Waited for ages to purchase the bond 50 box set. Finally did so Sunday and Dr No freezes up at two points and the film won't move on and Goldfinger does the same.|
Anyone had similar issues?
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cheeky_prawnking wrote:Not got the 50 Box set. I got the 6x Blu-ray boxset, and Dr.No works fine. Does the 50 Box set Dr.No appear to have sound issues (low volume vocals, very loud incidental music).
Waited for ages to purchase the bond 50 box set. Finally did so Sunday and Dr No freezes up at two points and the film won't move on and Goldfinger does the same.
Anyone had similar issues?
I didn't notice those issues. Weirdly my problems only happen on the PS3 stand alone player all works fine
Clean the lens then imo....
James Bond: 007
6x Blu-ray box-set cont. from previous page.
From Russia with Love (1963) 7.8/10
Not as good as say Dr. No or Thunderball. Picture quality is good, or as good as they could make it taking into account the source material. My biggest criticism would be the over use of the bond theme during the film, they really over do it. Something else, the opening sequence, plays the Bond Theme, not the theme From Russia with Love, which is unlike other Bond films. Instead they play From Russia with Love during the film. Sure the film is from 1963 and hasn't aged as well as either Dr.No or Thunderball.
Thunderball (1965) 8/10
I’ve seen this before, the Blu-ray really adds so much more detail. Excellent picture quality. As with Dr. No (the Blu-ray) the audio has some issues, vocals are lo-volume, music and SFX are set too high. Good to see the use of real sharks, and not Cgi/Robot efforts.
Needless things include, speeded up film footage used from time to time, scenes acted in front of pre recorded footage, which looks particularly poor during the end with the boat heading towards the rocks. Something else that was clearly obvious, during the scene that sees Bond swim past a shark in the swimming pool, it was clearly a stuntman during some shots. There are also some moments during some outside scene’s where there is dirt on the lens. Niggles aside, the film has aged well, not that I was alive back when it was made.
Live and Let Die (1973) 6/10
In the past, I’d only ever caught bits and pieces of this film and thought it was ok. Now having watched the whole film from start to finish, I found it not so great. Bar one or two moments, the Blu-ray picture never impressed as much as some other Bond Blu-rays (Dr. No from 1963 looks superior). The film also opened my eyes to the fact Sean Connery is better than Roger Moore.
For You Eyes Only (1981) 7/10
Roger Moore is back and looking, at least in some scenes, older than ever. Carole Bouquet looks stunning, and total Bond movie material. Blu-ray quality is better than Live and Let Die. While being better than many other Bond films, I found it never really feels like it is firing on all cylinders. There’s a sense of story, all be it drifting along, slowly towards and end.
Edited by blacksea at 16:48:54 22-09-2013
Die Another Day (2002) 6/10 ..has a couple of 8/10 moments
Got to admit I’m no fan of Pierce Brosnan, and only watched this as it was part of a Bond box set (containing 6 Bond films). The Blu-ray quality looks good, sound too is good, the story is mediocre at best. The Bond opening sequence is average, and the theme tune really not all that great. Halle Berry has the body of a Bond girl, but there’s something lacking compared to other great Bond girls. As great as Michael Madsen is, he really didn’t add much, and if anything, came across cartoon like. North Korea, Cuba, Iceland, made for good locations. Most Bond gadgets seem do-able, but a transparent car seems a bit on the far fetched side.
Around the 1hr mark, Die Another Day starts bear the hallmarks that made Never Say Never Again the not so great film it was. Somehow Rowan Atkinson managed to get his face into that one?
How did Madonna make it into Die Another Day?
I knew it was her, but double checked on IMDb. Sure enough, they list Madonna as playing Verity (uncredited). Madonna, uncredited ?
The sword fighting scene is ridiculously OTT, even by Bond standards. It’s comical. Things get worse just after this scene, when show jumper Oliver Skeete shows up? How the fuck did he get into a bond film? - who’s next to appear ? Come on down, John Cleese.
Ghostbusters 4K remastered version on PS3. Visually it's great(downscaled to 1080p), will have to check out the other remastered 4K films
is this a UK version or region free?
