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'Quantum of Solace' Announced On DVD and Blu-ray


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#1 Qwerty

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 02:47 AM

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#2 BlackFire

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 02:52 AM

Perfect, the month of my birthday!

I'm willing to see this movie on Blu-Ray + Scarlett TV.

#3 TheREAL008

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:07 AM

Isn't that a bit too early for a release?

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:21 AM

Isn't that a bit too early for a release?


No, seems about right. Iron Man was released in theaters on May 2nd and on DVD on Sept. 30th. About five months. Quantum of Solace hits theaters (internationally, at least) on Oct. 31st. Add 5 months and you get late March.

#5 sharpshooter

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:24 AM

Good stuff, just in time to coincide with my birthday.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:26 AM

Awesome ! Fourth months after the US release.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:00 AM

Ok, I'm here to give an official warning:

They WILL release a better, more comprehensive version down the road.

If you don't want to wait for the Collector's Edition that probably won't come out for another year or two, then don't be indignant this time when you realize Sony double-dipped. They are always going to do that. It's been the trend for years now. It's a guarantee.

Be ready for it. :(

#8 Mr Teddy Bear

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:09 AM

Yep, as with CR I will scrutinise what they are offering before I purchase. I still haven't "bought" CR yet, but I will when they re-release it later this month.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:20 AM

Ok, I'm here to give an official warning:

They WILL release a better, more comprehensive version down the road.

If you don't want to wait for the Collector's Edition that probably won't come out for another year or two, then don't be indignant this time when you realize Sony double-dipped. They are always going to do that. It's been the trend for years now. It's a guarantee.

Be ready for it. :(


It doesn't really matter if one knows that a second release will happen or not. Consumers still have the right to complain. It means we have a choice between:
a) Buying the first release, and then later on missing out on newer special features/better packaging etc
:) Waiting for the second release, missing out on owning the film and being able to watch it at home for around 1-2 years.
c) Buy them both which is a good deal of money thrown towards Sony.

There is no perfect solution. I'm getting the CR collector's edition, and I already own two other copies (I got another when I bought the Ultimate Edition box set). If the collector's edition was released one or two months later, I'd hold out, but I'm not waiting two years. That's crazy.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:09 AM

It took me awhile but i finally bought Casino Royale.(2006)


Two weeks before the new three disc edition with deleted scenes and commentary comes out? :(



Yes,with my luck i hadn't heard about the 3 disc version at the time of purchase so now it looks like i'll be a bit behind on getting the 3 disc version now too.


What a foul business practice this double and triple dipping is. Look how a loyal Bond fan has been stung.

#11 Mr Teddy Bear

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:14 AM

Yup, it sucks because they are milking the money from the loyal fans, not the average Joe public.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 01:00 PM

It seems like they're planing on releasing it on the last week of March in Spain, so maybe you could get it on the second or third week.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 01:07 PM

I am not to bothered myself. I think it\'s pretty fair, release a bare bones addition whenever and then release an updated version before the next one comes out. It\'s sad that people cannot even fork out a few bucks for a DVD and than again 2 years after. It doesn\'t even cost much anyway.... stop being such scrooges. :(

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:10 PM

I am not to bothered myself. I think it\'s pretty fair, release a bare bones addition whenever and then release an updated version before the next one comes out. It\'s sad that people cannot even fork out a few bucks for a DVD and than again 2 years after. It doesn\'t even cost much anyway.... stop being such scrooges. :(



Says you. People have other things to buy then DVDs. This is a rip off and you are falling right into their hands. I am buying this first release and that's it.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:19 PM

If QOS ends up looking as visually and
aurally stunning as CR on Blu-ray - and
there's really no technical reason why
it shouldn't be even better - then you
can bet yer patooties that I'm going to
be counting nanoseconds to the Blu-ray
release of QOS, after seeing it first maybe
5 times in the theater!!

Blu-ray really is that good.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:21 PM

Ok, I'm here to give an official warning:

They WILL release a better, more comprehensive version down the road.

