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emtiem wrote:

I don't mind some films being long but I don't think it really suits Bonds.

Agreed. It’s much harder to make a concise film than it is to make a long, bloated one.

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https://twitter.com/JamesBondAUS/status … 7665669120

Hoyts Aus and NZ list the run time as 163 mins.

Bond on the Box - Website | Twitter | Facebook | LetterBoxd | YouTube

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How about an intermission? I remember in the olden days when a long film would have an intermission half way through. Even Jaws, running time 124 minutes, had an intermission. Problem solved? Problem eliminated.

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Pathe chain in the Netherlands has also published 163min aka 2h 43min.
https://www.pathe.nl/film/24292/no-time-to-die

The trade press is wading in on the topic too. Hopefully we'll get semi-official confirmation from Variety or The Hollywood Reporter soon.
https://collider.com/no-time-to-die-runtime/
https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/no-time-t … ames-bond/
https://screenrant.com/no-time-die-jame … e-longest/

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Rteubler wrote:

Problem solved? Problem eliminated.

ajb007/martini

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163 minutes.....that's two trips to the Men's Room for my old arse. Thankfully the IMAX I go to is right next to the bathroom and has those wide isles so it's easy to get out and back in without disturbing other folks. The padded recliners will also be a godsend.

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So far it seems only German cinemas are selling tickets.
https://twitter.com/antovolk/status/123 … 37217?s=20

I also found the Cinedom chain in Germany is selling tickets. I checked the Regal chain and Fandango and UK cinema chains, Odeon, Vue etc and none of them are selling.

A UK firm, Digital Cinema Media, is marketing for NTTD screening advertising.
https://www.dcm.co.uk/news/booking-open … 07-october
It says: "We’re forecasting almost 11m industry admissions for No Time To Die,". Anyone have any idea what 11m admissions is worth financially in the UK? According to the Odeon website you can book to see 1917 for a ticket price of £5.75. That would be a UK gross of GBP£63.25 million.

SPECTRE took USD$63m in the UK (and Ireland) in its first week, according to Deadline. The GBP/USD average exchange rate in 2015 was $1.52 to the pound. So, $63m equates to £41.4m.
https://deadline.com/2015/11/spectre-bo … 201601884/

The SPECTRE result reflects a rule of thumb of cinema, as I understand it, that movies take 50% of their gross in the first weekend/week.

Fortunately BoxOffice Mojo's SPECTRE data is still available and it had USD$63m for the opening and a UK total of USD$124.5m.
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/r … 7/weekend/
So SPECTRE did follow that rule of thumb in the UK with USD$63m/GBP£41.1m from 30 Oct to 5 November.

So it looks like the marketing industry expects NTTD to smash all previous records with a 50% hike in UK ticket sales. But, this year the GDP/USD exchange rate is only $1.30, I guess due to Brexit. So, £63m will be USD$81.9m, only a 30% increase in USD revenue.

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They’ve got to be nervous about Covid-19 affecting attendance, you’d think.

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No need to post this twice

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https://i.postimg.cc/PCMLF4jv/EE7-AF8-E1-4775-466-F-A7-FC-38126400-A188.jpg

The name is Walker by the way.

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emtiem wrote:

They’ve got to be nervous about Covid-19 affecting attendance, you’d think.

I think that will definitely take a big chunk out of its total box office gross. Especially since China is such a massive market for films.

@ddspike21

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Tiny bit of new footage in new Norwegian TV spot

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9E33_Kn8Z2 … _copy_link

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AugustWalker wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/PCMLF4jv/EE7-AF8-E1-4775-466-F-A7-FC-38126400-A188.jpg

I wonder if this is just the Dec 4 trailer in Indian languages?

