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Monday, February 6, 2012

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #55!

Three Bond actors, but not one 007 movie poster in sight? Sounds like a theme week to me! Let's really get specific: two weeks of non-Bond movies starring the six feature 007s, and we'll make it movies where they play the bad guy! Now THAT's a theme!





The Avengers  (Warner Bros, 1998)



Sean Connery as Sir August de Wynter



Yeah, this movie was almost a total misfire - but it is a rare opportunity to see Sean Connery as the main villain of the piece. I kind of wish the Bond producers would have taken him up on his offer to play a 007 villain in the last few years before he retired - that would have been wild, if they could have met his price!








The Man from Hong Kong  (20th Century Fox, 1975)



George Lazenby as Jack Wilton



This is a terrific martial arts action flick, with George cast as a suave businessman type who's really head of a criminal empire - and batcrap crazy to boot. If this film should be remembered for anything at all (and it is a cool movie) you might remember its theme song Sky High, by Jigsaw - one of the catchiest pop songs of the 70's!



In fact, I'm feeling so expansive, let's get that song into this post! Here's the opening credits to this hard-to-find movie, with a little bonus Sammo Hung at the beginning:







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Escape to Athena  (ITC Entertainment, 1979)






Roger Moore as Major Otto Hecht


Yeah, that's right. This international thriller's all star cast is led by Roger Moore as the main Nazi bad guy. Of course, he's Roger Moore, so he's not that bad. I mean the character isn't. Poor Rog is as miscast as they come. But you know what, I still think the movie Street People wins in the "Misusing Roger Moore Sweepstakes," because that 1975 movie tries to give us the man as a Sicilian street punk!





Part Two comes next week - more Bond actors! More villain roles! Until then, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

7 comments:

  1. What corucopia of awesome strangeness. I have only heard of the first one. Only then because it made a mockery of my dad's 2nd fave TV show after Mission: Impossible, The Avengers. Lord, how Dad crushed on Diana Rigg as Miss Emma Peel.

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  2. Obviously never heard of Escape To Athena or Man from Hong Kong, but unfortunately, I've seen The Avengers and I hated it. One of the worst movies of the 90s. Fuck you Avengers, fuck you.

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  3. MB - Yeah, I love posts like this! And yeah, mockery it was. And if your dad liked Diana Rigg as Miss Emma Peel - he's my kind of guy!

    MM - Yeah, this Avengers movie reeked. Hoping the one in May is better! ;) Cheers!

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  4. The avengers, as in the same flick wheret hey fought steel wasps?

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  5. Even if the one in May shall be crap, it's probably still better than this pile of shit :)

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  6. Kaijinu - The very one! What did you think of it?

    MM - I have a feeling you may be right...

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