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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
It was very disappointing to receive this excellent James Bond Blu-ray collection with 2 of the discs damaged during shipment because of the extremely poor packaging. Each disc is secured to a page with a small piece of foam, which easily breaks loose during shipment.

If you are going to buy this, then I would suggest you contact the seller and request that they add some additional protection for each disc.
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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2008
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
This review is not based on the movie itself or the quality of the Blu Ray disk. Rather it is a warning to those considering buying this multipack of the absolutely horrible packaging of this expensive set. My three pack arrived today and I just open the box and was horrified at the package. I have purchased many multi packs of movies/TV shows and every other time the disks were held on a separate page in a plastic reinforced page with a plastic spindle in the middle. This set came in a "book style "package with a foam rubber type spindle to hold the disk in place. Well on disk two "From Russia With love" the foam spindle was missing!! The disk had bounced around so much it was scratched and looked like an old scratched disk !!!! Regarding disks one and three the foam spindles were half torn off and surely after one play the foam spindle will certainly fall off. Disgraceful - A pox on MGM.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
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.
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45 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2008
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
These movies look truly astounding, assuming you can get them to play on your Blu-ray player. Many hang on black screens, others get stuck in the menu, some don;t even make it that far.

Its not just Sony players, there are irate threads about these 6 bond Blu-ray discs all over the net and the same exact problems are happening on a whole slew of players (Sony's, LG's, Samsungs, Panasonics), even with the most recent firmware updates. It's most likely the discs themselves that are at fault but does it really matter whose fault it is?

The end result is a big fat black eye for Blu-ray. The Blu-ray Disc Association, the hardware manufacturers, and the content producers need to get their act together.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I am happy to say I own these three films on Blu-Ray. The picture and sound quality are AMAZING and proof that the back cover's claim is true (Blu-Ray was Made for Bond!). However, the packaging is HORRID. It feels very cheaply made, and very cardboard. One slight bend and -boom-. Also, I couldn't get FYEO off the spindle without ripping the foam holder off. Really, Fox? this is what you can come up with best? I know it may be cheaper and eco-friendly, but still. It's bad packaging. And although it may be more expensive, just buy the discs seperately. At least you aren't fighting to get the disc off the cardboard.
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22 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
These discs do not work on my Samsung Blu-Ray player. Not sure if it is all Samsungs. I updated the firmware and they still do not play. I didn't buy these but got them through netflix so at least I'm not out for the full price.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Full disclosure: My 1-star review is for poor compatibility of these discs -- not the actual video content. I haven't seen a single frame!

I bought all 6 of these movies individually, and none of them will get past a black screen when viewed on my HP QuickPlay 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.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
When it works, the picture quality is great. However, I have experienced issues getting the movie to play at all. I have now tried the discs on three different blu-ray players. They worked great with one player (unfortunately not mine) but could not get past the menu on the other two. This issue has been raised in other comments and I wish I had paid more attention before purchasing.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
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.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2009
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
It is unfortunate that such poor packing can potentially damage DVDs. It almost falls apart when you even look at it. You should not send DVDs/CDs this way, and it's not Amazon's fault, they did their best.
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