Casino Royale - Straight Flush Edition
- Cut the 5-frame insert of Dryden’s family photo as he is shot by Bond. It goes by too fast, and ruins the fluidity of the scene.
- Cut most of Bond chasing Mollaka through the construction site. An excellent action sequence, but one that doesn’t further the plot in any way.
- Cut Bond copying data from M’s computer. Since Bond checking the GPS later on has been cut, this bit wasn’t necessary.
-Shortened the dialogue between Bond and M.
- Shortened the driving sequence, including the removal of Bond using the navigator on his phone. Too much product placement.
- Trimmed Bond looking at the security cameras outside the Ocean Club.
- Trimmed Bond looking at the security recording of Dimitrios.
- Cut the scene where Bond checks in to the hotel. This isn’t necessary to show, so the scene was cut for pacing.
- Cut the scene of Bond coming out of the water and Solange riding on the beach. Same as above.
- Trimmed the airport sequence, mostly by removing the pursuing police cars. Another long action sequence that doesn’t further the plot.
- Cut M’s “Trust me, I wish it weren’t the case” after explaining that Bond is MI6′s best poker player.
- Cut Vesper’s line “I like this poker thing”.
- Cut Vesper’s “Beautiful” regarding Bond’s watch. Too much product placement.
- Cut Vesper’s comment about Bond’s arse and the surrounding dialogue.
- Cut from Bond’s “…hence the shared suite” to Vesper’s “Am I going to have a problem with you, Bond?”
- Cut all of Mathis’ commentary of the poker game. It’s helpful for viewers unfamiliar with poker, but the dialogue is so poorly written that it ruins the otherwise excellent poker sequences.
-Cut the martini joke. Sure, it’s funny, but it feels too staged.
- Cut Le Chiffre’s line “Wow… You’ve taken good care of your body.” Since I’m editing the UK DVD, which doesn’t include his next line “Such a waste”, this line is just too… weird.
-Added the extended hospital scene. This adds to the seriousness of Bond’s injuries.
- Cut Bond asking Mendel if he brought any chocolate.
- Cut from Vesper’s “You can have me anywhere” to Mendel’s interruption. The love story works better without Bond being surprised that Vesper has feelings for him.
- Cut all Bond and Vesper’s dialogue after Vesper’s “…you’d still be more of a man than anyone I’ve ever met.
- Trimmed Bond and Vesper sailing down the canal in Venice. Vesper showing off her Sony camera has been removed.
- Added the deleted scene with Gettler at the hotel. This compensates for the previous cut, introduces Gettler by name, and keeps a sense of “impending doom” for the duration of the Venice sequence.
- Trimmed the fight sequence in the sinking building. Again, an action sequence that goes on for way too long.
This edit improves upon the original. This was always a very good movie that was a bit too long, and this edit quickens the pace some in parts without losing anything too important in my opinion. Technically, great edit. No audio or visual evidence of awkward cutting or anything like that. If this were in HD it would replace the original for me; very good job.
I enjoyed the pacing and flow of this edit. Although I missed the amazing chase sequence at the beginning of the original, I appreciate that it was overlong and did not really add anything to the plot, although the outcome of the chase does now seem a little abrupt.
I did not notice any of the audio and video edits and it felt just like watching an original move.
Thanks Kerr ^_^
Quite an excellent fanedit!
A/V quality - 9
Editing - 10
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 9 (Original 9)
Recommended drink: Red Eye
This is probably my preferred version of the film.
Technical quality – 10/10 – no complaints here.
Editing – 10/10 – no hard cuts or anything. I felt like I was watching a movie and not a FanEdit.
Presentation – 7/10 – the menu was a little too simple for my taste and there was no scene selection, but you did have a special feature.
Entertainment – 9/10 – trimming all those overlong action sequences worked well, because they did get tiring in the original. Most of the dialogue and pacing cuts were nice as well.
Overall – 9/10