James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 1

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Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 10/21/2008 Run time: 362 minutes Rating: Nr… More >>

James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 1

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  1. Blu ray collectors are getting just what they deserve! They wanted Blu Ray to win when we should have been fighting for compatibility instead of dominance. Now we all lose. Even my Blu ray of the Hulk does not play correctly on my older Blu ray player. What we as consumers should have been fighting for is to be able to play any disc on any player. Now our investments are blown.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. My opinion should be considered neutral to this rating system as I do not own this collection.

    Are these movies original theatrical versions?

    As a bond fan, I would very much like to relive these classics and view them as they were originally intended. After upgrading my VHS collection to DVD, I was highly disappointed that the original versions had been edited. One that will always standout from my childhood is the theatrical version of “Live and Let Die”. I found the sheriff swearing up a storm to be hilarious and the racial references and barriers crossed monumental for that time.

    So is this Blu ray collection authentic, worth my time and money or just another glorified edited TV version?
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Full disclosure: My 1-star review is for poor compatibility of these discs — not the actual video content. The movies themselves are among my favorites of all time, but I haven’t seen a single frame on any of these blu-ray discs!

    I bought all 6 of these movies individually, and none of them will get past a black screen when viewed on my HP laptop (QuickPlay v3.7 blu-ray player.) I’ve verified that the firmware and software version are the very latest so… until someone at HP gets motivated, you might be waiting awhile to play these through your laptop. For the record, I have over 100 blu-rays and these are the first for which I’ve had a problem that could not be cured by updating the software. I’m sure this problem will go away in time, but it could be a few months.

    As others have mentioned, all 6 of these discs have garnered irate feedback on forums all over the net for compatibility problems with an astounding variety of standalone players (Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsungs, etc.) On the positive side, those with PS3s seem to be in good shape. Apparently, if your player can actually play the discs, you will be rewarded with an outstanding blu-ray Bond experience. It is very disheartening, however, when you can’t!

    My positive experience with so many other discs gives me optimistic confidence that the problem with these 6 discs will soon be a fading bad memory, but until then — buyer beware.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. As some others have written, I’m giving this collectors edition 1 star simply because of the packaging. Video quality: 5 stars; Packaging quality: -5 stars.

    Foam spindles holding the discs in? Really? It is unbelievable that people make money to think this stuff up. The first time you take a disc out, you’ll likely rip the foam right off (if the foam hasn’t been ripped off in shipping already, and the disc is floating around free in the package). Solution: superglue the ripped foam back to the cardboard; just make sure you let the stuff dry before you put the disc back in.

    The quality of the older bond movies is amazing on blu-ray, so on that note they did a good job. Still, I can’t get past the complete invalidation of the entire experience of a collectors package by using these ridiculous foam disc holders.

    Remember kids, plastic makes it possible. Foam is used to wrap pipes and cushion objects, not hold blu-rays to a cardboard container. So, if you’re willing to try the superglue method, or you’re okay with tossing the package, go for it. Otherwise, you might want to look at the individuals.

    On a side note, as I was writing the same review for each of the two volumes, I noticed some writing of incompatibility issues. For what it’s worth, I’ve had none and am playing these on a PS3.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. These compatability issues, though iritating, are a format liability issue that will hopefully end soon. I am not sure why continuing to update would be necessary indefinitely. What I really don’t like about this set is that the packaging itself presents problems if you someday hope to have a nice, clean, uniform Bond set someday. There are no hardcases for individual disks like the old DVD Bond collections. The outer case is kinda cool with slipcase, sorta fake leather texture and a nice multi-layer look into a pipe with a bond figure. However, once you open up the booklets, the holder for the discs is very cheap with just a foam knob pasted to the cardboard itself which will undoubtedly fall off over time. What one also must understand is that there are at least one or two bond films not licenced through the same studio so you are guaranteed that you will not be able to collect all the films in a similar set. The packaging will be simple blu cases on those most likely. Depending on your preferences, you should just go with the single cases to start with. For a short time after the release, you are going to get those free movie tickets(QOS)on each box anyway as long as you buy from a reputable dealer.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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