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Bond Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971 — Page 33

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I can’t remember if I posted about this before but I believe the alternate print source used on the Criterion FRWL is the same as the one on the last Pan n Scan MGM disc. It has the same damage marks and looks very similar with the only difference being that it’s an older disc in CLV. The Connery Collection disc is either a new transfer of the same element cleaned up or with new elements mixed in.

I’m pretty positive that we can definitely say now that all three Criterions are print sourced due to all of them having cue marks, differing color to other releases and optical noise. On many occasions Criterion used fine grains or earlier generation show prints so this would fit.
And of course with their DN being the closest match to the IB…that’ll be the clincher.

I wonder if all three are sleeper IB transfers like Criterion’s Wizard of Oz. They might very well be as I don’t think they had made archive prints on safety yet as MGM simply used and reused the same elements until starting the first video restorations in 1995.

And in other news a guy on the LD forever group found TWINE for two bucks…and plans to sell it for crazy money…argh!

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Also for those interested who aren’t aware, La La Land records has just released the complete and remastered score for DAD and is limited to 5000. EON has confirmed they are watching the release and if it is successful LLL will do more score releases.

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captainsolo said:

Also for those interested who aren’t aware, La La Land records has just released the complete and remastered score for DAD and is limited to 5000. EON has confirmed they are watching the release and if it is successful LLL will do more score releases.

I plan on getting the DAD score though I have a digital copy of the “complete score” from a while back… IMO both releases are worth having as there appear to be a handful of tracks exclusive to each release.

Didn’t know that MGM/LLL were discussing the possibility of more Bond scores… The World Is Not Enough needs an expanded release badly! But so do others too!

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captainsolo said:

I can’t remember if I posted about this before but I believe the alternate print source used on the Criterion FRWL is the same as the one on the last Pan n Scan MGM disc. It has the same damage marks and looks very similar with the only difference being that it’s an older disc in CLV. The Connery Collection disc is either a new transfer of the same element cleaned up or with new elements mixed in.

I’m pretty positive that we can definitely say now that all three Criterions are print sourced due to all of them having cue marks, differing color to other releases and optical noise. On many occasions Criterion used fine grains or earlier generation show prints so this would fit.
And of course with their DN being the closest match to the IB…that’ll be the clincher.

I wonder if all three are sleeper IB transfers like Criterion’s Wizard of Oz. They might very well be as I don’t think they had made archive prints on safety yet as MGM simply used and reused the same elements until starting the first video restorations in 1995.

And in other news a guy on the LD forever group found TWINE for two bucks…and plans to sell it for crazy money…argh!

How many people actually pay those crazy prices for those tail end of the format releases? It’s a fluke when one 16mm Star Wars print sells for more than a 35mm print, but everyone else jacks up their prices and they just sit there on ebay forever until the price slowly comes back down to reality.
I have a Japanese LD of Titan A.E. some sellers ask thousands for. I’ve never seen one sell for more than $400.

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I’m aware that this an old thread but are any of these bond audio tracks available anywhere??

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There was a Bond Marathon over at Turner Classic Movies around September. Were the original prints being used, just like what MGM HD did for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” or did TCM use the Lowry masters for each film? I only caught “The Living Daylights”, “Octopussy”, and “Goldfinger” and those were definitely Lowry masters.

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They were all the Lowry masters on the ones I caught the ends of. I didn’t catch The Spy Who Loved Me, so don’t know if they used the quietly remastered non Lowry version that turned up on Blu-Ray.

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