If you don't want to wait for the Collector's Edition that probably won't come out for another year or two, then don't be indignant this time when you realize Sony double-dipped. They are always going to do that. It's been the trend for years now. It's a guarantee.

Be ready for it. :)


It doesn't really matter if one knows that a second release will happen or not. Consumers still have the right to complain. It means we have a choice between:
a) Buying the first release, and then later on missing out on newer special features/better packaging etc
;) Waiting for the second release, missing out on owning the film and being able to watch it at home for around 1-2 years.
c) Buy them both which is a good deal of money thrown towards Sony.

There is no perfect solution. I'm getting the CR collector's edition, and I already own two other copies (I got another when I bought the Ultimate Edition box set). If the collector's edition was released one or two months later, I'd hold out, but I'm not waiting two years. That's crazy.

I don't feel crazy. CR rose to the top of my rankings, but I know my budget and I know my wife. :) Plus, I personally cannot stand it when filmmakers don't even deign to provide any form of commentary for the DVD (JAWS, I'm looking at you). So, I rented a few times and watched online for the past couple years, and now I'm about to get the 3-disc edition. If another edition comes out later, the only thing that could make me buy again is a Craig/Green commentary or something like that.

It's certainly no sin to buy the first edition, and if all I wanted was the film itself, I'd have gotten it, too. But I just posted that little disclaimer for the sake of those who seemed to be shocked and offended that Sony released a more souped-up DVD. They did it for CR, most studios have done it for every big film for 8 years-- They'll do it again this time. :(

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:56 PM

I have no problems buying CR again because I'm a Bond fan. I can't remember but I don't think it was too much money. If it was any other DVD I would never do it just for the behind the scenes. It's a shame that we have to keep buying the other movies though. Special Edition than Ultimate Editions. I think I'll hold off on the Blu Rays for a while.

As for the QOS DVD coming out in March that sounds about right because that's the same time that CR came out on DVD.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:20 PM

Ok, I'm here to give an official warning:

They WILL release a better, more comprehensive version down the road.

If you don't want to wait for the Collector's Edition that probably won't come out for another year or two, then don't be indignant this time when you realize Sony double-dipped. They are always going to do that. It's been the trend for years now. It's a guarantee.

Be ready for it. :(

Good! I like having a DVD as soon as possible, and then I like having a special ultra collectors edition later on. Both are worth paying for IMO. And if you play it right, you won't spend any extra money and you won't feel oh so victimized by the evils of "double dipping." Just buy the Collectors edition at at the highest Amazon discount (which can go as high as 40%) and take the old DVD to a used record store. In the end, you'll trade up without forking out any extra cash.

But if you're so worried about spending extra money on your QOS experience, how about not seeing the movie in theaters (or at least not seeing it multiple times)? One trip to the theater cost more than any DVD release. Think about it.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:05 PM

Perfect cant wait.

#20 Mr Teddy Bear

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:15 AM

Good! I like having a DVD as soon as possible, and then I like having a special ultra collectors edition later on. Both are worth paying for IMO.


I see no reason why you shouldn't have both a timely release with the bonus content they already have shot.

And if you play it right, you won't spend any extra money and you won't feel oh so victimized by the evils of "double dipping." Just buy the Collectors edition at at the highest Amazon discount (which can go as high as 40%) and take the old DVD to a used record store. In the end, you'll trade up without forking out any extra cash.

But if you're so worried about spending extra money on your QOS experience, how about not seeing the movie in theaters (or at least not seeing it multiple times)? One trip to the theater cost more than any DVD release. Think about it.


Honestly, its not even about the money to me. It's the fact that they are trying squeeze every penny out of the loyal fans that support their product the most in the first place.

I have nothing against re-releases, like if they remaster a film or create new content to go with a new release, but it is the conniving practise of having this stuff sitting there for a year just to milk more money later on.

You are paying for the same movie twice and getting the content you should've originally gotten a year late. You have no problems with that at all?

Edited by Mr Teddy Bear, 10 October 2008 - 01:18 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:30 AM

I have nothing against re-releases, like if they remaster a film or create new content to go with a new release, but it is the conniving practise of having this stuff sitting there for a year just to milk more money later on.

