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03-05-2007, 06:41 PM
Ok, I know there's a 2-disc set being released, as well as that set combined with a poker set edition. Is there any word on a different edition in the future? EIther way I'll be there first thing Tuesday morning to pick up a copy!
03-05-2007, 09:05 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one drooling over watching Casino on my big screen and surround, but in the comfort of my own home. I can't wait for the bonus footage. Glad to hear it's a double disk. I'm hoping for teaser for the next film,
03-05-2007, 11:32 PM
Even if this were a stripped transfer, I would still be there first thing when it goes on sale. For the first time, I am going to buy a Bond movie on DVD (or any format)!
03-06-2007, 04:49 AM
I am dying for my copy of CR on DVD, and am thrilled to hear the transfer looks great... but I'm really dissappointed in the extras. I hear there are no CR trailers, and they stuck 'Bond Girls are Forever' in it, which highlighted the 'new' Bond girls, Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike, and was actually given away free at Best Buy with the purchase of Die Another Die. The second disc doesnt even seem worth the trouble.
03-06-2007, 09:24 AM
It doesn't sound nearly as lush as the DAD release, but the Being Bond and the F/X specials are both more than 20 minutes long, so that's nice.
I pre-ordered from Amazon, because I had a gift certificate, and now I'm sad about the poker chip thing.
03-07-2007, 10:06 AM
I haven't heard of any other editions other than the 1 & 2 disc editions, but who knows? They might have an "Unrated Edition" somewhere in the works, which would suck.
03-07-2007, 03:19 PM
From CBn, the special features look pretty weak in comparison:
* Becoming Bond: An intimate look at how Daniel Craig became the newest James Bond
* James Bond For Real: A look at Casino Royale’s action and stunts
* Bond Girls Are Forever: A look at the leading ladies of the film
* Chris Cornell ‘You Know My Name’ Music Video
Earlier reports indicated the addition of ‘5 news wraps’ and a ‘Death In Venice’ featurette, but it appears these were ultimately not included. The initial DVD release of Die Another Day contained over seven hours of special features, including two seperate audio commentaries: one with Michael G. Wilson and Lee Tamahori and the other with Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike. In the case of Casino Royale, there is no audio commentary and a grand total of roughly 90 minutes of special features.
The ‘Bond Girls Are Forever’ featurette is the same documentary (hosted by Bond girl Maryam d’Abo) released around the time of Die Another Day, but with the addition of new interviews with Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) and Caterina Murino (Solange).
Unlike the original DVD release of Die Another Day, the region 1 and 2 releases of Casino Royale will feature the exact same listing of special features.
Daltons Chin Dimple
03-07-2007, 11:34 PM
That sucks major ass ! The DVD release of "Borat" that I picked up over the weekend has more worthwhile extras and it is a piss poor showing compared the what will be on "The Queen" when it is released here on Monday. Both of which are hardly set piece or effects heavy movies.
03-08-2007, 05:02 AM
No audio commentary??? That's a disappointing first. I've found that for the most part (excluding the stitched-together-from-separate interviews ones) the Bond audio commentaries are among the best out there.
Daltons Chin Dimple
03-08-2007, 06:18 AM
This is all soooooo obviously a first release, then there will be an "Ultimate Edition" or special edition directors thingy, then platinum version and so on and so forth in the coming months.
This is, after all, the first Sony managed release. Remember when, under the old management, the release was to top whammy edition straight away with all the extras and even the reversible sleeve so it fitted nicely in with the rest of the 007 collection? Those were the days !
We won't get that from Sony, who always release multiple versions and "double-bubble" releases. Usually when a sequel is due so expect a decent DVD release of Casino Royale about a month before Bond 22 comes out in 2008.
03-08-2007, 07:31 AM
Yes, it's clearly a Sony thing. And it sucks. And we're being suckered. And I have to buy it because I have to start working on the new edition. Got to count deaths and drinks and explosions. Sigh.
But I totally disagree about the stitched together audio commentaries. Those are my faves. John Cork is flat and dull, but many of the interview snippets are pure gold with lots of astonishing trivia. I doubt I'd have written my book without those commentaries. I adore them.
03-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Well, I agree the "stitch job" audio commentaries are better than nothing, and probably the only option in some cases where the main participants have passed on (eg. Terence Young). I just found that many of them degenerated into mutual love-fests where it was one person after another going on about how great it was to work with so-and-so. I agree though, lots of neat trivia to be found.
03-08-2007, 02:29 PM
And btw, the Brosnan/Pike commentary on DAD? snoooooozzzzzzzzzzzzze.
Daltons Chin Dimple
03-08-2007, 11:34 PM
It would be nice just to have a commentary of any kind. However Amy Pascal's share options must come first. Curse you Sony !!!!
My personal barometer of the lameness of the DVD release usually uses the presence of the trailer(s) as a base point. No trailers is just shoddy.
03-09-2007, 05:23 AM
And btw, the Brosnan/Pike commentary on DAD? snoooooozzzzzzzzzzzzze.That one's kind of depressing to listen to now for all the references Brosnan makes to "the next one." Alas. (Not that I'm complaining about how Casino Royale turned out...)
03-13-2007, 12:04 AM
Was on my way home from a concert around midnight and just happened to pass by Wal-Mart, so I figured I might as well go ahead and get it, lucky for me they had just finished setting up the display. The special edition with the poker set costs the same as the dvd by itself ($20), so I went ahead and got that one. Nice card decks, and the poker chip is a cool little addition.
Already watched the "Becoming Bond" (a general start to finish of the filming) and "James Bond: For Real" (about the stunts) featurettes, and I have to say they were more in detail than I thought they would be, especially the "Becoming Bond", there's some really cool shots of Craig being presented as Bond for the first time as well as a wide variety of interviews (Judi Dench's is hilarious!). The stunts feature wasn't quite as comprehensive, but still interesting (who knew that the filmmakers landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for most car rolls (when Bond rolls his Aston Martin) with 7 rolls?). I've seen the "Bond Girls Are Forever" before, but it's a nice to have it on an actual Bond dvd release rather than by itself. The only thing I'm really missing is a commentary and a set of trailers (I don't understand why they put trailers for like 6 other films in the special features section but no trailer for CR). Hopefully they'll correct those omissions with the inevitable director's cut ultimate edition.
I enjoy how they've included the music video for the title song, I wonder if they'll ever release a dvd that has all the music videos that have ever been done for Bond themes. I'd totally buy that.
03-13-2007, 10:53 AM
For the first time, I am going to buy a Bond movie on DVD (or any format)!
BOOooooooooooooooooo!!! Shame on you for admitting that!!!
So Daniel Craig is the new Bond so its time to finally start your DVD collection eh? LOL! you know hes like the sixth guy thats played Bond, right? You're probably too young to remember Connery or Lazenby or Moore, LOL!
you'll just have to start your collection with a 007 box set.
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