I accidentally came across this video on YouTube, and I was actually rather....shocked. For me as a Bond fan...or...complete utter Bond geek.....this is a very precious discovery. I really don't know if a topic has been created before about the missing / deleted scenes from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", but anyway, first have a look at this video reconstruction
: I think it's entirely genuine, comparing the actual pictures, the wardrobes of the actors, with the final footage on film. Having said that, I think these missing/deleted scenes would really add to the suspense of the film. I always thought that the shot from Bray's office to the train in Mürren, Switzerland, always looked a bit rushed and a fairly late editing decision.
What I also didn't know, was the very fact that the name of Sir Hillary Bray's assistant was Phidian. Perhaps I read over it when I read the novel. But what's also interesting, is the fact that Phidian was actually a spy employed by Blofeld. It could have explained Blofeld's claim to the title of Count Balthazar de Bluechamp a bit better if you ask me.
The most exciting element of this discovery, I actually find the action. The rooftop/foot chase, well, we know Daniel Craig's films have quite a bit of rooftop chases in it no? "Quantum Of Solace
", "Casino Royale
" even "Skyfall
". On top of that, the chase continues in the London Underground, which we actually see happen in "Skyfall". And on top of thát, the gruesome death of innocent people gets mentioned in the newspaper that MI6-agent Campbell is reading.
Again, analizing the above video in great detail, I can only conclude this is real, and could have been an exciting 7 mins more extra footage. My question to other Bond fans: Are there actually more people who have watched/witnessed the filming of this entire sequence?