But, we can expect a final trailer in the next week or so.
https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/970706/#p970706

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I just booked tickets for opening night in our IMAX theatre here in Cape Town. It finally feels real now...a new Bond film really is just several weeks away. I need to use the next five weeks wisely though, training my bladder to last 163 minutes without complaining that it needs relief. The last thing I want is a repeat of my Casino Royale opening night experience, where I was in need of a piss before the main titles had even finished, and I held it in until the very end. I even insisted on waiting to see the words 'James Bond Will Return'. When I finally did find relief, my toilet break felt a bit like Austin Powers after he awakes from his cryo-sleep.

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JamesBondRadio has posted a complete audio recording of the 11 February Robert Wade event at Chichester University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9tu-MvnuFg

At 44mins the interviewer gets onto NTTD. Wade says their idea for NTTD was "brave" and goes on to say; "We talked about it with Daniel and he was on-board. I don't think we fully pulled it off. There was no director at that stage. We went back to our script [after Boyle left] and then Fukunaga, and he's a writer as well...and [we] fitted into what he wanted to do."

At 51min the interviewer asks about NTTD and he tells Wade that NTTD has a smaller budget than SPECTRE, which Wade doesn't comment on, and amazingly the interviewer says, quite categorically, that NTTD will have a 15 certificate. Wade says he's surprised to hear that and adds that NTTD is, 'good, but not disturbing'. The interviewer is insistent it's a 15 and talks about how Goldeneye was a 15 (I've checked and that is correct, it was) and he says LTK was almost an 18.

At 1h 6min, Wade says he's seen a rough cut of NTTD. Curiously after being asked if the rumours of it being 3h long are true, which Wade denies, he immediately adds that "Casino was quite long but it didn't feel it," and he says he found Quantum 'long'. Personally, Quantum has always whizzed by for me. Wade might be bitchy about Quantum as QoS director Marc Forster dumped the P&W script for his own.

This Twitter account was present at the event and reports some of Wade's comments.
https://twitter.com/TheTchaikovsky/stat … 4660937730

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Someone wrote:
AugustWalker wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/PCMLF4jv/EE7-AF8-E1-4775-466-F-A7-FC-38126400-A188.jpg

I wonder if this is just the Dec 4 trailer in Indian languages?

But, we can expect a final trailer in the next week or so.
https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/970706/#p970706

Yep, it's the 4 Dec. trailer, released on Universal Pictures India Instagram acct.
Here is the Kannada language trailer. Enjoy.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9HTMAInzq … _copy_link

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Someone wrote:

JamesBondRadio has posted a complete audio recording of the 11 February Robert Wade event at Chichester University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9tu-MvnuFg

At 44mins the interviewer gets onto NTTD. Wade says their idea for NTTD was "brave" and goes on to say; "We talked about it with Daniel and he was on-board. I don't think we fully pulled it off. There was no director at that stage. We went back to our script [after Boyle left] and then Fukunaga, and he's a writer as well...and [we] fitted into what he wanted to do."

At 51min the interviewer asks about NTTD and he tells Wade that NTTD has a smaller budget than SPECTRE, which Wade doesn't comment on, and amazingly the interviewer says, quite categorically, that NTTD will have a 15 certificate. Wade says he's surprised to hear that and adds that NTTD is, 'good, but not disturbing'. The interviewer is insistent it's a 15 and talks about how Goldeneye was a 15 (I've checked and that is correct, it was) and he says LTK was almost an 18.

At 1h 6min, Wade says he's seen a rough cut of NTTD. Curiously after being asked if the rumours of it being 3h long are true, which Wade denies, he immediately adds that "Casino was quite long but it didn't feel it," and he says he found Quantum 'long'. Personally, Quantum has always whizzed by for me. Wade might be bitchy about Quantum as QoS director Marc Forster dumped the P&W script for his own.