You are paying for the same movie twice and getting the content you should've originally gotten a year late. You have no problems with that at all?

No. Because I know for a fact that in the case of Bond much of the Collectors Edition extra content is not finished (or even started) at the time of the initial DVD release. You're saying it is and they are holding it back so they can "double dip" a year later. That's dead wrong (at least I know it is in the case of Bond). They have to put out a DVD within the expected (and increasing narrow) time frame of all commercial DVD releases, and they can only do so much. They are giving us what they have ready at that time. Sometimes they actually have to be convinced to even do a new Collectors Edition.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:36 AM

Sweet can't wait to get it.


do u realize in march we will all be debating and discusing pints about Bond 23.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:43 AM

So, Sony's got the DVD/ Blu-ray rights? I thought Fox/ MGM got them.

But, I Don't know how to feel about that sure they've now done a good release with CR, but a year and a half after the initial release. But here's how I see it: Both studios would have done a good quality release, especially on blu-ray. Sony might skip out on some of the extras in favour of a double dip in 2010 when the Bond 23 opens. Both studios would include a digital copy, although the Sony one wouldn't work ipods/ macs (important issue for me), and Fox, although Mac safe, would have a big ugly banner announcing the addition on the front cover. All I have to say is wait and see what happens, hopefully we get a nice release first time out, instead of waiting till the next film opens, and have to double dip.

As for date, I'm gonna predict March 17. But that's only my prediction.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:46 AM

I have nothing against re-releases, like if they remaster a film or create new content to go with a new release, but it is the conniving practise of having this stuff sitting there for a year just to milk more money later on.

You are paying for the same movie twice and getting the content you should've originally gotten a year late. You have no problems with that at all?

No. Because I know for a fact that in the case of Bond much of the Collectors Edition extra content is not finished (or even started) at the time of the initial DVD release. You're saying it is and they are holding it back so they can "double dip" a year later. That's dead wrong (at least I know it is in the case of Bond). They have to put out a DVD within the expected (and increasing narrow) time frame of all commercial DVD releases, and they can only do so much. They are giving us what they have ready at that time. Sometimes they actually have to be convinced to even do a new Collectors Edition.

I don't buy that at all. I agree that they give us what's ready but you're leaving out the fact that they don't make an effort to get anything substantive ready in time for the first DVD release. That's a shady practice and I can't believe studios can get away with it. But they do and we pay for every edition.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:55 AM

They do make an effort. Some studios/filmmakers start work on the DVD even before the movie is released. They do what they can (and I suspect there are budgetary limits on the first DVD release that factor in). I was not at all disappointing with the extra content that was on CR. It was more than you get on most first release DVDs. And I'm very happy they're now doing a Collectors Edition. I'm always happy to have a bigger, better version. There are many movies I wish they'd "double dip" me on.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:59 AM

They do make an effort. Some studios/filmmakers start work on the DVD even before the movie is released. And I was not at all disappointing with the extra content that was on CR. It was more than you get on most first release DVDs. And I'm very happy they're now doing a Collectors Edition. I'm always happy to have a bigger, better version. There are many movies I wish they'd "double dip" me on.

The first Casino Royale DVD only contained the production videos that were released online months earlier. That's not "effort."

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:02 AM

If MGM could manage in six months to put together a 2-disc set with over ten hours worth of extra features for Die Another Day, then Sony should have been able to come up with something a lot better than some promo fluff and a regurgitated version of Bond Girls Are Forever in the four months they had for their Casino Royale release.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:04 AM

Well, the effort has now been made. You will finally get your proper CR DVD. And I'm certain there will be a thread here within a day of its release filled with complaints about what was left out.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:13 AM

So, Sony's got the DVD/ Blu-ray rights? I thought Fox/ MGM got them.


In Spain they're published by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, I'm not sure about who release the DVD's on UK or US.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:20 AM

Will the new CR 3 disc edition contain the uncut film, as is available in Japan?
The current US release, which i believe is the same as the theatrical version, has cuts that are certainly detrimental to the impact of the movie. The UK version is also cut but to a lesser extent.




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