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Ali Baba And The Seven Saracens (1964)

AKA: Hawk of Bagdad, Sinbad Against the 7 Saracens Director: Emimmo Salvi Starring: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Dan Harrison (Bruno Piergentili), Carla Calo, Tony Di Mitri There seems to be a few versions of this EuroSword flick floating around and depending on which version you find, the hero is either Ali Baba (sans forty thieves), […]

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Escape From Galaxy 3 (1981)

Original Title: Giochi erotici nella 3a galassia Country: Italy Director: Bitto Albertini Starring: Sherry Buchanan, Fausto Di Bella (James Milton), Don Powell, Chris Avram Music: Don Powell First of all, despite some marketing campaigns, this isn’t really a sequel to Starcrash. It uses the same space ships and models, and the heroine is called Belle […]

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Runaway (1984)

Writer and Director: Michael Crichton Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, Gene Simmons, Stan Shaw, G.W. Bailey Music: Jerry Goldsmith In the mid 1980’s three actors, who had made a big impact on television, playing detectives, were trying to make the transition from the small screen to the big screen. The three were Tom […]

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Assault on a Queen (1966)

Director: Jack Donohue Starring: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Tony Franciosa, Alf Kjellin, Richard Conte, Errol John Music: Duke Ellington Based on a novel by Jack Finney (and has a screenplay by Rod Serling) Assault on a Queen is a caper film from Frank Sinatra, and let’s be honest, although we all enjoy Frank’s legacy of […]

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Director: Blake Edwards Starring: Peter Sellers, Hebert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Lesley Anne Down, Omar Sharif, Richard Vernon Music: Henry Mancini The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the series, which I know, I know, is not a spy film. But it includes so many spy film tropes, and actors who are associated […]

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Queen Kong (1976)

Director: Frank Agrama Starring: Robin Askwith, Rula Lenska, Valerie Leon, Roger Hammond, Fiona Curzon, Linda Hayden Editor: David Campling Cinematography: Ian Wilson Writer: Frank Agrama, Ron Dobrin Music: Pepper Oooh, this one hurt. There is a reason that the punk movement had to tear England apart in 1977/78, and this film showcases why. Some people […]

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Starcrash (1978)

Country: United States / Italy Director: Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates) Starring: Caroline Munro, Marjoe Gortner, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff, Robert Tessier, Joe Spinell, Nadia Cassini, Judd Hamilton, Hamilton Camp Music: John Barry You may have noticed I have been a little light on for posts lately. Well I have had a dose of the […]

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Mission Bloody Mary (1965)

AKA: Agent 077 Mission Bloody Mary | Operation Blue Lotus Director: Sergio Grieco (as Terrence Hathaway) Starring: Ken Clark, Mitsouko, Philippe Hersent, Helga Liné Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Mission Bloody Mary is one of the best entries in the Eurospy genre. Ken Clark is Dick Malloy, Agent 077, on the trail of The Black Lotus, […]

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From The Orient With Fury (1965)

AKA: Fury In The Orient, Agent 077 Operation Istanbul, Fury In Istanbul, Fury On The Bosphorus, Storm Over The Bosphorus Director: Terrence Hathaway (Sergio Grieco) Starring: Ken Clark, Fernando Sancho, Margaret Lee, Philippe Hersent, Franco Ressel, Vitorrio Sanipoli, Mikaela Music: Piero Piccioni Songs ‘Before It’s Too Late’ and ‘You Wonderful You’ sung by Lydia Macdonald […]

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The Accidental Spy (2001-2002)

Director: Teddy Chen Starring: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Vivian Hsu, Kim Min Jeong, Wu Hsing Kuo Music: Peter Kam (Hong Kong), Michael Wandmacher (U.S. re-edit) The Accidental Spy is a hybrid spy / martial arts film in the usual Jackie Chan style. This film divides many people due to the fact that there appears to […]

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