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It is incredible how excellent this fan edit is. How can you transform this piece of ugly carbon in such a perfect diamond? This version is action-packed, with intelligent characters, a great villain, a tough Bond that is also vulnerable and just the fair amount of cheesiness that characterizes the best Bond films. This version is a diamond and diamonds are forever.

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9.5
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Oh yes! This is terrific. Icarus makes this Bond film not just acceptable, this edit makes it enjoyable!

Compliments on the narrative. Tightening the pace is spot on for what I'd expect of Bond. Reducing the quantity of gags improves the quality of what stays and brings balance to the action and humor. Cutting the ice-glider chase is seamlessly executed and removes many annoyances.
Compliments on the video editing. I watched this edit and the original side-by-side, otherwise I wouldn't have known where the cuts lined up.
Compliments on the audio editing. Equally seamless except for one edit: "Bitch". LastSurvivor, you already point this out in your commentary. If your software can do it, perhaps slow down that one word of audio (without changing the pitch) to draw it out a bit more? In "Read this. Bitch." emphasis is on "this", making the delivery of "bitch" shorter than it might be as a stand-alone word.
Compliments on the audio commentary. What a luxury! Informative and insightful. Keep 'm coming.

My one disagreement is cutting Berry walking out of the surf. She looks gorgeous doing it. More importantly, it gives continuity to the gag when Craig walks out of the surf in his debut.

On a technical side note: Icarus is DVD resolution, I'd love it even more in HD. And it would be great to include subtitles. Perhaps there is software that can easily take the original subs and cut them with the video?

In conclusion: Does this replace the original? Absolutely yes. Does this improve my appreciation of Brosnan? Also yes.

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9.2
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As a Bond fan the original movie was a sad moment in my life, form Madonna to surfing icebergs and the invisible car, everything was a mess, for goodness sake there are fan-editors in the world, this edit has most certainly replaced my original copy of the movie, it takes a terrible movie (in my opinion) and makes it a deserving Bond movie, congratulations Last Survivor this is an awesome edit, definitely recommend you to watch this version of it.

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9.4
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9.0

As a Bond fan the original movie was a sad moment in my life, form Madonna to surfing icebergs and the invisible car, everything was a mess, for goodness sake there are fan-editors in the world, this edit has most certainly replaced my original copy of the movie, it takes a terrible movie (in my opinion) and makes it a deserving Bond movie, congratulations Last Survivor this is an awesome edit, definitely recommend you to watch this version of it.

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9.4
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I was so excited to watch this, and Last survivor didn't let me down.
The tweaks were amazingly done and make this a true bond movie, they don't prevent the flow of the story at all, in fact if Last Survivor hadn't teased us with his trailer which essentially danced around the majority of elements that were bad with the original film, i probably would have only noticed the invisible car and intro song were missing.
as all reviews have to 'critique' in one way or another my only gripe was the surfing intro, i know its required to show bond getting the c4, but to me some kind of establishing shot of the plane landing before bond switches places with the diamond seller would have been more than ample.
also jinx's use of the word 'bitch' on the plane seems out of place, i might have omitted it to prevent it from sounding like an audio hard cut.

Fantastic job Last Survivor!, This is definitely my 'go to' version of the film.

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