The Spy Who Loved Me (Special Edition)
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The movie really has it all and we learn before the main titles that this is going to be a very different 007 movie from the ones that preceded it. In 1977 audiences rose to their feet to cheer what is still one of the most amazing stunts in motion picture history. Accompanied by a disco beat (that I like) Bond leaves the cabin of one of the EON series' sexiest femme fatales, is pursued by Russian assassins and then ski's off a mountain-top, apparently to his death. But no a parachute opens and our hero glides effortlessly across our screen and into the waiting hands of the main titles - perfect.
I've never been a fan of Bond in the main titles and this is unfortunately the one that started this trend. My favorite main title sequences are those in which 007 does not appear.
The sequence at the submarine base introduces us to a couple of recurring characters, first is Minster Frederick Gray and then Admiral Hargreaves (who would later be promoted to the position of M). These are two welcome additions and Gray's appearance in particular would help the series four years later when the series lost Bernard Lee.
We also are introduced to Gen.Read more ›
- Great locations: Egypt, Sardinia, makes you want to be there as well
- The best Bond villain: Jaws
- A sexy and intelligent Bond girl + a sexy and ruthless female villain, Naomi (her role should have been longer)
- One of the best enemy hideouts, Atlantis, a giant waterworld fortress and the inside of a huge oil tanker
- The sets inside Atlantis and the tanker don't have this cheap plastic filmset look that you have in the enemy hideouts of the earlier Connery movies
- Roger Moore delivering his strongest performance
- The gadgets are also great, especially the Lotus Esprit that also functions as a submarine
- Bond's love interest nearly is his equal in her abilities, not some Bimbo, like in many other Bond movies
All in all, a great movie, I've probably watched it dozens of times with a cask of beer and some crackers, always makes a great Bond evening
Bach plays my second favourite Bond girl-and the Bond girls are ALL so exquisite that they are hard to choose between.
Bond engages with several other beauties from the Swiss Alps to the deserts of Egypt ( a scantily clad belly dancing bevy of lovelies , are one of the magnificent delights Bond comes across when visiting his Egyptian host).to the Sardinia, where Stromberg's underwater compound is based.
In this one the frightening Jaws is also introduced as Stromberg's bloodthirsty assassin, , with his metallic razor sharp fangs, which cut through metal bars and chains, the necks of several of his victims, and even a man-eating shark. Jaws also crawls out of various seeming deaths-the perfect foil to Bond, as he has appeared as Bond's nemesis in several subsequent 007 flix.
This is certainly the best of all the Roger Moore Bond's, and while Moore's over-flippant style can be irritating, the surrounding, the action and the ladies let him get away with it , in this one at least.
The theme song by Carly Simon -Nobody Does it Better- is the best Bond theme song.
The film also introduces future Mrs. Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, as Soviet super-Agent XXX/Maj. Anya Amasova. In an interesting scene early on, we find Anya bedding a hairy dude who looks remarkably like one time Bond, George Lazenby. This scene follows one of the best Bond openers. Bond is being chased by the bad guys (including Anya's boyfriend) high in the snowy Alps (actually filmed in Canada). Using some great trick skiing, Bond skis right off a cliff, thousands of feet in the air. He of course, has a parachute under his parka.
As it turns out XXX and 007 are paired up by their respective bosses in an effort to find out what has happened to a British and a Soviet nuclear submarine, having disappeared into thin air. "Spy" also has one of Bond films favorite henchmen, Jaws (Richard Kiel). He's an unremorseful killer here, but his indestructibility seems to have ingratiated him with Bond fans. While Moore's Bond has become a bit more hardened in this outing, Agent Amasova becomes putty in Bond's hands. While this shouldn't be unexpected in a Bond film, Triple X isn't very believable as a top Soviet agent.
Lewis Gilbert ("You Only Live Twice") returns to the director's seat. He and his associates go all out in their location sets. Filmed in Egypt, Canada, The Bahamas, Italy, Scotland, England, Malta, Switzerland and Japan, the movie looks great.Read more ›
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This movie is really cold I love James Bond and this movie The Spy Who Loved Me its action its funny too and its love story its not drama but its an action and love story and I... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mrs. Stryker
The best of the Roger Moore James Bond movies, as several other reviewers have pointed out and they are all correct. The Spy Who Loved Me is a great 007 James Bond film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kelly Groce
Classic James Bond, some good scenes of Cairo and other parts of EgyptPublished 2 months ago by Joe
Classic Rooger Moore. Barbara Bach; The sexyist Bond Girl, the best looking and exciting than any other Bond girl past and presentPublished 2 months ago by Kevin J. Lawrence
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