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First time poster so be gentle :)

After seeing Quantum of Solace last night decided to scout a good deal for Casino Royale. Looks like the best I've come across, feedback and comments will be appreciated :)

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#1
i got the 2-disc dvd for £3 and the 1 disc blu ray for £6.45, both brand new...but good find :)
#3


Good price for the single disc edition there (if you're not a special features fiend like I am!).
If I buy the single disc editions I always end up wanting the special editions :thumbsup:
#4
I think the special edition Quantum of Solace should either be a blank disc or have the whole film remade for the DVD; the film has more adverts than HUKD.
#5
diabeticguy
I think the special edition Quantum of Solace should either be a blank disc or have the whole film remade for the DVD; the film has more adverts than HUKD.



The Sony product placement has been rediculous in fairness though it seemed to be toned down slightly for Quantum - it was shocking in Casino Royale in fairness every other scene had a sony product :p
#6
Worth it for the extras i suppose
#7
Would have to vote cold. The UK version is cut

Bluray ALL United Kingdom- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Yes (144:20 min) - Pre-Cut UK version - "The BBFC advised the company that the torture scene placed too much emphasis on both the infliction of pain and the sadism of the villain for the requested '12' category. When the completed version of the film was submitted for classification, reductions to the torture sequence had been made, including the removal of lingering shots of the rope, close shots of Bond's facial reaction and the substitution of a more distant shot of the beating compared to the original version."

More info (Chris McEneany/AVplay): "The torture sequence is now shorn of Le Chiffre’s taunting line about Bond’s rock-chiselled physique. Whereas the "R-rated" versions show Mikkelsen drape the knotted rope over Bond’s shoulder and utter the words “Such a waste” after commenting on how well he has looked after himself ("You've taken good care of your body" line), the UK version omits this."
#8
Rory Joe
The Sony product placement has been rediculous in fairness though it seemed to be toned down slightly for Quantum - it was shocking in Casino Royale in fairness every other scene had a sony product :p


Its been replaced with things like virgin atlantic and coke zero though.
#9
Anthonyuk
Would have to vote cold. The UK version is cut


Bit harsh to vote cold because the UK version of the film has around 10 seconds missing.....

I didn't even know there was a 2 disc special edition, as I already have the single edition I won't be purchasing but definately a hot deal for those like myself who do prefer the extra's (even though most of the time I don't watch them! lol)
#10
dbm001
Bit harsh to vote cold because the UK version of the film has around 10 seconds missing.....

This is HotUKdeals. You get people voting cold because something is a penny cheaper elsewhere.

For someone like me, if a film is cut this is a big turn off.
#11
knws
i got the 2-disc dvd for £3 and the 1 disc blu ray for £6.45, both brand new...but good find :)


where did u get this 2 disk dvd may i ask?
#12
Sorry cold, deluxe edition or not. Pointless re-release.
#13
IWannaBeAdored
Sorry cold, deluxe edition or not. Pointless re-release.


I'm sure you do not need reminding that you are not voting on the decision to re-release the Blu-ray edition with extra footage to maximize the profit from the marketing of "Quantum of Solace" (that was released to the UK nationwide cinema chains last week, and is due to be released to US audiences this week).

The publicity & hype for the latest instalment in the Bond franchise has not been the first to be used to sell additional items, and will not be the last. The Bond movies are a rolling advertisement for vehicles in the Ford Motor Company empire (Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, and so on), Omega watches, and more product placements besides. It makes good business sense to re-issue a video-based title to take advantage of this. Many (like myself due to a purchase of a European release day PS3) received the original Blu-ray release as a free gift from Sony anyway. (I also have the original double DVD release too, courtesy of a HotUKDeals member making me aware that Asda were running a price promotion during the week of the DVD release).

I am adding heat because the price is a good deal, and I will also be placing an order for this Blu-ray re-release.

If I had enough disposable income last week I would have bought the Deluxe Edition of "Casino Royale" & watched it just before I went out on Saturday night to see "Quantum of Solace".

