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Golgo 13: Kowloon Assignment (1977)

Country: Japan Director: Yukio Noda Starring: Sonny Chiba, Callan Leung, Etsuko Shihomi, Chi-Chung Lee Music: Harumi Ibe Based on characters created by Takao Saito Gogol 13: Kowloon Assignment stars 1970’s martial arts superstar Sonny Chiba as Duke Togo; codename Golgo 13. The name is derived from the 13th man who gave the crown of thorns […]

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The Satan Bug (1965)

Director: John Sturges Starring: George Maharis, John Andersen, Martin Blaine, Henry Beckman, Richard Basehart, Dana Andrews, Anne Francis Music: Jerry Goldsmith Based on the novel by Ian Stewart (a pseudonym for Alistair MacLean) Film director John Sturges has an amazing track record. Particularly during the sixties when he made some of his most famous films, […]

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Mortadelo And Filemón: The Big Adventure (2003)

Country: Spain Director: Javier Fesser Starring: Benito Pocino, Pepe Viyuela, Paco Sagarzazu, Mariano Venancio, Dominique Pinon, Janfri Topera, Emilio Gavira, Maria Isbert, Berta Ojea, Javier Aller Music: Rafael Arnau and Mario Gosálvez Mortadelo and Filemón (Mortadelo y Filemón) is one of the most popular comic strip series in Spain. It was created by Francisco Ibáñez […]

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Stormbreaker (2006)

Director: Geoffrey Sax Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Sarah Bolger, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Damian Lewis, Missi Pyle, Andy Serkis, Ewan McGregor, Robbie Coltrane Based on the book by Anthony Horrowitz The Alex Rider series of books (6 so far) by Anthony Horrowitz have been enormously successful, so it was inevitable that they […]

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The Spy With My Face (1965)

Country: United StatesAKA: The Double AffairDirector: by John NewlandStarring: Robert Vaughn, Senta Berger, David McCallum, Leo G. CarrolMusic: Morton Stevens‘The Man From UNCLE Theme’ by Jerry Goldsmith The Spy With My Face is the second Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie. All the movies in the series were cobbled together from episodes of the television series with […]

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Live Wire (1992)

Country: United States Director: Christian Duguay Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross, Lisa Eichorn, Philip Baker Hall, Tony Plana, Al Waxman, Norman Burton Music: Craig Safan Live Wire is another turkey from Pierce Brosnan, made during the gap between Remmington Steele and his resurgence in Goldeneye. Livewire features an incredibly contrived story with a […]

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Le Magnifique (1973)

Country: France Director: Philippe De Broca Starring: Jean Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli Music: Claude Bolling Le Magnifique starts with an inspired Bond rip-off sequence, where a secret agent in a telephone booth is airlifted by helicopter and dropped into the ocean. But the ill-fated agents trouble doesn’t end there. Trapped in the booth, […]

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Never Say Never Again (1984)

Director: Irvin Kershner Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Bassinger, Max Von Sydow, Barbara Carrera, Bernie Casey, Rowan Atkinson, Edward Fox as M, Alec McCowen as Algernon (Q Branch). Music: Michel Legrand Title Song performed by Lani Hall James Bond is back! Never Say Never Again has a long tortuous production history which in itself could fill […]

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Octopussy (1983)

Director: John Glen Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jordan, Kabir Bedi, Kristina Wayborn, Steven Berkoff, Vijay Amritraj, Robert Brown as M, Desmond Llewelyn as Q, and Lois Maxwell as Monneypenny Music: John Barry ‘All Time High’ performed by Rita Coolidge Based on a short story by Ian Fleming Christmas 1983 was a tense time […]

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Permission To Kill (1975)

Director: Cyril Frankel Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu, Timothy Dalton, Frederic Forrest Music: Richard Rodney Bennett It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally got around to reviewing Permission To Kill. You’d think it would be the first film off my bat, but alas, it has taken me a while to […]

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