Octopussy 1983-06-05 ( current )

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James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.

Fewer and fewer movies are being shot on real film, because fewer and fewer theaters have film projectors. Except if there is an art house theatre nearby, any watching of older, or less renowned, films, on actual film, is pretty much impossible. What is the last time that an more mature or obscure film was available at the local multi-theater megaplex? If whoever has a film copy of that older, hidden film, does not think it is lucrative enough to put it in DVD, there is little which can be done about it. Soon, the only way to look at films of any kind, will probably be through on-line streaming. Based on your point of view, this is possibly that natural progression of technology, or it's the end of the world.

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POTENTIAL KERMODE

**One of the best of the James Bond series** Forget the dour, bland rubbish of the Daniel Craig era - Octopussy is how a James Bond film should be! **FUN!** The franchise has always been over the top ever since we saw _Sean Connery's James Bond wearing a strap on plastic seagull hat in the classic Goldfinger_ and Octopussy continues that absurdity only this time with Roger Moore. So anyway, here 007 is on the trail of a smuggling ring whilst also trying to stop a crazed Russian general (Steven Berkoff in an amazing performance) from starting WWIII. Beautiful looking film makes the most of the India. Some great stunt work - including a finale on top of a plane, John Barry providing a lush score, lashings of humour and a fair amount of tension - Bond disarming a nuclear weapon in a circus tent is very effective. A very _violent_ film - here, we can see Roger Moore's 007 shooting a young Russian soldier through the forehead. _Positively shocking_! You probably get the general idea by now that I like this one a lot. Great Bond film. - Potential Kermode

Cast:
  • Roger Moore
  • Maud Adams
  • Louis Jourdan
  • Kristina Wayborn
  • Kabir Bedi
Crew:
  • John Glen (Director)
  • George MacDonald Fraser (Screenplay)
  • Richard Maibaum (Screenplay)
  • Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
  • Tom Pevsner (Producer)
Company:

Eon Productions

Country:

United Kingdom

Genres:

Adventure

Release Date:

1983-06-05 USA

Run Time:

131 min

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