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Old 05-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #201
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I think we can all agree that GoldenEye is the best Bond movie in the past 20+ years.
I would rank Casino Royale, Skyfall, and The World is Not Enough higher than Goldeneye. Goldeneye is an excellent Bond film though.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:03 PM   #202
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GoldenEye is my favorite Brosnan era Bond film, but I'll take Casino Royale over it any day of the week.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #203
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GoldenEye is my favorite Brosnan era Bond film, but I'll take Casino Royale over it any day of the week.
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I'd probably take Skyfall over it, as well, riddled with plot holes though it may be. It's just such a technically perfect, brilliantly acted film that I find it endlessly enjoyable, in spite of its narrative foibles.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #204
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Im watching Goldeneye right now ( to see if it plays on my new player without the audio crapping out)
Brosnan had a bad haircut for the other ones !
I like the Craig Bond films better than Brosnan. I am new to the Bond movies so I dont understand why they went for an new original with Daniel Craig..
It is like modern technology, modern weapons, but a *rookie* bond ?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:06 AM   #205
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I am new to the Bond movies so I dont understand why they went for an new original with Daniel Craig...
They wanted to do Casino Royale which was the first Bond novel. As it shapes 007's character so much it would have been wasted on a seasoned Bond. I was very disappointed Pierce was let go but a cracking reboot was the end result.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #206
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Im watching Goldeneye right now ( to see if it plays on my new player without the audio crapping out)
Brosnan had a bad haircut for the other ones !
I like the Craig Bond films better than Brosnan. I am new to the Bond movies so I dont understand why they went for an new original with Daniel Craig..
It is like modern technology, modern weapons, but a *rookie* bond ?
For me, the best bond movies were From Russia with Love and Thunderball, but I still like the hokeyness of You Only Live Twice. These were movies however, were for a different time and a different audience, so they might not hold up as well for many (younger) people today. Sean Connery I think physically looked the part as described in the original Ian Fleming novels, but he clearly wasn't into the role for his last couple of films as Bond.

I think Brosnan was excellent as the Bond character, but the movies themselves were for the most part a mess, still trying to play off the Roger Moore films in terms of script writing. Really too bad how they squandered an opportunity to try to bring the franchise back to reality. And it was really bad form how they dropped Brosnan rather unceremoniously after his run.
Dalton was very good too, but I just couldn't wrap my head around him as the new Bond for some reason.

Finally, Daniel Craig is great as the new Bond. There is something mysterious and dangerous about him that fits with the original novels, that had been lacking for such a long time in the franchise. Although I was skeptical at first, I think he could be the most iconic actor for the role yet.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #207
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For me, the best bond movies were From Russia with Love and Thunderball, but I still like the hokeyness of You Only Live Twice. These were movies however, were for a different time and a different audience, so they might not hold up as well for many (younger) people today. Sean Connery I think physically looked the part as described in the original Ian Fleming novels, but he clearly wasn't into the role for his last couple of films as Bond.

I think Brosnan was excellent as the Bond character, but the movies themselves were for the most part a mess, still trying to play off the Roger Moore films in terms of script writing. Really too bad how they squandered an opportunity to try to bring the franchise back to reality. And it was really bad form how they dropped Brosnan rather unceremoniously after his run.
Dalton was very good too, but I just couldn't wrap my head around him as the new Bond for some reason.

Finally, Daniel Craig is great as the new Bond. There is something mysterious and dangerous about him that fits with the original novels, that had been lacking for such a long time in the franchise. Although I was skeptical at first, I think he could be the most iconic actor for the role yet.
This is a good write-up. I think that Danial Craig's films are the second golden age of the Bond franchise after the Connery films.

Goldeneye, for me, was a pleasing comeback for the Bond series after a long hiatus, but it also seemed like a recycled version of You Only Live Twice with some of the similar plot elements.
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not even close. besides Die another day it was brosnan's worst. wildly over rated. tomorrow never dies was his best...
Tomorrow Never Dies is also my favorite Brosnan movie.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #209
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I loved the opening of this movie but don't like the movie. I thought it was cool.

