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#1 Shaun Forever

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

No more James Bond on ITV

http://movies.uk.msn...ecting-from-itv


Now I know the majority of us have them all on DVD, and Blu Ray, without having to put up
with ad breaks, and lower quality..........


However, there was just something special about Bond being on ITV, and in my opinion, Christmas
is never right when they aren't showing one of the films.


I grew up watching a lot of the films on ITV, so in a strange sort of way, it's sad to see it go.

#2 Goodnight

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

I detest Sky TV.

There was something different about watching a Bond film on a Saturday night being shown on TV. Shame.

#3 Guy Haines

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

I agree with you. For one thing, it was a way of introducing others to Bond who hadn't seen him at the flicks - until ITV's deal the flicks was of course the only way you could see him.

My Dad, for example. In the 1970s he finally saw what his Bond mad teenage son kept prattling on about (Mum, of course, already knew, having taking sonny boy to see OHMSS when he was 8 years old!) I don't think Dad quite got the hang of Bond, although I do remember him laughing out loud at the end of DAF when Wint went overboard with his tails between his legs! It was Connery's quip that made Dad chuckle.

As for Christmas with Bond - I guess the trouble is we haven't had that for a while. In fact we don't have that many major premieres of movies on Christmas Day on ITV, for a good reason (Why show a big film on Christmas Day when you can show it in the run up to Christmas and sell more advertising? At least that's my take on it!) In recent years ITV has shown Bond at all hours on its various channels so often that there's no longer any sense of an "event" about a Bond film on TV for the typical viewer, the last two films excepted.

I'll miss Bond on ITV, although I did read in the "i" newspaper yesterday that the Sky deal is only for twelve months and that CR & QoS will be on ITV in 2013. We'll have to wait and see if that turns out to be true.

#4 Shaun Forever

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

Surely SKY are on borrowed time anyway, what with the rise of features like Netflix and Lovefilm? What are they, like £8 a month
for unlimited viewing?


It's like the football, if I don't go to the game, I'll usually just pop up the local club and watch it, and I've been
known to watch the odd stream for a 3:00 kick off.


Look at the music industry, years and years of ripping off customers, charging £16 for albums, now look at them, fighting pircacy
left right and centre, with an increase in Internet speeds, will watching movie and sports streams online become the norm?



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On a side note, I still buy my CD's and movies, I love to have the physical product, and you know
how I love my artwork.

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#5 marktmurphy

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

http://debrief.comma...68#entry1194368

ITV said they'd have Casino and Quantum back from next year.

#6 Guy Haines

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

Surely SKY are on borrowed time anyway, what with the rise of features like Netflix and Lovefilm? What are they, like £8 a month
for unlimited viewing?


It's like the football, if I don't go to the game, I'll usually just pop up the local club and watch it, and I've been
known to watch the odd stream for a 3:00 kick off.


Look at the music industry, years and years of ripping off customers, charging £16 for albums, now look at them, fighting pircacy
left right and centre, with an increase in Internet speeds, will watching movie and sports streams online become the norm?



____

On a side note, I still buy my CD's and movies, I love to have the physical product, and you know
how I love my artwork.


You have a point. Acquiring the fifth of the TV series "MadMen" hasn't boosted Sky's figures that much. I like "MadMen", but will wait until series 5 is out on DVD or online. Most diehard Bond fans probably have the films in one media form or another. The mass of the general public has seen most of the Bond films before at the flicks, on video, DVD, Blueray or ITV. There are a variety of ways to watch these films now. I can't help thinking this deal is more about Sky getting one over on the competitors than expecting a flood of new subscribers.

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

ITV butcher the Bond movies anyway. I hate how they always cut in the middle of a lovely music cue.

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Geschrieben 14 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

Here in the US I thought it was strange that the "Syfy" channel (I hate the way they now spell their name, "Sci-fi" worked for me) aired 15 of the Bond films last holiday season.

I thought it was even stranger that they didn't make any "Spyfy" jokes... they missed the boat big time. From the bits and pieces I caught on TV, however, they were pretty hit-or-miss on the ruining lovely music cues thing.

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Geschrieben 15 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

Now that is sad.