This Twitter account was present at the event and reports some of Wade's comments.
https://twitter.com/TheTchaikovsky/stat … 4660937730

Obviously, P&W's NTTD script has gone through several permutations. I would think that writers tend to prefer their own original script drafts. How "brave" their original idea was I couldn't begin to comment on as I have no idea what it was or what is left of it in NTTD. Based upon the talent brought in to re-write/finish the P&W, my guess is that the final draft is better than what P&W had. ajb007/lol
We do know that NTTD has a PG-13 for the US. I'm not very familiar with the UK ratings, but I think the UK ratings are more sensitive and less liberal when it comes to violence while MPAA ratings here in the USA are more liberal when it comes to violence and more restrictive with nudity and sex. Take that how you will. ajb007/martini

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Someone wrote:

JamesBondRadio has posted a complete audio recording of the 11 February Robert Wade event at Chichester University.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9tu-MvnuFg

At 51min the interviewer...tells Wade that NTTD...will have a 15 certificate. Wade says he's surprised to hear that and adds that NTTD is, 'good, but not disturbing'. The interviewer is insistent it's a 15 and talks about how Goldeneye was a 15 (I've checked and that is correct, it was) and he says LTK was almost an 18.

We do know that NTTD has a PG-13 for the US. I'm not very familiar with the UK ratings, but I think the UK ratings are more sensitive and less liberal when it comes to violence while MPAA ratings here in the USA are more liberal when it comes to violence and more restrictive with nudity and sex. Take that how you will. ajb007/martini

Interestingly, SPECTRE almost became an 15. I looked at the BBFC webpage for Spectre (https://bbfc.co.uk/case-studies/spectre) and it says this: "The BBFC advised that a 15 rating seemed the most probable outcome, citing strong bloody detail during a scene of eye-gouging and further bloody detail in the aftermath of the suicide of a terminally ill man. The distributor chose to reduce or remove elements of these scenes.  BBFC staff viewed a re-edited version and advised that, now without strong bloody detail, the film was likely to be classified at 12A." [Emphasis in bold added.]

I think we have already seen why NTTD could be a 15. I'll explain in a spoiler box.

Spoiler In the NBA TV spot we could see Felix Leiter slumping down with blood all over his stomach, which I wrote about here; https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/970302/#p970302
The bloody detail of Leiter's injury might be what makes NTTD a 15 for the BBFC. I seemed to remember that Mathis' death in Qos was quite bloody, but on watching that scene again just now, while there is visible blood there is little of it.

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If I'm not mistaken didn't the theatrical version of LTK in the UK have a bit of the violence trimmed while the US version was uncut?

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new poster


https://i.postimg.cc/yWMBMkKh/4-F68-BC15-FC96-47-C7-AF83-0-A11-A3261-FB3.jpg

Interesting that they chose to include Q here instead of like Blofeld. Maybe his role will be bigger than we expect.

The name is Walker by the way.

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AugustWalker wrote:

new poster


https://i.postimg.cc/yWMBMkKh/4-F68-BC15-FC96-47-C7-AF83-0-A11-A3261-FB3.jpg

Interesting that they chose to include Q here instead of like Blofeld. Maybe his role will be bigger than we expect.

Whats the place with the Neon sign? Looks like Nido?

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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Fan made:
https://i.postimg.cc/c6fhMLsk/A656254-B-AFB4-4-D8-A-89-D1-4-AF5-ECDFA043.jpg

vs

Official poster:
https://i.postimg.cc/yWMBMkKh/4-F68-BC15-FC96-47-C7-AF83-0-A11-A3261-FB3.jpg

The name is Walker by the way.

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AugustWalker wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/yWMBMkKh/4-F68-BC15-FC96-47-C7-AF83-0-A11-A3261-FB3.jpg

Pretty cool poster but I don’t like the fact that they’ve repeated characters on it—Bond’s on there three times; four if you count the glider. Would’ve like to see Leiter and maybe M on there instead.

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Mr Martini wrote:

Whats the place with the Neon sign? Looks like Nido?

Part of the Cuban set, El Nido bar.

Crisper images here:

https://preview.redd.it/9g49z7a1qrj41.j … be99722e13

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ER5iKouWsAA … name=large

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Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.

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Definitely seems a 'companion piece' to the SPECTRE poster:


https://i.postimg.cc/56svWn8v/IMG-2229.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/4YncfV10/IMG-2230.jpg

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