I've never been a big James Bond fan. I was never into the dorky moments.

Ironic that Pierce Brosnan was the only good looking Bond. Should have gotten a cooler and better project.

These movies remind me of Buffy. Sure, there are some good moments but one must sift through tons of s888 and stone to find them.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #210
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Er, okay...
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That's the first time I've ever seen someone compare Bond to Buffy.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #212
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I loved the opening of this movie but don't like the movie. I thought it was cool.

I've never been a big James Bond fan. I was never into the dorky moments.

Ironic that Pierce Brosnan was the only good looking Bond. Should have gotten a cooler and better project.

These movies remind me of Buffy. Sure, there are some good moments but one must sift through tons of s888 and stone to find them.
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Tomorrow Never Dies is also my favorite Brosnan movie.
I also think that Tomorrow Never Dies was Pierce Brosnan's best Bond film! I have the 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD Set and the picture and sound quality is terrific for DVD.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #214
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I also think that Tomorrow Never Dies was Pierce Brosnan's best Bond film! I have the 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD Set and the picture and sound quality is terrific for DVD.
I second that motion. TND was my fav of the Brosnan Bonds
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #215
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However, what shocked me the most, was the really bad audio quality on this disc.
The sound seemed to be compressed, muddy, lackluster, laidback.
If it hadn't been labeled as DTS-HD Master Audio on the case, I would have sworn
that it had lossy audio.

I saw Goldeneye when it was first released into commercial theaters and I
have it on laserdisc.
What I heard from the BD, was nothing like what I experienced in the theater, or
from the LD.

If you really want to hear what Goldeneye should sound like, find
someone with a working LD player and a copy of it on laserdisc.
You'll be blown away by the awesome sound quality!

So not only did the studio screw up the picture, but they royally screwed up the
audio quality too.

Jeebus!!!
When it comes to the 5.1 Audio Mixes for the four Pierce Brosnan James Bond films, do the Ultimate Edition DVDs & Blu-Rays use the Theatrical 5.1 Mixes or did Lowry Digital make all new 5.1 Mixes?

I've heard that the 5.1 DTS Laserdiscs of both Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies sounded terrific. I've never actually heard 5.1 on Laserdisc.

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #216
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If the film already had a 5.1 mix, then Mi Casa didn't remix the films from the original stems. The Dalton films back to Connery had to have new multi-channel mixes created.

Live and Let Die had the added bonus that they were able to procure the original multi-track sound recordings of Paul McCartney and Wings' title song and remixed the entire opening title number to multi-channel surround, not just the sound effects, score, and dialog tracks.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:50 AM   #217
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If the film already had a 5.1 mix, then Mi Casa didn't remix the films from the original stems. The Dalton films back to Connery had to have new multi-channel mixes created.

Live and Let Die had the added bonus that they were able to procure the original multi-track sound recordings of Paul McCartney and Wings' title song and remixed the entire opening title number to multi-channel surround, not just the sound effects, score, and dialog tracks.
I understand exactly what you mean. I don't think Lowry would actually go and make all new 5.1 Mixes for the Brosnan films when those were already mixed in 5.1 for their theatrical releases. As far as I know, for the Special Edition DVDs of the Brosnan films MGM used the theatrical 5.1 Mixes.

When Lowry restored the first twenty Bond films, I think that the original 5.1 Audio Masters were given to Lowry by MGM. Then Lowry went ahead made a few improvements to them.

Live And Let Die has a pretty great 5.1 Remix. So does You Only Live Twice. The 5.1 DTS Mix on the Ultimate Edition DVD of Licence To Kill annihilates the 5.1 Dolby Digital Mix on the older Special Edition DVD. I like the 5.1 Remixes for the first sixteen Bond films, I don't really have any complaints.
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