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tlr online
12-04-04, 14:57
Adapted from the Ian Fleming stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady, this was the 13th Bond movie and is possibly the most frivolous (and certainly the most careless). The plot meanders more than the Ganges, as Roger Moore follows Maud Adams and renegade Soviet general Steven Berkoff across India and Central Europe. All the usual paraphernalia are on view (although the gadgets aren't quite up to Q's usual standard), but director John Glen (who'd been editor and second unit director on several earlier entries) never quite seems in control of either the breathless action or the overly glib dialogue.

4:05pm to 6:30pm

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Simulation
12-04-04, 16:59
Only if......................

Too busy weeding the front garden http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
12-04-04, 17:52
Damn that clan gathering! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

RobBo
12-04-04, 23:13
Originally posted by tlr online:
Adapted from the Ian Fleming stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady,
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif The original Ian Flemming book was a collection of short stories. Another of the stories in this volume was "The Living Daylights". ;)

BTW, can anyone here name all 20 Bond films, in order, with who played Bond in each! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

No cheating....we all know you're on the internet!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:19
The actress playing Octopussy - Maud Adams, grew up in the neighbouring town. Apparently she went in a parallel class to my aunt, if my memory serves me. I'll have to ask..

RobBo
12-04-04, 23:24
Is this a tentative claim to fame Marcus??!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:30
I can name them, and this (as God is my witness) has not been cheated (I own them all, except Die another day, and the "unofficial" never say never again):

Dr No - Sean Connery
From Russia with Love - Sean Connery
Goldfinger - Sean Connery
Thunderball - Sean Connery
You only live twice - Sean Connery
In her Majesty's secret service - George Lazenby
Diamonds are Forever - Sean Connery
Live and Let Die - Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun - Roger Moore
The Spy who Loved me - Roger Moore
Moonraker - Roger Moore
For your eyes only - Roger Moore
Octopussy - Roger Moore
A view to a Kill - Roger Moore
The Living Daylights - Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill - Timothy Dalton
Goldeneye - Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies - Pierce Brosnan
The World is Not Enough - Pierce Brosnan
Die another Day - Pierce Brosnan

Then if you count Sean's comeback as James Bond in - Never say Never again (which wasn't an "official" Bond movie), it ends up in between For your eyes only and Octopussy.

[ 13. April 2004, 00:32: Message edited by: Marcus T ]

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:37
Originally posted by RobBo:
Is this a tentative claim to fame Marcus??!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif No, just trivial knowledge, people know of me already ;)

RobBo
12-04-04, 23:37
Very good Marcus! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

There is a missing link though isn't there...a Bond film that, I'll wager, you dont have in your collection.

Not a Cubby Broccoli franchise film, but a genuine, Ian Fleming's James Bond film none the less!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:39
You mean the one with Peter Sellers... Casino Royale?

RobBo
12-04-04, 23:47
Yep! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif
David Niven as Sir James Bond (Retired) and Woody allen as his nephew Jimmy.

A premature spoof and a travesty on the best of Flemings novels!

Well done Marcus! You may award yourself an honourary "00" code number!

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:49
Why thanks. I haven't seen that film though. I've heard of it as I've been quite a movie buff during my years ;) Bond and Indy in particular. I'm sure you may be aware that Indy was inspired by James Bond http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 13. April 2004, 00:50: Message edited by: Marcus T ]

RobBo
12-04-04, 23:53
Originally posted by Marcus T:
I haven't seen that film I have..it is awful!

Yes indy and...to a certain extent, Angelina's Lara!

Marcus T
12-04-04, 23:58
And it is no secret that Lara was inspired by Indy. In effect, James Bond sort of gave "birth" to both Indiana Jones and Lara Croft.

RobBo
13-04-04, 00:09
Let us raise our glasses then to Ian fleming...even though he had little to do with the Bond we know...he was the creator !

( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif How are you on Star Wars films Marcus??!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif )

NatEcho
13-04-04, 00:13
Originally posted by Marcus T:
The actress playing Octopussy - Maud Adams, grew up in the neighbouring town. Apparently she went in a parallel class to my aunt, if my memory serves me. I'll have to ask..I bumped into her at the movietheater a few years back. She was there to see 101 Dalmations with her (adult) friend. No kids in sight... Not really the standard girls-night-out movie if you ask me. :D

Marcus T
13-04-04, 00:19
Not really no, then again, animated movies can be fun to watch http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif (unless of course it was the live one)

Originally posted by RobBo:
( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif How are you on Star Wars films Marcus??!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif )Try me ;)

[ 13. April 2004, 01:21: Message edited by: Marcus T ]

NatEcho
13-04-04, 01:01
Hehe, I do believe it was the live one... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Here's one for being different, tho!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-5.gif

Trinity34
13-04-04, 18:32
Marcus I bet you are a secret agent in real life. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Joe_16
13-04-04, 20:03
I have the whole collection..Although this wasn't one of my favourites..I preferred the Sean Connery one's http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Trinity34
13-04-04, 20:09
Is Pierce Bronson leaving the Bond movies? Thought I heard that somewhere.

Joe_16
13-04-04, 20:10
Originally posted by Trinity34:
Is Pierce Bronson leaving the Bond movies? Thought I heard that somewhere.http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

His next one will be his last http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Trinity34
13-04-04, 20:12
Who will be Bond next? Any of you dashing British gents willing to take the roll? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Joe_16
13-04-04, 20:16
I wouldn't say no hehe..

Not sure yet, I heard something about some Australian guy but that's about it.

tlr online
13-04-04, 20:19
I bought the Bond boxset on DVD a while back and two movies were missing from the collection. When I called MGM and queried the missing titles, she said that altho they were based on the books, they were not officially endorsed by the studio (?) so therefore wouldn't appear in the DVD boxset collection. However, both soundtracks to the missing two were available in stores.

Trinity34
13-04-04, 20:24
I was going to buy one of the box sets for my father who is a big fan but one look at the price and I decided on something else. Isn't it amazing how popular the Bond films still are? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif They still go for top dollar.

Joe_16
13-04-04, 20:24
Originally posted by tlr online:
I bought the Bond boxset on DVD a while back and two movies were missing from the collection. When I called MGM and queried the missing titles, she said that altho they were based on the books, they were not officially endorsed by the studio (?) so therefore wouldn't appear in the DVD boxset collection. However, both soundtracks to the missing two were available in stores.I knew they took The Living Daylights out (I think it was that one) because they never asked permission of someone concerning the extra's..

RobBo
13-04-04, 20:37
The James Bond Collection 2002 is one of the best dvd box sets ever to be published, featuring 20 discs. It is the ultimate dedicate to Ian Fleming's most famous character, James Bond. This silver box set contains the 19 official movies, which are:
1) Doctor No, 2) From Russia with love, 3) Goldfinger, 4) Thunderball, 5) You only live twice, 6) On her Majesty's secret service, 7) Diamonds are forever, 8) Live and let die, 9) The man with the golden gun, 10) The spy who loved me, 11) Moonraker, 12) For your eyes only, 13) Octopussy, 14) A view to a kill, 15) The living daylights, 16) Licence to kill, 17)Goldeneye, 18) Tomorrow never dies and 19) The world is not enough. Apart from that, you get a very interesting bonus disc, containing the following: original documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, theatrical trailers and interactive menus concerning all the movies, as well as meet the cast, theatrical trailer, and teaser trailer, concerning James Bond's latest movie Die another day, combined with a Nightfire game trailer.

