The Man with the Golden Gun

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The Man With the Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond Live and Let Die was the first, whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is Scaramanga Christopher Lee, who rules the roost on a well-fortified island. Scaramanga's aide-de-camp is Nick Nack, played by future Fantasy Island co-star Herve Villechaize. Britt Ekland plays the bikinied Mary Goodnight, whose clumsy efforts to help Bond thwart Scaramanga are ...
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Overview

The Man With the Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond Live and Let Die was the first, whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is Scaramanga Christopher Lee, who rules the roost on a well-fortified island. Scaramanga's aide-de-camp is Nick Nack, played by future Fantasy Island co-star Herve Villechaize. Britt Ekland plays the bikinied Mary Goodnight, whose clumsy efforts to help Bond thwart Scaramanga are almost as destructive as the elusive solar device. The Man With the Golden Gun was adapted by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz from Ian Fleming's last James Bond novel, which had to be published posthumously in "rough draft" form.
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Special Features

Audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore; Audio commentary featuring director Guy Hamilton and members of the cast and crew; Guy Hamilton: the director speaks ; Roger Moore and Hervé Villechaize - the Russell Harty show; On location with the Man With the Golden Gun; The road to Bond: stunt coordinator W.J. Mulligan, Jr.; Original theatrical trailers, tv spots & radio communications; American thrill show stunt film; Doubl-O Stuntmen: a look at the greatest stunts and stunt performers in the Bond films; Inside the film with the Golden Gun - an original documentar; Image database
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Editorial Reviews

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Roger Moore's second time in the role of James Bond is an improvement over Live and Let Die, but still suffers from a lot of the same problems. Like its predecessor, The Man With the Golden Gun is overlong, suffers from a rambling plotline, and chases the cinematic trends of the day in a too-obvious fashion (the kung fu set piece that occurs in the midsection is a now-dated concession to the mid-'70s martial arts film boom). However, its biggest problem is its overreliance on campy humor. Potentially exciting boat and car chases get weighed down with uninspired slapstick and Bond's relationship with Mary Goodnight plays like a bad subplot from a particularly tired British sex farce. Despite these key flaws, The Man With the Golden Gun has a few strong elements that make it worthwhile for the Bond aficionado; there is plenty of action, some dazzling sets (especially Scaramanga's funhouse-styled lair), and John Barry's lush musical score is exotic and alluring. Best of all, Christopher Lee makes an intelligent and genuinely menacing villain as Scaramanga. The scene where he meets James Bond and tells the story of how he became an assassin manages to be darkly witty and unsettling all at once thanks to Lee's subtly intense performance. In the end, The Man With the Golden Gun is probably a bit too leisurely paced and dated in its style for audiences raised on modern action fare, but it provides enough solid thrills to please the Bond fanatic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • UPC: 883904137467
  • Original Release: 1974
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  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 5,110

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore James Bond
Christopher Lee Scaramanga
Britt Ekland Mary Goodnight
Maud Adams Andrea Anders
Herve Villechaize Nick Nack
Clifton James Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Chan Yui Lam Chula
Bernard Lee "M"
Desmond Llewelyn "Q"
Soon-Teck Oh Hip
Carmen Du Sautoy Saida
James Cossins Colthorpe
Gerald James Frazier
Michael Osborne Naval Lieutenant
Richard Loo Hai Fat
Marc Lawrence Rodney
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Marne Maitland Lazar
Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director
John Barry Score Composer
Don Black Songwriter
Albert R. Broccoli Producer
Derek Cracknell Asst. Director
Gordon Everett Sound/Sound Designer
Elsa Fennell Costumes/Costume Designer
John Graysmark Art Director
Peter Lamont Art Director
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter
Tom Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Peter Murton Production Designer
Charles Orme Associate Producer
Ray Poulton Editor
Harry Saltzman Producer
John Shirley Editor
Maude Spector Casting
John Stears Special Effects
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Second ''Bond'' for Moore

    After his great first run as Bond in ''Live and Let Die,'' Roger Moore comes back to face Scaramanga, the ''Man With the Golden Gun''. Scaramanga is an assassin who uses a unique golden pistol and charges a million dollars a hit. He took the Solex Agitator, a device for converting sunlight into energy (very important during the energy crisis) and Bond has to get it back, along with the help of agent Mary Goodnight. Christopher Lee, who plays Scaramanga, is kind of like an evil version of Bond. Both Moore and Lee are great in this movie. Also, if you saw ''Live and Let Die,'' do you remember Sheriff J.W. Pepper? Well, he's back for another funny bit in this movie. If you liked ''Live and Let Die'' or the Connery films, you'll love this movie!

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