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Bluray Bond Boxset only £35 HMV instore
Bluray Bond Boxset only £35 HMV instore

Bluray Bond Boxset only £35 HMV instore

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First post, couldnt see it through search..... Bought in Milton Keynes today.

Instore only afaik.

Bond Blu-ray boxset containing

Dr. No (1962): Bond's mission takes him to the steamy island of Jamaica, where mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches. As he unravels the astonishing truth, Bond must fight deadly assassins, sexy femme's fatales and even a poisonous tarantula. With the help of crack CIA agents Felix Lieter (Jack Lord) and the beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), he searches for the headquarters of Dr. No, who is implementing an evil plan of world domination.

Only Bond, with his combination of wit, charm and skill, can confront the madman and save the human race from a horrible fate. With breathtaking chases, amazing stunts and a bold, nerve-shattering climax, this outrageously entertaining adventure pushes the envelope for non-stop thrills and magnificently sets the standard for the most popular movie series in film history.

For Your Eyes Only (1981): When a British ship sinks in foreign waters, the world's superpowers begin a feverish race to find its cargo: a nuclear submarine control system. And 007 (Roger Moore) is thrust into one of his most riveting adventures as he rushes to join the search...and prevent global devastation!

From Russia With Love (1963): The evil organization SPECTRE has hatched a plan to steal a decoder that will access Russian state secrets and irrevocably unbalance the world order. It is up to James Bond to seize the device first, but he must confront enemies that include Red Grant and the ruthless Rosa Klebb, a former KGB agent with poison-tipped shoes.

Even as Bond romances a stunning Soviet defector, he realizes he is being lured into a deadly trap, and he will need all of his courage, abilities and cutting-edge technology to triumph over the forces that seek to destroy him.

Die Another Day (2002): James Bond's mission begins with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea - and the action doesn't let up until the credits roll. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way he crosses paths with Jinx (Oscar ®-winner Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), who will play vital roles in his latest adventure. Hot on the trail of deadly megalomaniac Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) and his ruthless right-hand man Zao (Rick Yune), Bond travels to Iceland into the villain's lair: a palace built entirely of ice. There he experiences firsthand the power of a new hi-tech weapon. Ultimately it all leads to an explosive confrontation - and an unforgettable conclusion - back in Korea where it all started.

Live And Let Die (1973): In Roger Moore's first outing as 007, he investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga (Yaphet Kotto).

Known on the streets as "Mr Big", Kananga is co-ordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind's plan, he meets Solitaire (Jane Seymour), the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond, of course, works his own magic on her, and the stage is set for a series of pulse-pounding action sequences involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.

Thunderball (1965): The thrills never stop as Agent 007 (Sean Connery) goes above the call of duty - and to the bottom of the ocean - to track down a villainous criminal who's holding millions hostage and threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust!

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Original Poster

tried to add image but failed miserably

jediross;6155144

tried to add image but failed miserably



Photobucket? just upload and then copy and paste the image link

Original Poster

Thanks Darknight.

BTW, its the blue one thats on offer.

You may struggle to find this in all HMVs at the moment. But once the sale starts officially, they should all have it :thumbsup:

jediross;6155251

BTW, its the blue one thats on offer.



This one ?

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More details from ]Amazon

Original Poster

Thats the baby.......

That seems an excellent price for 6 bond films, thanks for posting, rep and heat added !

Are they the individual blu-ray cases in the box or is it one of those "fall apart in your hands" digipack things?

Cheers!

when is the next set due out?

I want Goldeneye on Blu-Ray so badly

Does anyone know any techie details about how they process old films like these into Bluray? Do they look all grainy or are they fairly well done?

i was going to ask the same question. How dod they do it?

Blue Ray is still too expensive

blu-ray.com/mov…iew

Not too shabby, for that price I'd pick it up.

A few comments from the site:
'dissapointing in all honesty alot of money for six fims that do look good but no where near the standard of recent blu-ray films that have been released my advice is by the dvd box set which contains all 21 films''

''very good picture but a bit disapointed in the packaging with no individual sleeves for each disc.
The films have never looked so good before they are the next step up from the untimate edition DVD collection.''

Not another bond box set

joetipper;6156035

Does anyone know any techie details about how they process old films like … Does anyone know any techie details about how they process old films like these into Bluray? Do they look all grainy or are they fairly well done?



I don't know how it is done but it is done very well. SkyHD showed these as part of a 'bond season' recently and the detail was excellent, right down to Connery's red knuckles after punching a baddie...

