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Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Poster

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The 1982 RCA Videodisc release in the U.S. omits the film's closing title screen that indicates that James Bond will return in "Live and Let Die", instead fading out at the end of the closing credit scroll.
Besides various outtakes, the documentary on the DVD contains an alternate version of the death scene of the Dentist. Instead of putting the scorpion into the doctors shirt, Mr. Wint puts the scorpion in his mouth. There are four deleted scenes on the DVD:
Burt Saxby discusses with Sammy Davis, Jr. why he has not signed his contract yet.
After the gambling, Bond has dinner with Plenty.
The original version of the scene where Bond drives on two wheels through the alley. This version was not used due to the watching crowds and the police cars at the end of this scene.
TV version aired on ABC on March 2nd, 2002 was digitally altered. Dark bra straps were placed on actress Lana Wood's originally naked back, and her formerly tan panties were digitally colored to match
Some TV versions omitted the homosexual references made by Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, including the scene where they are holding hands, and Mr Kidd's line aboard the airplane 'I must say Ms. Case looks quite attractive.....for a lady'.
Prior to the film's release in Britain in 1971, the BBFC made some cuts to it. The fight between Franks and Bond was reduced, as was Bond's use of the fire extinguisher to kill Franks. Towards the end of the film, shots were reduced of Bond acting menacingly with a brandy bottle and the sight of the burning Mr. Kidd jumping over the ship's rail was omitted. These cuts were reinstated for future VHS and DVD releases.
An extra scene was filmed where Plenty returns to Bond's hotel room after she was thrown into the pool. Here, she spies on Tiffany Case and Bond making love through a crack in the bedroom door. Plenty then looks through Tiffany's purse nearby and finds the address to Tiffany's rented house. This explains how Plenty gets to Tiffany's house later in the movie. Another scene has Plenty arriving the next day at Tiffany's house and letting herself in and sees nobody's around (all the characters are at the Circus Circus Casino). Plenty goes into Tiffany's bedroom, sees some of her wigs lying around and tries a few on for fun, until the frame pulls back to Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd arriving and seeing Plenty trying on the wigs, they assume that she's Tiffany whom they are ordered to kill.

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