By the time it arrives (as I always seem to have issues with Amazon delivery times), I may well do that again and put more profits into the UK Cinema industry.

If you like action movies, I recommend you do the same.

BFN,

fp.
#14
PS. Welcome to HotUKDeals, Rory Joe.

BFN,

fp.
#15
IWannaBeAdored
Sorry cold, deluxe edition or not. Pointless re-release.


It was my understanding the point of Hotukdeals is to find the best price for a particular product. If this product doesn't appeal to you (and I believe I've made the product very clear from the title) then why are you in this thread? :/


Anthonyuk
Would have to vote cold. The UK version is cut


This is hotUKdeals... the version is of course going to be the UK version unless specified otherwise... if you are looking for a product based outside of the UK I would recommend finding an alternative bargains site that's more tailored to the international market, as this site is focused on deals within the UK.


Thanks for the rest of the constructive feedback from everyone else though :)
#16
IWannaBeAdored
Sorry cold, deluxe edition or not. Pointless re-release.


does that mean when the next bond boxset comes out you'll vote that cold too?
#17
grilli;3364549
does that mean when the next bond boxset comes out you'll vote that cold too?


If it's a pointless re-release then yep. ;-)
#18
Anthonyuk
Would have to vote cold. The UK version is cut


Voted hot. I don't think its worth voting cold purely based on a few missing seconds. The UK release has far less cuts than the US one. The yanks must be spitting blood :viking: (at least the ones who care about such things). If anyone wants the completely uncut version then you need to seek out the Dutch, Scandinavian or Australian releases which include the "R-rated" version. However expect to pay a lot more for them.
#19
thearrowmaker
Voted hot. I don't think its worth voting cold purely based on a few missing seconds. The UK release has far less cuts than the US one. The yanks must be spitting blood :viking: (at least the ones who care about such things). If anyone wants the completely uncut version then you need to seek out the Dutch, Scandinavian or Australian releases which include the "R-rated" version. However expect to pay a lot more for them.


What's missing in the few seconds absent from the UK edition?

Australia has more content? Odd. The "Fallout 3" video games was dumbed-down across the rest of the world because Australia had issues with references to drug use.

I guess they're OK with sex & violence, though.

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #20
fanpages
What's missing in the few seconds absent from the UK edition?



Taken from a review of the UK disc:

Now, the cuts that affect the UK edition are, in fact, only very slight. The torture sequence is now shorn of Le Chiffre’s taunting line about Bond’s rock-chiselled physique. Whereas the US and R3 versions show Mikkelsen drape the knotted rope over Bond’s shoulder and utter the words “Such a waste,” after commenting on how well he has looked after himself, the UK version omits this. Which, of course, begs the question why? What harm was there in this slice of verbal emasculation when the scene in question goes on to present it visually? But that’s it as far as the UK disc goes, which, when compared to US release, is not that bad at all.

The US BD version suffers cuts to two of the gruelling fight sequences. The first is during the pre-credits assassination of the double agent Fisher in the Gents toilet. Missing from the print is the moment when Bond slams the cubicle door into Fisher’s face, just before the pair of them tumble out onto the floor. Next, and most noticeably, is the brutal kick that Bond delivers to the crouching Fisher’s side. All that remains of this shot is the second, much less violent kick to remove the bin from Fisher’s hands that he was about to swing at Bond. Further slight cuts to the scene utilise different shots to dilute the aggression of Bond’s subsequent drowning of his target. The cumulative effect of these snips lessens the impact and the savagery of the scene quite a bit, as far as I’m concerned.