Good that Sky get all the films and 'Skyfall', in nice HD with no adverts - bonus, and hopefully screening them back-to-back, or on a special Showcase channel.

BUT there will be something sad about not having a Bond on a random Bank Holiday, or the Brosnan films always on weekends at 10.35 with an half-hour news break in the middle.



You did us proud ITV, even with your random times, Roger Moore-favourites and editing them down so much. I salute you!

#10 marktmurphy

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Geschrieben 15 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

Well we still have until October. Time for a last run of all of 'em, ITV: and in HD!

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Geschrieben 15 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Sounds like they'll all be on demand, in HD and without adverts on Sky Movies Showcase, Anytime and Sky Go, at least to begin with. SKYFALL pencilled in for a spring 2013 premiere on Sky.

#12 marktmurphy

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Geschrieben 15 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

Yeah I put a link to the Sky Bond homepage in the original thread which I linked to above.

#13 Jim

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Ancient spy who uses chesty babes to appeal to his easily pleased audience, and madcap surveillance devices to gather information covertly, with personal connections in other security services and the British police, joins forces with Rupert Murdoch non-shocker.

#14 Simon

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Hmm.

Why are we here...?

#15 marktmurphy

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Simon's gone all philosophical.
I don't think you're going to find the answer to that one on a 007 forum, Simo.

#16 Miles Miservy

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Years ago, on American television, I watched an edited network broadcast of Moonraker. I say edited bacause, during the scene where Jaws/Bond destroy the Rio cable cars (& Jaws meets his "Bond Chick") there was a large 7-Up billboard that was blotted out. This was before pixelization. I never understood why until years later, it was explained to me that WABC-Television was owned by Coca-Cola. Kinda pointless, actually. Now that I have them all on DVD, the question is academic.

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

I can understand the nostalgic melancholy. I first saw most of the Bond films on TV around Christmastime (specifically on TNN's "007 days of Bond"). If it hadn't been for that, I might never have become a Bond fan. So I like to think that Bond films will continue to be shown on basic cable, so that newcomers can see them and become infected by Bondmania.

This just confirms that Rupert Murdoch is a Bond villain, which we already knew. Where's a big drilly thingy when you need one?

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Geschrieben 18 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

Simon's gone all philosophical.
I don't think you're going to find the answer to that one on a 007 forum, Simo.

Can't say you're wrong sir.

Though it does one good to question oneself on occasion. Although as you say, all rather academic given the present environment and company.

Maybe I should ask the same question, but on a caravanning site...

#19 Miles Miservy

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Geschrieben 19 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I can understand the nostalgic melancholy. I first saw most of the Bond films on TV around Christmastime (specifically on TNN's "007 days of Bond"). If it hadn't been for that, I might never have become a Bond fan. So I like to think that Bond films will continue to be shown on basic cable, so that newcomers can see them and become infected by Bondmania.

This just confirms that Rupert Murdoch is a Bond villain, which we already knew. Where's a big drilly thingy when you need one?


Rupert Murdoch = Ellliot Carver


Mwahh
hah hah hah

#20 Peckinpah1976

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Geschrieben 21 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

ITV have had the damn things on a permanent cycle for most of the last decade, so viewers who aren't interested enough to buy DVD or Blurays have not only had sufficient opportunity to watch them but are probably thoroughly sick of them by this point - it's not the end of the world and at least they're going to a network that knows how to show films properly.

#21 DaveBond21

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Geschrieben 30 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

The 1999 ITV marathon is the reason that many of us are huge Bond fans.

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Geschrieben 01 June 2012 - 05:48 AM

This is quite sad, especially for those of us who became fans in the days before VHS;
I remember vividly watching 'Goldfinger' on Christmas day 1979. They used to show a Bond film every xmas day, usually right after the queens speech.
'Live & Let Die' had its TV premiere on ITV a few months later and I think TMWTGG was premiered that Xmas.
I remember us getting a VCR (rented from rumbelows!!!) for Christmas 82 and recording 'Moonraker' on its tv premiere (which I think was Boxing Day) and watching it over and over again.
Yes, they often butchered the movies and put ads in at odd times, but for many of us, that's how we saw many of those movies for the first time.




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