Edited by beastmaster at 13:42:45 24-09-2013
Uk. £9 on amazon uk site
Edited by fletch7100 at 13:53:46 24-09-2013
The Rum Diary (2011) Just great/10
Enjoyed the Dvd so much, I just had to get the Blu-ray (and sold the Dvd). Depp is excellent, audio and picture quality exceptional.
Edited by blacksea at 19:37:48 24-10-2013
The Rum Diary (2011)
Edited by blacksea at 19:41:23 24-10-2013
Rejoice! Big Trouble in Little China is getting the Arrow Video treatment on Blu-Ray
Edited by beastmaster at 23:02:25 30-10-2013
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Hard to believe E.T. is over 30 years old. The Blu-ray looks great. Some of the scene’s are so clear they could have been filmed yesterday. Best of all, the film really hasn’t aged, bar maybe one or two special FX - the BMX’s travelling through the air, and the space ship taking off. Both those FX could be done better in present times.
I'll check out the ExTra's later..
I’ve never seen the Dvd, although I read reports of additional scene’s including E.T. in the bath, created using dodgy CGI, apparently. I don’t recall seeing the bath scene in the Blu-ray, so I guess they reverted back to the original film, which is always great to see.
Edited by blacksea at 18:28:08 08-11-2013
Are the guns back?
Are the guns back?
... silly Spielberg.
TheSaint 17,348 posts
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I'm fairly sure the Blu-Ray does have the guns.
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ecureuil wrote:There are guns. There are phone's too. I'm sure i read Gun's were replaced by phones at some point. If they were, it must have taken some work, as it's not something i spotted.
Are the guns back?
Edited by blacksea at 18:25:27 08-11-2013
Love it or hate it the film does look great(first time watching it)
The Artist (2011) 9/10
Enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to. I watched the Blu-ray which looked good, although to add to 1927 era, the image ratio is 4:3. While the image is black & white, they’ve kept the quality 2011 modern, i.e. there isn’t judder or scratches and dirt etc. The idea to tell a story about an actor living in an age of silent film and not wishing to move with the times (the invention of sound had arrived) becoming washed up and replaced by future stars, brought back memories of Boogie Nights, where the future switched from expensive film to cheap video. Peppy played by Bérénice Bejo looks just great.
Terminator (1984) 10/10
10/10 as it's in my Top 10 films of all time. I never grow bored of the fabulous intro. Then there's Sarah Conner, i've always had a crush on her. Arnold Schwarzenegger has never been cast as well as he is here. The role suites his limited talent well.
The Blu-ray looks great. It makes my original Vhs look like a 5th generation bootleg. There's tons of detail, and colour is vibrant especially during the daytime scenes. As funny as it might sound, during the scene near the start of the film, where Arnold walks naked towards the 3 punks, his cock swings about quite clearly. It's not something i've noticed before.
Edited by blacksea at 21:52:38 08-12-2013
I've got this through the post today.
The Specialist is one of my favorite bad films of all time.
Demolition Man is an all time classic.
... you never see much of Wesley Snipes nowadays, hey?
Is he still in prison?
Léon: The Professional (1994) 10/10
The last time I watched Léon was over 6 years ago on Dvd. Today I watched the Blu-ray. Picture quality is very good, not that Léon leaps out the scene like some Blu-ray’s do. But this doesn’t matter, as the film is excellent. The funny thing is, for a film that’s over 2hrs long, I’d forgotten all but the start and the end. I remember the ending (the shoot out) being longer, but no, end’s all too soon. Léon (Jean Reno) Mathilda (Natalie Portman) and Stands field (Gary Oldman) are all excellent.
Just got this steel book through the post. Can't wait to watch it.
Anyone know if the Indiana Jones boxset is going cheap anywhere? It's £30 everywhere I've looked which is a little more than I'm willing to spend.
Edited by ecureuil at 13:26:19 17-12-2013
£28 at Amazon, otherwise you might be lucky at HMV in store or something?
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cheeky_prawnking wrote:He was released earlier this year, served over 2 years.
Is he still in prison?
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The Pacific blu-ray is only £14 on Amazon - just picked it up myself.
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