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Topic: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

The Bond films are known for the fantastical homes/bases they build for themselves, but what other films have villans with lairs you would kill for? I'm not mentioning any because I want to know how many you know, and not at all because I can't think of any right now and fear the embarrasment when I'm remind me the ones I should have known  ajb007/tongue

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Re: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

The lairs in Our Man Flint and In Like Flint are really good. Also, Batman (1966) has a brilliant submarine for the villains, with flippers  ajb007/lol

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

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I have one that I "knew all the time"  ajb007/lol

Ozimandias' Arctic lair in Watchmen:

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Re: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

The Death Star in Star Wars is also great

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Wouldn't mind Dickie Roper's gaff in The Night Manager.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Re: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

the Death Star is one of the great ones, and they spend a good chunk of the movie exploring the corridors, the prison cells, the trash compactor with its unseen vermin. The sequels kept trying to reintroduce the Death Star, but it was never so interesting again.

Lando Calresian's office, which Vader was occupying, sort of counts, in a subletted air-b&b sense. It was certainly a beaut. Star Wars in general had incredible architecture, even if it didn't always make 100% sense.


Batman villains traditionally had great evil headquarters too, though for some reason can't think of a specific one at the moment. Batman villains always had thematic designs to make their HQ unique from the competing villains.

The villains in both Incredibles movies had stylin' Adam-inspired HQs,and when we went inside were accompanied by swangin' Barry-style music.


What about Mordor? Sauron had a whole desolate wasteland of a country, surrounded by a wall of mountains on all sides and a volcano in the centre, does that count? We never do see Barad-dûr, the building in which he "lives", it's much too Evil to be actually depicted.

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The House of the Tech Billionaire in Ex Machina is fantastic.  ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Darth Vader's castle (as seen in ROGUE ONE) on Mustafar is pretty awesome.

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Re: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

The Temple of Doom from...err...the Temple of Doom ajb007/tongue

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The Bates Motel (Pyscho). 

Would be a great film IMO for the 'Watching the 007 movies together?' thread now that the Bond films are finished.  That or 'Dial M for Murder' I think would also be great.

"Everyone knows rock n' roll attained perfection in 1974; It's a scientific fact". -  Homer J Simpson

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Re: Best villan's lairs in non-Bond movies?

The Red Skull's lair in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is pretty neat.

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Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton