I've decided to only hold on to the first release DVDs of the Bond films (pre-"Special Edition") that are THX-branded (except for 'Goldeneye' which was given a THX-approved release on LD, but the logo doesn't appear on the DVD... *shrug*). That means the only Bond movies I have on DVD are 'Dr. No', 'From Russia With Love', 'Goldfinger', 'The Spy Who Loved Me', 'Moonraker' (unfortunately unplayable due to a well-known manufacturing defect that was common to some LaserDisc manufacturers and affects practically ALL copies of this release) and 'Goldeneye'.
I've been contemplating picking up the original (read: first) brushed-metal-covered "Special Edition" release of 'Tomorrow Never Dies', but I haven't felt motivated enough to hunt down a copy since it's EXACTLY the same as the later orange-covered "Special Edition" release.
In terms of more outdated technology, I have a few of the (official, non-bootleg) Hong Kong Video CDs (released by ERA) with burned-in Chinese subtitles and they're around VHS quality (and progressive at 24 [23.976] frames-per-second, which is a slight advantage over the VHS) while the two movies ('Thunderball' and 'Moonraker') I have from Hong Kong distributor Deltamac are pixellated (and at a stutter-inducing 30 [29.97] frames-per-second) which makes them slightly hard to watch, especially now that I have the Blu-ray discs. Even though the ERA discs are officially licensed by MGM/UA, I find it interesting to point out that there is a still from 'Licence to Kill' on the back of 'For Your Eyes Only' and (more interestingly due to the film's unofficial nature) a still from 'Never Say Never Again' on the back cover of 'You Only Live Twice' and that all of the releases (GF, YOLT, OHMSS, TSWLM, FYEO, TND) except for 'Goldeneye' (which is letterboxed at its original 2.35:1 ratio) are cropped to 4:3.
Going even further back into the annals of home video history, I remember a time when I was going to be some kind of retro-obsessed hipster and hunt down all of the CED/SelectaVision discs of DN-AVTAK, but now that I know how that technology works (they're basically movies on vinyl discs played with an electrical-signal-reading needle) I would only buy them for the cover art and would NEVER play them.
WHEW... I didn't think I was going to end up getting into that much detail!
Edited by larrythefatcat, 22 October 2014 - 05:28 PM.