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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Spectre-Blu-ray/79099/
a review from Bluray.com

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I got the Blu Ray set as a present for Christmas and have been watching them, I must say in most of the special features you find in depth documentaries about the films that I haven't seen anywhere else.
Very interesting.

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Hello Solitaire's lovechild, and welcome to AJB.
We have an introduction for new members here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/45180/int … the-forum/
and please feel free to introduce yourself to us here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/34154/wel … s/page/64/

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Barbel wrote:

Hello Solitaire's lovechild, and welcome to AJB.
We have an introduction for new members here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/45180/int … the-forum/
and please feel free to introduce yourself to us here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/34154/wel … s/page/64/

Thankyou Barbel
Couldn't agree with the introduction more and look forward to joining in the discussions  ajb007/smile

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Welcome  Solitaire's Lovechild  ajb007/martini  yes in many ways we were spoiled
with special features, they seem to be almost punishing us now, with the
Bond blurays etc by seemingly not putting many special features on.  ajb007/crap

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Spectre :   http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Spectre-Blu-ray/79099/

"If IMDb is to believed, post-production was completed on a digital intermediate at 4k, which makes sense for a film that was intended to be widely exhibited on IMAX screens as well as in regular theaters. The DI process, together with contemporary film stocks and lenses, results in a detailed and fine-grained image on MGM's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray, which renders even the darkest sequences with exceptional clarity. "

   It certainly looks very detailed and with great colour rendition.

" Fine detail is so good that even the aerial shots of crowds in the Day of the Dead sequence reveal individual figures on the ground."

"Spectre's lossless DTS-HD MA 7.1 track announces its authoritative presence with deep bass drum beats that initiate the Day of the Dead sequence, and the rest of the track reflects the same approach that director Mendes followed in Skyfall: a near-constant cacophony of organized sound accompanying Bond and his allies through every phase of the adventure. The Mexico City sequence surrounds the viewer with street bands and revelers, then explodes (literally) into a boisterous chase that includes a helicopter fight where the sound of whirring blades shifts with the perspective onscreen. A car chase through Rome is a whirlwind of engines, collisions and fire effects. A snowy mountain pursuit involving multiple vehicles and an airplane is . . . well, you'll just have to hear it for yourself. Even the quieter scenes, in rooms with humming computers and multiple screens, have a distinct sonic identity. Like Skyfall, Spectre could be listened to without the picture, and it would never be boring."

Sadly, very few extras. A few video blogs and a short ( although interesting) feature on the opening sequence, and
a few stills.  It's a shame we didn't get a better selection.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Hi all
Just recieved my spectre blu ray steelbook was late as had to buy in line with payday, but anyway i recieved it today and it only has one disc, i read that they come with two discs one for special features ? Anyone else get the one disc or anyone get the two disc?
Thanks

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I too just got the standard bluray  and there is only one disc, ss there's not much in the way
of special features. You call watch them all in about half an hour.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Extras don't really seem to be Eon's specialty these days - witness QoS, SF and now SP!  ajb007/crap

"The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Yes the phrase "Piss Poor" springs to mind. ajb007/smile

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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For instance one of the sequences I  was really impressed with and would love to
see how it was filmed, was the airplane snow chase . Yes I've seen the short vlogs
And a few stills. ...... I guess I'll have to wait for a special edition, someday.  ajb007/crap

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I was quite happy with the extras on the SkyFall blu-ray. The making-of was pretty good, and best of all there were audio commentaries! It always irked me that QoS was the only Bond film not to have an audio commentary on the disc (despite rumours that Marc Forster did record one.) Now that Spectre has become the second one, I am even more unhappy.  ajb007/crap

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Golrush007 wrote:

I was quite happy with the extras on the SkyFall blu-ray. The making-of was pretty good, and best of all there were audio commentaries! It always irked me that QoS was the only Bond film not to have an audio commentary on the disc (despite rumours that Marc Forster did record one.) Now that Spectre has become the second one, I am even more unhappy.  ajb007/crap

The commentaries are usually my favourite extra. Real need central stuff. Mind you watched it for the first time at home last weekend and was bored by a lot it. It'll be a long time until I watch it again. Now where is my OHMSS Blue Ray?

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Golrush007 wrote:

I was quite happy with the extras on the SkyFall blu-ray. The making-of was pretty good, and best of all there were audio commentaries! It always irked me that QoS was the only Bond film not to have an audio commentary on the disc (despite rumours that Marc Forster did record one.) Now that Spectre has become the second one, I am even more unhappy.  ajb007/crap

Yeah I was pleasantly surprised by the features on the Skyfall BluRay.

