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Octopussy

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Octopussy


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James Bond investigates the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death.
Title: Octopussy
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen, ultimate ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (131 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features: Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda.Special features: audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore; shooting stunts: crashing Jeepps & the aeroplane crash; Ken Burns on-set movies; on location with Peter Lamont; Testing the limits: the aerial team; James Brolin original screen tests; James Bond in India: original 1983 featureette; Brolin on Bond); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of Octopussy); Mission dossier (audio commentary featuring dirctor John Glen; Inside Octorpussy: an original documentary; Designing Bond: Peter Lamont; 'All time high' music video; storyboard sequences); Ministry of propaganda (original theatrical trailers); Image database.
Summary: James Bond investigates the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death.
Audience: Rating PG.
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Report This Aug 29, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This is simply a muddle. Much like earlier efforts which didn't work, this is unnecessarily complicated and messy. Hack out about 1/3 of the sub-plots, several of the gadgets, and it might work. The biggest problems I have are the Crocodile submarine, the bizarre double-theft of the jewellery (it's being stolen from the Soviets by Octopussy, then stolen from her by her henchman I think, but it's not quite clear if that's the case in the story as no one seems to care about that in the end), and the point of the atomic bomb seems a bit of a non-starter as well (other than being an imminent crisis). Additionally, why in blazes does the UK Government give a toss about the Fabergé Egg that starts this off? So what if someone in the Soviet Union, possibly the Government, needs some cash? Great! Let them sell some stuff out of the basement! Who cares? Octopussy's initial consideration as a villain just makes her character's resolution as Bond's alley — and the reason for it — so muddy that you still aren't sure what the point of her being there is, except that she has an all-female army of soldiers, which seems fun. Then there's the circus, and the train-cars getting swapped around, and the re-capture of the 'baddie'... What with all of that, plus a couple of plot points lifted from the book "Mookraker" and a couple of short stories, plus the leftover idea about elephants from the movie for "The Man with the Golden Gun", watching this is like seeing a concept film using a rough edit of a script. It's all good stuff, but it needs a fair bit less of things, and some more of the 'plot' parts. More of the Station "I" agents would have been good: they were awesome fun!

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Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • jessadam2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I guess you could call this movie a pre-empt to my favorite Moore series....And the same age & year movies....79'/13' 81'/ 15' ....And so on.....Kristina Wayborn.....Wow !!!! b. 9/24/50......32' in the movie. Wow.! Maud was 37' ....Not Bad !!

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