I counted 2 "intense passionate female encounters", one with the girl after the credits (stark bollock naked!) and one with Severin on her boat. The scenes with Eve were full of sexual tension too.
I thought Scotland was a pretty stunning world location, as well as Istanbul. The Shanghai and Macau scenes may have been interiors, but the cinematography was stunning.
Bond was never like this before with Moneypenny
(Though its used as a joke at the end of TWINE I think?)
2) Agreed again - loved the Shanghai fight and the bit where Bond catches on to the lift going up.
Was there an extra scene?
I missed it