Die Another Day - R1 Uncut?

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  1. John H Ross

    John H Ross Screenwriter

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    I believe that, upon its release in the US, Die Another Day was trimmed by a few minutes. Will the R1 DVD contain the original, uncut version? Or will it be the edited theatrical version?

    John
     
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    John,

    This is the first I've heard of a trimming. What information was trimmed for the theatrical release? The film seemed quite complete when I saw it in the theater. I don't want them to add something they felt was better cut just to say it's, "uncut."
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    It was like 10 seconds of sex scenes put in there as "cut to avoid an R" bait.
     
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    You are right, Jeff. That's what the IMDB has to say about this:

    Two minutes were cut from the Berry/Brosnan love scenes to secure a PG-13 rating in the US.

    Two minutes![​IMG]
     
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    Were they cut from the US theatrical release or from the movie before anyone saw it?
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Before anyone saw it

    It's a typical technique, you have a violent movie you want a PG-13 rating on, so you throw in a senseless extended sex scene as "R bait". Then they'll ignore the violence as long as you trim the sex, because as we all know that's MUCH worse than people dying by the dozen with no consequences or blood.
     
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    Jeff:

    [sarcasm]
    You mean boobies have done more harm to me than the senseless violence! Thank god I live in a country that tries hard to shield me from such depravity.
    (switches from Skinemax to CNN)
    Ahhh...
    [/sarcasm]

    I guess I could just press slow motion on the Halle Berry coming out of the water scene for two minutes [​IMG] .
     
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    I just wish we'd get that UK cover. I know it's just a cover, but the USA one seriously sucks, IMHO of course...
     
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    It should have just been the 007 logo surrounded by ice with a gun below it

    Why do you need noggins on a Bond film?
     
  10. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    They should put the sex back in, and cut Madonna's hellish appearance OUT! [​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
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    So was this scene on international prints?
     
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    Uggh, Amen to that
     
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    I talked to someone in england, and they said the scene wasn't in their prints either.
     
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    In the commentary on the dvd the director said that the sex scene between Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry was cut by the MPAA to get a PG-13 rating and the only way to see the full version is to get the region 2 disc,but I personally don't see anything that would be cut in the scene,if the region 2 version is in fact uncut.The director and producer don't even seem to know which version they're watching.Does anyone know for sure if it's the same version that's been released on all regions?
     
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    Its just a few seconds of Jinx moving about and moaning on top of Bond during the sex scene, on the commentary Brosnan mentions that it was trimmed for the US release and that its the first time Bond actually seems to be having sex with a Bond girl on screen, instead of the usual after-sex quips and martini, shaken NOT stirred.[​IMG]
     
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    I liked the Madonna song but it seemed whoever put the opening montage together had little idea how to follow that kind of music.

    But aren't Bond themes supposed to be terrible? Duran Duran, etc.?
     
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    No, I do believe that that was a special kind of terrible. I mean, I could see people only cringing at some of the songs in retrospect. This one was cringeworthy within its own bad-music era.
     

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