Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Night at the Movies 1/7/12!

Who cares what picture we see?

As I've suddenly realized this is the 50th anniversary year for 007 in the cinema, I think Jack Lord could, so that means we're going to get into some Bondage!

There are a couple of choices for trailers for this movie - I like this one because of the narrator...

And because we're celebrating a semi-centennial - let's take a look at the American and British posters. British movie posters are called quads, and they look like the American style turned on its side.

Here's the American poster:

And here's the British quad:

It's the first James Bond feature film - I saw it on ABC TV in the 80's for the first time, well into watching the series. At first, as a teen, it wasn't one of my faves, but now I like it a lot.

It resides in the video vault on VHS, DVD, and on Blu-Ray. The restoration work done for the hi-def releases is startling. If you've only ever seen this on television or videotape, I heartily recommend a Blu-Ray viewing on a nice big TV - like mine - and you could pop by tonight, even!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. My dad always said this was the reason he liked Ursula Andress. I loved this movie and the first time I watched it, age 11 on ABC, I never got the double entendres. Of course on further viewing, at 15 on VHS, I was a bit more jaded and highly appreciative of 007's style.

  2. MB - I think this is the reason EVERYBODY likes Ursula Andress. Except Harry Hamlin, for obvious reasons. AH! Look at that cyclical reference! Harry Hamlin FTW!

  3. Ursula Andress... what a hottie :)
    A cool Bond-movie, though not as great as my 3 Bond-faves Goldfinger, Octopussy & A View To A Kill.