The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Poster

Alternate Versions

On the original MGM DVD release, a heavy amount of reverb is added to John Barry's score when Bond kills Scaramanga in the fun house. The original mono track, heard on the 2006 Ultimate Edition DVD, cuts the music off just as Bond fires his weapon. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on the UE adds a smaller amount of reverb, but still cuts the music off as Bond fires.
In the theatrical version and some home releases up to 2006, the opening gun barrel dots were a baby blue. In the 2006 Ultimate edition, they were changed back to white.
Airings of this film on the "Bond Picture Show" on ABC has the opening song sped up.
CBS/Fox video release is missing John Barry's score in the following scenes:
  • Bond's entrance into Hai Fat's home.
  • Bond's encounter with the two sumo wrestlers.
  • Bond's arrival and escape from Hai Fat's karate school.
  • Bond and Lt. Hip's pursuit of Scaramanga after the kickboxing match.
  • After Scaramanga murders Hai Fat and his following line 'He always did like that mausoleum... put him in it'.
  • Source music is also missing when Bond orders Phuyuck.
The airing of this film on "The Bond Picture Show" on ABC have edited Chu Me's rear nudity when James Bond meets her in Scaramanga's swimming pool. More waves were added to the water to obscure it.
The first American TV broadcast on ABC in the 1970s featured alterations to the opening credits to obscure partial nudity.

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