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Mine has to be From Russia with Love, closely followed by Dr No, simply the best!
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Goldfinger...Hands down. Heh, maybe we should add this to the Ultimate Car Chase thread. That Aston Martin was one of THE coolest cars ever made. Everything worked as we saw it in the movie (except the ejection seat). I remember actually seeing this car at the 1964 Worlds Fair in Queens, NY.

"Do you expect me to talk Goldfinger?"

"No Mr. Bond...I expect you to die!"

Also had THE coolest name for any Bond chick; Pussy Galore.

The actor who played Goldfinger; Gerte Fromm died earlier this year. By the way his voice had to be dubbed into the movie because Gerte only spoke German.

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Stop quoting from this movie, I'm drooling. Really great lines. Why cant they write like that anymore. Yep, trully up there with FRWL and Dr No.
Call me immature but I downloaded the 007 theme ringtone to my nokia yesterday. To embarresed to use it though. Mission Impossible tone sounds better. This computer will self destruct in 10 seconds Mr Phelps... What a sad case I am. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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I like'em All.

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My favorite goes to For Your Eyes Only and the soon to release Octopussy.
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Goldfinger is a sentimental favorite but the one I like the best is 'The Living Daylights'.

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BBooker,

Diamonds are Forever will be out on DVD in a matter of Days. Many of the DVCD sites have a review of the DVD.

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Diamonds Are Forever as well as all other 007s not on shelves right now will be relesed October 17th. Even the unofficial Never Say Never Again will be out that same day.

Wel'll be publishing a comprehesive review of the entire collection.

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Uncle Eric, we have the same taste. I think you're the only person I've ever heard that likes From Russia With Love best. I love it! The fight on the train ("Old Man, is that what you chaps in Smersh are calling each other?--or something like that) is for me the best James Bond fight ever. Can't wait for it to be released.

As for the girls, I like the latest--give me Sophie Marceau and Denise Richards. Wow!

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Stacy,
I saw this movie as a kid in our local fleapit. Even in Jaws I kept thinking of Robert Shaw as that enemy agent.
Also, I think the villans were very original in these early films. Like that scary little woman (I was 8 or 9 at the time) in those poison switchblade shoes. In later films nastys such as Oddjob. Where have all the great badies gone.
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ps. we have the same taste in women also. By the way, I also liked that english babe http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/eek.gif (cant remember her name) with Tim Dalton in one of the movies.
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From Russia With Love and Dr No are both out in the UK, and have been for a month or two. For whatever reason MGM seem to be staggering the UK/US releases so that there are discs you can get in one region or the other, but not both (yet).
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Bill,
While on the subject of villians, the most patetic has to be those gay guys in one of the roger moore movies...How 70's. yuck

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YES, the First things first line is the best...

But lest not forget, the escapades of the kilt clad George Lasemby at Blofelds alpine retreat.

That movie is my contender for the best.

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE!

Cineramax, have you checked to be sure your new name isn't a theatre chain in Europe somewhere? You never can be too sure these days!

I like GOLDFINGER much also. Best theame music award goes to YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.....

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Bad Kitty!


You made me do an emergency ALTAVISTA search. For 90 seconds it was pure panic.

I better register myself next week...

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NO CONTEST: CASINO ROYALE!

A lawsuit prevented Sean Connery from playing Bond but where else do you get an all Star cast including David Niven, Orson Wells, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, Jacqueline Bisset and Ursula Undress? (not to forget the lesser roles of Charles Boyer, Richard Burton, William Holden, John Huston, Deborah Kerr, Peter O'Toole, George Raft and Jean-Paul Belmondo)


Filmed in 1967 based on Ian Flemmings 1953 Novel Casino Royale
Places: Royale-les-Eaux (resort in N.E. France)
Girl(s): Vesper Lynd
Villain(s): Le Chiffre
Villain's Employer: SMERSH (but labor relations not good)
Villain's Project: Winning at casino to recoup misappropriated SMERSH funds
Minor Villain(s): Assorted Bulgars
Bond's Friends: Rene Mathis; Felix Leiter
Highlights: Camera bomb; Bond's baccarat duel with Le Chiffre; carpet beater torture; shooting of Le Chiffre
Remarks: Most atmospheric of all the novels; most serious and violent of all the novels; Bond at his coldest and most ruthless

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Uncle Eric,

Thanks to this thread I was inspired to check eBay after my last post, and found Casino Royale only a few hours before auction end. It should get here before the LD player and will probably be the first movie I fire up the S9 with! (a score by Burt Bacharach to test its audio output)

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Brett,

Wow,
Casino royal did'ent even cross my mind! Great movie, enjoy the LD.
Now, heres something. This is absolutly true.

