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This review is from: Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)For those being critical, first MGM was looking at bankruptcy, and that's why the whole Bond series wasn't released yet. I have all the films available on BD, including Never Say Never Again. The comments regarding that one and the Peter Sellers Casino Royale movie are ludicrous since 1. Casino Royale was a spoof movie, and 2. Never Say Never Again wasn't produced by MGM, but by 20th Century Fox, so MGM of course wouldn't be placing either of those movies in an official box set.
While I have the half+ that are out, at the pre-order price of this box set, I wouldn't be spending much more on it than on buying the remaining, especially if those remaining ones won't be available at under $19.99. I'd rather not wait till the individual ones start coming out, then wait more till the price drops to $10.
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Initial post: Jan 12, 2012 3:26:27 PM PST
T. H. Glimstad says:
Respectfully, I'd pay then not to include Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale, although I'd be down with the old Casino Royale TV movie being a extra on the official Casino Royale.
Posted on Jan 13, 2012 7:44:17 PM PST
Raymond G. Lopez says:
actually never say never again was released by warner brothers
Posted on Jan 14, 2012 11:04:40 AM PST
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J. Alexander says:
Amazon needs to remove the option to rate products that haven't been released. There are message boards for your rants. This is for product reviews. How can you review a product you don't have?
Posted on Jan 15, 2012 3:25:31 PM PST
Joseph Siegler says:
I would like to see Casino Royale 57, Casino Royale 67, & NSNA included, just from the aspect of 100% completeness. I'm fully versed in the legality and stories of all that mess, so I know the story.
When the Sony/McClory/Thunderball fiasco was finally resolved once and for all a few years ago, it ended up with EON/Danjaq acuiring the rights to the renegade products. My guess is they did that solely so they can bury them. Still, NSNA did come out on Blu-Ray after that, so who knows?
I urge you to check out this book, it talks about all of that mess: The Battle for Bond
Posted on Jan 16, 2012 11:39:25 AM PST
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G. B. Schriever says:
FYI: I just bought (pre-ordered) this same set from the Amazon UK site, priced at £89.99GBP ($138.58USD). Since I live in the USA, I don't have to pay the VAT charges (included in Amazon's price). For me, this brings the price down to £74.99GBP ($115.48USD) + £3.08GBP ($4.74USD) Shipping.
Total US Dollars I paid for this set is... $120.22! ...That's about $5.46 per movie (22 films) ...and don't forget to add all the extra features into that too!!!
BUT BEWARE... Most Blu-ray disc are region coded (US is region 'A', UK is region 'B'). So you will have to have a multi-region DVD/Blu-ray player to play them (like I do)!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 16, 2012 2:26:40 PM PST
Janet Woodward says:
Casino Royale with Daniel Craig was produced by Columbia which would mean it wouldn't be in this collection. I have all the current blu rays and the rest I have in DVD format. Never Say Never Again was produced by Fox. But I've seen some of the Bond movies listed as Fox/MGM so I'm thinking there's an agreement in place. I plan to sell back to Amazon all my blu ray James Bond (except Casino Royal) and all my dvd James Bond. If accepted at full price, I would get back $122.80 for my collection. Pre-ordering the collection coming out sometime this year at $199.99 or hopefully lower, I would pay for the additional 9 movies for basically $77.19.
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Jack Torrance says:
Casino Royale with Daniel Craig was a co-production between Columbia and MGM. Columbia's involvement was fallout from their ill fated and short lived take over of MGM around 2005. After that, Columbia remained as a co-producer of the new series. Never Say Never Again was produced by Lorimar with Warner acquiring the rights back in the day. However, as a result of multiple law actions and settlements, MGM/Eon/Danjaq ended up with rights to both the original Casino Royal and Never Say Never Again. After Columbia declined to continue their business arrangement as a whole with MGM, 20th Century Fox became the home video distributor of MGM's catalogue and must of their current releases (which explains why Never Say Never Again is a "Fox release"). But agreements are in place which if they desired, they could release all the official films together. Never Say Never Again and the original Casino Royal will never be part of any official collection.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 7:39:21 PM PST
Well, the UK release will be an impetus for the US price to come down even more.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 2:42:28 PM PST
Levente Szileszky says:
Yeah, I will go for the UK one and cancel this order if it won't come down before it ships; both of my BD players are multi-region or region-free and even my TV is 24/50/60/i/p so I think I'm well-prepared.