Shame about that VHS. I too am used to the older video version of the credits, but I don't think anything videowise would use the original unaltered credits with wrong return tags since they weren't released or were quickly recalled and junked.
To ask a noob question, what are the best laserdisc versions of the original connery Bonds?
Sorry for missing this one earlier, but here's a quick rundown:
Dr. No, FRWL: MGM for best wither single release or Connery Collection Vol. 1, Criterion edition from show print with different color and framing.
Goldfinger: MGM single or Connery Collection overall though title song in stereo. Criterion uses a show print with different color and framing. THX box has some DVNR but is full CAV. Later THX CLV repress is same.
Thunderball: MGM single or Connery Collection Vol. 2. THX CAV box great but features some DVNR and new surround sound mix with alternate dialog/effects/score cues. Later THX CLV repress is same.
YOLT: 1989 MGM single or CC Vol. 2. Almost exactly similar, with perhaps the CC version being slightly better because it was made 3 years later.
DAF: same as YOLT.
So for the easiest choice, I'd say you couldn't go wrong with both Connery boxes.
This is actually quite helpful. Which version of OHMSS would you recommend? I'm trying to track down most of my favorite Bond films on LD. I recently got the Criterion Connery films, with the "Banned" commentary tracks. While I like for the most part, the blu-ray releases, I'd like to have the original PCM audio for the sake of completion. Besides OHMSS, I'm looking for TSWLM,FYEO and TLD. I really don't know if there were various versions, similar to the first three Connery flicks.
I'm still pretty new to Laserdisc collecting, but I've quickly fallen in love with the lossless audio this format provided.