James Bond retrospective 013: ‘Octopussy’ (1983)

There’s a tradition of James Bond films switching styles and generally trying to horn in on the zeitgeist, as seen in Live and Let Die’s ‘Blaxploitation’ and Moonraker’s ‘Space Opera’. There’s also a trend of ‘going back to basics’ to reset the series after any entry that’s particularly over the top, the prime examples being … >

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James Bond retrospective 012: ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981)

After the sheer bonkers excess of Moonraker there really was only one thing for Bond to do – go back to Earth. So we have a Moore-era Bond that could just about have starred Connery in the ’60s, and it’s all the better for it. Buy the complete James Bond collection on Blu-ray here.   … >

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James Bond retrospective 011: ‘Moonraker’ (1979)

There’s no way to hide from the fact that Moonraker is properly bonkers. From concept to execution, the decisions that must have been made are largely inexplicable, and yet, somehow, it all just about pulls together. In essence, it’s pretty much the Greatest Hits of James Bond. In space. Buy the complete James Bond collection … >

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James Bond retrospective 010: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977)

The rushed Man with the Golden Gun was a financial and critical disappointment upon its release in 1974, so much so that production on the next adventure was delayed to ensure the team got the next one right. Fortunately they came up with probably the quintessential Roger Moore Bond movie; 1977’s practically perfect The Spy Who … >

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James Bond retrospective 008: ‘Live and Let Die’ (1973)

We bid farewell to Sean Connery and welcome Roger Moore to the fold in 1973’s Live and Let Die. Moore had been on the Broccoli’s radar for years but his commitments to The Saint and the availability of Connery had thus far always ruled him out. But eventually the Tarot cards aligned and the world … >

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Roger Moore joins new season of ‘Car S.O.S.’ tonight

Car S.O.S. returns to National Geographic Channel this evening. The car show’s fourth season launches with host Tim Shaw being joined by Sir Roger Moore, as the pair race against the clock to save a stunning 1964 Volvo P1800, made famous by Moore’s cult ’60s action TV series The Saint. Watch an interview with Moore, in which the James Bond legend discusses … >

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New James Bond boxset and limited edition steelbooks announced

Seven brand new special edition James Bond Blu-rays will be released later this year. The set of limited edition Blu-ray steelbooks, available exclusively from Zavvi, includes six Bond films featuring the SPECTRE organisation (From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only) … >

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