Restoring the original title of the 20th Bond film before it was changed to the unimaginative "Die Another Day," this edit attempts to remove the more ludicrous elements, so it can be seen as a more serious entry in the franchise. It removes Madonna both as actress and singer, only leaving an instrumental remix of the title track as source music during the cocktail party. It replaces the title track with "It's Over, It's Under" by Dolls Head, which was initially featured in 1997's "The Jackal." Not only did the song sound more Bond-like, but in a bit of serendipity, the lyrics actually match the visuals in the opening credits. If we didn?t know better (and we don?t, but we can assume) we?d think it was used as a temp track when the opening credits were designed.
Many of Jinx's worst lines are gone. Virtually all of the obnoxious Gaeta-cam moments are cut. The invisible Aston Martin has vanished completely (without losing the classic car-chase-on-ice). The wretched CGI parasailing sequence is nowhere to be seen. And in reverence to the late, great Desmond Llewellyn, Bond never calls the Quartermaster "Q" (even if that is his title).
The result is a leaner, tighter film that feels like a James Bond flick should ... certainly a little over the top, but not so out of this world that it defies all believability. Enjoy!