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BOND: OCTOPUSSY(1983)


Bond! James Bond!

Roger Moore is back for his second-to-last appearance
as the spy from Britton! This is another very strong entry
into the Bond lore! Maude Adams returns for her second
round of being a "Bond girl", she was also in "The Man With
The Golden Gun".

My only two notes of distraction in the movie is the "Tarzan"
scene and the fact that a lot of this is based in a circus!
I've never really been a big circus fan, however, this film
makes fun of them and is really used well here!

Here we have a new M, Robert Brown, with no explanation
of why the change in character, he just is there!

Finally, this Bond has the best all-time film song in the
Bond movies in Rita Coolidges "All Time High"! What a
wonderful song! A

A review from another:

Roger Moore was nearing the end of his reign as James
Bond when he made Octopussy, and he looks a little worn
out. But the movie itself infuses some new blood into the
old franchise, with a frisky pace and a pair of sturdy villains.
Maud Adams--who'd also been in the Bond outing The Man
with the Golden Gun--plays the improbably named Octopussy,
while old smoothie Louis Jourdan is her crafty partner in crime.
There's an island populated only by women, plus a fantastic
sequence with a hand-to-hand fight that happens on a plane-
-and on top of a plane. The film even has an extra emotional
punch, since this time out 007 is not only following the orders
of Her Majesty's Secret Service, but he is also exacting a
personal revenge: a fellow double-0 agent has been killed.
Two Bond films were actually released in 1983 within a few
months of each other, as Octopussy was followed by Sean
Connery's comeback in Never Say Never Again. The success
of both pictures proved that there was still plenty of mileage
left in the old license to kill, though Moore had one more
workout--A View to a Kill--before hanging it up. And that
title? The franchise had already used up the titles to Ian
Fleming's novels, so Octopussy was taken from a lesser-known
Fleming short story. --Robert Horton


Cast:

Roger Moore ... James Bond
Maud Adams ... Octopussy
Louis Jourdan ... Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn ... Magda
Kabir Bedi ... Gobinda
Steven Berkoff ... General Orlov
David Meyer ... Twin One
Tony Meyer ... Twin Two (also as Anthony Meyer)
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Robert Brown ... M
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenn
Michaela Clavell ... Penelope Smallbone
Walter Gotell ... General Anatol Gogol
Vijay Amritraj ... Vijay
Albert Moses ... Sadruddin


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Music playing is:
Theme From James Bond:
Octopussy!:
All Time High by Rita Coolidge