James Bond: Ultimate Roger Moore

  |  Buy to Own: 27/11/2006
  |  854 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


All seven Bond adventures starring Roger Moore as the suave and sophisticated MI5 agent, 007. Moore plays 007 for the first time in 'Live and Let Die' (1973). The mission is to crack a voodoo-controlled drug smuggling racket in the Caribbean, and Bond sets about the task with his customary verve, finding time for speedboat chases and crocodile encounters along the way. In 'The Man With the Golden Gun' (1974), Bond travels to the Far East to hunt for hired assassin Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), who appears to have Bond in his sights. However, it soon transpires that Scaramanga is really after a missing scientist, the creator of a pocket-sized solar converter. Bond and agent Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) race to the rescue. In 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (1977), Bond joins forces with a glamorous Russian spy (Barbara Bach) to outwit a megalomaniac shipping magnate (Curt Jurgens) who intends to achieve world domination by causing nuclear war between the superpowers. In 'Moonraker' (1979), Bond must track down a space shuttle that has gone missing during a test flight. His investigations take him to Venice (where he uses his specially customized gondola), Rio de Janeiro (where he fights steel-toothed henchman Jaws on top of a cable car), and finally into outer space (where he uncovers a ruthless plot to wipe out the human race and replace it with genetically engineered humanoids). In 'For Your Eyes Only' (1981), it is up to Bond to retrieve the activating button for a nuclear launch that has fallen into the wrong hands after being lost at sea. This film, the twelfth Bond outing, is director John Glen's first Bond film -and the first without an Ian Fleming credit. Highlights include a climb up a sheer rock-face; a car chase down a steep, winding mountain road; an underwater battle; and what might be the greatest of all Bond's celebrated ski chase sequences. 'Octopussy' (1983) places 007 up against the glamorous Octopussy (Maud Adams) and a bunch of evil Soviets who have plans to plunder Tsarist treasures and create a nuclear explosion in a German NATO base. Bond's bag of tricks this time includes a hot air balloon, a folding mini-jet and a superpowered rickshaw. Moore's final Bond film, 'A View to a Kill' (1985) sees him once again battling a madman (this time played by Christopher Walken) for control of the world. The fiendish plan on this occasion is to flood California's lucrative 'Silicon Valley' by imploding the San Andreas fault. Grace Jones plays May Day, the obligatory evil sidekick, while former 'Charlie's Angels' star Tanya Roberts had a brush with big screen fame as the Bond Girl, Stacey Sutton.