OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27696 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
I have the whole lot on Blu Ray. Nothing better with the 50'' HD TV and surround sound. I watch over and over and never get tired of watching the films. I prefer the older ones with Connery and Moore. Dr No / You Only Live Twice / From Russia With Love / Diamonds are Forever.
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
I like that they're showing the Bond film that almost never gets shown in "Bond-a-thons"- On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I heard it said once, and I agree, that if On Her Majesty's Secret Service had starred Sean Connery or Roger Moore instead of George Lazenby it would be considered to be one of the best of the Bond films.
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sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6376 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2983 times:
Quoting TSS (Reply 11): I like that they're showing the Bond film that almost never gets shown in "Bond-a-thons"- On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I heard it said once, and I agree, that if On Her Majesty's Secret Service had starred Sean Connery or Roger Moore instead of George Lazenby it would be considered to be one of the best of the Bond films.
I agree that it's great to see some of the lesser-played ones. Also agree about OHMSS. I also thought Lazenby was a fine Bond...he just couldn't compare to the hype expected after the fantastic Connery. But OHMSS is a solid movie.
Goldfinger was not that great a movie. I have no idea why it is viewed as such a classic.
It's probably my least favorite of the Connery films (aside from Never Say Never Again which I don't really count).
Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 13): I'm a bit of a Roger Moore fan. For You're Eyes Only was one of my favorites,
I agree. Also, one of the best things about the Moore films was the soundtracks. "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Live and Let Die" in particular had great soundtracks, but "For Your Eyes Only" was off the charts. That sting when they discover the sunken remains of the Valletta is one of my favorite moments of movie music of all time. Plus the gunbarrel music has cowbell!
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It's probably the best known Connery film IMO. I haven't watched it enough to say it was it wasn't a favorite. An interesting fact is For You're Eyes only was filmed in Corfu, Greece. When I visited there in the mid 90's I didn't know or realize this. Watching it recently I recognized some if the architecture.