BEFORE THEY WERE BOND SET MOVIE PAGE




BEFORE THEY WERE BOND SET


9 movies, that have a tie-in with the James Bond movies,
although a couple are pretty loosely related!!

But, as with a lot of these movie sets, there is no closed casptioning!!
BOOOOOOO!!!


THE PHANTOM PLANET(1961)

A pretty low budget Sci-Fi thriller/adventure about a spaceship that
crash lands on an asteroid and the pilot encountering the inhabitants
that live there!!! Fairly entertaining!!

The Bond connection: the monster is played by Jaws himself,
Richard Kiel!! B

From IMDb.com

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut (Dean Fredericks)
and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom
planet's exotic atmosphere.

The most notable thing about this film is that it features the
debut of Richard Kiel. Unfortunately, he is wearing a mask
and is completely unrecognizable. If no one has done so, I
hope someone gets an interview with him about this film
and puts it on a future special edition release.

Other than that, it is pretty standard 1950s-1960s science
fiction, with some laughable moments concerning how they
treat gravity in space. Apparently you can walk on a spaceship
without problems, but moments later float away for no
reason. - gavin6942

Cast of The Phantom Planet:

Richard Kiel ... The Solarite
Dean Fredericks ... Capt. Frank Chapman
Coleen Gray ... Liara
Anthony Dexter ... Herron (as Tony Dexter)
Francis X. Bushman ... Sessom
Richard Weber ... Lt. Ray Makonnen
Al Jarvis ... Judge Eden
Dick Haynes ... Col. Lansfield
Earl McDaniel ... Capt. Leonard
Mike Marshall ... Lt. White (as Michael Marshall)
John Herrin ... Capt. Beecher
Mel Curtis ... Lt. Cutler
Jimmy Weldon ... Lt. Webb
Akemi Tani ... Communications Officer
Lori Lyons ... Radar Officer
Richard Kiel ... The Solarite
Susan Cembrowska ... Juror
Marissa Mathes ... Juror (as Merissa Mathes)
Gloria Moreland ... Juror
Judy Erickson ... Juror
Sally Carter-Ihnat ... Juror (as Marya Carter)
Allyson Ames ... Juror
Marion Thompson ... Juror
Dolores Faith ... Zetha
Marvin Miller ... Introductory Narrator (voice)
Leon Selznick ... Narrator (voice) (as Leon D. Selznick)
Warrene Ott ... Ipsalata (uncredited)
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Juror (uncredited)


THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA(1973):

While not an A grade movie, this is still pretty entertaining!
With the likes of Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee, how could
it not be?? The only real problem is that the story is not really
connected very well! Disjointed and skippy, still, it held my
interest!! Some nudity, but just boobs!

Bond connection here: Christopher Lee who was in the
Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun!! He's more
known for the LOTR movies,, as well as the first three
Star Wars(Episodes I, II & III!!) B+

A review from IMDb.com:

This film brings Dracula back again in the 20th Century.
Oddly, although this film stars Lee and Cushing, Britain's
best horror actors, the tone and plot of the film are more
like a 70s cop flick (or TV show like Baretta or Kojak) than
gothic horror. One nice touch is that Dracula's attempt
to create a new plague is seen as a twisted suicide attempt.
Even this good idea is drummed into the ground, though.
Typical of its stupidity are evil guys in bad leather/fur
parkas, and an evil oriental woman.

Hammer fans might want to see it just for the sake of
the performances, which are right on as always (from
Lee and Cushing); horror fans in general should just seek
out the much better "Horror of Dracula" (which has finally
received an airing on DVD thanks to WB) or "Dracula:
Prince of Darkness", both of which succeed in atmosphere
and tone where this one tries to be different, but can't
be anything more than slightly amusing. - funkyfry

Cast of The Satanic Rites Of Dracula:

