Interesting. The Bond DCPs I've seen all have the squished titles, as well. I wonder if they've remastered the films again.
From the bits I peeked at, it seemed to be the same master as the current Blu-rays. I've seen the same squished titles in the DCPs. I'm wondering if there's a version of the master that exists in their archives somewhere without the squished titles, and they just used those. Years ago, I worked for PBS around the dawn of Netflix streaming, and Netflix had very strict specs about what they would accept and not accept, and the kind of changing, temporarily squeezed aspect ratio would definitely be the thing that would fail a Netflix QC check. Wouldn't be surprised if it failed iTunes QC as well, but I'm not going to buy it on iTunes just to check. I've also read in some places -- and take this with a grain of salt since I can't verify it -- that some DCPs that studios provide to theaters for repertory seem to be based on/made from the Blu-ray master. (Projectionists have noticed this in part because the file size of the DCP was almost identical to the Blu-ray, at about 20-30gigs, instead of the 150-200 gigs that a lot of DCPs are.) So it's very possible that the DCPs for the Bond films were created from the Blu-ray master rather than the 4K scan.
It was nice to discover that the title sequences in their correct form still exist, and in high resolution, somewhere. It's just a shame that that "somewhere" isn't in the obvious place, like on my Blu-ray disc.
My issue with Netflix streaming is what they do with the end titles.
What do they do to the end titles? When I've streamed a movie, it plays until the end of the credits normally, as a DVD would. Not sure if it would make a difference, but I'm viewing on an AppleTV most of the time.