Octopussy

Octopussy

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Director: John Glen

Cast: John Glen, Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

     
 

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This (13th) time around, "007" receives the usual call to come and visit "Mother" when another agent drops off a fake Faberge jeweled egg at the British embassy in East Berlin and is later killed at a traveling circus. Suspicions mount when the assistant manager of the circus Kamal (Louis Jourdan), outbids Bond for the real Faberge pieceSee more details below

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This (13th) time around, "007" receives the usual call to come and visit "Mother" when another agent drops off a fake Faberge jeweled egg at the British embassy in East Berlin and is later killed at a traveling circus. Suspicions mount when the assistant manager of the circus Kamal (Louis Jourdan), outbids Bond for the real Faberge piece at Sotheby's. Bond follows Kamal to India where the superspy thwarts many an ingenious attack and encounters the antiheroine of the title (Maud Adams), an international smuggler who runs the circus as a cover for her illegal operations. It does not take long to figure out that Orlov (Steven Berkoff), a decidedly rank Russian general is planning to raise enough money with the fake Faberges to detonate a nuclear bomb in Europe and then defeat NATO forces once and for all in conventional warfare. As always, it is up to Bond to save the day, win the woman, and perform unimaginable feats of derring-do in the process.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Octopussy is one of the cleaner Roger Moore Bond films, despite a title that tends to elicit blushes. Bond films are always a miniature world tour, but this one's plot carries off the usual jet-setting with more finesse than some of its predecessors and some that followed. It's got a colorful slate of villains, starting with Louis Jourdan's slippery Kamal Kahn and Steven Berkoff's vain-popping Russian general Orlov, and continuing with such minions as the bodyguard who can crush dice in his fist, the twin circus knife throwers, and the man with the yo-yo razor blade. Memorable set pieces include a dangerous ride through an Indian marketplace and the safari game hunt in which Bond is the target. But the film's lingering image is of Bond sliding down an ornate banister, machine gun blazing, just barely blowing off the decorative flourish at the bottom to keep his privates from getting pulverized. Ever perfecting that playful grin and dry wit, Moore makes his sixth and penultimate Bond film, one of the series' more satisfying. Octopussy was one of eight Bond films that John Glen either directed or edited.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2013
UPC:
0883904267072
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore James Bond
Maud Adams Octopussy
Louis Jourdan Kamal
Kristina Wayborn Magda
Kabir Bedi Gobinda
Steven Berkoff Orlov
David Meyer twin
Vijay Amritraj Vijay
Desmond Llewelyn "Q"
Robert Brown "M"
Walter Gotell Gogol
Geoffrey Keen Minister of Defense
Suzanne Jerome Gwendoline
Cherry Gillespie Midge
Albert Moses Sadruddin
Douglas Wilmer Fanning
Andrew Bradford 009
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Michaela Clavell Penelope Smallbone
Anthony Meyer Twin Two
Richard Parmentier U.S Aide
Julie Martin Actor
Cheryl Anne Octopussy Girl
Carole Ashby Octopussy Girl
Patrick Barr British Ambassador
Bruce Boa U.S. General
Hugo Bower Karl
Jeremy Bulloch Smithers
Ray Charles Thug
Brian Coburn South American VIP
Brenda Cowling Schatzl
Dermot Crowley Kamp
William Derrick Thug with Yo-yo
David Grahame Petrol Pump Attendant
Richard Graydon Francisco the Fearless
Michael Halphie South American Officer
Paul Hardwick Soviet Chairman
Gertan Klauber Bubi
Ken Norris Col. Toro
Peter Porteous Lenkin
Eva Reuber-Staier Rublevitch
Tina Robinson Octopussy Girl
Stuart Saunders Maj. Clive
Gurdial Sira Thug
Mary Stavin Octopussy Girl
Gabor Vernon Borchoi
Philip Voss Auctioneer
Rita Coolidge Singer

Technical Credits
John Glen Director
Eric Allwright Makeup
Del Baker Stunts
Derek Ball Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Pat Banta Stunts
John Barry Score Composer,Songwriter
Albert R. Broccoli Producer
Billy Burton Stunts
Clive Curtis Stunts
Peter Davies Editor
Jim Dowdall Stunts
John Fenner Art Director
Dorothy Ford Stunts
George MacDonald Fraser Original Story,Screenwriter
George Frost Makeup
Martin Grace Stunts
John Grover Editor
Nick Hobbs Stunts
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Jazzer Jeyes Stunts
Remy Julienne Stunts
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Richard Maibaum Original Story,Screenwriter
Wayne Michaels Stunts
Tom Pevsner Associate Producer
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor
Henry Richardson Editor
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Jack Stephens Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Waye Asst. Director
Malcolm Weaver Stunts
Christopher Webb Stunts
Paul Weston & His Orchestra Stunts
Michael G. Wilson Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore; Audio Commentary Featuring Director John Glen; Shooting Stunts Part 1: Crashing Jeeps; Shooting Stunts Part 2: The Airplane Crash; Ken Burns On-Set Movie; On Location with Peter Lamont; Testing the Limits ; The Aerial Team; James Brolin Original Screen Tests; James Bond in India - Original 1983 Featurette; Inside Octopussy - An Original Documentary; Designing Bond - Peter Lamont; "All Time High" Music Video; Storyboard Sequences; Exotic Locations; Theatrical Trailers; Image Database

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