Christopher Lee ... Count Dracula
Peter Cushing ... Van Helsing
Michael Coles ... Murray
William Franklyn ... Torrence
Freddie Jones ... Professor Keeley
Joanna Lumley ... Jessica
Richard Vernon ... Mathews
Barbara Yu Ling ... Chin Yang
Patrick Barr ... Lord Carradine
Richard Mathews ... Porter
Lockwood West ... Freeborne
Valerie Van Ost ... Jane
Maurice O'Connell ... Hanson
Peter Adair ... Doctor
Maggie Fitzgerald ... Vampire Girl
Pauline Peart ... Vampire Girl
Finnuala O'Shannon ... Vampire Girl
Mia Martin ... Vampire Girl
John Harvey ... Commissionaire
Marc Zuber ... Guard 1
Paul Weston ... Guard 2
Ian Dewar ... Guard 3
Graham Rees ... Guard 4


GOLD(1974):

This is really a bad, edited version of this movie!! I'm sure
if you could see it in its entirety, with it cleaned up and not
poorly edited it would be a much better film!! Roger does
quite well in this, as does Ray Milland, with a vallient effort
by Susannah York!! Also good in this is John Gielgud! But it
is so hard to hear, and so grainy and so many cuts(it appears
to be a television edit here) that it's just hard not to lose
interest!! Too bad, coulda been a great movie!!

Bond connection, of course, is Roger Moore from the Bond
movies Live And Let Die(one of the best ever Bonds!!),
The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me
(another great outing for Moore!), Moonraker, For Your
Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View To A Kill!! B

A review from IMDb.com:

Gold is a superb adaptation of Wilbur Smith's novel. The
plot concerns a group of greed-driven businessmen
conspiring to flood a South African gold mine.

Roger Moore is terrific as our mine manager hero (and
unknowing pawn) and he shares an entertaining chemistry
with co-star, Susannah York. Bradford Dillman also impresses
in his role as one of the more conflicted of the conspirators.
With Ray Milland, Sir John Gielgud and Simon Sabela
supporting, it's a great cast all round.

Director Peter Hunt (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
ensures that the audience feels the ominous, claustrophobic
atmosphere of the mine, and he doesn't shy away from
showing the impact of a flood in such surroundings. Along
with Hunt, many James Bond veterans worked on Gold,
and this shows particularly in how smoothly the location
work in South Africa has been integrated with the soundstage
work at Pinewood.

Composer Elmer Bernstein uses Jimmy Helms' title song
as an orchestral theme to stirring effect, while Maurice
Binder (another Bond veteran) gets the ball rolling with
his uniquely designed opening credits.

Gold comes highly recommended! - Andrew McNess

Cast of Gold:

Roger Moore ... Rod Slater
Susannah York ... Terry Steyner
Ray Milland ... Hurry Hirschfeld
Bradford Dillman ... Manfred Steyner
John Gielgud ... Farrell
Tony Beckley ... Stephen Marais
Simon Sabela ... Big King (John Nkulu)
Marc Smith ... Tex Kiernan
John Hussey ... Plummer
Bernard Horsfall ... Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer ... Aristide
Norman Coombes ... Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ... Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare ... Jackson
Ralph Loubser ... Mine Captain
Denis Smith ... Radio Commentator
Paddy Norval ... Daniele, Girl in Bar
Garth Tuckett ... Miner
Albert Raphael ... Miner
Lloyd Lilford ... Miner
Alan S. Craig ... Miner (as Alan Craig)
John Kingley ... Miner
Carl Duering ... Syndicate Member (as Karl Duering)
Paul Hansard ... Syndicate Member
André Maranne ... Syndicate Member (as Andre Maranne)
Nadim Sawalha ... Syndicate Member
Gideon Kolb ... Syndicate Member
John Bay ... Syndicate Member
Patsy Kensit ... Little Girl at Christmas Party (uncredited)


LEGEND OF SEA WOLF(1975):

Chuck Conners as a bad guy! Hmmmm, rather hard to
swallow! But the movie itself is very jumpy! It skips
around a lot and sometimes doesn't make sense! But
the story is interesting and worth ONE watch!

