 2 acts were. The 3rd, Home Alone, act is so bad, it made me forget what came before and finished the movie with a bad taste in my mouth.
I thought it fell appart once Bardem showed up. The actual character was rather lame considering all the buildup until his first appearance. I also didn't care for his unbelieveably perfectly-timed plans that accounted for any possible random occurence and would make Jigsaw (or Anson from Burn Notice) green with envy.

Still, like you, I really enjoyed the earlier portions of the film (Bond's newfound immortality notwithstanding).
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by RocShemp
I thought it fell appart once Bardem showed up. The actual character was rather lame considering all the buildup until his first appearance. I also didn't care for his unbelieveably perfectly-timed plans that accounted for any possible random occurence and would make Jigsaw (or Anson from Burn Notice) green with envy.

Still, like you, I really enjoyed the earlier portions of the film (Bond's newfound immortality notwithstanding).
Well, his shootout in the courtroom didn't go according to plans, but yeah, his capture/escape were pretty silly, even by Bond standards.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Got it yesterday. Totally forgot Fox (ugh) was distributing this. They still have the crappy digital copy code app thing for itunes that never works like with Prometheus. Thankfully the UV code works.

I like Adele and all but the skyfall song is overrated.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Ranger
I like Adele and all but the skyfall song is overrated.
I was a little disappointed with the track myself. I was very excited when it was announced that Adele was doing the song but it didn't live up to what it could have been in my opinion.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

BTW, I hate the way this disc has been coded. I can usually skip all the ratings and FBI warning screen nonsense when I start a movie on it's 2nd chapter and skip back to the first, as those screens run when you just hit play. Not so on this disc; they throw those bullshit screens at you regardless of the chapter you start at. And they wonder why bootlegging is so rampant.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by RagingBull80
I was a little disappointed with the track myself. I was very excited when it was announced that Adele was doing the song but it didn't live up to what it could have been in my opinion.
I think it's a lock to win the Oscar for Best Song.

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