The James Bond Collection [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 4367300
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
Twenty-four Blu-ray discs include all the Eon Productions-produced James Bond films, with performances by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as the British super-spy with a license to kill.
$129.99
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (183 out of 187)


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98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great collection for first time collector's.

    Posted
    cubsfan
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    This is a great collection for those who don't have the entire James Bond collection. I didn't like the Bond 50 version that was out a year or two ago, as it wouldn't fit on my shelf properly and I saw this one coming out in advance of Spectre and it was a good deal, so I got it. I love the James Bond movies, and while I had a handful of the recent ones, I never had a complete set until now. As other reviews have stated, the discs are repackaged discs that came in other packages that didn't sell, they are just the black discs with the 007 logo and the title of the film. They are in thick white blu-ray boxes, less then an inch thick, in three sets, organized by release dates of the film. The first set is from years 1962 - 1977; the second set from 1979 - 2002, and the third set from 2006 - 2015. The box sets have the discs in individual flaps that fold over like a book. And there is an empty slot in the last set for when you get Spectre. There is no digital code for all of the movies, only a digital code for a temporary watch of behind the scenes of James Bond, and featurettes for Spectre. If you already have most or other blu-ray sets, don't bother with this one. If you only have a handful of separate blu-ray sets, go ahead with this one if you can afford it. it's still cheaper than buying Blu-ray's individually of the rest of the James Bond films you need, unless it totals less then this box set. I got this on release date and it was on sale for just over $100, and for 23 films, that's around $5 / film. I only had the Pierce Brosnan / Daniel Craig films on Blu-ray, so this was a better deal for me. I'm selling my duplicate on e-bay. If you're looking for a Blu-ray set with digital downloads for iTunes movies of these or other formats, don't bother, otherwise, if you don't have a complete collection yet, and you're missing a lot, go for it. It's still cheaper then the Bond 50 set, if you can find one, or this set on other websites like Amazon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good set

    Posted
    JasRedd
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    I have just finished watching the complete series in this set, along with a number of the special features provided. I have a couple of minor quibbles, but overall I think this is a wonderful set. I like the small footprint packaging, making it easy to fit on the shelf. Minor Quibbles · Aspect Ratio – Not everything has to be widescreen, only movies that were filmed that way. The first three Bond movies, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger were all filmed in standard format. If a movie was filmed that way, show it that way. In the same way I dislike taking a widescreen movie and chopping off the sides to fit an old square TV, I dislike taking a movie filmed in standard 4x3 and chopping off the top and bottom to fit it on a widescreen TV. Just let us see the movie as it was originally released in theatres. · Menu Continuity – All of the movies from Dr. No all the way through to Die Another Day have a consistent and unified disc menu. The Daniel Craig movies just lift the menu straight from the original Blu-Ray release. They are so much the same that when putting my new copy of a Daniel Craig Blu-Ray in my player for the first time I was prompted if I wanted to resume or start over. (It was a movie I already owned as a single) Picture Quality All of the movies look fantastic, especially the older movies. Of course some look better that others, but for the most part I attribute this to variations of the original source. With 23 movies over 40 plus years, there are bound to be variations in quality of source material. Sound Quality All the movies have a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. It is my understanding that some of the earlier films were actually recorded in mono so the conversion, while pleasant, is not the full surround sound we are used to on modern movies. Special Features My favorite special feature were the Inside series (Inside Goldfinger, Inside Live and Let Die, etc) for all of the movies up to and including the Dalton installments. These appear to be from 1995 and 2000 home video releases. So, not HiDef, but definitely in depth. For each movie it accompanies, it provides interviews with both behind the scenes and in front of camera talent, and provides a lot of good information. My only complaint about them is that at 30 to 45 minutes each, they are too short. The special features of the Brosnan and Craig movies, while interesting in their own way, seem a little shallow by comparison.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great way to get all 23 films in Blu Ray

    Posted
    tomlynda
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    While the Discs are packaged in a box, and are securely placed within the holders, the three different cases, the covers are all blank white. The front has the years involved and the back lists the names of the films, but only in black type. Very, very poor marketing. If I had know before hand I would not have purchased the set. Believe I could have gotten all 23 films in cases that would look decent on the shelf. But the box is open now, and it would probably take an act of Congress to get Best Buy to take them back and refund my full purchase price, so I'll keep them.I'll probably wind up inserting some colorful scenes or something from the various films in the three.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection... Should be on a better case

    Posted
    PhotoGeek200
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    This collection: I gave it as a Chrismas gift. What can one say: a bad thing about Bond? Not really, except for the fact that these discs come 10 to a case (3 cases total)... and parts of each case were cracked (poor shipping perhaps???). I want to replace the case but perhaps in due time. We've seen two movies so far; great picture and quality. 4-star rating for the poor quality of the packaging. 5-star rating for film quality, sound, and collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Same product, different packaging! Not worth it!

    Posted
    MizzJeter
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    It is a new box that has a 'space' for 'Spectre;' which might be worth the cost, IF you didn't have any of the blu-rays, already, AND it came with a coupon for the future Blu-ray. However, it does not. It also, does not include ANY digital copies, despite all the actor collections (i.e. Sean Connery Collection) coming with them for about the same price, collectively, as this collection. Or buy the James Bond 50th Anniversary collection and the Skyfall Steelbook. In fact, all the blu-rays were the same from the former collection: just the packaging was different.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Collection...Great Collection

    Posted
    Spike
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    All the Bonds (at least ALMOST all the Bonds) in one package, and a Blu-ray pack at that, together. Best Buy really was a *best buy* too for the cost. Much cheaper this way than buying either separately or in separate actor collections packs. The only downside, "Never Say Never Again" is not included, but that's because it was distributed by Warner Bros. I think and not MGM, thus not an "official" MGM Bond movie. It would have been cool to also have the original "Casino Royale" American TV episode, but what are ya gonna do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    With Digital HD (UltraViolet) For All 23 Movies

    Posted
    tompilot
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    At $120 it's not one of the absolute cheapest prices out there but still is $100 less than the current price at Amazon. I paid $112 albeit I didn't get the rewards points credit. If You prefer iTunes over ultraviolet the collection bundle is still $150 and probably will go back down to $99 for the Holidays. I have the entire collection on DVD, BluRay times two and now Ultraviolet for viewing at CinemaNow, VUDU or Flixster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad discs, use caution

    Posted
    Chief
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    I purchased this set so that I could start educating my stepsons on the Bond franchise. On a Saturday we watched Goldfinger followed by You Only Live Twice. However, halfway through You Only Live Twice, the disc gave up trying to show the movie. Tried it in another player and it wouldn't even load. I have not had a chance yet to check the other discs to see if any others are having issues, but when you pick two out of twenty-three and one has issues, it's not a good sign.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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