An absolutely incredible, professional edit. My basic pet peeve from the first time I ever saw this film was the lack of “Bond” music–and that was pretty much it. Blofeld’s Cat has gone the extra step of adding the gun barrel and pre-credit sequences! And all done seamlessly. Now if only someone would do the same quality job on “The Enforcer,” the only Dirty Harry movie with the wrong music. Thank you very much, BC.
Well done. Bloody Brilliant, even! The idea of bringing this ugly duckling of a Bond film back into the fold is a fantastic one, and accomplished brilliantly. Much MUCH more enjoyable this way than the original. I also applaud the new titles and credit themes used, but first and foremost, the use of other Bond music throughout the film. Blofeld’s Cat did a great job synching audio cuts to scenes. That said, I can’t say I agree with his music choices; As much as I love David Arnold as John Barry’s successor, his music feels out of place in a Sean Connery Bond flick. Likewise some of the other cuts, such as cuts from Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, and The Living Daylights to name a few. John Barry is THE Connery/Bond composer. Other than that, I had no real problems with the film editing itself, except that the motorcycle chase scene seemed a bit rushed to me. And, were there no shots of anyone/thing entering the water in the original? The missiles when they were hijacked, and Bond/Domino on the horse jumping out of the castle? Were there not shots of splashdown in either case?
But seriously, I’m being nit-picky. All in all, a first-rate effort. I certainly had less gripes about this version than any version of a “Bond Movie” starring Daniel Craig. Puh-lease. A blond, goofy-looking muscle-bound Bond? It’s obvious who’s controlling the property now.
Anyhew, Brilliant job, Blofeld’s Cat. 9/10. Loved it.
That was spectacular. I would have at least kept the original Never Say Never Again theme during either the opening or closing credits, but everything else is improved by the new score, and Shirley Bassey is a classic Bond theme vocalist. Never Say Never Again finally feels like a James Bond movie. From the gunbarrel to the “Nobody Does It Better” song at the end, I loved every minute of it.