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Casino Royale

Casino Royale(1967)

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Contemporary reviews of this film mention an opening sequence that spoofs the Bond films' "gunbarrel" opening, only instead of us hearing a gunshot, we hear a popping cork. Perhaps it was thought to be too similar to the opening of the regular Bond films, because TV and video prints instead use a short Peter Sellers sequence from the middle of the film as the "teaser."

The R1 DVD version now has the MGM logo at the begining instead of the columbia logo like in all other prints

According to the book, The Bond Files, the film was never shown with anything other than the Peter Sellers in Paris opening sequence. It's possible the gunbarrel parody if filmed was removed before general release.

A short version of "Casino Royale" is regularely showed on Swiss television. This cut during approx. 93 mns, a it's reformated in 1.85/1 ratio. In this shorter version, many scene has disepear, like the car chase between David Niven and the girls. The scene between Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress as been shorter cut. The "look of love" part is not in this version, like the dreaming scene when Peter dreams that he makes love to Ursula. In the berlin sequence too, the version of "What's new Pussycat" that the protagonist hear when they open the sewer is different.

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