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The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review

The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: November 21, 2019, 04:27:06 PM »


Studio: MGM / Fox
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Rating: PG-13
Films: 
 
Casino Royale: 5/5
Quantum of Solace: 4/5
Skyfall: 5/5
Spectre: 4.5/5
 
Plot
From his introduction in Casino Royale through to his most recent mission in Spectre, Daniel Craig as Bond has experienced explosive action and adventures while his character crisscrossed the globe in a non-stop quest for justice.
  
 Craig is currently in production on his fifth installment as James Bond in the franchise’s highly-anticipated 25th feature film NO TIME TO DIE from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, which is set for U.S. theatrical release on April 10, 2020.
 
 

My Thoughts
When Daniel Craig was cast as Bond, I thought he would be a good edition to the cast of actors who have played the iconic role. Little did I know that he’d end up surpassing Connery as the best Bond ever—at least in my book. He brings the right amount of edginess to the role like Connery, but he just takes it one step further.
 
Most of you have already seen all four of these films and are looking for a rundown on whether the upgrade to 4K is worth the expense. For the most part, yes, it’s worth it when you can get the set for around $40, which is only $10 per movie. The first two films are only minor upgrades over the already stellar looking Blu-rays, but the next two really shine with the HDR treatment and Spectre is the best of the bunch. Unfortunately, the audio is limited to DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks, which is a bit of a disappointment with DTS:X and Dolby Atmos out there, but as far as lossless 5.1 tracks go, all four of the kick some serious ass.
 
Video 
Casino Royale: 7/10
Quantum of Solace: 7/10
Skyfall: 9/10
Spectre: 10/10
 
 
Audio 10/10 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
 
Special Features:
 
  • Ported from the Blu-ray Editions
 
 

 

 

 

 
Conclusion
It took me a while to get through all four films, but it was fun to revisit the character and I can’t wait for Craig’s fifth and final film to hit theaters next spring. Hopefully he goes out with a bang before the PC police do their best to ruin the franchise and its iconic character. Recommended for fans.
 
 
Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88” 16x9 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor 
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed ChannelsATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 
 System Controller: URC MX-980M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 SVS SB-3000 SubwooferJL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (configured as tandem mid bass modules)Mini DSP controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner

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Re: The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 04:28:11 PM »
Looking forward in watching these. :)

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Re: The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 05:01:19 PM »
Looking forward in watching these. :)
Same here. I got the 4K set, but they are " in the que " to be watched ! 
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Re: The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 05:08:43 PM »
I only have one review disc on my desk then I can watch what I want to watch for the next 6 weeks or so. The release calendar is pretty light. 
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Re: The Daniel Craig Collection (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 07:02:05 PM »
I am a huge fan of the James Bond movies and books. The only thing stopping me from getting this set Is that they will probably be putting out the complete James barn run, which will be 25 pictures, in 4K next year. They might also have to include two other movies are they now own which considered part of thE EON collection. Those two movies are Casino Royale from 1968 and never say never again.
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