Hands down, my least favorite 007 film. Connery simply too old.
He was 53 at this stage, and could better have played M (Lee began at 52).
When this came out theatrically, I had such hopes for it.
Likewise this edit.
Did not like the audio work.
Quite distracting trying to place one theme with another movie.
Absolutely no idea of what was cut from the video aside from the wry comment about “endorsements.”
It seemed like all the other asinine humor jokes were left in the movie.
Video game battle with Largo remained, along with Fox’s foppish portrayal of M.
Carrera still smokin’ and still a ridiculous, pitiful caricature.
This edit should have / could have been so much better.
I’ve seen this version before and I recall being very impressed by it. I have to wonder what could be done now – now that the Blu-Ray is available. Sharper source materials would seem to be a plus. I imagine software advances might make the adjustments of scenes requiring cropping/adjustment a little less jarring. Perhaps the creator might consider taking another crack at it. There’s always the possibility that the extras on the Blu-Ray such as the movie trailer and Irvin Kershner’s director’s commentary would help spruce up the disc value here. In addition, finding the appropriate music might be made easier now that sites dedicated to creating unauthorized extended soundtracks now exist too. A suggestion on where to start might be this site: http://thecrimelounge5.blogspot.com/
Blofeld’s Cat, any chance for a round two on this one?