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James Bond 007 Goldeneye "Royale cut" (Released)

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Hi guys

With 007 fever going into a high pitch right now, I decided I will try my hand at recutting Goldeneye, a film I think had some good moments, and some totally flawed ones, into a closer style to Casino Royale, as both movies shares the same director.

The idea is to make GE much more like CR is, by removing Q, Moneypenny, the too early introduction of Natalya character (so that she appears around the same time Vesper appears in the story in CR), and all instances of comic relief, that I feel belongs to the Roger Moore area.

I’m almost finished on act 1 of the movie, the first half hour. It may appear on myspleen as a teaser, or maybe I will just post the movie in two parts. Here are some of the reedits and changes :

  • Like in CR, the pre-credit teaser is now completely in black and white, giving it a moody, old school feel.

  • The part where Oroumov shoot one of his soldiers have been removed, to fasten the action, and to help make Oroumov character more human, and his actions later in the movie when he shoot Tcheky Kario in prison less predictable and more shocking.

  • The two, heavily processed shots Bond falling in mid hair going after the plane have been removed, giving the whole scene a very much more Spy who loved me opening teaser feel, with the action mostly seen from afar. It works much better now, and doesn’t take anything away from that scene, on the contrary.

  • The color come back in one clever way during the opening credits.

  • During the initial Aston Martin chase, most of the comic instances of the english girl passenger sent to evaluate Bond have been removed, as well as her mentioning she is sent by M. When the chase concludes, it gives her “evaluation” speech a whole complete different meaning, much more hornier and in the spirit of classic bond.

  • Some minor shots and scenes taken out of the rest of act 1 : No more Bond repeating “Onatopp ?” (we cut directly to his reaction, works much better than telephone the gag), no more mimes (I hate mimes, and what is a mime doing in a bond movie anyway), no more Moneypenny report (all she report is things we know already, or that M will repeat later during the briefing), No more Xenia killing the general (it helps makes the first attack of Bond by Xenia later in the movie more exciting and surprising, also when Bond discovers the body, it will be much more of a surprise). When Bond find the general in the closet, one close up shot of the distorded face of the general have been removed because it’s fugly and unecessary. Act one ends when Bond see the copter taking off, and there’s a fade out on him.

I’m currently polishing some transitions, expect something to appear within a week.

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I'd be interested into seeing something like that. Although I always regarded GE as one of the very best of the series. Without question.

But your cut seems promising. We'll wait, then...
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Sounds like a good way to trim Goldeneye. I'd use the old SE transfer though as the new UE transfer is slightly cropped and I think had one other problem.

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I believe the new transfert offers some longer shots in the death of Xenia, and some more unedited quick flashes of violence, also, I think some of the cuts scenes I will reinsert, so I may use the new one for the shots to work together (ie similar feel)
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Just updated the initial post with some news.
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Aweosme cant wait! Goldeneye was by far my favorite james bond.
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I finished act one and will compress it and post soon.

I'm currently working on act 2, and I'm missing a music cue to complete a transition, if anyone knows where I can obtain the soundtrack, pm me ! Also I will try to include, if possible, Serra original score on the tank chase, but I don't have the CD right now, and I definetely need it. I've been browsing used stores in my area to no avail.
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Originally posted by: Stamper
I finished act one and will compress it and post soon.

I'm currently working on act 2, and I'm missing a music cue to complete a transition, if anyone knows where I can obtain the soundtrack, pm me ! Also I will try to include, if possible, Serra original score on the tank chase, but I don't have the CD right now, and I definetely need it. I've been browsing used stores in my area to no avail.


I have the soundtrack and would gladly PM you... but you need to turn them on first

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i have the OST (LE Gold CD as well!) and live in the UK if that is any help!

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Woops ! I turned the pm on, sorry about the mishap.
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I uploaded a teaser on pirate bay

search for Goldeneye Royale Cut teaser

click here

I hope it's ok to post this . This is minimum resolution teaser of the work in progress, with the intention of having input and suggestions from you guys about anything that could be improved.
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I'm still working on the rest, and decided to go back, and dub the original Laserdisc.

Thus this cut will also serve as preservation, using the old, uncropped transfert for source.

Currently conforming the first act, and proceeding to the rest.
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I have wanted to put together a Goldeneye disc with a transfer of the laserdisc... are you capable of capturing the DD 5.1 and DTS from the disc?

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Sadly, I just have the DD 5.1 version, not the DTS one which I heard now cost much money on ebay.
I'm currently also working on TND Royale Cut, which is going smoother and faster due to the quality of the DVD, what with the alternate music only track, so this one will probably pops up before the GE one.
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Is there any change in status on this edit?

Currently looking for the following preservations: V8 A Final Attempt by Arnie.D, Pre-ANH Bootleg Telecine, Starkiller '77 bootleg, LD OT by Cowclops, LD OT by Dr. Gonzo, LD OT by Farsight, LD OT by ISOMIX, LD OT by Dark/Sega Take 1, TPM Theatrical by Adywan, OT - Deliberate Creative, OCPMovie's Classic Editions, Pan & Scan O-OT Project, LD OT by EditDroid, Lucasfilm Pwnage Editions, Negative1 CED Preservations, Starkiller CED Preservation, Rowman bonus discs, BLAK0004, BLAK0009, BLAK0010, BLAK0016, BLAK0017, BLAK0029, BLAK0040, BLAK0046, BLAK0047-0050. Also a good preservation of the 97 SEs.

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Can u pm me a link 2 da fanedit…its been ages …sinc i have seen peirce bond…

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Can u pm me a link 2 da fanedit…its been ages …sinc i have seen peirce bond…

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Can u pm me a link 2 da fanedit…its been ages …sinc i have seen peirce bond…

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I love Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan did a wonderful job in the movie. He’s in my opinion the best bond of all time.

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Hey guys, this edit was made on SD DVD quality so I thrashed it. I wanted to redo it in HD but the whole event with the DNRed Blu-ray master put me off it. I think I may redo it later using the HDTV which is sightly cropped on all four sides, but offers solid grain and color and picture quality.
FCPX has made it so much easier now to do these.

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The mentions of uncut shots of violence just caught my eye. Can’t wait to see this cut! ^^

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