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Daniella could never look anything but fine in my eyes..  ajb007/heart

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Virgil37 wrote:

I don't think so, but at least he had done that one movie in 1967 where he met a large part of the Bond cast, and surely he had the right connection to be able to get a few tips on how to play Bond  ajb007/wink . I'm joking of course, but I'm sure at some point the idea must have crossed the producers' minds.

Neil starred in a (I think) a science fiction film called "The Body Stealers" afterwards, this was shown on British tv many years ago.

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Mmm, so i finally worked up the enthusiasm (courage) to invest two hours of my life towards watching this abomination, yes i managed to watch it from start to finish!...and indeed it was every bit as bad as i imagined it might be. knowing very little about it going in i wasn't sure what to expect and by the end i'm still not sure what it was, i mean was this a serious attempt at making a Bond(esque) movie or was it a spoof? and how did the Italian producers convince Bernard lee and lois maxwell that this was a good idea?.
I expect the other notable actors involved were easier to convince as( lets face it) none of them were exactly familiar faces on the cinema screen outside of the roll played in the respective Bond movie.
I can only imagine the anger and annoyance of Brocolli and Saltzman (not to mention Connery) when this got the green light, i mean you would of expected Lee and Maxwell to have been under contract NOT to be involved in any film that parodies or imitates the Bond movies?. The movie itself seemed in the same vein as Goldmember, The spy who shagged me, but worryingly it also seemed to be taking itself seriously at the same time, particularly Neil connery who was trying to give his real kid brother a run for his money.
So my curiosity now stemmed i can now try and forget this silly film but it's still two hours i ain't gettin back  ajb007/rolleyes

ive smelt that aftershave before and both times ive smelt a rat

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I read that Connery had a go at Maxwell about starring in this. She responded that it was ok for him being a multi-millionaire, but she needed all the work she could get. He apologised and understood.

I saw this abomination on a dreadful VHS transfer in the 80’s, every bit as bad as the film itself.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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Is it worse than CR 67  ajb007/shifty

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Yes!  ajb007/lol

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And the best part is the ending! It all make sense when you see the ending  ajb007/lol

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I've heard of O.K. Connery but haven't yet plucked up the courage to watch it. Doesn't it have Adolfo Celi from Thunderball as the villain?

In a similar vein in terms of desperate Bond cash-ins, the dire 1975 martial arts flick The Man From Hong Kong, featuring the talents of one Mr George Lazenby as a drug lord who also runs a kung fu training academy...

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SpectreOfDefeat wrote:

I've heard of O.K. Connery but haven't yet plucked up the courage to watch it. Doesn't it have Adolfo Celi from Thunderball as the villain?

In a similar vein in terms of desperate Bond cash-ins, the dire 1975 martial arts flick The Man From Hong Kong, featuring the talents of one Mr George Lazenby as a drug lord who also runs a kung fu training academy...

Don’t agree - The Man From Hong Kong is a good kung fu movie  ajb007/smile

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.