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Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die(1973)

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UK copies are in "colour by Rank", US copies in "color by DeLuxe".

TV prints shown on ABC in the 1970s-early 80s omitted a bizarre sequence where Bond and Rosie Carver encounter Samedi in the forest.

In the version recently shown on ABC, all instances of the word "boy" as a epithet have been removed. In one scene where J.W. Pepper clearly says the word, the word "Huh?" has been substituted, instead.

Some US TV versions omit the sequence showing the stabbing death of the black CIA agent who is watching the restaurant and the hiding of his body in the coffin. The resulting sequence (funeral march playing slow music, agent watching, funeral march playing fast music, agent missing) makes no logical sense to anybody who has not seen the theatrical release and knows what the omitted scene was. The agent simply vanishes from the film between tunes!

The ABC Bond Picture Show arings of "Live and Let Die" restore the opening scene where the agent is killed in New Orleans. The same version also deletes the word "mother" from the line "is this the stupid mother that tailed you from uptown?"

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