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Re: B O N D (James Bond) New Spy Against Divided Evil

Postby NewDeep » 03 Aug 2019 14:56

Very very surprised (pleasantly) to discover this on youtube:
The New Spy Against Divided Evil.
As a spoof, it seems much better than the older Casino Royale.
A couple of actors from Thunderball!
Any info on this?
Nothing much on the internet.
Here's the only link I could find to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xex8m319Sk
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Re: B O N D (James Bond) New Spy Against Divided Evil

Postby Ulrich_Christensen » 23 Aug 2019 07:23

NewDeep wrote:Very very surprised (pleasantly) to discover this on youtube:
The New Spy Against Divided Evil.
As a spoof, it seems much better than the older Casino Royale.
A couple of actors from Thunderball!
Any info on this?
Nothing much on the internet.
Here's the only link I could find to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xex8m319Sk

I believe this is O.K. Connery (1967) aka Operation Kid Brother by a different title (it had a lot of different titles).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062078/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.K._Connery

I don't think it has had a legitimate pressed DVD release.
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Re: B O N D (James Bond) New Spy Against Divided Evil

Postby NewDeep » 19 Sep 2019 03:06

Yes thanks, seems like it alright!
So Neil is Sean Connery's brother!
The evil organization is Thanatos!
http://www.avclub.com/sean-connerys-mos ... 031866/amp
A load of legitimate Bond actors participated. Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell effectively reprise their roles as M and Moneypenny, although the characters have different names. Daniela Bianchi (From Russia With Love), Adolfo Celi (Thunderball), Anthony Dawson (Dr. No), and Yasuko Yama (a bit part in You Only Live Twice) round out the cast. Stranger still, most of the characters are called by the actors’ names. Maxwell plays “Max,” Yama plays “Yachuko” (Wikipedia spells her name several different ways throughout the article), and Connery plays “Dr. Neil Connery,” although he’s supposed to be the brother of James Bond, not the actor who portrays him. Maxwell claimed she was paid more for O.K. Connery than for all the legitimate Bond films she appeared in combined.
one of many Italian-produced “spaghetti spy films” made in the wake of Bond’s early success. Many of them were blatant Bond rip-offs, with so many films using “007” in the title that United Artists threatened to sue the entire country’s film industry. The craze only lasted a few years, and bridges the gap between Italian “swords and sandals” films and the spaghetti Western era.

Found it on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Kid-Br ... B00ACV87Z2
It's by United Artists! Legit enough a distribution? (Italian version in English with Italian credits can be found on youtube, which, instead of "United Artists Presents" says "La Titanus Presenta")
The amazon prime version has English credits in the beginning, and is a sort of alternate beginning compared to the "007 referencing beginning" in the link I shared earlier.
Amazon Prime version runs 1:45:18 at 2:35:1 I think.
The link I shared earlier must be PAL sped up.
English CC subtitles.

This makes me think, will Rewind ever have online streaming channels comparisons too (just like DVDs , BDs, 4Ks)? Like amazon prime vs hotstar etc?

The New Spy Against Divided Evil -aka- O.K. Connery -aka- Operation Kid Brother -aka- Operation Double 007
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby NewDeep » 06 Oct 2019 17:03

No Time To Die poster out
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby Tim_Rogerson » 25 Feb 2020 17:05

For those of you into Italian Bond rip-offs these include:

Agent 077 series with Ken Clark as Dick Malloy:

Mission Bloody Mary
From the Orient with Fury
Special Mission Lady Chaplin

OSS 117 series - these are based on a series of over 200 (!) novels by Jean Bruce and then his wife Josette which actually started before the Bond books so maybe convicted plagiarist Fleming copied them! The first OSS 117 movie pre-dated Dr No by several years Following are the 1960s Bond-ish ones

OSS117 (Kerwin Matthews)
Shadow of Evil (Matthews)
OSS117 - Mission for a Killer (Frederick Stafford)
OSS117 - Terror in Tokyo (Stafford - based on a Terence Young screenplay !)
OSS 117 Double Agent (John Gavin)
OSS117 Takes a Vacation (Luc Merenda)

There was a revival in recent years and 3 more made in the last 15 years (2 of them are on UK DVD)
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby NewDeep » 28 Feb 2020 17:02

Wow
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby Tim_Rogerson » 02 Mar 2020 12:13

And there is a French series about Francis Coplan Agent FX 18. This character also has appeared in lots of books (237, written by several authors) which started in 1953. Like the OSS 117 series, the first Coplan film was made in the late 1950s and pre-dates Doctor No but then a rash of them were made in the mid 1960s to capitalise on the Bond movies:

FX 18 Secret Agent - starring Ken Clark (also Agent 077)
Coplan Agent 005 - starring Dominque Paturel
The Exterminators - starring Richard Wyler
Mexican Slayride - starring Lang Jegffries
Coplan Saves His Skin - starring Claudio Brook

Not of course forgetting the UK's own Charles Vine (Tom Adams) who starred in Licensed to Kill - not to be confused with Licence to Kill - and Where the Bullets Are and then Somebody's Stolen Our Russian Spy which was made in Spain.

The years 1964-66 seem to be the peak period for all of these Bond imitations.
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby NewDeep » 02 Nov 2020 15:27

Sean Connery gone :-(
"Ah I have been expecting you", The Voice would have surely boomed at the Pearly Gates.
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Re: B O N D (James Bond)

Postby NewDeep » 03 Nov 2020 08:30

Will Scott Eastwood make a good Bond?
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