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James Bond – Ultimate Collector’s Set (MGM/Sony/Fox DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B     Extras: B     Films: B+



After 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.


Before we get to that, you might want to check out the first Blu-ray wave of these Bond films at this link:





In the 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 Eyes Only/GoldenEye



Dr. No/You Only Live Twice/Moonraker/Octopussy/Tomorrow Never Dies



Casino Royale (DVD-Video in DVD/Blu-ray review)




Some 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.


The picture 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


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