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Old 01-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #21
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We need an "unbiased" reviewer to re-review the current Bond titles and the ones coming out later this year. They rag on Moore so much that it makes me want to slap them in the face.
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We need an "unbiased" reviewer to re-review the current Bond titles and the ones coming out later this year. They rag on Moore so much that it makes me want to slap them in the face.
The Moore Bonds are just a different animal than the Connery films. They toe the line of parody at times. They are fine in and of themselves, but you can't compare them to the early films.... they come off very Austin Powers like.
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We need an "unbiased" reviewer to re-review the current Bond titles and the ones coming out later this year. They rag on Moore so much that it makes me want to slap them in the face.
Agreed. I've never understood why so many hate the Moore films.

The Spy Who Loved Me is one of the best Bond movies ever and For Your Eyes Only demonstrates his Bond is certainly not always jokey.

The only two I would say are genuinley weak are Moonraker and Octopusy, simply because they are too camp.
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Agreed. I've never understood why so many hate the Moore films.

The Spy Who Loved Me is one of the best Bond movies ever and For Your Eyes Only demonstrates his Bond is certainly not always jokey.

The only two I would say are genuinley weak are Moonraker and Octopusy, simply because they are too camp.
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The Moore Bonds are just a different animal than the Connery films. They toe the line of parody at times. They are fine in and of themselves, but you can't compare them to the early films.... they come off very Austin Powers like.
Only Moonraker and A View To A Kill are truly bad. Austin Powers clearly based its movies off of Connery's Bond films...spoofing YOLT and Goldfinger.
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The main problem with the Moore films is by that time the franchise had gotten itself into an unsunstainable 'can you top this' cycle.

Villians, plots, gadgets...everything had to one-up the film before and you just can't keep that going without getting pretty absurd.

Moore himself wasn't a terrible Bond, though.
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ANYTHING after Moore left as Bond is shite
Really? Despite Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig being reagrded as the closet interpreation of Ian Fleming's Bond. I love those two Bonds, they're gritty, they're serious and they're just there to get the job done. That is what Bond should be I think.

Having said that GoldenEye is my favourite Bond movie, possibly because it was the first one I ever saw.

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The main problem with the Moore films is by that time the franchise had gotten itself into an unsunstainable 'can you top this' cycle.

Villians, plots, gadgets...everything had to one-up the film before and you just can't keep that going without getting pretty absurd.

Moore himself wasn't a terrible Bond, though.
Very well put, I think you've hit the nail right on the head there.

When Moore was great, he was brilliant, it's just a shame in a couple of his films, he does in fact act too campy.

But I still love all his films and indeed all the Bond movies.

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The Moore films are some of the best!

Sean for "classic" Bond
Moore for "revived somewhat campy" Bond
Timothy for "forgetful and not worth the price of admission" Bond
Pierce for "bad ass $exy" Bond
Daniel for blond "even more bad a$$" Bond

That's about how it goes...

Also remember that Roger Moore was Bond almost the longest!
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We should comment on the Bond opening credits!

The Moore Bond opening credits were THE best!

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I didn't notice any DNR in any of the films, film grain was intact as it should be, with detail at an immesibly high level. Just because they have a very high contrast it doesn't mean DNR was used, that's what's so great about Lowry, they don't use DNR.
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Villians, plots, gadgets...everything had to one-up the film before and you just can't keep that going without getting pretty absurd.
The first two Moore films were really subdued...I think the producers blew their budget on the two previous Bond outings. LALD and MWTGG didn't have many F/X shots and grand locations outside 2 or 3 major set pieces. Man With The Golden Gun borderlines on boring and ugly at times.
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We should comment on the Bond opening credits!

The Moore Bond opening credits were THE best!

Indeed!
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LOL, Lowry not using DNR...? You, funny man!
Lowry are the best restoration company out there. Maybe you look too hard into the restoration to the extent where you think you're seeing flaws. The restoration on the Bond movies are regarded as amongst the best out there. I've never noticed anything wrong with them and I think don't many ahve either.
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Lowry are the best restoration company out there. Maybe you look too hard into the restoration to the extent where you think you're seeing flaws. The restoration on the Bond movies are regarded as amongst the best out there. I've never noticed anything wrong with them and I think don't many ahve either.
I owned many of the films on VHS and DVD before the 2005 remasters, and I gotta say that the difference was night and day. Even TWINE looked way better than it did on its first DVD release.
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I owned many of the films on VHS and DVD before the 2005 remasters, and I gotta say that the difference was night and day. Even TWINE looked way better than it did on its first DVD release.
Quite, I don't know where TheOneWithThePrize is coming from.
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Lowry are the best restoration company out there.
No.

Some of the stuff they do is OK but IMO they go overboard with their fancy tools more often than not.
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Hopefully there is also the announcement of a special edition for Quantum of Solace, I would like to continue the trend of the Casino Royale Deluxe Edition in my collection
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Quite, I don't know where TheOneWithThePrize is coming from.
Well, if all you are going to do is compare them to SD releases then, sure, they look fantastic. Still doesn't make them the best they could look in regards to the source. Just because you still see grain doesn't mean Lowry didn't use DNR, it's not like it is a Predator Ultimate DNR Edition job.
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