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Casino Royale '67: The Definitive Cut


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#1 TheLazenby

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:44 AM

Just wanted everyone to know that the proposed re-edit of CR67 I discussed in the Music forum is actually complete now! :-)

Changes I made....
* The film now opens with a gunbarrel, taken from FRWL. The theme is Leroy Holmes' cover, heavily cut down to fit the sequence. And, as per Charlie Feldman's alleged idea, Bond audibly fires a cork gun!
* The entire sequence about Bond's retirement, from the dignitaries meeting at the crossroad to Bond's property being blown up, forms a pre-title sequence. The final explosion leads into the opening titles.
* The opening titles now segue into Dr. Noah telling his women that Sir James Bond is back, via a tiny bit of footage of falling cards sourced from Tremble's dream later in the film.
* The Cooper/Detainer scene is now followed by the entire Mata Bond sequence, starting with Bond and Hadley discussing International Mother's Help.
* The introduction of Le Chiffre and resulting Berlin Wall explosion are followed by Bond sneaking into Vesper's office, and the introduction of Tremble.
* Tremble's scene at Q Branch is followed by his arrival in France, where he punches the customs agent.
* The customs scene is followed by Mathis meeting Tremble in the lavatory - the film's original pre-title sequence (for absolutely no reason).
* As it should, the lavatory scene goes directly into Mathis and Tremble at the car wash.

Except for the filmmakers' idea that the funnier scenes should come sooner (i.e., half of Sellers' material), there is no reason why the film should have been released out of order. Nevertheless, the obviously wrong chronology seems to be one of the biggest gripes this film has received over the past 43 years, but since MGM never fixed it, I've done their work for them.

THIS is exactly how "Casino Royale" should be viewed!

Edited by TheLazenby, 16 October 2011 - 06:58 AM.


#2 Wade

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:44 PM

Just wanted everyone to know that the proposed re-edit of CR67 I discussed in the Music forum is actually complete now! :-)


So, how would an, oh, "interested party" view this?

#3 TheLazenby

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

Oh, I dunno. Give me a couple days to slap it on a DVD-R and make sure it came out okay, and I guess we'll PM about it...

#4 TheLazenby

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:20 AM

I, uh, slapped it on a DVD-R if anyone's interested.

#5 Shamelord

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

Interested! But as I live far from you, could you post it on some rapidshare-like website so that we can download it?

#6 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:50 PM

Is a MegaUpload download possible?

#7 TheLazenby

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

Sorry, my Internet is MUCH too slow to upload something that large. 150 MB takes hours.

Also.... I realized with horror when I watched this that the first half of the movie (I had to split the DVD rip into halves to copy them between PC's) has major framerate issues. I'll fix that this weekend, and burn a corrected DVD.

#8 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:09 AM

How about portions we assemble? I don't mean seeds, or anything like that; you'd just split up the film into however many parts is needed and give each part its own download. :)

#9 TheLazenby

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:00 AM

I'll see what happens when the revised edit (with corrected framerate) is done, which shouldn't take long.

#10 chrisno1

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:13 PM

This sounds interesting. I'd certainly like to view it in some form or other.

#11 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:31 AM

So... what happened to this? :-/

#12 killkenny kid

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

Is a MegaUpload download possible?


Now, thats funny!

#13 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:37 AM

Is a MegaUpload download possible?

Now, thats funny!

Yeah... in hindsight; that was posted over three months ago, though. :-P

#14 TheLazenby

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Oh.... I made this edit from scratch twice, and both times, Adobe Premiere decided to mangle the framerate in all footage used from the first half of the movie; I couldn't figure out why. It would pause every few frames.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:33 AM

So, nothing's been working, then? :-/

#16 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

Maybe I should give the original a re-watch...




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