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Old 24-01-2010, 20:55   #1
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Bond on bluray - when will they continue?

I thought they were releasing 3 every 3 months or so. Well it's been the best part of a year since the last 3 and I still see no sign of the next releases???
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Old 24-01-2010, 20:59   #2
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They've been discontinued due to poor sales.

It didn't help that they were selling off regular Bond DVDs at bargain prices when they released the Blu-rays. Hopefully they'll continue with releasing classic Bond on Blu when the next Bond film comes out.

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They've been discontinued due to poor sales.

It didn't help that they were selling off regular Bond DVDs at bargain prices when they released the Blu-rays. Hopefully they'll continue with releasing classic Bond on Blu when the next Bond film comes out.
I did not know that either. Pretty sad news. As you said. They should just use the next new bond in order to get the other blue rays out there.
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Old 24-01-2010, 22:10   #4
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I thought they were releasing 3 every 3 months or so. Well it's been the best part of a year since the last 3 and I still see no sign of the next releases???
I was just thinking the same thing the other day, but seeing the reply above, I don't believe it, gutted!
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Old 24-01-2010, 22:33   #5
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What???? That's rediculous
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It takes the **** really. I have since sold all of my Bond DVD's so just have a half baked collection of the random Blu-Ray titles now.
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Old 24-01-2010, 23:13   #7
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Hopefully when MGM get back on track some progress will be made.
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Although "poor sales" is often mentioned, the main reason is the financial state of MGM at the moment.

Its trying to get a good price for its back catalog and they would get far more for the Bonds if most had not yet made it onto Blu-Ray leaving it open for another studio/owner to sell/cash in.

Personally the ones they were releasing on Blu_Ray were not enough to tempt me to dump the DVD's (extras wise anyway) and Im sure we will get a lot better ones in a year or two.
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I would have thought selling the commercial rights to the Bluray production would net them some much needed cash. No doubt a drop in the ocean, but cash is cash.
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I'd love the whole series on BD but I didn't start buying them when they first came out.

Been there, done that with the sporadic LD releases.
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You can get the complete set of ultimate editions on dvd for 60 quid

15 quid for a blu ray and they wonder why they didnt sell.
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You can get the complete set of ultimate editins on dvd for 60 quid

15 quid for a blu ray and they wonder why they didnt sell.
But those released on BR thus far look stunning and make the DVDs look very ordinary. Plus they were under £10
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Have MGM released any back catalog titles recently on blu ray?
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Wizard of Oz?
That's now owned by Warners and they released it.


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Have MGM released any back catalog titles recently on blu ray?
Only a bare handful since last Summer; Misery, Child's Play and the Hannibal Lecter Collection.
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I just remembered there was a lion at the start when I watched it at Xmas
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I just remembered there was a lion at the start when I watched it at Xmas
Warners eventually acquired Oz, North by Northwest, Singin' in the Rain and a whole host more MGM titles via Ted Turner's ultimately ill-fated takeover of MGM.
In fact, the documentary When the Lion Roars was an extra on the Oz collector's edition Blu-ray.

The original MGM lion was from Dublin Zoo
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It didn't help places like supermarkets selling the DVD Ultimate edition (granted only one disc) for £3 and the Blu Ray Ultimate for £15.

I have all the UK discs and can't believe they have released all of the Connery's apart from one. If they start again (betting when the next Bond comes out), I will not be rebuying and wait for the other 10 films to come out. I bet they will change the packaging/covers though.

I got the first 6 for £30 during the Amazon combined 3 for 2 and BOGOF muck up so I haven't paid much for them. Huge difference compared to the £300 I paid for the Bond SE's (not even Ultimate). All the BD's are a huge improvement.

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I bet they will change the packaging/covers though.
That's what concerns me, I don't mind paying £14+ per film as I only want the Connery and Moore Films (the exception being AVTAK) I'll be ****** off though if/and when they release the others they change the design/covers.
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