Around 20 or so years ago, I was in a CASINO in London, forget which one.
I enjoy blackjack every now and again. Anyway, I have met many famous people particularly in the top class places.
There I am playing a nice controled game (with my limited bankroll) when this guy sat next to me and started his box.
Our 50 pound notes were fairly recently introduced then, so this guy is changing 50 after 50 after 50. I did'ent take a good look at him as he sat down. So I turned and said something sarcastic as usual. Low and behold it was David Niven.
I nearly fell off my chair. He was a really nice guy. The expression he had on his face suggested that he was 2/3 grand up, when in fact he was losing a bundle.
We had a drink together, and that was the last I saw of him. He probably thought, better not go in there again, I might come accross that berk Eric...LOL

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Uncle Eric, your country needs you for one last secret mission. You can't refuse. Go to Hyde Park, there's a note from Woody Allen in a Hollow Tree there. If you choose to accept this mission, you'll have to slap Tom Cruise silly with a Herring. Stand back this post will self destruct!

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Rachael,
My country definately needs somebody. The secret agent boys cant even protect their own building (the MI6 Building by the thames, as seen in the latest James Bond movie).
Anyone can come along and put a big hole in it. (you must have seen in the news)
Anyway, I thought Woody Allen was hollow, Tom Cruise IS a kipper..LOL http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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You'll note the chosen order in which I placed the cast of Casino Royal( and I happen to be a fan of Orson Wells and Woody Allen movies) which reflects my esteem of their talent and character. (However in the extra's list you must bounce Peter O'Toole up to the top).

007 Himself, and on the film set nonetheless. It must give you a different reading of Casino Royale than we mere mortals may aspire to. A true master of dash & dapper and a gentleman nonetheless - don't make them like that anymore (if they ever did).

You should change your handle to "Lucky Eric" although as the saying goes you may not be as lucky in cards? Hope that Patrick MacNee never found out... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif

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Brett,
I love your taste in actors. You must be a classy guy like me http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Peter O'Toole, simply one of the greats, apart from his movie rolls, I've seen him in a few chat shows (Parkinson in particular), O'Toole is a real smoothie. Other people get nervous, and hot and bothered in Parkys show, but not this guy. Effortless ability in getting the point and the story accross. Fantasticly warm personality and charm. The guy just oozes class!
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Rache:

Be PATiENT.

Brett: So you are the most articulate, devonaire member of the forum but casino royal? Is this Connery antagonism for outwit purposses, could remotely aspire to understand your radical Lyonaisse Avant Gardism or you are mocking the legions of young men that have used fleming's guidelines to a well rounded polish a la Terence-Youngesque Connery.

I love O'toole, Allen, Niven and most of the cast but zee film itself can be given the same treatment as triumph of the will, albeit for different reasons.

I am curious as to your views of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, where bond mascaraded? as sensitive (Got married), and portrayed an androgenous facade succesfully achieving the series promiscuosness record, thus maximising the 007 exploitation results.

A fascinating film from my limited new continent outlook which no one seems to acknowledge in here.

Has anybody in the forum given this film an even chance?

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I know it is Moore, but for faced paced alligator hopping & boat jumping you cannot beat Live & Let Die. McCartney & Wings. Great clean fun....

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Cineramax,
Lazenby was a Smersh double agent masquerading as bond. Come on man, I thought everyone knew that? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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This is one of the worst IMO, The Spy Who Loved Me. It was on last night as part of TBS's 15 days of 007. I was reminded about how bad this one really was. Jaws ripping the van apart in different places instead of attacking Bond and the Russian? Come on, no one's that stupid.

On a high note, Goldfinger was on Sunday night. Great Bond flick.

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From Russia with Love is by far my favorite. Can't wait for it to be released this month!
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S2K,

I've had a second-hand zone 1 DVD of From Russia With Love for about a year now. It was an MGM release. Are you refering to a forthcoming release of a restored print with better transfer mastering than this DVD (which takes one hell of a setup to get a good picture out of)? TIA

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