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|James Bond Ultimate Collector's Set|
Actors: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan
Genres: Action & Adventure
Disc 1: James Bond - Volume 1 - Disc 1 Disc 2: James Bond - Volume 1 - Disc 2 Disc 3: James Bond - Volume 1 - Disc 3 Disc 4: James Bond - Volume 1 - Disc 4 Disc 5: James Bond - Volume 1 - Disc 5 Disc 6: James Bond - ... more »
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Great content, awful packaging
Yesspaz | Mississippi, USA | 08/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, it's all 21 movies with 21 bonus discs. All that's phenomenal. But the packaging is awful. That gorgeous box in the picture? It's the flimsiest fold-and-assemble cardboard out there. Inside, the movies are not presented in chronological order. Instead it's vol. 1-4 of the Ultimate Edition, stuck in this flimsy box. They're all thin-line cases with the liner notes stacked to the side in the box. You can't put them in the individual cases with their respective movies. Sure, you could buy 20 blank cases, but then it wouldn't fit in the box they gave you. Now all that's for the first twenty. Then stuck on the end, is the normal 2-DVD package of Casino Royale. It's added on like an after-thought.
This is great product, but with the absolute cheapest way of presenting the material imaginable. It's in no way comparable in quality to the Star Trek ten movie set. Truly, all they did was stick the old, hodge-podge Ultimate Edition sets and the Casino Royale two disc in a flimsy box.
I'm okay with it because I got lucky and bought in on the $95.99 release day 24-hour super sale (which goes to show you just how much they're marked up). If I'd paid over $200 for this, I'd be livid.
With all that said, the movies themselves look great - digitally remastered, etc. Again, great content, very amatuer presentation."
Looks like it is just repackaged from the 4 volumes earlier
Mitch Vandelay | Memphis, TN | 11/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I looked at this set in the store today and it really appears as if the contents actually are the 4 Ultimate Collectors Volumes inside this case with Craig's Casino Royale along side. And by the contents being the 4 Volumes, literally, it looks like they are inside this black box.
I opted for the Ulimate Collector's Bundle for $179, instead of this, since I purchased Casino Royale when it was released, and I am really just looking for all the previous movies from Connery to Brosnan in the remastered 2-disc versions.
Also of note, if you want all the Bond films- you have to order Never Say Never Again as a separate item, that is not part of the MGM/UA library."
Region 1 is Shortchanged Again
Ricardo L. Vasallo | Danville, CA USA | 09/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am deducting 1 star because the packaging is not worthy of the ultimate James Bond set.
While Europe and parts of Asia get the stunning attache case box set, the US and Canada get only a cardboard box. OK. A shiny cardboard box.
Inclusion of Casino Royale, notwitstanding.
Are you listening, MGM?
Great set, but confused on the price
calvinnme | 09/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is truly a great deal - under five dollars per disc for all 21 Bond films. There is no enhancement from the Bond set put out in February of this year other than the addition of Casino Royale, on loan rights-wise from Sony. The packaging looks a little ridiculous - two 5-film volumes on either side flanking Casino Royale in the middle, but other than that I can't complain. The only bone I have to pick is with the discount shown. It's not as big as you would think. Ammy shows the suggested retail being 290 dollars. That's correct - in Canada. In the U.S. the suggested retail price is 240 dollars, so you're not getting as big a discount as you think you are. Also note that if you have a favorite actor in the role of Bond, collecting by volume will not help you. Each volume has a collection of films from different time periods - this set is not organized chronologically as shown below:
Volume 1 - The Man with the Golden Gun / Goldfinger / The World Is Not Enough / Diamonds Are Forever / The Living Daylights
Volume 2 - A View to a Kill / Thunderball / Die Another Day / The Spy Who Loved Me / Licence to Kill
Volume 3 - GoldenEye / Live and Let Die / For Your Eyes Only / From Russia With Love / On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Volume 4 - Dr. No / You Only Live Twice / Octopus / Tomorrow Never Dies / Moonraker
I'm sure doing it this way was a marketing strategy, but it has its advantages to the viewer. It's rather fun to see Bond's character travel over a 50 year period from the time of the Cold War to the present where corporate and individual ambitions can be as threatening as Russia once was, and from the time where the women were there to merely be Bond's flavor of the day to the point where he has to deal with a woman as a boss."