Bond connection: Barbara Bach from the movie The Spy
Who Loved Me! C

A review from an IMDB.com customer:

Legend of the Seawolf - Digitally Remastered
(Amazon.com Exclusive)A story of a man possessed
by the power of life and death over the men under
his command. Chuck Connors portrays Captain Wolf
Larson in this high seas adventure about a man possessed
with the power he holds over his crew and a fear of a
man's legend. Also stars Barbara Back and Joseph
Palmer. Directed by Joseph Green. - Anonymous

Cast of Legend Of Sea Wolf:

Chuck Connors ... Wolf-Larsen
Giuseppe Pambieri ... Humphrey Van Weyden
Barbara Bach ... Maud Brewster
Rik Battaglia
Pino Ferrara
Luciano Pigozzi ... Thomas Mugridg
Lars Bloch
Maurice Poli
Nello Pazzafini
Renato Baldini
Mimmo Di Costanzo
Paolo Magalotti
Vittorio Fanfoni
Lorenzo Piani
Rinaldo Zamperla
Claudio Ruffini ... Sailor
Ovidio Taito
Roberto Dell'Acqua
Osiride Pevarello
Ivan Rassimov ... Death Larsen
Sergio Testori ... Macedonian Sailor
Pietro Torrisi ... Macedonian Sailor
Goffredo Unger


NIGHTMARE IN BADHAM COUNTY(1976):

First things first, the picture on the DVD is very misleading!!!
There's no nudity at all in this, and any sexual scenes are cut
away and show nothing!! This must be the TV version of this
movie!

Second, and most of all, this is not a very good movie, although
the acting is probably the best this kind of film would garner!!
I don't care for the prison-by-mistake type of movies, and this
was no exception! When a movie has Tina Louise in it, you know
they've scraped the bottom of the barrel for actresses willing
to be in it!! Sadly, Chick Connors, Robert Reed and Della Reese's
acting are wasted here!!

Bond connection: Lana Wood, Bond girl from Diamonds Are
Forever! C

A review from Amazon.com:

Reminiscent of the Roger Corman cycle of "babes-behind-bars"
flicks from the late '60s and early '70s, this is an enjoyable little
exploitation item. Maybe some think it has pretensions to mask
as "social commentary," but don't believe it, and just enjoy it for
what it is--a made-for-TV version of those great Corman Filipino
"prison-chicks" flicks. Apparently the video version is a lot more
explicit than the TV version, but I haven't seen that one yet, so I
can't say. Deborah Raffin and Lynne Moody are the two poor
souls who get shanghaied into a Southern hellhole, and while
Raffin is her usual bland, whitebread self, Moody steals the
show from her. She's a much better actress than Raffin, is
(IMHO) prettier and far sexier, and has a fresh, approachable,
open appeal that Raffin lacks. Robert Reed does a nice turn
as the corrupt prison superintendent, and it's fun to watch
Tina Louise playing the sadistic prison matron--and Lana
Wood is a blast as a lesbian (ahh, where would women-in-prison
movies be without them?) prison guard.

All in all, it's a fun watch if you don't take it too seriously--or
seriously at all. Check it out. - frankfob

Cast of Nightmare In Badham County:

Deborah Raffin ... Cathy Phillips
Lynne Moody ... Diane Emery
Chuck Connors ... Sheriff Danen
Fionnula Flanagan ... Dulcie (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
Tina Louise ... Greer
Robert Reed ... Supt. Dancer
Della Reese ... Sarah
Lana Wood ... Smitty
Ralph Bellamy ... Judge
Leslie Albers ... Waitress
Simpson Hemphill ... Governor's aide
Annette Henley ... White inmate #1
Tom Keith ... Gas station attendant
John Malloy ... Mr. Phillips
Thomas Hal Phillips ... The Mayor (as Hal Thomas Phillips)
John Clyde Rober Jr. ... Restaurant manager
Essex Smith ... George
Tonea Stewart ... Alma (as Tommie Stewart)
Rebecca Taylor ... Inmate
Kim Wilson ... Emiline
Denise Dillaway ... Inmate (uncredited)
Cheryle Evans ... Inmate (uncredited)
Rebecca Jernigan ... Inmate (uncredited)
Mary Ann Kohler ... Inmate (uncredited)


THE SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD(1978):

Not sure where they got the title from??? Anyway, this is
about a woman who's "trying to find her husband" on a very
untamed island off of New Guinea! It's full of violence, animal
and human dissecting, and just plain blood and guts and gore!!
However, the scenery is quite nice, and the story had merit!
The acting in a couple of cases was pretty good(not Ursala!!),
and the music ok!! There's a little nudity, but not much and
mostly in keeping with the story! All in all worth a watch, but
don't think I'd watch it again!