Commentaries beat anything else, most making-of films aren't as interesting these days!

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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I too love the commentary, not just to hear the how and why but so I can
point out where they went wrong !  ajb007/biggrin

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Just a quick word on streaming services. Last night I watched Moonraker, with Octopussy this
Morning, and am really impressed with the quality 720HD.  I was in the kitchen, the rest of the
Family in the living room watching some " Chick Flick "

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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One of the big video chains is going out of business (Movie Stop) and I scored a pristine used (not even a fingerprint on the disc and perfect packaging) Bluray of TLD for a whopping $2.49 ajb007/smile . They had a few other Bond titles on Bluray both new and used at 40% to 70% off the lowest already discounted price. ajb007/martini  Unfortunately nothing I didn't already have or need.

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Congratulations  ajb007/cheers

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I agree with Silhouette Man that Eon has really dropped the ball in terms of extras on the last three films. You would think that for a series that has been successful and profitable for over 50 years they would do a better job with the extras. Still other movies produced by Sony have taking time to get proper extras on DVD and Blu Ray (Stripes and Ghostbusters II for example) so I am confident that QOS, SF and SP will get their due in time.

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PPK 7.65mm wrote:

I agree with Silhouette Man that Eon has really dropped the ball in terms of extras on the last three films. You would think that for a series that has been successful and profitable for over 50 years they would do a better job with the extras. Still other movies produced by Sony have taking time to get proper extras on DVD and Blu Ray (Stripes and Ghostbusters II for example) so I am confident that QOS, SF and SP will get their due in time.

Yeah but it's the kind of thing they don't include close to release - so you have a reason to buy the new box set in 10 years time.

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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I was trying to watch some special features on the TND blu ray and most of them were presented in a tiny frame in the upper left corner of my TV.  The only feature that DID work was Samantha Bond's exotic locations documentary.

Here's a photo of my TV and the tiny image. Any ideas on what happened here?


https://s21.postimg.cc/j0y84xgo3/TND_specialfeat.jpg

My current 10 favorite:

1. GE 2. MR 3. OP 4. TMWTGG 5. TSWLM 6. TND 7. TWINE 8.DN 9. GF 10. AVTAK

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Firemass wrote:

I was trying to watch some special features on the TND blu ray and most of them were presented in a tiny frame in the upper left corner of my TV.  The only feature that DID work was Samantha Bond's exotic locations documentary.

Here's a photo of my TV and the tiny image. Any ideas on what happened here?


https://s21.postimg.cc/j0y84xgo3/TND_specialfeat.jpg

I have to check out the TND special features myself and see what it does on my TV. I have never ran across anything like this before, intresting!

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If anyone is interested, Google play movies has an offer on at the moment , if you're
A Chromecast user of 50% off a movie purchase. It works for  "collections" as well.
As I bought the DC Bond collection CR, QOS, SF and Spectre in HD for only £17.50.  ajb007/smile

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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The extras don't generally appeal to me -- I couldn't care less about most of the "making of" stuff. But I do like deleted scenes.

However, let me just say the blu-rays are STUNNING in audio and visual quality.  My mother, who saw the Connery films in the theater, has said for years that what I see on video does not do the films justice.  If these blu-rays are any indication, I see now what she's talking about.  The images are more crisp than I've ever seen before, and they just pop beautifully.  Perhaps the most telling in this regard are the films from the early 1970s.  This is the period when cinematography in general got more dour, and the color pallettes of dull greens, grays,and browns became a part of decor and fashion. But the Bond films off this period on blu-ray are a whole new experience.  The color is warm and delightful -- not quite 1960s quality, but so much more than on DVD or VHS.

The aspect rations allow more image on screen, too.  New films are all close ups with the occasional long shot, but the Bond films up to the early 1980s are wonderfully blocked and stages -- and the blu-rays show this the best.  I had a moment of delight when I saw Bond, for instance, photographing Blofeld's map in OHMSS and then saw the villain enter in the extreme corner of the shot to take aim at Bond.  What great composition.

It really is discovering the Bond films all over again and seeing how they set the standard for decades.  The newer films don't impress me as much -- there's just so much less going on onscreen, with the exception, perhaps, of Casino Royale.  But the classic Bond films have benefited greatly from the blu-ray format -- it's not just another money grab.

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The extras get worse as the movies go on. The Connery extras were great, You Only Live Twice stands out to me as having particularly strong extras in it's home video releases, but modern Craig films struggle to put together even a paltry set of extras. Of course, given that we know more about a movie as it is filming, one could argue extras are less important or needed as they used to be.