The next sequence to suffer is the stairwell fight with the machete-wielding Obanno and, sadly, I have to report that this pummelling skirmish is shortened even more. Gone is Bond smashing Obanno’s head through a window, a few seconds of close-quarter grappling during the chaotic descent down the stairs, Obanno reaching for Vesper’s leg, and the final strangulation has been trimmed, diluting the overall shock-value of the new Bond’s penchant for desperate violence. Censorship of movies is a severe bone of contention with me, folks, and Bond has, of course, been the subject of quite a few snips and cuts over the decades, with the likes of OHMSS, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and License To Kill, among others, all victims at one stage or another. However, it comes as a complete shock that 007 still courts such controversy in this day and age. The bizarre thing is that with Casino Royale there isn’t even any consistency with the cuts that have been made – and obviously this affects the US version much more than the UK one. The fighting in the collapsing house in Venice is just as brutal and devastating as anything else that we have witnessed earlier – what with point-blank shots to the head, a nail-gun attack, a chair smashed in the face and a nasty electric shock – but remains completely untouched. I realise that a lot of people out there will possibly be thinking “So what … it’s only a few seconds here and there,” but Censorship is wrong and a slap in the face for intelligent, free-thinking individuals, and should not be tolerated.
#21
IWannaBeAdored
Sorry cold, deluxe edition or not. Pointless re-release.



not true ... this release contains BD-LIVE content and has bonus view
#22
voted hot on price but not a big bond fan so holding off buying..... but i do have a £5 voucher and not sure what to use it on.
#23
thearrowmaker
Taken from a review of the UK disc:

Now, the cuts that affect the UK edition are, in fact, only very slight. The torture sequence is now shorn of Le Chiffre’s taunting line about Bond’s rock-chiselled physique. Whereas the US and R3 versions show Mikkelsen drape the knotted rope over Bond’s shoulder and utter the words “Such a waste,” after commenting on how well he has looked after himself, the UK version omits this. Which, of course, begs the question why? What harm was there in this slice of verbal emasculation when the scene in question goes on to present it visually? But that’s it as far as the UK disc goes, which, when compared to US release, is not that bad at all.

The US BD version suffers cuts to two of the gruelling fight sequences. The first is during the pre-credits assassination of the double agent Fisher in the Gents toilet. Missing from the print is the moment when Bond slams the cubicle door into Fisher’s face, just before the pair of them tumble out onto the floor. Next, and most noticeably, is the brutal kick that Bond delivers to the crouching Fisher’s side. All that remains of this shot is the second, much less violent kick to remove the bin from Fisher’s hands that he was about to swing at Bond. Further slight cuts to the scene utilise different shots to dilute the aggression of Bond’s subsequent drowning of his target. The cumulative effect of these snips lessens the impact and the savagery of the scene quite a bit, as far as I’m concerned.

The next sequence to suffer is the stairwell fight with the machete-wielding Obanno and, sadly, I have to report that this pummelling skirmish is shortened even more. Gone is Bond smashing Obanno’s head through a window, a few seconds of close-quarter grappling during the chaotic descent down the stairs, Obanno reaching for Vesper’s leg, and the final strangulation has been trimmed, diluting the overall shock-value of the new Bond’s penchant for desperate violence. Censorship of movies is a severe bone of contention with me, folks, and Bond has, of course, been the subject of quite a few snips and cuts over the decades, with the likes of OHMSS, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and License To Kill, among others, all victims at one stage or another. However, it comes as a complete shock that 007 still courts such controversy in this day and age. The bizarre thing is that with Casino Royale there isn’t even any consistency with the cuts that have been made – and obviously this affects the US version much more than the UK one. The fighting in the collapsing house in Venice is just as brutal and devastating as anything else that we have witnessed earlier – what with point-blank shots to the head, a nail-gun attack, a chair smashed in the face and a nasty electric shock – but remains completely untouched. I realise that a lot of people out there will possibly be thinking “So what … it’s only a few seconds here and there,” but Censorship is wrong and a slap in the face for intelligent, free-thinking individuals, and should not be tolerated.


Thanks. Sounds like the UK edition is the best bet anyway.

BFN,

fp.
#24
Marked as Expired.

Price is now £13.98 at Amazon.

BFN,

fp.
#25
fanpages;3485928
Marked as Expired.

Price is now £13.98 at Amazon.

BFN,

fp.

Mods unexpire please, £12.98 again.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casino-Royale-Deluxe-Blu-ray-Mikkelsen/dp/B001D40U8E/ref=pd_ts_d_h__20?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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