Bond connection: Ursula Andress from the Bond movie
Dr. No & Casino Royale(1967) B

A review from IMDb.com:

Sergio Martino's "Slave of the Cannibal God" has many of
the same elements of Ruggero Deodata's jungle "Cannibal"
flicks: An expedition into the jungle, very graphic human
and animal violence and dissections, encounters with the
sought "cannibal" natives. This time it is Ursula Andress,
of all people, who leads the expedition to find her lost
husband, accompanied by her brother, husband's friend,
natives, etc. They encounter a lot on the way before finding
the natives, and Ursula is soon naked on a stake being
rubbed with blood...only the Italians could think of that
one. Intense, with good action and jungle scenery, but
if you think this type of violence will be too much stay
away. - Kakueke

Cast of Slave Of The Cannibal God:

Ursula Andress ... Susan Stevenson
Stacy Keach ... Professor Edward Foster
Claudio Cassinelli ... Manolo
Antonio Marsina ... Arthur Weisser
Franco Fantasia ... Father Moses
Lanfranco Spinola ... Consul Burns
Carlo Longhi ... Phil, the pilot
Luigina Rocchi ... Sura
Akushula Selayah (as Akushla Sellajaah)
Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna
M. Suki
Giovanni Masini
Franco Cuccu
Franco Coduti (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Claudio Morabito
Alfredo Senzacqua
Angelo Pennoni
Franco Freda (as Francesco Freda)
Adalgisa Favella
Rodolfo Ruzza
Giuseppe Romano
Luciana Pianella
Paolo Ricci
Matt Giordano (as Matteo Giordano)
Fernando Massaccesi
Mario Massaccesi


LOVE & RAGE(1999):

On a scale of 1-10 for "Why the Hell did they make this movie"
this has to be a hundred!!!!! It just really doesn't make any
sense whatsoever!!!!!!!! I will never watch it again, and I can't
emphesize enough to never watch this!!! Ugly movie!!!!

Bond connection: Daniel Craig from the James Bond movies
Casino Royale(2006), Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall & Spectre!!

A review from Amazon.com:

I just added this one the my growing list of "to see" Daniel
Craig movies.

Craig plays James Lynchehaun an Irish peasant that is
awfully sneaky. Greta Scacchi plays Agnes MCDonnell
a very rich divorcee who becomes involved with Craig
when he becomes the manager of her estate. Unfortunately
his dark side is revealed a little too late.

While watching it I was pleasantly surprised. Its a fascinating
little story. Craig is absolutely sinful, its much different than
most of the roles I have seen him in and he goes from accent
to accent with great ease. Kudos to Craig. Scacchi does a
fantastic job going from tough independent woman to a
slave to her feelings. Really nice film. If you have a chance
to see it, I recommend you do. - wickedspice83

Cast of Love & Rage:

Greta Scacchi ... Agnes MacDonnell
Daniel Craig ... James Lynchehaun
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Croly
Valerie Edmond ... Biddy
Donal Donnelly ... Sweeney
David Walshe ... Martin (as David Walsh)
Lalor Roddy ... Eamon
Mikel Murphy ... Paddy
Olivia Caffrey ... Julia (as Olivia Caffery)
Charlotte Bradley ... Peasant Woman
Noel O'Donovan ... Glass Workman
Kieran Aherne ... Vicar (as Kieran Ahern)
Oliver Maguire ... Hotel Manager
Paul McGlinchey ... Constable
John Whelan ... Porter
Ray McBride ... 3 Card Trickster
Mike Copley ... Fire Eater
Eamon Carlisle ... Barrel Man
Christy Burke ... Barrel Man's Assistant
Don Foley ... Customs Official


PASSION'S WAY(1999):

This is a "woman's" movie!!! Now I actually like alot of these
kind of movies, but this one was way too slow for me!! The good
parts, the music was good, especially for this kind of movie, the
acting for the most part was good, and the sets were gorgeous!!

