James Bond – Ultimate Collector’s Set (MGM/Sony/Fox DVD)
B- Sound: B Extras: B Films: B+
successfully reissuing the entire original 20 serious films within the Albert
R. Broccoli-produced series, MGM is reissuing all 20 double DVD sets of The
James Bond films and adding the new Daniel Craig Casino Royale in a massive, comprehensive, convenient 42 DVD set
called the James Bond – Ultimate
Collector’s Set. Though some
companies have even bundled the four 10 DVD sets as one, this will be an
official grouping for what should be the last official set in the DVD format.
get to that, you might want to check out the first Blu-ray wave of these Bond
films at this link:
meantime, since we have already covered all 42 discs in the set, here again are
the links to our detailed reviews of the series that remains the greatest and
most commercially successful franchise in theatrical film history worldwide:
Diamonds Are Forever/Goldfinger/The Man With The
Golden Gun/The Living Daylights/The World Is Not Enough
Thunderball/The Spy Who Loved Me/Licence
To Kill/A View To A Kill/Die Another Day
From Russia With Love/On Her Majesty’s Secret Service/Live & Let Die/For Your
Dr. No/You Only Live Twice/Moonraker/Octopussy/Tomorrow Never Dies
Casino Royale (DVD-Video in DVD/Blu-ray review)
errors in the U.K. DVDs of the original 20 films were corrected in their U.S.
release, while others were not. We hope
any problems and errors in picture and sound mixing (as noted in those reviews
above) will be fixed by the time the Blu-rays surface, but these remain some of
the most impressive back catalog reissues in home video history. Now that we have begun to cover those
Blu-rays, you can read all about them at the link above and as the rest of the
series arrives in the format.
is often very impressive and going with DTS was a smart move. With the newest film included, this is the
new, must-have reissue set, especially if you missed any of the smaller units
in the first place.
- Nicholas Sheffo