Not my favourite of the Austin Powers movies, and the extended footage here is integrated with mixed levels of success (the 'legs' thing added to the opening has a very jarring hard cut when it cuts back to the remainder of the musical number), I really liked the 'What's It All About Austin' scene as well as Scott taking over the family buisness, it's one of the only real times you feel they made a mistake leaving those out. Some of Goldmember's antics are put back in place too but they do drag out scenes that were perfectly fine the way they are. Overall, an ideal edit would be to leave in "What's It All About Austin" and Scott taking over scenes, and edit other parts of the movie out..I'm sure I have ideas for it, but hey, it's not my edit.
As an extension of Goldmember, it highlights what could have been, but it also shows us some tripods are best left in miniature
This edit adds the most out of all Austin Powers movies, for the same reason as the second movie that i gave in the review. Same thing, fans will like this, non-fans probably won't, and it's still nice to have an alternate version.
It looks and sound as good as the second one. The one problem i have with this one is that when the deleted scenes are incorporated, some scenes are noticeable with their audio changes. Still a solid edit, even if the original film wasn't the best one of them.
Plus, i do like the Japanese twins, but that might just be me.
Audio/Video Quality: Based on the DVD version of this edit the its image and sound quality is average by today standards. However, because this is an old edition I consider that it is ok for when it was first released.
Visual Editing: A lot of o new scenes were added in this edit, some better than others. Some parts of the movie feel repetitive and for that reason it is clear why the were not in the original theatrical release.
Audio Editing: Not a lot to comment here because it did no look like there was a specially difficult challenge to acomplih regarding to the audio edition. The added parts are with no new or changed sounds or music.
Narrative: This is the worst of the Austin Powers movies. The narrative here was not change, only extended. For that reason the narrative is more or less the same, with some unimportant information added in.
Enjoyment: Goldmember was never one of my favourites characters. However here is a little more funnier with some of the new bits. The rest of the cast are the same: Dr. Evil is funny to watch and beyoncé is not