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Spy Wise presents: The Final Affair

For fans of The Man From UNCLE, I have just received some great new from Wes Britton at Spy Wise. that he has added into his ‘Spies on Television & Radio’ Files, the final The Man From UNCLE novel, The Final Affair, by David McDaniel. Wes, in his introduction says: While a number of writers [...]

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The ‘Noughties’: A Decade in Review

Spywise.net is delighted to announce the publication of four new articles, the first of our “Decade In Review” features discussing the best espionage-oriented projects released since 2000. Without question, the Crown Jewels of this series can be found in our “Spies on Film” files: A Decade in Review: The Best Spy Films, Part I (2000-2004) [...]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I’m back after my summer/Christmas break and feeling pretty good — maybe I have put on a few kilos — but they’ll drop off once I get back into my regular routine (I hope). January marks the third anniversary of Permission to Kill and I am looking forward to serving up some [...]

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Deadlier Than The Male (1967)

Even though Bulldog Drummond can be considered a prototype for the spies who would populate films and television throughout the fifties and even sixties, a strange thing occurred in 1966. Bulldog Drummond was revamped and remodelled to become a swinging sixties spy, well an insurance investigator actually, but none-the-less he became an imitation of the [...]

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Alphaville (1965)

Country: France /Italy Director: Jean-Luc Goddard Starring: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Howard Vernon Music: Paul Misraki A Strange Case Of Lemmy Caution “You wouldn’ know me, wouldya? You never heard of me, didya? My name’s Caution – Lemmy Caution – an’ you never heard a G-man with that moniker, didya? You cheap, lousy, [...]

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Special Announcement!!!

Don’t you hate when you set up your DVD/Video recorder to record a television show overnight and when you check it the next day you find that you have recorded two hours of the home-shopping network? Do you know why this happens? Because machines are evil! The COBRAS are sick and tired of machines that [...]

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Superman: Doomsday (2007)

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti Voices: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, Swoosie Kurtz, Adam Wylie, Ray Wise, John Di Maggio Music: Robert J. Kral As I started the Costumed Adventurer Week with a review of an animated Superman story, I thought it only fitting to come full circle and close out with [...]

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Judex (1963)

Country: France / Italy Director: Georges Franju Starring: Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob, Théo Sarapo, Sylva Koscina, René Génin Music: Maurice Jarre As usual, I am coming at this review arse-about. This film is a remake of a silent, twelve-part French movie serial that was released in 1916. I have not seen the original [...]

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Barbarella (1968)

Country: France / ItalyDirector: Roger VadimStarring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O’Shea, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, David Hemmings, Ugo TognazziMusic: Michel Magne and James CampbellBased on the bestseller ‘Barabarella’ by Jean Claude Forest, published in ‘Le Terrain Vague’ Okay Barbarella isn’t much of a Costumed Adventurer, but she does wear a few [...]

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Diabolik: Track Of The Panther (1997)

(1997) TV series Country: Italy / France / Japan / United States Director: Jean Luc Ayach Voices: Claudio Moneta, Sonia Mazza, Marco Balbi, Marco Balzarotti Music: Michael Day Diabolik: Track Of The Panther is an animated series produced by Saban International for FOX Kids. Once the series was completed, the American distributor deemed that the [...]

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