The two missing films are Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. These films were not part of the official franchise.

tlr online
13-04-04, 20:48
Yup. I got the 1999 version (I think) in the silver Bond metal case with all 19 Bond movies (the Bond gun down the spine of the DVD cases) and disc 20 is a special "Making Of Die Another Day" DVD. Die Another Day hadn't released on DVD at that time. Now it looks like I have to spend another wad of cash to get the 2002 boxset....

tlr online
13-04-04, 20:51
Originally posted by Joe_16:
I knew they took The Living Daylights out (I think it was that one) because they never asked permission of someone concerning the extra's..LOL! I remember this! This was a total SCAM! for Christmas. At the time, stores were offering Buy One Get One Free on the Bond titles. MGM were also pushing the boxset. To force ppl to buy the boxset for Christmas, MGM said they wouldn't release The Living Daylights as a single movie on some trumped up copyright farce.

tlr online
13-04-04, 20:53
.... you've almost answered your own question too! How come The Living Daylights appeared in the boxset but not as a single movie release (with the special packaging to make a complete DVD presentation)

Like I said. A total farce on the part of MGM.

Marcus T
13-04-04, 21:47
Originally posted by Marcus T:
The actress playing Octopussy - Maud Adams, grew up in the neighbouring town. Apparently she went in a parallel class to my aunt, if my memory serves me. I'll have to ask.. I asked my mother today, she said my aunt used to spend time with Maud's younger sister. The two were in the same class.

Originally posted by Trinity34:
Marcus I bet you are a secret agent in real life. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif On what do you base that assessment? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

RobBo
14-04-04, 19:41
I'm sorry this is three days late but I couldn't find the file!
(I've got one of these for each of the Bond films....sad. I know... :rolleyes: )

Goofs for
Octopussy


Continuity: Bond kills the first twin and takes all of his clothing. However, when Bond puts him in the cannon the body still has its boots and pants on.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Bond kills the first twin, Mischa, and hides him in a cannon. While the border guards search a cannon, it's a duplicate.

Revealing mistakes: The tiger head that roars out of the jungle at Bond during the hunt is a rather obvious, immobile stuffed head.

Revealing mistakes: When Gobinda is fighting Bond on the outside of the plane toward the end, his jacket opens up to reveal the stuntman's parachute underneath, just as he falls from the plane.

Revealing mistakes: When Bond is fighting on top of the train and flips Gobinda, the attacker's sword makes contact with the top of the train and bends in a rubbery fashion.

Errors in geography: After the Octopussy Circus train leaves East Germany and enters West Germany, the train passes through a tunnel entrance festooned by an East German-style propaganda banner.

Errors in geography: Many scenes set in West-Germany were obviously filmed in England - the bridges over the train track cannot be found in Germany, an English Stop sign is visible, etc.

Revealing mistakes: When Bond and Vijay are trying to escape from Gobinda, Bond is fighting an assassin and flips him over, landing on the bed of nails. The nails are clearly made of rubber, as they bend around the assassin's body.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: Immediately after Bond deactivates the bomb at the circus, Octopussy asks Magda where Kamal was going. Magda's reply is "Back to India" but her mouth says something different.

Scottlee
15-04-04, 15:06
lol. I've never noticed those little mistakes before, but Octopussy is still my second favourite of the Roger Moore Bond films. There is a lot of pointless humour in it (Tarzen scream etc), but compared to some of Moore's other efforts (Live and Let Die, Man with Golden Gun, Moonraker, View to a kill), most of the film is actually quite serious in comparison.

The pre-credits action is quite possible the most spectacular there has ever been in a Bond film, and there are any number of other well written scenes and sequences. I especially like Steven Berkoff's over-enthusiastic speech at the Embassy building, Bond's out-manoeuvring of Khan at Backgammon, and the look on that old guy's face when the bids at the auction keep going up and up.

The villains are cool. Khan is a typical Bond villain, and that macho guy by his side the typical all-muscles henchman. The twin knife throwers are extremely inventive, and Berkoff's megolomaniac wannabe, entertaining.

The music to the film is top notch. Q's scene is fine. The Bond girls are interesting characters as well as being good-looking. I cant see much all that bad about this one.

RobBo
15-04-04, 18:22
Originally posted by Scottlee:
Octopussy is still my second favourite of the Roger Moore Bond films. ....and your favorite is? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Scottlee
16-04-04, 14:46
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