But like I said, it was slow and plodding, and made a 90 minute
movie seem like 3 hours!!!

Bond connection: Timothy Dalton, in the James Bond movies
The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill!! B-

A review from IMDb.com:

Slow-moving ponderous movie with terrible acting on the
whole - but lovely locations & clothes to admire, and, of
course, Timothy Dalton, who does a compelling job, as always.
I wanted to laugh out loud at the voice-overs - so silly!! But
Dalton is always worth watching, even in bad movies, a
wonderful actor, older now, but still very handsome and
masculine. This movie is worth viewing only to see him....and
he seems like he wandered into a bad dime romance novel,
poor fellow. Your time would be better spent watching Mr.
Dalton in 1970's "Wuthering Heights" or the early 1980's
BBC version of "Jane Eyre". Poor Sela Ward, so lovely, but
so wooden.... surely she's been better in other movies. - arminta

Cast of Passion's Way:

Sela Ward ... Anna Leath
Timothy Dalton ... Charles Darrow
Alicia Witt ... Sophy Viner
Jamie Glover ... Owen Leath
Cynthia Harris ... Adelaide
Leslie Caron ... Regine De Chantelle
Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Effie Leath
Rupert Frazer ... Mr. Farlow
Jane Bertish ... Mrs. Farlow
Robert Russell ... Messenger
Lori Wyant ... Embassy Secretary
Marcos Márquez ... Hotel Concierge


SILVER HAWK(2004):

A much better film than I expected!! While the acting wasn't
stellar, the story line was a lot of fun, some of the characters
very likable, the special effects were pretty good, and the
settings were cool!! Very reminiscent of some of Jackie Chan's
better movies!!

Bond connection: Michelle Yeoh from the Bond movie
Tomorrow Never Dies! A-

A review from IMDB.com:

Michelle Yeoh (Memoirs of a Geisha, Jet Li's Fearless) really gets
to show her martial arts ability in this campy Chinese version
of Zorro/Batman.

There is plenty of high flying action in a far out adventure as
she battles the evil one (Luke Goss) who is using a scientist's
invention to rule the world. She banters playfully with the
police superintendent, Richie Ren, and it turns out they are
lifelong friends.

The main problem with the movie, which one would watch
only for Yeoh, is that is is a copy of many of the old batman
TV shows, and even borrows from Batman and Robin, with
martial arts limited to just knocking people out. She even
saves a Panda in the beginning while scaring the kidnappers
into submission with just a look. Cheesy. - lastliberal

Cast of Silver Hawk:

Michelle Yeoh ... Silver Hawk / Lulu
Richie Jen ... Rich Man (as Richie Ren)
Max Ruddock ... Panda Poacher
Luke Goss ... Alexander Wolfe
Brandon Rhea ... Panda Poacher
Moreno ... Panda Poacher
Lu Ming Zhe ... Panda Poacher
Yang Da Shan ... Panda Poacher
Wu Sai Kit ... Little Lou
Lui Wei ... Young Rich Man
Da-gang Liu ... Headmaster
Gao Xu Peng ... Big Boy
Qi Ru Yi ... Little Girl
Ja Xu Zhao ... Martial Arts Student
Zhang Xin Huo ... Martial Arts Student
Xiao Long Huang ... Martial Arts Student
Xuan Zhong Xu ... Martial Arts Student
Sun Tie Zheng ... Martial Arts Student
Sun Zi Hao ... Martial Arts Student
Wang Hao Peng ... Martial Arts Student
Zhao Yun ... Policewoman
Wang Ke ... Policewoman
Shao Xuan ... Policewoman
Chen Yi ... Policewoman
Shao Qing ... Policewoman
Zhou Jin ... Policewoman
Li Ying ... Policewoman
Ji Ying Yin ... Policewoman
Sun Yi Tong ... Policewoman
Wei Lai ... Mimi
Guan Ying ... Auntie
Daming Chen ... Professor Ho Chung


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