Original Poster

But were those comments when the set was full price? At £35 it I doubt anyone can complain too much.

The box is one of those fold out jobbies, may well stick one on later while waiting for the UFC.

joetipper;6156035

Does anyone know any techie details about how they process old films like … Does anyone know any techie details about how they process old films like these into Bluray? Do they look all grainy or are they fairly well done?



Old films are pretty much all shot on 35mm film stock, so long as the print of the film is in good condition, its a fairly straightforward job to digitally scan it, as the level of detail contained in the original film is still several times higher than what BluRay at 1080p shows you. Most TV prior to the widespread use of videotape used 16mm, which has around a quarter the detail of 35mm film, but still plenty for HD at 1080p, so old TV series like Star Trek can have the HD treatment, but videotape only has the same resolution as broadcast telly, so the best you'll get out of many 80s/90s TV series will be on a DVD upscaler.

Audio is however usually limited to the original Mono track (Stereo started to appear in films in the mid/late 70s), though sometimes the studio may decide to process this into a 2 channel pseudo-Stereo, basically using different equaliser settings to give the effect of certain sounds coming from the right or left.

The film grain does largely depend on what original film stock was used, though is generally more apparent in darker scenes, as film that absorbs light more quickly has a larger grain. Grain is also more apparent in older films as a rule of thumb, since the quality of film stock has improved over the years, however this was countered at the time by using brighter studio lights (compare the interior lighting in an Errol Flynn movie - comparable to a theatre, to a more recent film which has more natural/realistic levels of lighting). Some studios may use digital noise reduction to reduce the appearance of film grain, but this can also have the effect of making the film less sharp, in a few cases the BluRay appears little or no better in quality than the DVD.

jediross;6156284

But were those comments when the set was full price? At £35 it I doubt a … But were those comments when the set was full price? At £35 it I doubt anyone can complain too much. The box is one of those fold out jobbies, may well stick one on later while waiting for the UFC.



Thanks, can't realy complain at £35 as you say Cheers

great price but i have them on dvd

Surround sound has been around since the 1940s (Disney's Fantasia), but really took off for big movies in 1950s with Cinerama's 7 channel sound then Todd-AO's 70mm 6 channel sound, and finally 4 channel audio on 35mm CinemaScope prints (aka Foxhole).

35mm CinemaScope prints died out due to cost, so if you saw a 35mm print it would have most likely been mono optical sound, then Dolby Stereo (4 channel optical sound) came out it in 1976 then 5.1 Digital on 35mm with CDS in 1990, then DD in 1992 and finally DTS and SDDS in 1993. So lots of movies have multichannel audio masters going back to the 1950s.

For those that don't a studio can remix the original audio elements into 5.1. Some may also have new foley and sound effects, it all depends on how much money they have and the condition of the original elements.

£60 in my local

£120 in my local. Had to ask the staff, one was really unhelpful, the other had a look and said they had some upstairs and begrudgingly got me one. Good luck finding some and expect some dodgy looks :roll:

adsldave;6159994

£60 in my local



ekko star;6162055

£120 in my local. Had to ask the staff, one was really unhelpful, the … £120 in my local. Had to ask the staff, one was really unhelpful, the other had a look and said they had some upstairs and begrudgingly got me one. Good luck finding some and expect some dodgy looks :roll:



As I said earlier on in the thread, you probably won't find it at this price in most stores until the sale starts. Some stores may have put it out early by accident :-D

i found the last one in nottingham city centre, it had a price sticker of £120, so i asked if this was correct. the guy behind the counter said no it should be £35. he then took the copy i had in my hand, stated that if i went to the next floor they should have some more stock on the wall. then as i was going to get one with the correct price sticker he shouted up "oh no hold on, the rest of the stock won't be out until the sale starts" so i then said can i just take the one i found? he said no as its gotta be sold at the price on the sticker. and was refusing to sell me it a the price it actually scanned at!!! I reckon he just thought to himself "bargain...I'll keep that for myself"

couldn't be bothered to argue and left the store. made a mental note not to go to that particualr store again (there are 2 others in the vicinity...slight overkill)

Original Poster

When I was in Milton Keynes on Saturday there must have been 10 or so out on display all stickered up at £35.

in castlepoint bournemouth aswell

been told the official sale starts on the 17th, and thats when the mass stock they have in is allowed to go out on the shelves.

its now available to buy it online on the hmv website @ £34.99
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