The World Is Not Enough is a bloated film that tries to do everything for every fan. It tries to be both a psychological thriller and an over the top action movie. Under all the fat is a good movie. This fan edit tries to bring that movie forward, mostly though cuts of redundant dialogue, bad acting, and just plain stupidity.
Old runtime: 128 minutes
New runtime: 108 minutes
1. Bond doesn't quip about the Cigar Girl. He just looks her over and folds up the paper.
2. No Moneypenny scene after the money is scanned. Bond just goes straight into M's office.
3. No Q lab scene. Bond goes straight from shagging Warmflash to research.
4. No briefing with M about Renard. As much as the scene is imformative, it's too much redundant talking. Moneypenny can't keep the bad jokes to herself. It also makes it look like Bond really doesn't know who is after Elektra untill the scene with Valentin. Plus, no "bait" stuff either.
5. No "cold reception" line. Straight to the slopes.
6. Bond's conversation with Elektra is snipped to remove long pauses.
7. Bond just turns around when Elektra says "Who's afraid now.". He doesn't look up.
8. Casino scene ends with the "Game I cannot afford to play" lines. No explaining where Davidov is.
9. Bond and Elektra no longer talk about the kidnapping in bed. It ruins a great shot of Bond and Elektra cuddling after sex, basking in the glow of one another. It simply fades from that shot to the house.
10. Bond does not shoot Davidov. He just kicks him in the jaw.
11. No Russians with sneakers.
12. Christmas vs. Bond quipathon cut.
13. No gadget watch.
14. Christmas no longer hotwires the controls. She just pushes a button.
15. Elektra doesn't call M.
16. Bond does not confront Elektra. It goes straight from the plane to the helicopter. Some continuity errors, but I think it's worth it to get rid of those two horrible scenes.
17. Elektra doesn't confront Bond in the control room. Wouldn't make sense.
18. In the original cut, Bond shields Christmas from the blast. They both just jump off here.
19. The dialogue between when Bond calls Robinson the first time and when he gets through are now cut.
20. Bond doesn't miss a "critical element". He just doesn't know what to do.
21. Caviar fight shortened. Bond doesn't use the BMW. No "champagne or sour cream".
22. When Elektra enters the torture room, she no longer says "James Bond". Bond just glares at her.
23. Bond doesn't cuddle with Elektra's corpse. He goes straight to the balcony.
24. No "So where going up, then".
25. Christmas doesn't say "It's too risky" when Bond enters the escape hatch. Bond cuts her off.
26. No more drowning Brosnan. Christmas pushes the button right away.
27. Bond does not rescue Christmas untill he kill Renard.
28. No Jon Glen moment at the end.
29. No more "Christmas coming once a year". Film ends on Bond and Christmas kissing on the balcony with the fireworks.
30. Only Myself to Blame in the end credits.
On this DVD edition, there is a special "extended edition", which includes plot points that where previously cut from the earlier edit. This cut adds cuts 9, 15, 16, and 23 back into the movie. The extended edition runs at 115 minutes. The original edition is included as well, along with a "deleted scene", Q's Lab.