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? 4 TINC - 007

Mon May 01, 2006 9:16 pm

Hey Tom,

Hope all is well. Question, if you don't mind. I've heard they are re-releasing the Bond films. If so, any word on new transfers and/or sound upgrades on any of the titles? Thanx much.

P.S. Miss the "In the Basket" topic... 8)

Re: ? 4 TINC - 007

Mon May 01, 2006 9:51 pm

Pike,
Look for all the 007 films to be re-released on DVD this year (most likely in November to coincide with the theatrical release of Casino Royale and to entice holiday shoppers.) Supposedly, these releases will far surpass all that have come before them in terms of quality and extras. More details, when I have them.

PikeBishop67 wrote:P.S. Miss the "In the Basket" topic... 8)


I stopped posting these because the interest seemed to wain and I got a couple of nasty PM's admonishing me for "bragging" about all the DVD's I buy. Screw that!!

Tom

Mon May 01, 2006 10:14 pm

Another double dip. But, to me, worth it.

I thought the current set of the films on DVD were pretty decent; transfers, extras, etc. However, wish they would have done more with the sound, though. Hopefully, this time. Looking forward to the new ones by what you've said. Can't wait.

Sorry to here about the PM's. Unbelievable and unfortunate.

Thanx again.

Mon May 01, 2006 11:58 pm

All Bond films (excluding Never Say Never Again) will be re-released in two-disc editions in the UK on July 17 of this year and will feature upgraded sound, improved picture quality and new bonus features. No details yet on any plans for the US. Thunderball through The Man with the Golden Gun will for the first time include a 5.1 surround mix in addition to the original mono mixes. The picture quality will be revamped via "Brand new 4000 horizontal line (4K) digital film transfers" for all films, and all DVDs will contain new bonus features including most notably audio commentary by Roger Moore on all of his films. All films will be released separately and as part of this special collector's case:

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A decent source for information is MI6.co.uk, which also has some more details.

I started buying the Bond DVDs a while ago, but at the time they sold for a ridiculous $27 apiece (the average price for DVDs being $15-20 at the time), so I was buying them very slowly, and in the middle of my collecting, all but seven of the films were made unavailable (and I already had those seven). Shortly after (sometime in 2003) I read that they were soon going to release updated DVDs so I decided to hold off on purchasing any other titles I might come across. Little did I know I would still be waiting with the nine DVDs I had already bought three years later. Anyway, provided the price is decent -Amazon.co.uk currently has the set for pre-order for ₤210/€305/$384 (excl. shipping), which comes out to about ₤10.5/€15/$19 apiece, which is decent but can't be described as cheap- I'll probably pick it up as soon as it become available. Of course, that's assuming that there are no further developments along the lines of, for example, the US set being drastically cheaper/different or plans for Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.

Tom,

Perhaps an idea is to create a single "What's in Your Basket This Week?" thread and keep adding to it, rather than creating new ones every week? Your contributions would keep it near the top of the board anyway (:wink:) and people can have a better overview of people's prior purchases, allowing them to comment on any purchases they may have missed.

Re: ? 4 TINC - 007

Tue May 02, 2006 12:25 am

Tom in North Carolina wrote:I stopped posting these because the interest seemed to wain and I got a couple of nasty PM's admonishing me for "bragging" about all the DVD's I buy. Screw that!! Tom


It's hard to imagine anyone sending PM's of that nature. Then again, we do have some dandies on this board. It's unfortunate that you had to endure such childishness... :roll:

Re: ? 4 TINC - 007

Tue May 02, 2006 12:53 am

KHoots wrote:
Tom in North Carolina wrote:I stopped posting these because the interest seemed to wain and I got a couple of nasty PM's admonishing me for "bragging" about all the DVD's I buy. Screw that!! Tom


It's hard to imagine anyone sending PM's of that nature. Then again, we do have some dandies on this board. It's unfortunate that you had to endure such childishness... :roll:


I agree! I miss the "In the Basket" threads each week from Tom, it gives me a heads up on what is coming out and what the quality is if it's an older title and such... I just thought he had quit posting this thread because he was busy with his film project he was working on. I might tease the ol bugger once and a while about his DVDs but if anyone was being serious thats just shamefull and childish!

JEFF d
EP fan