Great work Williarob even though you had to jump through enough hoops yourself. We salute you!
It was certainly a trip down memory lane for me as well!
I’m the MI6 user Grunther in that discussion and I do remember corresponding with this “workprint collector” Gunbarrels007 which lead absolutely nowhere.
His original post was edited so I can’t remember his claims but through the trail I went on, he probably wasn’t able to play Dr No but was happy to spread these myths and wet peoples appetites with infuriating 2 second clips of the Goldeneye workprint …being more interested in youtube views than preservation.
His youtube channel (Robert Bolton) shows him not to be particularly legit- as he passes himself of as Pierce Brosnan in a shoddy made gun barrel claiming it to be a screen cap of an alternate.
I see he also surfaced on here last year:
Reading back through the MI6 discussion…I recall how completely indirect he was and having a very active imagination, conjuring up whole alternate versions of film based on a on-set photographers still.
In the middle of all this, in 2014 I PM’d him asking if he would like to trade against many Bond related TV programs I had collected. After that failed attempt, I asked if he would give me the name of the CBn member so I could discuss directly. Again no joy.
Searching CBn myself, I believed I found the user - check this out, dating back to 2007:
The post is started by a “Dkrausee”, using similar language such as “more video information”. WTF is that I do not know- video artefacts?!
Further down, his “friend”, FLEMINGFAN responds and is none too pleased. However he reveals its temp tracked with Leon which we know was true from interviews with Serra.
It all seems to tie up and we have our man, unfortunately by then FLEMINGFAN was not active on those forums so I didn’t get a response.
There had also been other uploads that had LTK music patched in - whether this is another genuine version of the rough cut or was done by Robert, I would have to check more. Sometimes a “Not for duplicate” caption appears and its only ever scenes from the 1st half of the film. I’m sure if he did have it all ripped, he would have teased the shit out of a lot more.
All that was left was to reach out and encourage Dkrausee/Gunbarrels007/Robert Bolton to pass it on to the Dossier like I and many others had been doing.
I really don’t see the point of it collecting dust only for a couple of pairs of eyes to see it. I really don’t get that whatsoever.
As a spin off to this- in that CBn discussion I see there is mention of a daylights trailer that had an anti-piracy warning. Has anyone here ever seen that?
Here’s the poster of it: